Health

70 years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to grave

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible ...

Dental Hygiene students treat 400 children in Dominican Republic

WILLIAMSPORT – Seventeen Pennsylvania College of Technology students recently returned from the Dominican Republic, where they provided dental care to children at six schools in the Las Terrenas area. The students are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene. Most were enrolled in ...

New cardiologist at UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT— Michael Desiderio, DO, cardiologist, has begun practicing at UPMC Susquehanna’s Heart & Vascular Institute in Williamsport. Dr. Desiderio earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. ...

New Family Medicine physician in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN —Laura Smith, MD, is a new addition to Susquehanna Health Family Medicine at Lock Haven. Dr. Smith earned her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., and completed her residency at Chesterfield Family Practice Residency, Richmond, Va. Family ...

Dr. Joshua Kraft joins Mount Nittany Physician Group

STATE COLLEGE —Joshua Kraft, MD, has joined the Mount Nittany Physician Group OB/GYN at Mount Nittany Health – Park Avenue. “For me, it’s about seeing a patient through their health journey,” says Dr. Kraft. “Whether it’s a preventative wellness check, coaching a new mother, or ...

Diagnostic medical sonography info session set

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology will be holding a free Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Information on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the college’s DMS facility at 3081 Enterprise Drive, in CATO Park. South Hills’ DMS program prepares ...

New surgeon at Breast Health Center

WILLIAMSPORT — Mohammad Tahir, MD, PhD, a fellowship trained breast and oncoplastic surgeon, has joined staff at the Breast Health Center at UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence. Dr. Tahir earned his medical degree from Khyber Medical College and completed a residency at Khyber University ...

UPMC Susquehanna offers 24/7 online video appointments

WILLIAMSPORT —If you’ve ever had a chest cold, allergy attack, or other non-serious illness, you know the hassle of scheduling a doctor’s appointment only adds to your misery. Even a visit to an urgent care clinic means finding parking, long wait times, and other inconveniences. Now ...

Are my hearing aids “maxed” out?

I was adjusting the sound of my patient’s hearing aids recently when he asked me if they were “maxed” out. He said if they weren’t he wanted them to be. What I told him is what I am explaining to you today in this article as to some basic differences between something called gain and ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Aug. 7 (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. r Parkinson’s Support ...

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. — — — ...

SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Bread available daily Monday — Hungarian goulash, peas, cauliflower, chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday — Cheeseburger with Swiss cheese, molasses baked beans, cauliflower with cheese, vanilla pudding with apples. Wednesday — Simon and Garfunkel Chicken Thigh, rainbow rotini with ...

Laurie Welch to speak on walking and health

LOCK HAVEN — Walk by Faith is a faith-based program through Penn State Extension service designed to encourage healthy eating and simple exercise, such as walking, with the goal of helping to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing cancer. It continues to be offered on a ...

UPMC Health Plan earns coveted award for the third consecutive year in a row

PITTSBURGH— For the third year in a row, UPMC Health Plan ranks highest in Pennsylvania in overall member satisfaction according to the J.D. Power 2018 Commercial Member Health Plan StudySM. UPMC Health Plan ranks ahead of all seven other Pennsylvania health insurers in overall member ...

Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first time a single ...

A streamlined way for making a colorful vegetable casserole

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN This colorful vegetable casserole has a striking look but a simple approach. A tian is an assortment of roasted vegetables cooking in a shallow dish, sometimes with cheese or au gratin. Arranging slices of moisture-rich zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes over ...

For an easy, rustic dessert, you really can’t beat a cherry cobbler

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN For an easy, rustic dessert, you really can't beat a cobbler. With a fleet of tender biscuits floating on a sea of sweet fruit, a good cobbler can hold its own against any fancy cake or pastry. For our cast-iron skillet cherry cobbler, we looked to jarred, pitted ...

Marinate your tuna ahead to ensure the most moist grilled fish to serve

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Tuna steaks are a treat, and the intense heat of the grill is perfect for getting a good sear on the outside while keeping the inside tender, moist, and pleasantly pink. We wanted a foolproof method for grilling tuna to perfection, and we decided to make vinaigrette ...

Turn to crab for a warm and bubbly decadent party pleaser

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices. Unlike other versions of this popular appetizer, ours has a high ratio of crab to cheese, allowing the sweet crab flavor to come through. To make it even ...

The new Old Bay sweet potato fries

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press The unmistakable flavor of Old Bay seasoning is the key ingredient in many seafood dishes north, south and west of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly anything to do with crab and crayfish. But phooey for me, I'm allergic to a few ingredients in this ...