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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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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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