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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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Jan 27, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 3 of 3

THE MAKO ROBOTIC ASSISTED DEVICE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  GUEST AUTHOR: JOHN MERCURI, MD, MA; Orthopedic Surgery -  Adult Reconstruction; Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine      According […]

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Jan 20, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 2 of 3

DO YOU NEED A NEW HIP OR KNEE? This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era […]

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Jan 13, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 1 of 3

 HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT UPDATES: IMPORTANT NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era of joint replacement […]

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Jan 6, 2020

Simple & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

A Clear Vision For 2020! New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most are health oriented, I purport that a healthy mind, body and spirit requires a healthy lifestyle. Interestingly, the ten most popular resolutions listed below, all have an impact on a healthy life.    More Time With Family And Friends Polls repeatedly show that […]

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Dec 30, 2019

Get 2020 Vision and resolve to stick with the program!

I am sure that many of you feel as I do…it is beyond my comprehension that in two days I will be living in the year two thousand and TWENTY! Moreover, I hope you share my sentiments that each year, each month, week, day, and minute is a gift, not to be taken for granted. […]

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Dec 23, 2019

Healthy Holiday Tips for Seniors

Happy Holidays! My gift to readers this holiday season is to offer some health tips. However, before I get accused of being a “Scrooge” about enjoying the food and drink associated with the season, please know that I was raised in an Italian kitchen. As such, it is fair to say that I have and […]

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