Health

UPMC Neurosurgeon now seeing patients in McElhattan

MCELHATTAN — Georgios Klironomos, MD, MSc, PhD, neurosurgeon, UPMC Susquehanna, will now see patients at the UPMC Outpatient Center in McElhattan, 1 Outlet Lane, Suite 400. Dr. Klironomos earned his medical degree from University of Patras, Greece, where he also completed his residency in ...

Cancer Support Group to welcome guest speakers

LOCK HAVEN — The Cancer Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. Special guest speakers will be Eric and Courtney Riggs, local business owners of Coco Holistic. They will be speaking on the power of resilience in the ...

Geising Jersey Shore to participate in PA Rural Health Model

JERSEY SHORE — As one of only five hospitals participating in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital will enhance the innovative care already provided to residents in Lycoming and Clinton counties. This model allows rural hospitals to invest more in community ...

Geisinger awarded over $3.1 million for research of sudden cardiac death

DANVILLE — The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Geisinger $3.1 million over the next five years to explore innovative approaches for early, genomics-based detection of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ARVC is a degenerative heart disease ...

UPMC Susquehanna introduces new Age Well program

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna recently launched a new program encouraging seniors to live their healthiest lives — Age Well. Age Well is a free membership program for seniors age 55 and up who live near a UPMC Susquehanna hospital. As an Age Well member, seniors will have the ...

To Your Good Health: Spinal surgery should be the treatment of last resort

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Around two years ago, I had an L4/L5 herniated disc that caused a sciatic nerve problem. My doctors tried prescription medication (including medicine to act on the nerves), two lumbar injections and physical therapy. I also tried a chiropractor and ...

To Your Good Health: Are essential oils considered ‘good medicine’?

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a relative who sells one of the popular brands of essential oil products and related equipment. She sends out many social network postings about the benefits of these products, including sharing postings from others who sell the products. I do not ...

Finding Support

HEALTH r Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. March 12 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. r Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. March 13 ...

Staying socially and physically active as you age

As you age, it is important to stay socially active as well as physically active. However, the older you get, the fewer opportunities you have for socialization and your desire to stay physically fit often decreases. Several studies have shown seniors who regularly engage in social ...

Two new neurologists join UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT — Wenzhuan He, MD, and Rachael Wang, MD, have joined the Neurosciences team at UPMC Susquehanna. Wenzhuan He, MD, received his medical degree from Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, and completed fellowships at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, ...

LHC Group and Geisinger announce agreement for home health and hospice

DANVILLE – LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG), Geisinger Home Health and Hospice, and AtlantiCare Home Health and Hospice announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a joint venture partnership to enhance home health and hospice services at Geisinger locations in Pennsylvania and ...

To Your Good Health: A cure for herpes? Researchers are working on it

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: If a person has been exposed (verified by blood test) to herpes 1 and 2, can that person be a blood donor? Could a person catch herpes by sitting on a toilet seat that has been used by an infected person? Are scientists working on a cure for herpes? — ...

Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV

By Katie Bohn news.psu UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A new way to create proteins that can sneak through HIV's protective coating may be a step toward understanding the key components needed for developing a vaccine for the virus, according to researchers. Using computational modeling, a team of ...

That ringing in my ears…

It has been three and a half years since I wrote my last article on “tinnitus” so I decided to update you on the research and development about this pesky problem. There have been great strides in hearing aid technology related to helping with tinnitus. That having been said, there are ...

To Your Good Health: The placebo effect may explain success of some supplements

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Are there any recognized benefits from taking either saw palmetto or glucosamine/chondroitin, both of which I have been taking — and paying for — for years. — P.F. ANSWER: Saw palmetto has been used widely to treat prostate symptoms in men, but the ...

To Your Good Health: Identical twins and sexual identity

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column regarding identical twins where one of the two was balding while his twin was not. Within my extended family, there are identical twin brothers, who also were almost impossible for family members to differentiate. If their DNA ...

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. — — — ...

SUPPORT GROUPS

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. March 12 (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. March 13 ...