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Dec 16, 2019

The truth about vitamins: Part 2 of 2

Guest Author: Robin Tanner MD3, 3rd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Robin Tanner MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Originally from Danville, Pennsylvania, Robin received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Aside from studying medicine, she enjoys learning about World […]

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Dec 9, 2019

The truth about vitamins: Part 1 of 2

Guest Author: Robin Tanner MD3 3rd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Robin Tanner MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Originally from Danville, Pennsylvania, Robin received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Aside from studying medicine, she enjoys learning about World […]

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Dec 2, 2019

Prevention of ski injuries

Like many in NEPA, I enjoy winter in great part due to my love for downhill and cross-country skiing. However, with age and wisdom, I have become much more aware of the need for safety through the use of proper equipment, good technique and preseason conditioning. Every November 1st I begin my preseason ski conditioning […]

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Nov 25, 2019

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD

Part 2 of 2 November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This problem refers to a group of lung diseases that causes damage to the airways and air sacs in the lungs.  People with […]

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Nov 18, 2019

Lung disease and COPD

LUNG DISEASE 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 (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). GCSOM GUEST AUTHOR: Nicholas Czelatka, MD1 Nicholas is a currently a first-year medical student Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is a […]

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Nov 11, 2019

Prevention of Lower Back Pain: Part 3 of 3

Part 3 of 3 GUEST COLUMNIST: Paul Mackarey, Jr. DPT Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most common problems in our society as well over 85-90% of all Americans will suffer from it at least once in their lives. It affects productivity in the workplace and lifestyles at home. The medical costs of treatment including; […]

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Nov 4, 2019

Your back has preferences: Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3 GUEST COLUMNIST: Paul Mackarey, Jr. DPT Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most common problems in our society. In fact, over 85-90% of all Americans will suffer from back pain at least once in their lives. It affects productivity in the workplace and lifestyles at home. The medical costs of treatment […]

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Oct 28, 2019

The truth about lower back pain: Part 1 of 3

…THE MORE YOU KNOW Part 1 of 3 GUEST COLUMNIST: Paul Mackarey, Jr. DPT One of the most common problems people come to our office with is lower back pain (LBP). Studies show that 80-90% of adults in the USA will experience lower back pain at one or more times in their lives. It is the second […]

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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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Oct 14, 2019

Women's purses and back pain

Recently, a young woman came to my office with complaints of severe middle and lower back pain. On her first visit, I carried her purse (big bag), to the treatment room to assess its weight. Then, I asked her permission to weight the bag and discovered that it weighed 8 pounds. While 8 pounds does […]

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