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Health

Hyperbaric treatment for wound healing

Have you ever heard of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)? Chances are you may be familiar with this treatment for divers as decompression sickness, which often occurs among deep sea divers, is one of the most common conditions treated and has been for over 80 years. But did you know that it is ...

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is simply described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. Roughly 10 percent of the adult population of the United States has ...

Navigating your health over 65

FAMILY FEATURES — Taking care of your health, especially over age 65, requires an understanding of your personal needs. Proper medical care isn’t one-size-fits-all, so finding the right services and providers may take some research and thoughtful consideration as it relates to your unique ...

Will COVID-19 vaccines work if I have a weak immune system?

Will COVID-19 vaccines work if I have a weak immune system? Probably not as well as they do in healthy people, but the shots should offer some protection. It’s why vaccinations are still recommended for people with immune systems weakened by disease or certain medications. It’s also ...

How healthy is your neighborhood?

Liz Harris won’t let anything stop her from walking. Three mornings a week, she descends three flights of stairs and heads to Anacostia Park. It’s a 10-minute walk just to get there. If none of her friends are available, she walks alone. But they worry about her when she does. “The ...

Help your kids beat the heat

The lazy days of summer are here in north central Pennsylvania which means sunny, warm days full of activities for kids taking advantage of their summer breaks. During the hot summer months, it’s important to know how to keep kids safe. What are heat injuries? When summer temperatures ...