Health

In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, Jim Brown works the heavy bag during a workout at Unbound Synergy gym in New Hope, Pa. Physical therapists Anne Haneman and Joanne Haug run intense, rigorous boxing training at Unbound Synergy gym for people living with Parkinson's Disease. Clients say it improves mobility and delays the effects of the chronic, progressive movement disorder. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

IT’S A KNOCKOUT!

By DAN GERINGER The Philadelphia Inquirer Sweating freely from punching the heavy and speed bags, then running through the obstacle course at Unbound Synergy fitness center in New Hope, Bucks County, Ed McGuire, a retired Philadelphia police detective who has lived with Parkinson’s ...

Give your heart a healthy start

Your heart is the main pump in an intricate system that delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body. Keeping that pump in great shape will help you feel good and prevent heart disease. Even if you haven’t always taken great care of your heart, it’s never too late to start. ...

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Millions of people resolve to get healthier by dieting and exercising more frequently at the start of each new year. According to data from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, 12 percent of new gym memberships are opened in January. The second week of January is one ...

World’s first and only person cured of HIV to speak at PSU

STATE COLLEGE — Timothy Ray Brown, known as The Berlin Patient, the world’s first and only person cured of HIV, will give the talk “The Personification of Hope” Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Penn State’s HUB Heritage Hall. Brown will discuss his cure, the hope it provides to people living ...

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In a beautiful show of support following the loss of her hair during cancer treatment, Barbie Barnes is kissed by her son, Sam, and husband, Chad, who also shaved his head in a show of solidarity.

Finding ‘silver linings’ through cancer diagnosis

WILLIAMSPORT — Turning one of the worst moments in life into a silver lining is no easy task, but for one local cancer patient, finding a new community of other young diagnosed women has made all the difference. Diagnosed at age 27 in the midst of training for a half marathon, Barbie Barnes ...

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Pictured are Kevin F. Gibson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, left, and Raj Patel, M.D., president of the medical staff, UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven.

Physician delivers Pulmonary Fibrosis presentation at city hospital

LOCK HAVEN — Members of the UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven medical staff participated in a presentation by Kevin F. Gibson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine entitled; Incorporating New Advances and the Latest Science to Improve Recognition and ...

Dr. Patrick Carey

One wrong turn could tear your meniscus

By PATRICK CAREY A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. It can happen on the field, on the court or in the garden. In other words, it could be a traumatic injury that happens during sport, or a degenerative injury after simply squatting down while working outdoors. ...

UPMC Susquehanna employees donate to hurricane relief efforts

In response to the recent storms that devastated the United States, employees at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport contributed funds raised through payroll deduction and financial contribution to support hurricane relief efforts. In total, 153 service partners contributed $16,772. These funds ...

How to recognize the signs and symptoms

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men, with one in seven being diagnosed during his lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year alone, more than 161,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and join the nearly 2.9 million American men ...

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Raj Patel, M.D., left, president of the Lock Haven Hospital medical staff, and Eldrin Lewis, M.D., MPH, are seen following Lewis’s recent presentation on chronic heart failure.

Doctor delivers chronic heart failure presentation

LOCK HAVEN — “Chronic Heart Failure: New Therapeutic Options for Improving Patient Outcomes” was the topic of Eldrin F. Lewis, M.D., MPH, of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, at a recent gathering of Lock Haven Hospital medical staff. In the presentation, Dr. Lewis outlined the ...

The pros and cons of models and styles of hearing aids

This month I am writing about hearing aids that are behind the ear. These particular products are called receivers in the canal (RIC) or receivers in the ear (RITE). Next month I will cover custom-made hearing aids. Behind-the-ear hearing aids in the past were connected to a tube leading down ...

Don’t skip your well-woman visits

By DR. JOSHUA STUTZMAN You may not need a Pap test or pelvic exam every year, but there are plenty of reasons to check in with your doctor for an annual well-woman visit. Regularly seeing your personal care provider or gynecologist regarding your female reproductive health assures that you ...

Centre Home Care

Getting it checked at Grange Fair

PHOTO PROVIDED Centre Home Care again provided blood pressure screenings at the Centre County Grange Fair and Encampment. In addition to Centre Home Care nurses providing the necessary expertise for the readings, the booth was staffed by RSVP volunteers, who recorded the blood pressure ...

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From left are Elva Schmidt, RN, and Brianna Sipe, RN, who received Daisy Awards recently.

UPMC Susquehanna honors nurses with DAISY Award

WILLIAMSPORT — Two UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Elva Schmidt, a nurse with the medical/surgical team at Muncy Valley Hospital, was selected after being nominated by two patients. One patient commented, “Elva ...

Hearing loss in children

Hearing loss in a child is not always noticeable right away. A child who does not have normal hearing may be delayed in speech and language development. Without assistance to correct hearing loss, the auditory cortex of the brain may be permanently impacted. That’s why hearing loss ...

Make time for that exam

Just like it sounds, the wellness exam is your chance to talk to your primary care provider when you are not sick. Why take the time? I like to say your primary care provider’s job is not to save your life by doing your quadruple bypass. It is to screen and do the best he or she can to ...

Carol Tornatore

Two graduate from PEERS

PHOTOS PROVIDED Two of Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing’s residents graduated on Monday, August 14 through the Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Residents Program. STEP Office of Aging ombudsmen began offering the PEER program in 2006 and 111 trained PEERs are active in facilities in ...

Maintaining your cholesterol for a healthy heart

By Paul Suri, M.D. Most people have heard about it, read about it, know someone who is at risk or even has it – high cholesterol, which can lead to stroke, heart attack or heart disease. Some of the latest statistics show that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United ...

Surgical solutions for sports injuries

By Zeferino Martinez, M.D. While playing sports is a fantastic way to stay in shape, concentrating on a single sport isn’t always great for your body. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), also called overuse injuries, develop when a motion is performed repeatedly — causing the muscles ...