Health

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 ...

Homemade Easter eggs

The Easter bunny is coming a little bit early this year, but there is still plenty of time to wow friends and family with delicious homemade peanut butter and coconut cream eggs as good as store-bought, maybe better. I used to have a fear of working with chocolate, finding the dipping process ...

Pen pals – for everyone!

Good day, kind readers! I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I received only ONE postcard request; however, I remain optimistic and will continue to hope that I’ll hear from more of you. See how at the end of this column. TODAY’S BOULDER: PEN PALS The good news is ...

r Making Life Better The incredible egg

Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Passover in the coming weeks, eggs will most likely be a part of your holiday meal planning. While recommendations on egg consumption have fluctuated over the years, eggs have been a food source for centuries. Today we mainly think of eggs as coming from ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. GRIEF r GriefShare — 7 ...

Pot of gold desserts

If you read my column last week you know that I like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home surrounded by friends, family and food. We already have savory appetizers covered, but no get-together is complete without some sweets. For a kid-friendly treat there are Mint Swirl Brownies, rich ...

r Making Life Better, Everybody Walk PA 2018

Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk for the fifth year — this time learning about and enjoying the 67 counties of Pennsylvania. We’ll learn about their history while trying to guess the county based on its fun description. This is a great program for work sites, schools, ...

A fresh look at postcards

Good day, kind readers! Do you find watching the nightly news depressing? Yes, me too. But sometimes it’s worth it when the broadcast ends with an uplifting story, which brings me to a recent On the Road feature of the CBS Nightly News. It told the story of a father who sends his children ...

TAKING 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. — — — ...

SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Bread available daily Monday — Cheeseburger with Swiss cheese and mushrooms, molasses baked beans, cauliflower with cheese, vanilla pudding with apples. Tuesday — Simon and Garfunkel chicken thigh, rainbow rotini with cheese, succotash, orange Wednesday — Apple ginger pork loin, ...

Give sugar sweetened drinks the boot

Sugary beverages like soda, sports drinks and many juices taste good and can be enjoyed every now and then. But research shows that Americans are consuming more than what’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These drinks, sometimes called sugar-sweetened ...

How your body changes when you stop drinking soda

Soda enjoys a special spot in the American diet. It finds its way into mixed drinks, floats, and it pairs great with a hot slice of pizza. Depending on where you are, finding a bottle of soda may even be easier than finding a bottle of water. According to the CDC, 30 percent of people in the ...

Alert dogs help young people manage diabetes

By JOHN DOYLE Foster's Daily Democrat SOMERSWORTH, N.H. — For healthy children, the highs and lows of everyday life can be challenging enough. But for kids with Type 1 diabetes, the terms "high" and "low" can mean something much more serious. Calvin Day, a Somersworth 7-year-old ...

St. Paddy’s Day green appetizer bites

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and who can resist the celebration? It’s all about honoring the Irish with parades and everything green, from green beer to green hair. If you’ve outgrown the bar crawl you can still show your spirit by gathering friends and family for a party ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: 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 fish ...

What’s fresh at McDonald’s? The beef in some burgers

By JOSEPH PISANI and TERESA CRAWFORD Associated Press NEW YORK — The Quarter Pounder is getting a fresh makeover. McDonald's said Tuesday that it is serving Quarter Pounders with fresh beef rather than frozen patties at about a quarter of its U.S. restaurants, a switch it first ...

KitchenWise: Praline is standout in recipe for arugula salad

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Here's a salad fit to join the lineup for your fanciest dinner or holiday meal. Each of the ingredients brings its own unique taste and texture to the mix, but the standout is the praline. A hard candy typically consisting of sugar and nuts, praline was ...