Health

As I age through this world

Living longer doesn’t guarantee you are aging well or healthfully. How do you ensure that if you reach the current life expectancy age of 79 in the United States, you can also enjoy a high quality of life? Researchers have identified five places around the globe, known as “Blue ...

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Preschoolers guests at Covenant Cafe LOCK HAVEN — Children from the Acorn School at the Presbyterian Church will be the special guests at The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, on Tuesday, May 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main. ...

Geisinger Health System launches Nursing Institute

DANVILLE — As part of its commitment to outstanding patient care, overall nursing excellence and innovation in nursing practice, Geisinger Health System has created the Geisinger Nursing Institute. The new Nursing Institute will build on the health system’s foundation of excellence and ...

Using hearing aids…batteries or rechargeable?

I am often asked about rechargeable hearing aid technology. They are available, but I choose not to offer them in my practice. Here is a little background about rechargeable hearing aids from www.hearingreview.com “Rechargeable hearing aids have been around for more than 30 years, but an ...

Five ways to prevent stroke

LOCK HAVEN — According to the National Stroke Association, nearly 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Most strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Some stroke risk factors cannot be controlled, such as having a family history of stroke or heart disease or being older ...

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Cancer Support Group meets Thursday LOCK HAVEN — The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. “The Value of Support Groups” and “New Possibilities After Cancer” will be the topics. Support Groups are often recommended for ...

Renovo Elementary students created a Wall of Hope.

Local schools join Flowers of Hope Cancer Fight

LOCK HAVEN — From elementary school children to undergraduates at LHU, students and their schools played a big part in making Daffodil Days 2017 a success in Clinton County earlier this month. In addition to helping with flower sales they showed their creativity by creating Walls of Hope ...

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Covenant Cafe to celebrate Cinco De Mayo LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will meet on Tuesday, May 2 from 1-3 p.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. The group will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a party ...

The group that made the trip to the Pennsylvania Public Health Association annual conference are, in top photo and in front from left, Auslu Sua, Rebekah Hershey and Connery McFadden; middle row, Mary McMahon, Laura Crawford and Ryan Stratton, and in back from left, Danielle Boyles, Jessica King, John Reilly, Anthony Eck.

LHU Health Science students shine at PA Public Health Conference

LOCK HAVEN — A group of Lock Haven University students, faculty, and community leaders recently attended the Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) annual conference. The group, led by Health Science Professor Dr. Beth McMahon, presented research and engaged with industry leaders ...

New advances in stroke care: What you need to know

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. A stroke, or “brain attack,” is the third leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability in the country. Treatments for stroke have advanced dramatically in the last ten years, but their effectiveness relies ...

BUG BITES! How to protect yourself

As the weather starts to warm and people begin enjoying outdoor activities with trips to the swimming pool, summer barbecues and camping. For myself, and many others, this includes many hours on a stream fly fishing, where bugs are a vital component to our success. No matter the outdoor ...

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UPMC Susquehanna hosts Living With Parkinson’s WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna is hosting a free informative event, “Living With Parkinson’s,” Tuesday, May 2, at 5:30 pm in the Walnut Conference Room, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St., Williamsport. In the ...

What to expect as allergy season begins

The start of spring brings warmer weather, blooming plants and – unfortunately for more than 50 million people in the United States who suffer from nasal allergies – it also signifies the start of allergy season. Allergies are the fifth-leading cause of chronic disease in the U.S. and cost ...

What did you say?

I can hear them talking, but I can’t understand what they are saying. Through the years I have heard a reoccurring theme as hearing impaired patients try to describe their own hearing problems. The title of this article is the one I hear the most, “I can hear them talking, but I can’t ...

Mental health advocate to remind campus audience: ‘Life Is a Gift’

WILLIAMSPORT — A suicide-prevention specialist, who jumped 220 feet into frigid San Francisco Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge more than 16 years ago, will share the compelling story of his unlikely survival in a rescheduled Pennsylvania College of Technology visit on Tuesday, April ...

Manor Care JS offers tips for safer gardening

JERSEY SHORE — The birds are singing, the tulips and daffodils have bloomed, and it’s time to plant perennials and clean up the yard. Gardening is relaxing, isn’t it? Actually, digging and cultivating large areas of gardens for just a few minutes can significantly boost your heart rate ...

Maintaining a healthy heart: 70s and over

(Editors Note: This is the final in a three -part series of columns on cardiac health at each stage of adulthood.) ——— By the time they reach their golden years, many people have stopped being proactive about preventative health care. Retirees often mistakenly believe it is too late ...

LH Hospital to celebrate National Doctors’ Day

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven Hospital will honor members of its medical staff in celebration of National Doctors’ Day, on March 30. National Doctors’ Day annually recognizes the contributions of doctors around the country for their role in healing, patient safety, medical research and ...

Healthy heart: 50s and 60s

(Editors Note: This is the second in a three -part series of columns on cardiac health at each stage of adulthood.) ——— During your 50s and 60s, gender can be a major factor in your risk for developing certain types of heart disease. Many people at this age often think of heart ...

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Members of the ICU and Infectious Disease team include: Rachel Wertz, Christina Breining, Wendy Batschelet, Deb Canellos, Marguerite Parmer, Donna Fought, Jodi Gates, Steve Sofopoulos, Denise Paras, Brandi Alexander, Kaeli Druckenmiller, and Amanda Smith.

UPMC Susquehanna hospital named patient safety contest winner

WILLIAMSPORT —Employee service partners with the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Infectious Disease at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center were recently names winners in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s annual I Am Patient Safety Contest. UPMC Susquehanna ...