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Category: General Wellness

Sep 24, 2018

What you need to know about OTC drugs: Part 1 of 2

OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS…What You Need to Know PART 1 of 2 According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, approximately 3 billion trips to the pharmacy are made each year to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in the United States. The average household spends about $338. per year on these products and seven out of 10 […]

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Sep 17, 2018

How to prepare for your visit to the doctor

Guest Author: Patrick Connors, MD, 2014 Graduate TCMC (GCSOM) This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. In 2009 65 young men and women became part of TCMC’s (now GCSOM) charter class and less than ten years later, after […]

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Sep 3, 2018

Have a healthy Labor Day

Since 1894 Labor Day has been designated as the national holiday that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Research supports the notion that healthier employees are happier and more productive. When employers encourage healthy behavior and safety at work, they benefit in many ways. For example, in addition to improving job […]

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Jul 30, 2018

Prevent dehydration in elderly: Part 2 of 2

PREVENTION OF DEHYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY  (Part 2 of 2) Last week in Health & Exercise Forum, we discussed dehydration as a potentially life-threatening problem, especially in those over 60.Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are greater than normal. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the […]

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Jul 23, 2018

Dehydration risk and increase with age: Part 1 of 2

DEHYDRATION …increased risk associated with age! Part 1 of 1 Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are particularly high for those over 65, especially dehydration. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but […]

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May 14, 2018

Spend time outdoors to improve your health

SPEND TIME OUTDOORS – IT IS HEALTHY! IT HAPPENED! SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG…SO GET THE HECK OUTSIDE! Research shows that spending time outdoors has many positive effects on your health. While there are many year round activity options, in Northeastern Pennsylvania our short-lived summer is the inspiration to “suck the marrow out of a sunny […]

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Feb 26, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Seasonal Affective Disorder Brendan Bormes, MD3: GCSOM GUEST AUTHOR Brendan Bormes, MD3 is a third-year medical student at GCSM. A native of Clarks Summit and graduate of […]

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Jan 29, 2018

Mindful Eating : Part 2 of 2

TRY A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS IN 2018…MINDFUL EATING! Part 2 of 2   WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING? Mindful eating, also referred to as intuitive eating, is based on Buddhist teachings which focus on the experience of eating, AND ENJOYING, our food. The concept was presented in a feature column in The New York […]

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Jan 22, 2018

Mindful Eating: Part 1 of 2

TRY A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS IN 2018…MINDFUL EATING! (Part 1 of 2) There are many reasons why losing weight, the number one resolution for the New Year, is the most elusive goal of all. Not the least of these is the psychology of eating . In the land of plenty, we eat mindlessly! […]

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Oct 16, 2017

Tips to prepare for surgery

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). TIPS TO PREPARE FOR SURGERY Guest Author: Megan Lombardi 2nd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Megan Lombardi is a second year […]

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