Health

Cool and classy ice cream pie

Available in more flavors than there are days in the month, ice cream is the coolest treat going on a hot summer day. In a bowl, in a cone, as a shake, as a cake, and as a sundae dripping in rich toppings. There are so many ways to enjoy the frosty treat. Did I mention the ever-popular pie a la ...

Fresh southwestern black bean and corn salad

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again. Here are the reasons I love this salad: It's fast, it's really easy, it's inexpensive, it's crowd-pleasing, it's vegetarian, it's substantial, it's colorful, it's protein-filled, ...

Try this simple chicken tikka masala that’s neither mushy nor dry

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Chicken tikka masala is arguably the single most popular Indian restaurant dish in the world. Turns out, it's not an authentic Indian dish it was invented in a London curry house. Without historical roots, there is no definitive recipe. The variations we found had ...

Eggs and half-and-half help make fluffy strawberry shortcake

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN The heart of any great strawberry shortcake is the topping of lightly sugared, juicy, ruby-red strawberries. Our Strawberry Topping was perfect here; it had clean, pronounced berry flavor and a thick, chunky texture that didn't slip off our tender biscuits. For ...

Use the grill to roast a prime rib for flavor and texture

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN If you're going to grill a prime rib, the last thing you want is an overcooked gray ring surrounding the rosy interior. We decided to forgo searing the flat cut sides, which meant the roast spent less time over high heat. The reduced amount of searing time was ...

The death of Henry Shoemaker

It’s been 60 years since Henry Shoemaker died. I’ve written about Shoemaker plenty of times. It’s safe to say the man’s become something of a hero of mine. Henry Wharton Shoemaker, who lived in McElhattan, was a writer, folklorist, environmentalist, ambassador, and plenty of other ...

Old & New: History for you

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, we are canceling the Second Sunday program at Farrandsville, which was to be held tomorrow. All who came to June’s Second Sunday “Pickin’ & Singin’” with the Maguire Family and Friends told us how much they enjoyed the afternoon of ...

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 r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. July 17 (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. r Alzheimer’s and ...

Two young, UPMC physicians recognized

WILLIAMSPORT — This year’s Pennsylvania Medical Society Top Physicians Under 40 winners come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Included on this year’s list are two UPMC Susquehanna physicians, Angelica Kloos, DO, and Ashley Pence, DO. Dr. Kloos is a child and adolescent ...

Satisfaction with hearing aids

The following story is repeated with permission. One of my patients was in for a recent service call and made the comment, “I wish I had purchased a more powerful hearing set because these seemed to have reached a limit for me.” I realized I had failed to properly educate this patient or ...

How to incorporate clean eating into your diet

If you’ve read any health and fitness magazines recently or searched online for healthy diets, you’ve likely bumped into the concept of “clean eating.” On the surface, it may seem complicated, expensive and only within reach for the Hollywood elite or fitness fanatics and bodybuilders. ...

How to enjoy a safe and injury free summer

Summer is in full swing and the nice weather means more opportunities for outdoor fun. Activities like camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming, yard work, and boating all present the potential for serious unintended injuries. It’s important to know how to stay safe and fun while enjoying the ...

Fresh grounds for fresh coffee

Studies now show it may boost longevity By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly ...

Pittsburgh hospitals keep moms with opioid-dependent babies

By WES VENTEICHER Associated Press UPMC has launched the second program in Pittsburgh to provide free rooms for mothers of babies born with opioid dependencies. The grant-funded Parent Partnership Unit will provide six beds at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital where new mothers can stay with ...

How electrical currents through the legs may help predict heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Imagine stepping onto a scale – not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing. That’s the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new risk factor for heart failure: leg bioimpedance. More ...

Anxiety disorder top mental health issue

METRO - According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Roughly 40 million adults in the United States, or 18 percent of the country's population, has an anxiety disorder. Developing from a complex set ...

Embarrassing fecal incontinence? You are not alone

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can help elderly folks (like myself, age 83) who have a very embarrassing situation wherein their stool seeps out of them. The problem is only noted when I sit down and find that my underwear sticks to me. The problem appears to happen anytime, ...

Strategies for facing tough blood pressure

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My whole family has heart problems. I’m 74 years old. My blood pressure has been high lately. Today it’s 143/79. Some days 139/73. It’s always different, but still high. I take 20 mg of lisinopril twice a day. Now I am taking 10 mg of amlodipine ...

Is telling the truth good for patient safety?

By CLIFF RIEDERS For years I have been critical about the secretiveness which pervades the medical system. In spite of laws assuring patient access to their own medical records, it is still extremely difficult and expensive for patients to get their own medical records and test results. ...