Health

Wireless technology and hearing aids

The hearing aid industry, like all other electronic industries, took the step from transistors to digital circuitry in the late 1990’s. This new electronic capability started the march towards smaller hearing aids. Making hearing aids smaller was the research and development direction for the ...

Dr. Bachiller joins family medicine team

WILLIAMSPORT — Alfred Bachiller, DO, has joined the family medicine team at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. Bachiller earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pa. He completed his residency in osteopathic medicine at Niagara Falls Memorial Center, Niagara Falls, ...

To Your Good Health: Recovering addict faces unceasing withdrawal symptoms

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR ROACH: I’m in recovery from addiction to opioids, benzodiazepines and cocaine, which I used for up to three years. I have been clean and sober for almost a year now, yet I continue to suffer from headaches, muscle aches, insomnia, excessive fatigue and worsening ...

Better yourself in the New Year

FAMILY FEATURE A new year is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at your life and re-evaluate what you’d like to accomplish - both physically and mentally - during the coming year. From committing to healthier habits like eating better, drinking more water and sticking to a ...

To Your Good Health: Allergy shots stopped working – now what?

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve had allergies my entire life. I started taking allergy shots, and all my symptoms disappeared. I had years of symptom-free springs and falls. Then, a few years ago, the itchy, watery eyes returned, along with other symptoms. I have to take ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Jan. 8 (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. Jan. 9 ...

Making root vegetables part of your 2019 New Year’s resolution

By LAURIE WELCH For The Express While you may no longer be able to buy fresh green beans, cucumbers or garden tomatoes at the local farmers market, that doesn’t mean fresh, locally grown vegetables are not available. This time of year, the fresh, locally grown vegetables come from ...

To Your Good Health:Granddaughter’s common symptoms are uncommonly frequent

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 71-year-old grandmother who is very concerned about the health of my 18-year-old granddaughter. She has had the following symptoms for the past seven years, at least: earache, headache, swollen glands, sore throat and cough. I have accompanied her ...

Resolutions for a happy and healthy 2019

Each year, the number one and number two New Year’s resolutions for Americans are to get healthy and lose weight. But only eight percent of people felt they keep that resolution beyond a few months. It is important to start 2019 with the right types of resolutions - healthy resolutions ...

Mount Nittany Health names new administrator

STATE COLLEGE – Damon D. Sorensen, MBA, has been named Executive Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services at Mount Nittany Health. With more than 30 years of healthcare finance and operations experience, Sorensen most recently served as Chief Financial Officer with Ascension ...

Geisinger recognized for advanced data integration capabilities

DANVILLE — Geisinger has become the first healthcare system in Pennsylvania and the fourth in the world to earn the prestigious HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) validation. This award recognizes integrated application of information systems and analytics to ...

Lo-cost eyeglass program at Salvation Army

LOCK HAVEN — Optical Clinic which is a privately funded program that provides income eligible persons with eyeglasses for a low of cost of $40 at the Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven. This includes lined bifocals. No-lines are available at $70. We also offer a solid tint . ...

To Your Good Health: CBD oil can interfere with other medications

By Dr. Keith Roach DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 49-year-old woman who had a massive heart attack in April of this year. My father died of a massive heart attack at 49 when I was 3. I have four stents in three arteries and am on Brilinta, low-dose aspirin, blood pressure medication, etc. I have ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Jan. 8 (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. Jan. 9 ...

Have a Super(foods) New Year

Are you ready to eat healthier now that 2019 is here? Ring in the new year with the ADA's newest cookbook full of power-packed superfoods recipes that heal and nourish. ——— Arlington — If you're like most people, you rang in the new year vowing to finally eat healthier. But to ...

9 steps for sticking to your healthy lifestyle this holiday season

The holidays are filled with family, friends, and food. The seasonal food-filled environment may seem like an invitation to overeat. However, by following a few simple tips, you can continue leading a healthy lifestyle through the holiday season and long after. 1.Be mindful about your ...

Garbanzo Bean and Arugula Salad

Excerpted from Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner: Power-Packed Recipes and Meal Plans Designed to Help You Lose Weight and Manage Your Blood Glucose This recipe is a simple and delicious combination of peppery arugula and sweet sundried tomatoes. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: ...

Reduce accident pain and heal with chiropractic care

METRO — Did you know that automotive accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries? In 2012, more than 5.6 million car accidents were reported to law enforcement and car insurance companies, and the numbers keep growing. The attorney referral service and legal information resource ...