Health

Diagnostic medical sonography info session set

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology will be holding a free Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Information on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the college’s DMS facility at 3081 Enterprise Drive, in CATO Park. South Hills’ DMS program prepares ...

New surgeon at Breast Health Center

WILLIAMSPORT — Mohammad Tahir, MD, PhD, a fellowship trained breast and oncoplastic surgeon, has joined staff at the Breast Health Center at UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence. Dr. Tahir earned his medical degree from Khyber Medical College and completed a residency at Khyber University ...

UPMC Susquehanna offers 24/7 online video appointments

WILLIAMSPORT —If you’ve ever had a chest cold, allergy attack, or other non-serious illness, you know the hassle of scheduling a doctor’s appointment only adds to your misery. Even a visit to an urgent care clinic means finding parking, long wait times, and other inconveniences. Now ...

Are my hearing aids “maxed” out?

I was adjusting the sound of my patient’s hearing aids recently when he asked me if they were “maxed” out. He said if they weren’t he wanted them to be. What I told him is what I am explaining to you today in this article as to some basic differences between something called gain and ...

FINDING SUPPORT

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

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. — — — ...

SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Bread available daily Monday — Hungarian goulash, peas, cauliflower, chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday — Cheeseburger with Swiss cheese, molasses baked beans, cauliflower with cheese, vanilla pudding with apples. Wednesday — Simon and Garfunkel Chicken Thigh, rainbow rotini with ...

Laurie Welch to speak on walking and health

LOCK HAVEN — Walk by Faith is a faith-based program through Penn State Extension service designed to encourage healthy eating and simple exercise, such as walking, with the goal of helping to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing cancer. It continues to be offered on a ...

UPMC Health Plan earns coveted award for the third consecutive year in a row

PITTSBURGH— For the third year in a row, UPMC Health Plan ranks highest in Pennsylvania in overall member satisfaction according to the J.D. Power 2018 Commercial Member Health Plan StudySM. UPMC Health Plan ranks ahead of all seven other Pennsylvania health insurers in overall member ...

Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first time a single ...

A streamlined way for making a colorful vegetable casserole

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN This colorful vegetable casserole has a striking look but a simple approach. A tian is an assortment of roasted vegetables cooking in a shallow dish, sometimes with cheese or au gratin. Arranging slices of moisture-rich zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes over ...

For an easy, rustic dessert, you really can’t beat a cherry cobbler

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN For an easy, rustic dessert, you really can't beat a cobbler. With a fleet of tender biscuits floating on a sea of sweet fruit, a good cobbler can hold its own against any fancy cake or pastry. For our cast-iron skillet cherry cobbler, we looked to jarred, pitted ...

Marinate your tuna ahead to ensure the most moist grilled fish to serve

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Tuna steaks are a treat, and the intense heat of the grill is perfect for getting a good sear on the outside while keeping the inside tender, moist, and pleasantly pink. We wanted a foolproof method for grilling tuna to perfection, and we decided to make vinaigrette ...

Turn to crab for a warm and bubbly decadent party pleaser

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices. Unlike other versions of this popular appetizer, ours has a high ratio of crab to cheese, allowing the sweet crab flavor to come through. To make it even ...

The new Old Bay sweet potato fries

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press The unmistakable flavor of Old Bay seasoning is the key ingredient in many seafood dishes north, south and west of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly anything to do with crab and crayfish. But phooey for me, I'm allergic to a few ingredients in this ...

Dessert bars

They are convenient and so delicious The heat of summer may not be the ideal time for baking, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still crave gooey sweets. A picnic, party or cookout wouldn’t be the same without dessert, especially one that is easy to make and even easier to eat, like rich ...

Does elevated TPO alone constitute hypothyroidism?

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m female, 68 years old with hypothyroidism but no other medical problems. I exercise about 10 hours a week and try to eat healthy. During one of my physical checkups, my TSH was 0.002, so I saw an endocrinologist. After three months of blood tests, ...

The escapades of Robber Lewis

There is something about David “The Robber” Lewis that captures the imagination. Born on March 4, 1790, he began his career as a counterfeiter, but that was too much work, so he went into armed robbery instead. Even Henry Shoemaker wrote a piece about him, a romantic bit that involved Lewis ...

Spinning 45s on the porch

If you have a porch attached to your house, you are lucky. Porches provide a calm oasis away from the hubbub happening on the inside of the house. It also offers a safe place to watch the sometimes severe elements of Mother Nature, and a shady place to sit and snap peas from the garden. ...

FINDING SUPPORT

GRIEF r GriefShare — 7 p.m. Thursdays, Salona United Methodist Church. Information: Rote Church office at 570-726-7522 (leave a message). FOOD BANKS r Food pantry at Salvation Army, Lock Haven — 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday. r New Love Center Food Pantry — For residents of Jersey ...