Health

Breast cancer survival rates soar

METRO — A breast cancer diagnosis can be a devastating blow. Upon receiving such a diagnosis, people may begin to ask questions about treatment and the impact cancer may have on their personal lives. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer also begin to wonder about their mortality. An ...

UPMC Susquehanna recognizes their extraordinary nurses

WILLIAMSPORT — Two UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Kathleen Culliao, RN, a nurse at UPMC Susquehanna Muncy, was recognized after being nominated by two patients. “Kathleen went out of her way to help me when I ...

UPMC partners with athletics programs for “Pink Outs”

WILLIAMSPORT— Statistics say there is a 1 in 8 chance that a female will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UPMC Susquehanna is not only going pink, but partnering with regional high school and college athletics programs for special Pink ...

Mt. Nittany EMS earns American Heart Association recognition

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Medical Center’s emergency medical services department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Plus Award for providing exceptional pre-hospital care to patients experiencing severe heart attacks. Every year, more than a ...

Study: 11,717 breast cancer surgeries in state in 2017

HARRISBURG — According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council , there were 11,717 breast cancer surgeries performed in Pennsylvania in 2017—a number that has been fairly stable over the past decade. “Releasing this brief in ...

Pathology reports are full of important information

METRO — Pathology reports are documents that contain diagnoses after doctors have examined cells and tissues under a microscope. According to the National Cancer Institute, pathology reports, which play an important role in diagnosing and treating cancer, also may contain information ...

Powers Health Center celebrates opening

PHOTOS PROVIDED The father-son duo of Dr. Richard Powers II, center left, and Dr. Richard “Lee” Powers III get ready to cut the ribbon Friday during a grand opening celebration at Powers Health Center. Long-time local dentist Dr. Richard Powers II is now joined by his son, chiropractor ...

SUPPORT GROUPS

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. — — — ...

Even one hard hit could last a lifetime

In recent years, more and more studies have come out that underline how harmful concussions are to the brain in the long run. Head trauma and concussions are being linked to conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and loss of cognitive function. Now, ...

Flu clinics offered by Mt. Nittany Health

BELLEFONTE– This flu season, Mount Nittany Health will provide flu shot clinics at its nine Physician Group locations and Saturday Acute Care Clinic. Walk-in appointments will be available at the Saturday Acute Care Clinic, 1850 E. Park Avenue, Suite 201, State College, between 8 a.m. - ...

Mt. Nittany receives awards for excellence in stroke care

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Medical Center recently received four national quality awards for excellence in stroke care: - Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers Gold Seal of Approval— Established in 2003, the Gold Seal of Approval is awarded for a two-year ...

UPMC Susquehanna offers $55 mammograms

WILLIAMSPORT— In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, UPMC Susquehanna will offer $55 mammograms to women with limited or no insurance coverage and no prior history of breast disease. “A regular mammogram could save your life or the life of someone you love,” says Brenda ...

UPMC Susquehanna among top hospitals for heart attack care

WILLIAMSPORT— UPMC Susquehanna has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2018 for excellence in heart attack care. UPMC Susquehanna is one of only 37 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. “This award recognizes our ...

Trump health chief: Premiums to drop for popular ACA plan

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON— Premiums for a popular type of "silver" health plan under the Affordable Care Act will edge downward next year in most states, the Trump administration's health chief announced Thursday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ...

Breakthrough on implants, intense rehab allow paralyzed to take steps

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two ...

Ken Burns turns his attention to the Mayo Clinic

The Associated Press After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too. Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the ...

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 THE 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. — — — ...

Penn College Dental Hygiene Clinic offers care to community

WILLIAMSPORT – The dental hygiene clinic at Pennsylvania College of Technology provides affordable preventive dental care to patrons from the surrounding community. Services include cleanings ($5-$15), exams, sealants ($10 first tooth, $5 each additional tooth) and X-rays ($2-$15). For more ...