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Category: General Wellness

Jan 6, 2020

Simple & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

A Clear Vision For 2020! New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most are health oriented, I purport that a healthy mind, body and spirit requires a healthy lifestyle. Interestingly, the ten most popular resolutions listed below, all have an impact on a healthy life.    More Time With Family And Friends Polls repeatedly show that […]

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Dec 30, 2019

Get 2020 Vision and resolve to stick with the program!

I am sure that many of you feel as I do…it is beyond my comprehension that in two days I will be living in the year two thousand and TWENTY! Moreover, I hope you share my sentiments that each year, each month, week, day, and minute is a gift, not to be taken for granted. […]

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Dec 23, 2019

Healthy Holiday Tips for Seniors

Happy Holidays! My gift to readers this holiday season is to offer some health tips. However, before I get accused of being a “Scrooge” about enjoying the food and drink associated with the season, please know that I was raised in an Italian kitchen. As such, it is fair to say that I have and […]

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Dec 16, 2019

The truth about vitamins: Part 2 of 2

Guest Author: Robin Tanner MD3, 3rd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Robin Tanner MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Originally from Danville, Pennsylvania, Robin received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Aside from studying medicine, she enjoys learning about World […]

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Dec 9, 2019

The truth about vitamins: Part 1 of 2

Guest Author: Robin Tanner MD3 3rd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Robin Tanner MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Originally from Danville, Pennsylvania, Robin received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Aside from studying medicine, she enjoys learning about World […]

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Oct 7, 2019

Only smokers die earlier and at higher rates than couch potatoes!

A recent study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that only smokers died early at higher rates than couch potatoes! The study was the longest of its kind as researchers followed approximately 800 men for 50 years and concluded with this powerful message: poor physical fitness may be almost as bad for you […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Use good judgement when buying holiday toys

Last Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) received overwhelming national attention in the media regarding a recent report about electronic devices and child development. National Public Radio and Time Magazine were among the many media outlets reporting on the AAP document which cited studies suggesting that heavy use of electronic media may interfere with […]

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Nov 19, 2018

Advanced Care Planning

ADVANCED CARE PLANNING FOR NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH Special Feature Health & Exercise Forum with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Glen Digwood, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Dr. Digwood was born and raised in Taylor, PA., attended Riverside High School, Ursinus College […]

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Oct 22, 2018

Stay Limber and Stay Healthy

October is National Physical Therapy Month! The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) would like to recognize the thousands of physical therapists as dedicated health care providers. Moreover, physical therapists would like to thank the public for allowing us to participate in your health and wellness. While PT’s may not save lives…we do save LIFESTYLES! This […]

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Oct 1, 2018

What you need to know about OTC drugs: Part 2 of 2

OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS…What You Need to Know PART 2 of 2 (Read Part 1 here)  This is the second of two columns dedicated to the proper use of over-the-counter drugs used, especially  during the “cold and flu” season. First and foremost, consumers must read and comprehend the information provided on the labels of all […]

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