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Jan 12, 2022

BEST HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION, GET FULLY VACCINATED!

AFTER VACCINATION…MAINTAIN A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM Every January, people make numerous resolutions related to health and wellness such as eating less and exercising more. As we enter our second new year living (or dying) with the COVID virus, it may be that the best health and wellness resolution is to GET FULLY VACCINATED! The Omicron […]

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Jan 5, 2022

Contributions to the Health & Wellness in Our Community

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with GCSOM: Steven Scheinman, MD, GCSOM President and Dean Steven Scheinman, MD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine President and Dean, retired at the end of 2021, leaving behind a legacy that will continue in perpetuity. It is often said that success can be measured by the degree to […]

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Dec 27, 2021

Merry Christmas: Mind Body and Spirit

While the Christmas spirit is still strongly present and the New Year just days away, I thought it would be appropriate to reprint a column from Christmas 2006. The forward to the column was written by Father Scott Pilarz, President of the University of Scranton who passed away on March 10, 2021 from complications related […]

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Dec 20, 2021

MERRY FITNESS! Top Ten Fitness Gifts for Christmas 2021!

Dry Tech Exercise Clothing Dry Tech is the best thing that has happened to exercise apparel since “jogging suit” was donned by all the “cool dudes” in the 70’s and 80’s . It is has great style and even better function. The specially made material is light weight and breathable and wicks moisture from the […]

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Dec 15, 2021

WILL SANTA BRING YOU A BACKACHE?

Holiday shopping is stressful to your body as well as your wallet. Driving from store to store, getting in and out of the car, bundled in a sweater and winter coat, the expert shopper carries package after package from the store, to the car, over and over again. Six, eight, or ten hours later, the […]

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Dec 6, 2021

10 Tips For Healthy Skin in the Cold Winter Months

The time has come again …transitioning from that sun-kissed summer skin to that sense of itchy dryness which takes over during the frigid NEPA winters. For some reason, our skin never seems to feel as good in the winter as is does during the warm summer months. Perhaps when prompted by a healthy dose of […]

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Dec 1, 2021

HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS FOR HUNTERS

This past Saturday was the first day of regular firearms deer season. It is considered to be a holiday in the state of Pennsylvania as approximately, 750,000 hunters from age 12 to seniors (including myself) will hike through the woods in search of a whitetail. I am a whitetail, turkey, small game hunter, and an […]

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Nov 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! Be Grateful…it’s good for your health!

The “first Thanksgiving” was in 1621 between the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag tribe in present day Massachusetts to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the previous year. In 1789, President George Washington, at the request of Congress, proclaimed Thursday, November 26, as a day of national thanksgiving. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln […]

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Nov 16, 2021

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s disease 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.

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Nov 8, 2021

EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Part I of II What is Parkinson's Disease (PD) 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 the body. […]

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