Health

UPMC Susquehanna gets osteopathic manipulative medicine physician

WILLIAMSPORT— Adrienne McCallister, DO, a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine, has joined the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. McCallister received her medical degree from the University of New England College ...

UPMC Susquehanna welcomes new neurosurgeon

WILLIAMSPORT— UPMC Susquehanna welcomes neurosurgeon Philip Hlavac, MD, to the neurosciences team. Dr. Hlavac earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. GRIEF - Bereavement Support Group — 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (second Wednesday of the month), Susque-View chapel, ...

The most commonly abused drugs among teenagers

METRO — Teenagers are in a stage in their lives when they are testing boundaries, gaining some independence and learning more about the world around them beyond the watchful eyes of their parents. Social circles may have expanded outside of immediate neighborhoods, and teens could be ...

Janet Cady joins Mt. Nittany Physician Group Pulmonary Medicine

STATE COLLEGE – Janet Cady, CRNP, has joined Mount Nittany Physician Group Pulmonary Medicine. Cady earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She earned her Family ...

Geisinger receives Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award

DANVILLE – The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 420 large U.S. employers, honored Geisinger for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the nation. Geisinger is among 49 U.S. employers to receive the 2018 Best ...

UPMC Susquehanna opens Liver Transplant Clinic

WILLIAMSPORT — There are close to 14,000 people in the United States currently on the liver transplant waiting list, and around 25 percent of those on that list will succumb to their disease before receiving a life-saving transplant. Now, residents of northcentral Pennsylvania with ...

Geisinger welcomes new urologist to clinics

STATE COLLEGE — Geisinger recently welcomed a new urologist to its Gray’s Woods and Lewistown-based urology clinics. Board-certified and fellowship-trained urologist Ira J. Kohn, MD, will provide care for adult patients for the following conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia; voiding ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Nov. 14 ...

3D mammogram is the latest innovation for early detection

If you have dense breast tissue, you may already know that additional diagnostic measures are recommended to thoroughly assess your breast health. The most recent advancement in breast examination technology is Breast Tomosynthesis or 3D Mammography. Using this technology, doctors can better ...

Should you replace your damaged hearing aid?

One of the questions most asked of hearing specialists is, “My hearing aid is damaged or is not working as well as it used to - should I replace it with a new one, or have it repaired?” The honest answer has to be, “That depends.” Deciding between repair or replace doesn’t have a one ...

Want to nip disease in the bud?

Before an appointment with your family doctor, you might be asked to fill out a questionnaire detailing your family medical history. It might seem like just another form to fill out, but, in reality, it could help you stop disease in its tracks. Your family history provides important clues ...

UPMC Susquehanna tops in Donate Life Challenge

WILLIAMSPORT— The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) recently announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2018 HAP Donate Life ...

Supporting charities that help prevent suicide

METRO — The recent rash of high-profile celebrity suicides has put suicide in the limelight and underscored how suicide is a problem that affects people regardless of personal wealth or stature. Within the last year, designer Kate Spade, chef and author Anthony Bourdain, alternative rockers ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Oct. 9 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Oct. 10 ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Early detection is most important tool for beating breast cancer

Genetic testing to discover ancestry is becoming very popular. Discovering your family history can reveal unexpected connections, new storylines, and a world of new relatives. But, there’s another benefit for some specific types of genetic testing. The genes you inherit from your biological ...

‘Knock Out Breast Cancer’

FLEMINGTON — The Be One Fitness Center in Flemington will sponsor a kick boxing and pound marathon to “Knock Out Breast Cancer.” The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the center. All proceeds will benefit local Breast Cancer Warriors. Early bird tickets, ...