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Category: General Wellness

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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Oct 2, 2017

Top Ten Health & Wellness Pearls of Wisdom for National Physical Therapy Month

Top Ten Health & Wellness Pearls of Wisdom October is National Physical Therapy Month October is National Physical Therapy Month. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) would like the nation to recognize the positive role physical therapy plays in your health and wellness. We are passionate about what we do! No, we don’t save lives, […]

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Aug 21, 2017

Why "The Pill" may not be your best option

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) – The 3rd Monday of every month!  Guest Columnist: Sabrina Brunozzi; Medical Advisor: Brian Wilcox, MD  Sabrina Brunozzi, MD2: This week’s article is written by Sabrina Brunozzi, a second year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of […]

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Aug 14, 2017

Health tips for the new school year

Students beware: summer is passing by quickly…so don’t waste one single minute idly watching TV or playing video games! Finish your reading list and get outside and play! It won’t be long before your parents will begin the end of summer shopping scramble…uniforms, shoes, backpacks, tablets, copy paper etc. Well, the same could be said […]

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Mar 6, 2017

Yoga for Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit: Part 2 of 2

Yoga for Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit! Part 2 of 2     Guest Columnist: Catherine Udomsak, DPT It is hard to believe that yoga, which is now a cultural mainstay, was once considered a foreign practice.  An ancient discipline that totes numerous health benefits, yoga is meant to cultivate inner peace, enlightenment, and a strong relaxed […]

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Feb 28, 2017

Yoga for Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit: Part 1

Yoga for Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit! Part 1 of 2     Guest Columnist: Catherine Udomsak, DPT It is hard to believe that yoga, which is now a cultural mainstay, was once considered a foreign practice.  An ancient discipline that totes numerous health benefits, yoga is meant to cultivate inner peace, enlightenment, and a strong relaxed […]

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Jan 23, 2017

Worried Sick? Be happy in 2017 (Part 2 of 2)

Worried Sick? Be Happy in 2017! Part 2 of 2 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) – The 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Kathryn Schmidt Personal Bio: Kathryn majored in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical and […]

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Jan 16, 2017

Worried Sick? Be Happy in 2017 (Part 1 of 2)

Worried Sick? Don’t Worry, be Be Happy in 2017! Part 1 of 2 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) – The 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Kathryn Schmidt  Personal Bio: Kathryn majored in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a […]

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Jan 9, 2017

Reasons to Exercise

There are many reasons we exercise. Some people exercise to prevent illness such as cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis. Others exercise for mental health and as a stress release; others do it to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance to prepare for a sport. However, the number one reason people exercise is TO LOSE WEIGHT! When it comes […]

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Jan 2, 2017

Start the new year with a "runner's high"

HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR 2017! NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: GET A “RUNNER’S HIGH” ON LIFE! The number one New Year’s Resolution in the United States is to lose weight. A close second is to gain control over one’s life. One of the best ways to lose weight is thought diet and exercise. It can also be […]

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