Health

To Your Good Health: No good early screening test for ovarian cancer

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column on screening tools, you made a brief statement about ovarian cancer. As a cancer survivor with metastasis to the ovary I was hoping to have read something within the response on screening for ovarian cancer. What is your response to ...

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. — — — ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Feb. 12 (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. Feb. 13 ...

Living with lung cancer

You’re not alone-in 2018, it’s estimated that 234,030 people in the United States will begin the journey of living with lung cancer. The diagnosis of any disease is difficult to hear. But lung cancer can be even more difficult because of the stigma. It can be prevented if you don’t smoke. ...

Geisinger names chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

DANVILLE – Christian A. Kauffman, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, has been named Geisinger’s Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kauffman will lead a team of board certified clinicians with expertise in plastic and reconstructive ...

Stroke and brain injury support group meets monthly

LOCK HAVEN — The Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group, which offers educational programs to improve the quality of life of patients and their families following a stroke or brain injury, is hosted by UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, and meets the last Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the ...

Did you know?

METRO — Brief breaks during the work day can dramatically improve one's ability to focus on a task. A 2011 study published in the journal Cognition found that brief mental breaks can improve focus on a prolonged task. The study's authors tested participants' ability to focus on a ...

To Your Good Health: Is fast heartbeat and low energy just a part of aging?

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My heartbeat is around 98-100 per minute. I checked with my primary doctor, and she said it’s normal, as I am getting older. (I’m 48 now, female, and other than heartbeat, my health is normal.) My doctor checked my blood and said everything is normal ...

To Your Good Health:For most accurate blood pressure readings, follow procedure

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I monitor my blood pressure at home as part of my regular wellness routine. The instructions for the BP monitor say to sit upright, keep my feet on the floor and to not place the cuff over clothing. In addition, directions indicate that the cuff should be ...

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. — — — ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Feb. 12 (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. Feb. 13 ...

Hug more, stress less

By Family Features Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness. As one example, sharing a hug with a loved one has been found to boost immune system responses, help fight disease and increase overall ...

Mt. Nittany cancer program earns national accreditation

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Health Center’s cancer program has earned three-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. “Quality, comprehensive cancer care is a vital resource we’re proud to provide to the ...

Preparation, time key to safe winter travel

WILLIAMSPORT — Cold weather comes with winters in Pennsylvania. It’s important to remember that a little preparation and allowing for extra time can go a long way to keep you safe when traveling this winter. Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for drivers. When it comes to ...

Wireless technology and hearing aids

The hearing aid industry, like all other electronic industries, took the step from transistors to digital circuitry in the late 1990’s. This new electronic capability started the march towards smaller hearing aids. Making hearing aids smaller was the research and development direction for the ...

Dr. Bachiller joins family medicine team

WILLIAMSPORT — Alfred Bachiller, DO, has joined the family medicine team at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. Bachiller earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pa. He completed his residency in osteopathic medicine at Niagara Falls Memorial Center, Niagara Falls, ...

To Your Good Health: Recovering addict faces unceasing withdrawal symptoms

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR ROACH: I’m in recovery from addiction to opioids, benzodiazepines and cocaine, which I used for up to three years. I have been clean and sober for almost a year now, yet I continue to suffer from headaches, muscle aches, insomnia, excessive fatigue and worsening ...