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Apr 20, 2020

Surviving worry during the Covid-19 crisis. Don't worry, be happy! Part 2 of 2

Most of us are going through a roller coaster of emotional states as this storm –called COVID-19 – continues to gain momentum, with global impact. Millions of people are experiencing major life changes. If this resonates with you, you are not alone. While there is no perfect solution, there may be some helpful things you can do to feel more in control of your day-to-day emotions and general well-being.

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Apr 13, 2020

Worried sick during Covid-19 crisis? Don't worry, be happy! Part 1 of 2

Most people have heard the expression, “worried sick,” but did you know that you can worry enough to the point where it results in emotions that leave you physically ill?

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Apr 6, 2020

Get out of your chair safely to prevent falls

By special request, a guide to help prevent falls and help you get out of a chair safely.

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Mar 30, 2020

Help Maintain a Healthy Immune System with Exercise: 10 Best Exercises Using Resistance Bands (Part 2 of 2)

Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy immune system. With the closing of fitness centers, school gyms and exercise classes due to COVID-19, it may be a good time to begin a home exercise program that is quick and easy.

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Mar 23, 2020

A Healthy Immune System is a Defense Against Coronavirus (Part 1 of 2)

The human body is designed to defend against foreign bodies such as germs, bacteria, and viruses, including COVID-19.

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Mar 16, 2020

Seasonal​ ​Affective​ ​Disorder

It’s that time of year…after a long winter of nights that come early and last too long there is LIGHT at the end of the tunnel! In the fall and winter, especially this far north, many people start to feel the gloom of their surroundings creep into their psyche and spring cannot arrive too soon...Is this normal, or a sign of something more serious?

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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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