Health

City hospital aims for trauma center designation in 2019

Already two years into the process of becoming a designated trauma center, UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center still has another year to go before that designation is granted or denied. Though some may consider it too early to be confident, officials at the hospital are ...

Partnership seeks to bring healthy options to local corner store

Over six weeks, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative — in partnership with The Food Trust, Harrisburg YMCA and Geisinger Wellness — visited Harvest Moon to encourage and educate people about healthier foods and drinks available at corner stores. The initiative follows the Supplemental ...

New orthopedics center built to fit patients

LEWISBURG — The Center for Orthopedics at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, was unveiled Thursday with tours for community members and employees, said Linda Thoms, director of surgical services for the Evangelical Medical Services Organization. The new space, on the second and ...

State College athlete reunites with surgeon

For many, falling from a great height is a deep-seated fear that luckily is never realized. For adventurer Carl Byington, falling from a great height was a life-altering moment that could have ended in tragedy. Byington, from State College, came close to death when he fell about 70 feet ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: In a world full of trouble — kindness matters

Recently, I have been thinking about the troubled times we live in. You see the tragedies on television, in the newspaper and on social media. Another day, another shooting. Car wrecks, celebrity suicides, global climate change, etc... It can be overwhelming at times. In order to cope, I ...

Local group fights the stigma of mental health

A local health organization’s community involvement has grown since 2005, as members and staff work together to stomp out mental health stigma. After outgrowing its previous location, the Commerce Park Clubhouse, 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 14-A, recently held an open house at its new, ...

Maybe tomorrow…the battle to overcome procrastination

In his 2016 “Ted Talk,” Tim Urban presents an interesting journey into a procrastinator’s mind. He explains there are two types of procrastination — deadline-based and non-deadline based. A deadline-based example is when you’ve known for over three months that you have an article ...

Dean’s lists

Lycoming College MONTOURSVILLE — Lucille Cullen. Clarkson University Potsdam, N.Y. KNOXVILLE — Caleb Fitzwater. Cedarville University Cedarville, Ohio MANSFIELD — Isaiah Erway. MORRIS — Emily Harris. Troy University Troy, Ala. LOCK HAVEN — Steven Kowatch. Millersville ...

New joint replacement technology heightens precision at Geisinger

Robotic arm technology is rapidly growing in the field of health care, and Geisinger is working to be at the forefront with its new robotic-arm assisted knee and hip replacements through the Mako system. As the baby-boom generation reaches retirement age, osteoarthritis patients will increase ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: Be a man! Increase your testosterone naturally — Part 3

(WRITER’S NOTE: This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for individual health and fitness advice.) In Part 1 of this three-part article we discussed the importance of testosterone in the development of muscle mass, sex drive, energy, mental health, ...

Innovative tech creates ‘one-stop-shop’ in new neuroscience wing

The Neuroscience Center officially opened up at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center just before Christmas, giving folks a “patient centric,” “one-stop-shop” for their neurological needs, said Sean Henry, director of neuroscience services. “We made sure the space ...

Evangelical hospital celebrates $72 million addition, single rooms

LEWISBURG — Hospital staff and executives gathered recently to announce a $72 million new addition entitled PRIME (Patient Room Improvement, Modernization and Enhancement Project) during a press conference at Evangelical Community Hospital. The 112,000-square-foot, four-story addition ...

ABUNDANT LIVING: Be a man! Increase your testosterone naturally — Part 2

WRITERS NOTE: This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for individual health and fitness advice. Just a quick recap: Testosterone is a sex hormone that is produced naturally in the body. Though this hormone is produced by women in small amounts, it ...

UPMC flag raised at new outpatient center

McELHATTAN — Members of the community, county officials and UPMC staff members celebrated the expansion of UPMC Susquehanna’s services in Clinton County with a flag-raising at the new outpatient center. Ron Reynolds, vice president of Clinton County operations for UPMC, thanked those who ...

‘Shake it off’

After losing her sister to a car accident, Annelise Latini turned to alcohol. She said she ran from the pain, and that running led her to years of alcoholism. Until she found healing in yoga. “The opposite of addiction is connection,” she said. “One of the many ways to translate ...

Lewisburg hospital busing health care to communities in need

LEWISBURG — With the goal of better serving the especially remote communities of an eight-county area, Evangelical Community Hospital, has unveiled one of only a hand full of mobile health units in the state. Mobile Health of Evangelical is a 38-foot-long bus that will travel across ...

Local doctor honored for decades of service

The Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lycoming County Medical Society recently honored Dr. Jason C. Shu for his decades of medical service faithfully performed in the traditional ideals of the medical profession. The event was part of the Lycoming County Medical Society’s 167th ...

MyCode helps ID potential health problems

Genomic screening for potential health problems is proving its worth for Geisinger patient Kim Mummert, of Williamsport, who also works for the organization’s technology education services. Mummert decided last year to participate in a free, ongoing genetic study called the MyCode ...

UPMC, Geisinger expand countywide, beyond

Changes to local health care have abounded over the past year, with both the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, known as UPMC, and Geisinger Health forming new alliances with several hospitals from Williamsport down to Sunbury and all the way back up to Coudersport. Since partnering ...

What you need to know about gynecologic cancer

Each year, nearly 89,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with a type of gynecologic cancer, also known as reproductive cancer. All women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, and risk increases with age. These cancers occur in a woman’s reproductive organs, including the ...