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Category: General Wellness

Dec 26, 2016

Reading for health: Part 2 of 2

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea…a Book! Part 2 of 2 A recent study in the journal, Social Science & Medicine, found that reading books is linked to living longer! So, give a healthy holiday gift…a book! (See Part 1) While it does not appear obvious at first glance, the Lackawanna County Library System’s Library Lecture Series […]

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Dec 19, 2016

Reading for health: Part 1 of 2

Authors: Steven Scheinman, MD & Kelly Scheinman Dr. Scheinman is the president and dean of The Commonwealth Medical College with campuses in Scranton, Sayre, Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre. Kelly Scheinman is a health care consultant and former hospital administrator. She serves on the boards of United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and St. Joseph’s Center. […]

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Dec 5, 2016

Exercise can help with Parkinson's Disease - Part 1 of 2

EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE - Part 1 of 2 Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative disease that leads to slowness of movement, balance disorders, tremors, and difficulty walking. PD results from the loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine is critical to stimulate the nerves of the muscular system in […]

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Nov 14, 2016

Antibiotic Crisis: Avoiding Overuse

Guest Columnist: Dr. Gretchen Welby, MHA, PharmD Dr. Welby received undergraduate degrees from Keystone College and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  She received a Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Scranton and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University.  She currently teaches in the Biology department at the University of […]

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Oct 31, 2016

Make this Veterans Day a Healthy One

Guest Columnist: Kristina Borham, MD1, TCMC  Kristina is from Oxford, Pennsylvania, located in Chester County in the southeastern part of the state. She attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2015. Kristina is currently a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through the […]

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Oct 24, 2016

Learn how to keep moving during National Physical Therapy Month!

October is National Physical Therapy Month: Keep on Moving! 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, but we do save lifestyles and […]

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Aug 15, 2016

Breastfeeding Benefits both Mom and Baby

TCMC Guest Author: Kathryn N Swatkowski, CNM TCMC Medical Guest Author: Kathryn N. Swatkowski, CNM has been a Certified Nurse Midwife for 20 years, taking care of women throughout their life-span from adolescence through menopause. She is a clinical instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Commonwealth Medical College. This column is a special feature […]

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Jun 20, 2016

Allergy Season is in Full Bloom

Allergy Season is in Full Bloom! Guest Author: Joel Laury, MD, is a assistant professor of medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College. Dr. Laury is board certified in allergy and immunology. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City and did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the […]

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Mar 14, 2016

Exercise to Improve Brain Health

New Research It is a well established fact in the medical literature that the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are numerous, from reducing blood pressure to lowering the risk of falls. (SEE "LIST A" BELOW) However, a study recently published in the Journal of Physiology reports that aerobic exercise may improve brain health and […]

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Feb 8, 2016

Relax & Sleep Well: Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 Last week this column discussed “The Top Ten Tips for Better Sleep.” One tip, relaxation, visualization and breathing techniques has great value as a natural sleep aid and warrants further discussion. Dozens of scientific studies have proven that relaxation is an effective treatment for insomnia. Relaxation techniques practiced during the day […]

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