Health

Don’t let Jimmy Fallon have all the fun!

Good day, kind readers! While I cannot stay awake long enough to watch late-night television shows, thank goodness there are other ways to watch excerpts and enjoy a good laugh. Jimmy Fallon has shown us that the practice of writing thank-you notes can be fun. Today’s Boulder: Writing ...

Senior Center Menus

Bread available daily Monday — Chicken breast with marsala sauce, green bean casserole, white rice, mandarin oranges. Tuesday — Roast beef with gravy and bread stuffing, creamed spinach, potatoes with parsley, apple. Wednesday — Pulled chicken barbecue sandwich, sliced cinnamon ...

Some tornado victims struggle with destroyed homes

By MIKE TONY Herald-Standard UNIONTOWN, — God put Brian Cross's home in a bubble That's his explanation for why the tornado that blasted through Uniontown and North Union Township last month didn't inflict as much damage on his Millview Street home in the city as others nearby. The ...

Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts to go around

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape, where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the ...

Make good choices: Dietary guidelines for a healthy life

It’s one of the great contradictions of our time: Science has made dramatic advancements in fighting disease, but people don’t seem to be much healthier. Infectious diseases have been largely conquered, deficiencies of essential nutrients have dramatically decreased, and the majority of the ...

Recreational firearms noise may lead to hearing loss problems

I am not anti-gun, but people who use firearms are more likely to develop hearing loss than those who do not. Firearm users tend to have high-frequency permanent hearing loss, which means that they may have trouble hearing soft consonant speech sounds like “s,” “th,” or “v” and ...

Healthy teeth can mean more than a pretty smile

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing. The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been proposed for more than a century. Numerous studies have looked at how oral health affects overall health, and some ...

Penn College names wedding cake competition 2018 winners

WILLIAMSPORT— With a pink cake that was adorned with roses and pearls, Pennsylvania College of Technology student Jacqueline R. Dull, of Mohnton, received first place in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual wedding cake competition. Dull is a sophomore in the college’s baking and ...

Easter cakes for a grand finale

I love Easter so much because it’s a lovely holiday without all the stresses of Christmas. As the intro to Spring, Easter seems more relaxed. The menu can be anything, from your favorite meat or poultry served with tons of sides to a simple pan of lasagna and a salad. When it comes down to it ...

Cooking on a deadline: Leftover Brisket Barley Soup for Passover

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you are hosting Passover, you may well be making a brisket. And if you are making brisket, you may well have leftovers. (And if you don't end up with leftovers, make a note next year to buy a bigger brisket.) You can, of course, just heat up those ...

Citrus-Marinated Salmon

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Salmon is my No. 1 favorite fish in the ocean, and I am not alone. The rich and sometimes slightly sweet flavor, the velvety texture, the appealing color, and the fact that it takes so well to all kinds of preparations and seasonings make it a go-to ...

r Back Tracks Find your bonnet – it’s almost Easter

A line from a song in the musical “Annie” goes, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” In the Fifties and Sixties, that wording could have been changed to, “You’re never fully dressed without a hat.” And never was that truer than on Easter Sunday. Almost every girl ...

Let’s put some ‘Madness’ in those baskets!

Good day, kind readers! With another holiday approaching, I have been on the hunt for basket stuffers that might encourage reading and writing. Looking at some of my favorite literacy websites, I discovered new suggestions as well as an old favorite. TODAY’S BOULDER A fun gift that ...

SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Bread available daily Monday — Roast chicken and gravy with dropped biscuit, mixed vegetable, orange. Tuesday — Dirty rice including ground sausage, brown rice, peppers and onions; creamy ginger carrots; broccoli; banana cream pudding. Wednesday — Italian-style meatballs with ...

Free community event about allergy drops

STATE COLLEGE — Michael Freiman, MD, FAAOA, at Mount Nittany Physician Group Ear, Nose & Throat, will present a free community event on Wednesday, March 28 about an allergy drop treatment that is available as an alternative to allergy shots. The presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. in ...

UPMC Susquehanna gets state Patient Safety Award

WILLIAMSPORT— A multidisciplinary team of employees focused on patient fall prevention and safety at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center were recently named winners in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s annual “I Am Patient Safety” Contest. Chosen as ...

UPMC Susquehanna awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center re-certification

WILLIAMSPORT—The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently re-certified UPMC Susquehanna with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark ...

Geisinger enters new era of care with DNA sequencing program

DANVILLE— Top Geisinger leaders say its DNA sequencing program points to a new era of care for patients in the population with high inherited risks for conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Standard screening tests such as colonoscopy, mammography, and cholesterol measurement are ...

US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The ...

How to have ‘the talk’ with your kids

Talking to your kids about sex might bring to mind a feeling of dread. There are so many questions they could ask that you don’t feel comfortable answering. But in this ever-connected world where questions can be answered in just a few clicks-your kids can find anything they’re looking ...