Health

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH ∫ Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. May 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. May 9 ...

Mount Nittany Health volunteers honored for dedication

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health recently hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon honoring the 651 individuals who provide more than 51,550 hours of service, in a number of patient-related and ancillary capacities across the system each year. “Our volunteers’ dedication ...

Medication Take-Back

Every spring we turn our clocks forward and hear messages encouraging us to check our smoke detector batteries. Doing these routine tasks seem mundane, but there’s another task pharmacists want people to get into a habit of doing: Clearing their medicine cabinets. Whether it’s ...

UPMC Susquehanna to host free skin cancer screenings

LOCK HAVEN — Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are treated for skin cancer each year, making it one of the most common cancers. But through prevention and detection, skin cancer is the easiest to cure. UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven will offer free skin cancer screenings on “Melanoma ...

Improving Your Children’s Health 3 ways to take a proactive approach

By Family Features As a sign of the times, Millennial moms continue to lean toward proactive and preventative care when it comes to the health of their babies. A survey of more than 300 moms in the United States from Evivo baby probiotic revealed more than half approach their children’s ...

Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

By MIKE STOBBE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press NEW YORK - About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs ...

Getting a better grasp on asthma management

METRO — People with asthma often fear the next attack. As a chronic inflammatory condition, asthma causes the airways to narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This makes breathing very difficult, and also can cause wheezing and coughing fits, advises the Mayo Clinic. Asthma is a common ...

To Your Good Health: Advice to a 7-year-old interested in becoming a doctor

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My 7-year-old grandson has a question: “How can I be a science doctor like you? Thank you, Colton Fancher from Florida” — C.F. DEAR COLTON: Being a doctor is great — I wouldn’t change it for any other job — but it isn’t right for everyone. ...

To Your Good Health: Nighttime urination is a common problem for men

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, 79 years old, is getting up five or six times at night to urinate. The urgent care doctor said he doesn’t have an infection but doesn’t know what’s going on. He is taking Flomax, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. Who should he see? ...

To Your Good Health: Gallbladder removal didn’t stop formation of gallstones

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had his gallbladder removed many years ago. In the past few years, he has had six ERCPs to remove gallstones from his bile duct, as he is still making them. He has been told to drink lots of water but that there is no preventive remedy. Do you ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH ∫ Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. May 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. May 9 ...

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. — — — ...

If my measles shot was years ago, am I still protected?

By Eyal Amiel University of Vermont As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four ZIP codes where vaccination rates have been low. A Israeli flight attendant is in a coma from being ...

Survive and thrive during menopause

Although menopause is a natural part of aging for women, many women aren’t happy when they start recognizing the signs. Technically, menopause is when a woman stops menstruating- signaling the end of her ability to develop eggs and reproduce. Emotionally, many women feel the transition is ...

Cancer Care Partnership names interim administrative director

STATE COLLEGE —Marianne Dietrick-Gallagher, MSN, RN, MBA, has been named interim administrative director of Cancer Care Partnership, a partnership between Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Cancer Institute, providing personalized care for outpatient hematology, medical oncology and infusion ...

The importance of safely disposing of opioids

By Scott Gilbert news.psu.edu HERSHEY, Pa. - Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it also can prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands. Dr. Alexis Reedy-Cooper, a family medicine physician at ...