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Bread available daily Monday — Chicken divan, buttered noodles, lemon pepper, broccoli and cauliflower, banana Tuesday — Tuna noodle casserole, broccoli, carrots, baked custard Wednesday — Chicken cordon bleu, creamy garlic shells, vegetable medley, fresh apple Thursday — 1/4 ...

Survey aims to help citizens protect themselves from vector-borne illnesses

By KELLY JEDRZEJEWSKI extension.psu.edu UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Extension has established a new vector-borne disease team that focuses on diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitos. To ensure that its efforts address community needs, the team is launching a survey, the results of ...

Beyond the mammogram: Finding breast cancer early

By Susan Branton Proper screening is important for detecting cancer early - when it is most likely to be curable. According to the American College of Radiology, mammography has helped reduce breast cancer deaths by nearly 40% since 1990. Mammography is the most common type of breast exam ...

UPMC Susquehanna top performing health system in HAP

WILLIAMSPORT— UPMC Susquehanna was recently recognized by 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) with the Titanium Health System ...

UPMC Partners with regional athletics programs for Pink Outs

WILLIAMSPORT— Each year in the United States, more than 245,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. UPMC Susquehanna is partnering with regional high school and college athletics programs to help raise breast cancer awareness by painting ...

UPMC’s Birthplace among first to complete CDC training

WILLIAMSPORT—The Birthplace at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center in Williamsport is among the first hospitals in the nation to successfully complete the EMPower Training initiative, a skills-based competency training to advance knowledge and skills in evidence-based ...

Health officials: It’s time to give flu vaccine another shot

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two ...

Healthcare solutions for rural Americans

FAMILY FEATURES — Heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. These top five causes of death in the United States all have a higher incidence of death among rural residents and research points to lack of access to health care as a culprit. ...

What to do about the flu

If you’re thinking about skipping this year’s flu shot, consider this: arming yourself against the flu may help reduce the overall risk to your family, friends, and others in your community. If you have young children, elderly family members, or come in contact with people who have asthma, ...

New orthopedic sports medicine specialist in the area

STATE COLLEGE — Kevin Wilson, MD, has joined the staff of Mount Nittany Physician Group Orthopedics, as an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. “Helping people get back to where they want to be is what inspires me as a surgeon,” says Dr. Wilson. “Listening to a patient’s story and ...

Sarah Wakefield joins Mount Nittany Physician Group

STATE COLLEGE — Sarah Wakefield, AuD, has joined the staff at Mount Nittany Physician Group Ear, Nose & Throat/Audiology. “Hearing loss impacts each person differently,” shares Dr. Wakefield. “It’s important to listen to each patient and fully understand their situation in order ...

Wilson’s home

By Lou Bernard If I were to sit down and make a list of the most important buildings in Lock Haven, historically and architecturally, it probably wouldn’t be too hard. You may have just pictured a few yourself, when I said that. You may not know their names, but you know how they look. The ...

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. Oct. 8 (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. 9 ...

Senior center menus

Bread available daily Monday — Barbeque chicken with sandwich roll, au gratin potatoes, pease and carrots, chocolate cake with pudding Tuesday — Baked fish florentine, mushroom orzo risotto, stewed tomatoes, fresh apple, whole grain bread Wednesday — Beef stew with dropped biscuit, ...

Suicide prevention awareness and what you can do to help

Because depression affects one in five people at some point in their lives, chances are you know someone who is currently living with the illness, or you will know someone in the future. In fact, according to the 2019 Centre County Community Health Needs Assessment, Centre County adults report ...

Can vaping make you sick?

Although electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have been available in the U.S. market since 2007, use of them has exploded in recent years, even as traditional cigarette use decreased - especially in the youth population. Good Intentions Electronic cigarettes, or electronic ...

Geisinger, IBM create predictive technology to flag sepsis risk

DANVILLE— Geisinger and the IBM Data Science Elite team have broken new ground in detecting sepsis risk by creating a sophisticated predictive model using data from the integrated health system’s electronic health record. The body’s response to an infection can cause sepsis, a ...

Hearing aid tidbits and random topics

This month marks my seventh year of writing a monthly hearing health educational articles for The Express. I am always thinking of possible topics to help readers understand their hearing issues and the hearing aid industry. This month I am doing a “tidbits” article about ideas that ...

New ENT specialist joins UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna has added Kathryn Morton, MD, to Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) to its staff. Dr. Morton earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., and completed a residency in otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at ...