Health

How to incorporate clean eating into your diet

If you’ve read any health and fitness magazines recently or searched online for healthy diets, you’ve likely bumped into the concept of “clean eating.” On the surface, it may seem complicated, expensive and only within reach for the Hollywood elite or fitness fanatics and bodybuilders. ...

How to enjoy a safe and injury free summer

Summer is in full swing and the nice weather means more opportunities for outdoor fun. Activities like camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming, yard work, and boating all present the potential for serious unintended injuries. It’s important to know how to stay safe and fun while enjoying the ...

Fresh grounds for fresh coffee

Studies now show it may boost longevity By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly ...

Pittsburgh hospitals keep moms with opioid-dependent babies

By WES VENTEICHER Associated Press UPMC has launched the second program in Pittsburgh to provide free rooms for mothers of babies born with opioid dependencies. The grant-funded Parent Partnership Unit will provide six beds at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital where new mothers can stay with ...

How electrical currents through the legs may help predict heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Imagine stepping onto a scale – not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing. That’s the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new risk factor for heart failure: leg bioimpedance. More ...

Anxiety disorder top mental health issue

METRO - According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Roughly 40 million adults in the United States, or 18 percent of the country's population, has an anxiety disorder. Developing from a complex set ...

Embarrassing fecal incontinence? You are not alone

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can help elderly folks (like myself, age 83) who have a very embarrassing situation wherein their stool seeps out of them. The problem is only noted when I sit down and find that my underwear sticks to me. The problem appears to happen anytime, ...

Strategies for facing tough blood pressure

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My whole family has heart problems. I’m 74 years old. My blood pressure has been high lately. Today it’s 143/79. Some days 139/73. It’s always different, but still high. I take 20 mg of lisinopril twice a day. Now I am taking 10 mg of amlodipine ...

Is telling the truth good for patient safety?

By CLIFF RIEDERS For years I have been critical about the secretiveness which pervades the medical system. In spite of laws assuring patient access to their own medical records, it is still extremely difficult and expensive for patients to get their own medical records and test results. ...

r Back Tracks

Patch, patch, patch There was a lot of fixing and patching going on in the Fifties and Sixties, as men tried to eke out the last bit of use from tools and everyday items. Maybe memories of the Depression, which at that point in time was only 25 years in the rear-view mirror, still loomed ...

Enjoy the blooming Mountain Laurel

Now is the time to venture out into the countryside and admire one of North America’s native flowers. When I mean countryside, go out into the mountains and take in the beauty of the Kalmia latifolia or Mountain Laurel. Hearty from Zone 5 to 9, these five- to eight-foot shrubs put on a ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. r Alzheimer’s and ...

UPMC Lock Haven Auxiliary awards scholarships

PHOTO PROVIDED The UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven Auxiliary recently recognized three local students with health care scholarships. From left are Makenna Bittner from Beech Creek, Lauryn Geisewite from Loganton, and Allison Walbridge from Mill Hall. The three 2018 high school graduates were ...

Preventing peanut allergies in patients

In the last 20 years, peanut allergies have increased dramatically. From 1997 to 2010, rates tripled from .4 percent to 1.4 percent. Researchers haven’t determined what has caused this steep rise in peanut allergies, but a promising new study shows how parents might help prevent their ...

Keep your cool as the temperatures start to soar

By tribune-review Associated Press As Pennsylvanians prepare to spend more time outdoors, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine shares important tips to keep families safe in extreme heat this summer. "We want to make sure Pennsylvania residents enjoy these warmer months but ...

It’s not a coffee cake or a pancake. It’s both – a cobbler

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Chef Bridget Lancaster developed this blueberry cobbler, admitting she's not a "biscuit-style cobbler lover_they just taste too much like doughy dumplings." In "Cooking at Home," Lancaster writes: "Somewhere between a blueberry coffee cake and a stack of blueberry ...

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday. Overall, flu vaccines barely worked at all in keeping people 65 and older out of the ...

Instead of meat kebabs, why not concentrate on some veggies?

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN When it comes to grilled kebabs, vegetables are often an afterthought, typically used as a filler on meat-heavy skewers. But this treatment often leads to mushy, burnt vegetables with no flavor of their own. We wanted to create a recipe that would put the vegetables ...

A simple American buttercream improves a flag sheet cake

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN A big flag sheet cake is the perfect Fourth of July dessert; and at a time when patriotic-colored berries are at their best, vibrant blueberries and red raspberries are a fitting topping. We knew that our workhorse Yellow Sheet Cake was the ideal base for the ...

Caesar steak salad at a Fourth of July picnic

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Let's say you wanted to land a luxurious rib-eye steak at the center of your Fourth of July picnic, but worried about being able to afford it. Here's a simple way to make it happen: Instead of serving every guest a huge slab of steak, slice up a smaller ...