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Jul 7, 2022

This Summer Make Your Pool a Health Spa!

Have Fun and Get in Shape! Happy Independence Day! This summer try to think of your pleasure puddle in different light…a health spa! It may very well be the exercise of choice for many people. Many have discovered the benefits of moving their limbs in the warm water of a home pool following knee or […]

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Jun 9, 2022

Exercise to Fight Depression!

Since 1949 May has been designated as National Mental Health Month for the purpose of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness by raising awareness. One of the most common mental health conditions is depression. New research from Boston University School of Public Health has found that depression has been increasing in the United States […]

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Jul 6, 2021

HEEL PAIN – PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Happy Independence Day! Summer activities are in high gear…playing games, jumping, walking and running on grass, pavement and sand! And, with that, foot and heel pain is not unusual, especially for those who are not in shape, new to exercise, wear summer flats, sandals or shoes with poor support. While man has spend thousands of […]

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Jun 17, 2020

Postural Tips and Exercises to Prevent Pain during COVID-19 Confinement.

Part II of II I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike are suffering from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours...especially with COVID-19 home confinement! Studies show the impact of prolonged sitting, especially with […]

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Feb 24, 2020

Alzheimer's Research Findings: Part 2 of 2

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. It would be very unlikely to find a person whose life has not been affected by someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD is one form of dementia. Currently, more than 4 […]

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Feb 17, 2020

Alzheimer's Research Findings: Part 1 of 2

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Medical Contributor: Mario Cornacchione, MD is the Assistant Chair of Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Cornacchione is the Research Director at the […]

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Feb 10, 2020

Darwin’s Origin of Species Offers Insight to Health, Wellness and Longevity

…and is the framework for positive social evolution! As many of you may know, I love to travel. Also, I am a Charles Darwin enthusiast, as it provides for me, a logical framework for life…physically and socially. My wife, Esther, and I just returned from a trip to the Galapagos Islands in January. In addition […]

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Feb 3, 2020

Causes and treatments for Ankle Swelling

Ankle swelling is a common symptom that occurs when your body retains fluid in the lower legs, ankles and feet. Most people have experienced it at some point in their lives and it often resolves on its own with elevation and muscle movement. While it is usually benign and occurs on both sides of the […]

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Oct 21, 2019

Hunters and Heart Attacks: the Dangers of Buck Fever

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). Guest author: Branston Allen Branson is a currently a 4th year medical student at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Lock […]

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Sep 23, 2019

Healthy mom, healthy baby!

Part 1 of 2 Guest Columnist: Catherine Udomsak Heimrich, PT, DPT For many women, expecting a baby can be one of the happiest times in their lives. Pregnancy comes with much joy and excitement as one prepares to bring a new life into this world. While much of the preparation is focused on the baby, […]

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