Health

New guidelines individualize prostate test results

About 75 percent of men who undergo prostate-specific antigen testing end up with a false positive result, according to the National Cancer Institute. To address this, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made a change to screening guidelines, said Dr. Glenn T. Bloiso, a urologist with ...

Minimalism: What is it and where can I buy it?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: “Abundant Living” is a weekly column about health and wellness. It includes topics ranging from health and medicine to exercising at home and making wise food choices. The intention is to shed light on topics that affect the choices we make, explore topics that affect the ...

Give blood here

Blood drives are scheduled on the following dates, times and places: Today • Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., 1-6 p.m. Thursday • Pennsylvania College of Technology Bush Campus Center, 1 College Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 • St. Johns Lutheran Brick ...

‘Stop the bleed’ gives bystanders a way to help

Whether there’s a mass casualty event or an everyday injury occurs, knowing what action to take is both reassuring and can potentially save a life. In recognizing that bystanders are always first on the scene and ahead of trained emergency personnel, the “Stop the Bleed” training ...

Geisinger’s Sturm is new president-elect of NSGC

DANVILLE — Amy Curry Sturm, professor and director of cardiovascular genomic counseling at Geisinger Health System, has been named president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. “I’m overwhelmingly humbled and excited for this honor and for the support of my professional ...

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Today • Woodward Fire Co., 4147 N. Route 220, Linden, 1-6 p.m. Wednesday • Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, 1-6 p.m. • Hughesville Fire Hall, Railroad and Water streets, Hughesville, 1-6 p.m. Thursday • Williamsport Regional Medical Center, ...

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Dr. Emily Solow, a UPMC Susquehanna general surgeon, attends to a patient, cautioning that extended exposure to the sun can be harmful.

Sunscreen vital to preventing skin cancer

The warmth of the days this time of year pushes people outdoors to play or just to bask in the glow of the sun’s rays. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. “There is a tendency to think the sun is healthy,” said Dr. Emily Solow, a UPMC Susquehanna general ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: The future of health care is now

(EDITOR’S NOTE: “Abundant Living” is a weekly column about health and wellness. It will include topics ranging from health and medicine to exercising at home and making wise food choices. The intention is to shed light on topics that affect the choices we make, explore topics that affect ...

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Community volunteers try on their shades while enjoying their “rays of sunshine” volunteer luncheon, gifts and entertainment at Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.

Shedding Light on the Power of Volunteering

WELLSBORO — Giving back is vital to a thriving community, and UPMC Susquehanna recently recognized its many tireless Tioga County volunteers as “rays of sunshine” in the lives of patients and visitors, giving the gift of their time and compassion. Each year, this luncheon event honors ...

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Vivek Kumar, MD, medical director of the Digestive Disease Center at UPMC Susquehanna, performs a colonoscopy.

Digestive needs now met at Muncy hospital

MUNCY — Getting a colonoscopy isn’t exactly one’s idea of a good day, but it can make for a productive one. Tracking digestive health can help people prevent, identify or treat problems such as colon cancer, infections and other potentially life threatening issues. Colonoscopies are ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: Why most diet and exercise programs fail

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Anne Holladay, executive director for Long-Term Care at UPMC Susquehanna, top left, stands next to the “As I Age” wall that recently was in the Tower Lobby at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center and allowed people to finish, with their own thoughts and impressions, their ideas on growing older. 
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Hospital wall sparks thoughts on aging

They literally went to the wall recently to express their thoughts on a subject that perhaps many people don’t like to consider. Anyone could pick up a piece of chalk and finish the phrase, “As I Age” with their own thoughts and impressions. Within days, at least 200 people had filled ...

UPMC Susquehanna sets healthy events UPMC Susquehanna announces healthy events scheduled to provide health information and benefit the community. They are as follows: 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month Coping with cancer at SSMH All those affected by cancer are invited to attend and ...

UPMC Susquehanna celebrates nurses week

“As nurses, it is our life’s work to help heal. We offer care and compassion to those in need and change lives every day,” said Jan Fisher, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as she addressed the crowd during UPMC Susquehanna’s 23rd annual Nurses Recognition and ...

Important caregivers recognized

Every year on Doctors’ Day, physicians who have dedicated their lives to practicing medicine are celebrated. For the seventh year, Susquehanna Health Foundation committed one very special day to honoring these everyday heroes. This year, 213 contributions were made to the Foundation, totaling ...

Give blood here

Blood drives are scheduled on the following dates, times and places: Thursday, June 1 • Beaver Memorial UMC, 42 S. Third St., Lewisburg, 2-7 p.m. • Lock Haven Moose Lodge, 150 S. Hanna St., Lock Haven, 1-6 p.m. Friday, June 2 • St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., 1-6 ...

LSVT therapies help to control the disease

The bad news is there exists no cure for Parkinson’s disease. The good news is that there are ways to control the symptoms that otherwise can severely limit a person’s activities, according to local medical professionals. Dr. Donald Dworek, a UPMC Susquehanna neurologist, recently ...

Your Health

UPMC Susquehanna sets healthy events UPMC Susquehanna announces healthy events scheduled to provide health information and benefit the community. They are as follows: • 5:30 p.m., today Living with Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease brings challenges for those who have been ...

Science: Kimmel baby’s heart defect common, fixable

The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. Some people even live with it for several years before it’s detected although the Kimmel baby’s is the most ...

FDA OKs bladder cancer drug

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. regulators have approved a new drug that harnesses the immune system to treat bladder cancer that has spread after chemotherapy or surgery. The Food and Drug Administration on May 1 approved Imfinzi for advanced bladder cancer, along with a companion diagnostic test for ...