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Category: Community Health

May 18, 2023

Health and Safety Tips For Gardeners

Part II of II: Gardening with Disabilities Summer (and Memorial Day, the kickoff of the gardening season) will be here soon and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last week, Health & Exercise Forum presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries […]

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May 15, 2023

Health and Safety Tips for Gardeners

Part I of II: Prevention of Hand Injuries Associated with Gardening Farmers and gardeners in NEPA always say that Memorial Day, the “kick off” day for planting without the fear of frost, however, it is not too early to start to prepare…not only the beds but your body! While gardeners are anxious to work in […]

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Mar 15, 2023

Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Exercise is important for prevention! In 2000, President Bill Clinton dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to increase public awareness of the facts about colon cancer – a cancer that is preventable, treatable and has a high survival rate. Regular screening tests, expert medical care and a […]

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Feb 1, 2023

What is All The Fuss About Sugar?

For those trying to lose weight or “get in shape” for the New Year (number one resolution), a better understanding of the role sugar plays in your diet and overall health may be valuable. You have probably noticed a lot of attention being paid to sugar lately. Many television stars, like Ellen DeGeneres, have shared […]

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Jan 25, 2023

DRY JANUARY…so many benefits...And never too late to start!

The beginning of a “New Year” is often associated with renewal and a fresh start to improve ourselves in many ways: financially, socially, mentally, physically and spiritually. Self-help books are best sellers, fitness centers are crowded and weight loss programs are full of well-intenders this time of year. But one relatively novel New Year’s resolution […]

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Aug 17, 2022


It is hard to believe it is that time of year when parents and students are preparing to return to school. Many will leave home for the first time as college freshmen. Over the past month I have received several requests for a copy of my three part series of columns on health tips for […]

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Jan 5, 2022

Contributions to the Health & Wellness in Our Community

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with GCSOM: Steven Scheinman, MD, GCSOM President and Dean Steven Scheinman, MD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine President and Dean, retired at the end of 2021, leaving behind a legacy that will continue in perpetuity. It is often said that success can be measured by the degree to […]

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