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Health

Exposure can be a problem in winter

Cold weather comes with winters in Pennsylvania and with the freezing temperatures, windchill, ice and snow also come an added risk for potential exposure injuries. While some love the winter wonderland, others may want to hunker down in their homes and wait it out until spring. Consider the ...

UPMC to welcome new COO in North Central Pa.

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC recently announced the promotion of Patti Jackson-Gehris to chief operating officer of UPMC in North Central Pa. and president of UPMC Williamsport, effective Tuesday, Feb. 1. With more than 30 years of progressive experience and an extensive background in strategic ...

Four steps for recovery and daily living after a stroke

Family Features — In the weeks and months immediately following a stroke, an early rehabilitation program offers the best possible recovery outcomes. While each patient’s journey may be different, starting the path toward rehabilitation as soon as it’s medically safe allows stroke ...

Bundle up baby, it’s cold outside

Winter is here in north central Pa. and as a parent you may be wondering if it’s safe to take your baby outside. The short answer is yes. Babies and parents need fresh air and being outdoors can help your baby acclimate to the seasons while offering a change of scenery that is stimulating and ...

Take charge of risk factors affecting your heart health

Family Features — Cholesterol — a waxy substance created by the liver or consumed from meat, poultry and dairy products — isn’t inherently “bad” for you. In fact, your body needs it to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones. However, too much “bad” LDL cholesterol, or ...

Resetting healthy habits

At the start of a new year, it’s customary to make a new goal or resolution. Some of the most common are related to eating healthier or dieting. While these resolutions are set with good intentions, it can be hard to know how to get started and maintain this new lifestyle. Don’t ...