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A man’s loss is his gain

January 20, 2015 By MIKE REUTHER mreuther@sungazette.com Justin Willoughby was a pretty miserable kid with a serious weight problem. He wasn’t just chubby. At 799 pounds, he was morbidly obese. more »»

Muncy Valley Hospital program helps man get his life back again

January 20, 2015 Special to the Sun-Gazette Something changed when Arthur Fowler, 63, of Berwick, arrived at Muncy Valley Hospital Swing Bed Program in Muncy last Augus. more »»

Susquehanna Health sells off The Meadows

January 20, 2015 On Dec. 31, Susquehanna Health announced the sale of The Meadows personal care facility in Loyalsock Township to The Park Home Inc. more »»

What’s robotic-assisted laparoscopy? Is it something that’s right for you?

January 20, 2015 Surgical robots are improving many minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures. more »»

Health site for everyone

January 13, 2015 The relocation of Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter from the Lycoming Mall to the Williamsport YMCA will mean improved outreach to many more people in need of its services. more »»

Geisinger restricts visits over RSV threat

January 13, 2015 DANVILLE – Geisinger Health System last week announced that it has issued restrictions temporarily prohibiting children under the age of 5 from visiting children’s and women’s inpatient units becaus... more »»

5 things to look for in new dietary advice

January 13, 2015 y MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON — For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. more »»

New tick-borne virus is discovered after a death in Kansas

January 13, 2015 By JOHN HANNA Associated Press TOPEKA, Ka. more »»

Your health

January 13, 2015 Practical nursing pre-entrance exams TOWANDA — The Practical Nursing program, located at the Northern Tier Career Center, 120 Career Center Lane, Towanda, will administer a pre-entrance exam... more »»

Bloodmobile stops are scheduled

January 13, 2015 The local chapter of the American Red Cross has scheduled the following bloodmobile visits: • Wednesday, noon-6 p.m., Muncy Masonic Lodge, 28 Brummer Pond Road, Muncy. • Friday, 1-6 p.m. more »»

Fake bar aids research for real anti-drinking drugs

January 6, 2015 By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. more »»

Doc with area ties aids ebola sufferers

January 6, 2015 By SANDY SCARMACK Sharon Herald Staff Writer While news about the intensity of the Ebola outbreak and the potential spread of the deadly disease to the United States has dropped off considerably,... more »»

President and CEO of Evangelical to retire

January 6, 2015 LEWISBURG — Michael O’Keefe, president and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, has announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the current fiscal year which ends on June 30, according... more »»

Health Events

January 6, 2015 Evangelical January classes are set LEWISBURG — Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes through the month of January. more »»

Report: Patient charges vary at area’s hospitals

December 30, 2014 By MIKE REUTHER mreuther@sungazette.com Patient charges for medical conditions and surgical procedures vary among hospitals in central Pennsylvania, according to a recent report. more »»

Conditions, procedure charges are compared

December 30, 2014 Here are the average patient charges of area hospitals for the 17 medical conditions and surgical procedures included in the PHC4 report: Abnormal heartbeat • Williamsport Regional Medical Center,... more »»

On the angels’ side

December 30, 2014 LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital has become the first hospital to take part in making an idea for giving back become a reality for Heaven’s Helpers of Central PA. more »»

FDA wants to get powdered caffeine off the market, citing dangers

December 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses. more »»

Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first in nation

December 30, 2014 DENVER (AP) — Colorado awarded more than $8 million for medical marijuana research on Dec. 17, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical potential. more »»

 
 
 

 

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