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Category: Seasonal

Mar 16, 2020

Seasonal​ ​Affective​ ​Disorder

It’s that time of year…after a long winter of nights that come early and last too long there is LIGHT at the end of the tunnel! In the fall and winter, especially this far north, many people start to feel the gloom of their surroundings creep into their psyche and spring cannot arrive too soon...Is this normal, or a sign of something more serious?

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Apr 8, 2013

A Little Sun and Vitamin D

Spring is here … the days are longer and sun stronger! This winter I saw local dermatologist, Dr. Ted Stampien, Jr. and his wife, Susan, driving in their convertible. I joked that the only time a dermatologist feels protected from the sun while riding in a convertible is in the winter with the top up. […]

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Apr 30, 2012

Dealing With Spring and Summer Allergies: Part 1 of 2

This spring and summer, make time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Northeast PA. But, for many, there is a price to pay for such pleasure…allergies! People often wonder whether or not the symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and cough are due to illnesses such a cold, flu, sinus infection or allergies.  The main distinguishing […]

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Nov 7, 2011

Flu Myths: Part 2 of 2

Guest Columnist: Anthony J. Yanni, MD, FACP, CPE  At this time every year, patients come to our office with questions and concerns about the flu shot. In an attempt to educate the public and dispel any fears or misconceptions, I have taken this issue directly to the experts… the people who manufacture the vaccine at […]

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Jan 24, 2011

Walk or Run Safely This Winter: Part 1 of 2

Many people living in Northeastern Pennsylvania attempt to exercise outdoors year round. The psychological benefits are many: each season brings its own unique beauty, and winter is no different. Most will not have to abandon outdoor activities, but some adjustments in equipment, clothing, and food are necessary for each season and the temperature changes that it brings.

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Aug 23, 2010

Prevent Junior Football Injuries

Since my column on the prevention of heat stroke in football practice ran two weeks ago, I have received several calls and emails requesting more information about safety tips in youth football. In response, this column is written to raise the level of consciousness and to educate coaches, players and parents about the importance of injury prevention in young play

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Aug 2, 2010

Spend Time Outdoors--It's Good For You!

It is reported that Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors and that number increases with age. The truth of the matter is the risk of being one with nature is far less than the ill effects of a life stuck indoors. Please consider the following benefits of spending time outdoors.

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Mar 15, 2010

Hamstring Injuries and Cool Weather: Part 1 of 2

Hamstring strains are very common in almost all sports. Moreover, participating in spring sports in the cool temperatures of NEPA presents additional challenges. New research shows that these injuries can be prevented by following a specifically designed intensive training program.

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Nov 30, 2009

Health and Safety Tips for Hunters: Part 1 of 2

Today is the first day of buck hunting season (with firearms) in Pennsylvania. In NEPA it is almost national holiday status for many men and WOMEN. I offer hunter safety tips based on the knowledge of experts in the field and offer health safety associated with outdoor activity based on my expertise as a health care provider.

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Nov 16, 2009

The Who, What, When and Why of Flu Vaccination: Part III of III

The single best way to protect against influenza is to get a flu vaccination each year.

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