Health

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. April 9 (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. April 10 ...

To Your Good Health: Some hygiene suggestions when facing recurrent UTIs

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m asking on behalf of my mother, who will be 80 in August. She recently had breast cancer. Her recovery was slow. She had only one chemotherapy treatment; she couldn’t handle any more, and declined radiation. In May 2016, she was hospitalized for a ...

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center earns Outstanding Achievement Award

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Hillman Cancer Center was recently awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport is one of a select group of 24 US accredited cancer programs to ...

Mt. Nittany Health welcomes Audra C. Farish

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Audra C. Farish, JD, MBA, as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development, a position recently created to reflect the organization’s commitment to remaining an employer of choice by ...

Lauren DelGrosso, PA-C, joins Mt. Nittany Physican Group

STATE COLLEGE —Mount Nittany Health has announced the addition of Lauren DelGrosso, PA-C, to the Mount Nittany Physician Group hospitalist program. Hospitalists are specially trained healthcare providers that care for patients needing inpatient care. They ensure that patients receive ...

Healthy eating: myths vs. facts

A myth is advice that becomes popular without facts to back it up. When it comes to healthy eating, it can be challenging to sort through what’s fact and what’s a myth. It’s important to learn the facts about what you’re eating so you can make the most informed food choices and learn ...

To Your Good Health: All about vaccines

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column on the measles vaccine, you wrote: “Older people may lose immunity, and some people born between 1963 and 1967 may have received an inactive vaccine.” Wait, what?! How do we know if we were not properly vaccinated, and what should we do about it? — ...

To Your Good Health: Nighttime visions may be sign of a type of dementia

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an extremely healthy 76-year-old woman. Almost every night, I am startled awake by visions of people standing over my bed. It’s usually once, but can happen up to three times in a night. It’s often after being asleep for an hour and a half. They’re not dreams. ...

To Your Good Health: Online reviews have bone density treatment stalled

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife’s doctor wants her to start Prolia shots for bone density, but the reviews I have been reading are extremely negative. She cancelled her appointment to start the shots (every six months) until we get some positive feedback. She had breast cancer ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. April 9 (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. April 10 ...

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. — — — ...

To Your Good Health: Medical ID tags offer peace of mind in an emergency

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My question is about medical bracelets and necklaces. I’ve never seen any recommendations as to what conditions would warrant wearing one nor what the inscription should say. When are they either necessary or beneficial? — D.A.M. ANSWER: Medical ID ...

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. March 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. March 13 ...

To Your Good Health:Vertigo and hives are two separate issues with many causes

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Growing up, I had episodes of hives, vertigo and migraines. While I haven’t suffered migraine pain in years, I still experience the “aura” from time to time. For the past couple of years, the vertigo has been frequent, even debilitating on some days. ...

The truth about life saving colon screenings

By: Vivek Kumar, M.D. Digestive Disease Center, UPMC Susquehanna If there were a screening test that could dramatically decrease your risk for developing the second deadliest cancer in the United States, would you take it? According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and ...