Health

Essential eye care for diabetes

By George Sadka, M.D. and Stefano Carpenetti, D.O. People with diabetes are at a higher risk for conditions that cause vision loss or blindness than other people, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). If you have diabetes, you can take steps to reduce your risk for vision ...

After battling cancer, Lee Chong Wei seeks Olympic gold

EILEEN NG Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - His cancer in remission after intensive treatment, former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei is setting his sights on winning an Olympic gold in badminton. In his first public appearance since his diagnosis, the three-time Olympic silver ...

Trippy depression treatment?

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO - It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved ...

Diabetes is another reason to quit

November marks both Lung Cancer Awareness and Diabetes Awareness Month-and that correlation is no coincidence. We all know smoking is bad for our health, but did you know smoking poses even greater health risks to patients with diabetes? Understanding Diabetes There are different types of ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (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. Nov. 14 ...

LHU physician assistant students visit Covenant Cafe

It was a win-win situation for both Covenant Cafe participants and Physician Assistant students from Lock Haven University at a recent session of the early stage Alzheimer’s activity group. Erica Berkowitz, a Covenant Cafe volunteer and a student in the Physician Assistant program, ...

UPMC Susquehanna recognizes extraordinary nurses

WILLIAMSPORT —Four UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. - Rachel Wertz, RN, in the ICU at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, was recognized after being nominated by a patient’s family member and colleague. Her colleague ...

Mt. Nittany Physician Group names director of finance

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Health has named Cathy Hunter as its director of finance for Mount Nittany Physician Group. Hunter brings more than 30 years of finance and healthcare experience that includes project management and financial data analysis skills. “Mount Nittany Health has ...

More on the repairing of hearing aids?

I wrote on this topic three years ago and felt it was time to revisit this question. I actually submitted that article by mistake to the Express last month, so I wanted you to read my fresh thoughts on this topic. Here goes. When is it best to repair a damaged hearing aid or replace it with ...

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. Nov. 13 (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. Nov. 14 ...

Free hearing seminar in Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE — A free hearing seminar will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Jersey Shore Library. Those attending will learn the following things about their ears and hearing: - How should you clean your ears? - Is it an age thing? See what your hearing can look ...

UPMC Susquehanna gets osteopathic manipulative medicine physician

WILLIAMSPORT— Adrienne McCallister, DO, a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine, has joined the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. McCallister received her medical degree from the University of New England College ...

UPMC Susquehanna welcomes new neurosurgeon

WILLIAMSPORT— UPMC Susquehanna welcomes neurosurgeon Philip Hlavac, MD, to the neurosciences team. Dr. Hlavac earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological ...

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. Nov. 13 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. GRIEF - Bereavement Support Group — 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (second Wednesday of the month), Susque-View chapel, ...

The most commonly abused drugs among teenagers

METRO — Teenagers are in a stage in their lives when they are testing boundaries, gaining some independence and learning more about the world around them beyond the watchful eyes of their parents. Social circles may have expanded outside of immediate neighborhoods, and teens could be ...

Janet Cady joins Mt. Nittany Physician Group Pulmonary Medicine

STATE COLLEGE – Janet Cady, CRNP, has joined Mount Nittany Physician Group Pulmonary Medicine. Cady earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She earned her Family ...

Geisinger receives Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award

DANVILLE – The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 420 large U.S. employers, honored Geisinger for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the nation. Geisinger is among 49 U.S. employers to receive the 2018 Best ...