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Health

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. ...

Stroke: On-the-job training helps woman save her husband

When Troy Keister woke up sweating profusely, confused and slurring his speech out of the blue one morning, Jayme Yeoman-Keister knew she needed to call 911 immediately. She believed he had had a stroke, and credits working at Geisinger Encompass Health for her ability to recognize those ...

It’s never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking

When cancer patients stop smoking, they heal faster, experience fewer side effects from treatment and lower their chances of tumors returning. Now, top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit as evidence mounts that it’s never too late. The newest research, reported Monday, shows lung ...

UPMC physician: Tips to enjoy summer safely

Summer is here and after last year’s pandemic you may be looking to get the most out of the season. You’ve probably got plenty of celebrations, barbecues, road trips, and family fun planned, so don’t let a preventable injury get in your way. Enjoy all the season has to offer and ...

Geisinger launches on-demand telehealth visits

When you need care right away but it’s not an emergency, you can now see a Geisinger urgent care provider without leaving home. On-demand virtual visits are available for conditions typically seen at Geisinger’s ConvenientCare urgent care centers. These include cold and flu symptoms, ...

Singercise offered for free to those with Parkinson’s

LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center has partnered with Bloomsburg Music Therapy to offer Singercise, a free, therapeutic class for people battling Parkinson’s disease. Singercise aims to improve speech intelligibility, increase vocal intensity, and improve respiration and ...