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Oct 7, 2019

Only smokers die earlier and at higher rates than couch potatoes!

A recent study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that only smokers died early at higher rates than couch potatoes! The study was the longest of its kind as researchers followed approximately 800 men for 50 years and concluded with this powerful message: poor physical fitness may be almost as bad for you […]

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Sep 30, 2019

Healthy mom, healthy baby: Part 2 of 2

Finding Time for Fitness as a New Mom Guest Columnist: Catherine Udomsak Heimrich, DPT Getting back into shape after having a baby is a priority for many new moms. However, with little sleep and lots of new responsibilities this goal can often fall to the wayside. Taking the time to ease into an exercise program […]

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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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Sep 16, 2019

Exercise Bulimia

By Mary M. Pelkowski, MD2 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month!  GCSOM Guest Author: Mary Pelkowski, MD2 is a student in the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine MD Class of 2022. She grew up in Sayre, PA and graduated from Notre Dame […]

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Sep 9, 2019

GROIN STRAIN – Best Treatment is Prevention!

 High school fall sports have begun! This includes; football, soccer, golf, cheerleading, women’s tennis, etc. Unfortunately, even well-conditioned, healthy, young athletes are vulnerable to a variety of injuries, including a pulled muscle on the inside of the thigh called a groin strain. Groin strains are common in the pre and early season but with a […]

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Sep 2, 2019

Happy, healthy Labor Day!

 Since 1894 Labor Day has been designated as the national holiday that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Research supports the notion that healthier employees are happier and more productive. When employers encourage healthy behavior and safety at work, they benefit in many ways. For example, in addition to improving job […]

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Aug 26, 2019

No Homework promotes healthy back

The government of India recently announced a ban on homework! Can you imagine…a ban on homework? In an effort to promote student health and address recent surges in the incidence of back pain in the young, there will be no homework for students in grades one and two. It was estimated that the majority of […]

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Aug 19, 2019

Your skin and you -- how to stay protected

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Brandon Eilberg, MD2 GCSOM Brandon Eilberg, MD2, GCSOM Class of 2022 – grew up in Bucks County, PA and is currently doing research with Northeast Regional Cancer Center (NROC) on radiation therapy for non-melanoma […]

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Aug 12, 2019

Prevention of Heatstroke for football, soccer, and fall sports

Summer football training camps and practice sessions are in full swing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A few years ago, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) implemented “Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines” This policy is slightly updated for starting dates each year ( At this time each year, I receive several emails from concerned parents regarding heat stroke in […]

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Aug 5, 2019

Total Hip Replacement Updates: Anterior vs Posterior. Part 2 of 2.

Guest Author: Matt Miraglia, DPT Matthew Miraglia – received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University in May of 2019 and interned at Mackarey Physical Therapy. He grew up in Plains, PA and graduated from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre. Prior to PT school, he received a bachelor of science in kinesiology from […]

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