Health

Endocrinology specialist joins UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT — Scott A. Segel, MD, FACE, endocrinologist, has joined the endocrinology team at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. Segel received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich. He completed his residency in internal medicine at McGaw ...

To Your Good Health: Commercial lab tests versus genetic counseling

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a daughter (almost 31 years) who is concerned about Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. Her maternal grandmother has been diagnosed with that condition. She is interested in seeking out a genetic test for the condition to learn if she is susceptible. She ...

To Your Good Health: Postnasal drip from dust mite allergy triggers cough

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: For months, I have had a persistent cough that I have been unable to get help with. I saw an allergist about three years ago and was told I am allergic to dust mites (I understand a large number of people fit into this category). I was first referred ...

Meniscal tear in knee can usually be diagnosed without MRI

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: While chasing my cat, I dove to the ground and both my knees took a beating. They were bruised but felt fine. A few days after this, my left knee started to bother me. I put on a brace to see if that would help (as it usually does), but it didn’t. I went ...

Penn College establishes nursing honor society chapter

WILLIAMSPORT – Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Bachelor of Science Nursing Honor Society was officially chartered as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International during a ceremony on the college’s campus on April 12. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing was ...

UPMC Susquehanna recognizes extraordinary nurses

WILLIAMSPORT—Five UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Debra Risley, RN, Haven Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation at UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, was recognized after being nominated by a friend of a patient. ...

Family donates to breast health center at UPMC Susquehanna

PHOTO PROVIDED In celebration and support of the diagnostic and life-saving work of the Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center at UPMC Susquehanna, Fred and Arlene Stahl, of Williamsport, donated $100,000 to Susquehanna Health Foundation. Arlene is a 1956 graduate of The Williamsport ...

Tips for safe outdoor play

By ANNALISA NEGREA Warmer weather is finally here, and the kids are ready to have some fun outdoors. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, biking, or just going to the playground, your children want to be on the move as the weather warms up. As they get more active outdoors, they are likely to ...

Heart palpitations are a rare side effect of Viagra

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy male, age 66, nonsmoker, not overweight, who takes no medications. At my most recent annual physical, I mentioned to my physician that I was having symptoms of erectile dysfunction and wondered if that was typical for a man my age or if ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH ∫ Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. May 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. May 9 ...

Mount Nittany Health volunteers honored for dedication

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health recently hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon honoring the 651 individuals who provide more than 51,550 hours of service, in a number of patient-related and ancillary capacities across the system each year. “Our volunteers’ dedication ...

Medication Take-Back

Every spring we turn our clocks forward and hear messages encouraging us to check our smoke detector batteries. Doing these routine tasks seem mundane, but there’s another task pharmacists want people to get into a habit of doing: Clearing their medicine cabinets. Whether it’s ...

UPMC Susquehanna to host free skin cancer screenings

LOCK HAVEN — Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are treated for skin cancer each year, making it one of the most common cancers. But through prevention and detection, skin cancer is the easiest to cure. UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven will offer free skin cancer screenings on “Melanoma ...

Improving Your Children’s Health 3 ways to take a proactive approach

By Family Features As a sign of the times, Millennial moms continue to lean toward proactive and preventative care when it comes to the health of their babies. A survey of more than 300 moms in the United States from Evivo baby probiotic revealed more than half approach their children’s ...

Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

By MIKE STOBBE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press NEW YORK - About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs ...