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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

August 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already... more »»

Heartworks support groups start Sept. 9

August 25, 2014 Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice’s grief support group Heartworks, offers age-appropriate grief support groups for children, teens and their families for fre. more »»

Students learn babysitting basics and more

August 25, 2014 Jersey Shore Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for teens 11 and up on Sept. 13 at Jersey Shore Hospital. JSH has been a registered teaching site since 1998. more »»

Geisinger Medical Center appoints director of general pediatrics

August 25, 2014 Dr. Janis Maksimak, has been appointed director of general pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC). more »»

Free pediatric speech screening

August 25, 2014 Jersey Shore Hospital’s speech therapy department is offering free speech and language screenings for children between the ages of 2 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 13. more »»

Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times

August 25, 2014 CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. more »»

Is it really an emergency?

August 25, 2014 Many of us have been in a situation where an accident or injury around the house — cutting a finger while preparing dinner or falling from a stepladder while cleaning or hanging decorations — leads... more »»

Concussion prevention

August 19, 2014 The growing awareness regarding the seriousness of concussion injuries has brought increased safety measures, including with youth sports. more »»

Ready to find relief from hay fever?

August 19, 2014 If you typically spend the end of August nursing a “summer cold” that lasts more than two or three days, you may be suffering from a seasonal allergy known as “hay feve. more »»

Drugs made in tobacco plants

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK — It’s an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. more »»

First Community Foundation grants $650,000 to Muncy Valley Hospital

August 19, 2014 First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania recently contributed a leadership gift to Susquehanna Health’s Continuing the Innovation capital campaign through the Williamsport Lycoming... more »»

Free lung cancer screening offered

August 19, 2014 Susquehanna Health’s Cancer Center is collaborating with radiology to offer free spiral-computed tomography screenings to people who are at high risk for lung cancer from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. more »»

Art takes on myeloma

August 12, 2014 Last November the Modern Art against Myeloma fundraiser raised more than $5,000. more »»

Man survives 14-year battle with bone marrow cancer

August 12, 2014 The following is based on my 14 year battle with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and my association with activities to raise funding for the different organizations that treat those with... more »»

Could the Ebola virus spread to this country?

August 12, 2014 Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC reports that the possibility of the Ebola virus spreading to the U.S. is remote, Dr. more »»

‘Run/Walk For Your Heart’ set for Sept. 1

August 12, 2014 The 13th annual Run/Walk For Your Heart will be held Sept. 1 in Williamsport to benefit the Susquehanna Health Heart and Vascular Institute. Event registration will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. more »»

‘Fill the Boot’ campaign begins today

August 12, 2014 For 60 years, the city Bureau of Fire and Muscular Dystrophy Association have partnered by filling boots to raise money turned over to those who know best how to find cures and provide assistance to... more »»

Susquehanna Health offers free lung screening

August 12, 2014 Susquehanna Health’s Cancer Center is collaborating with radiology to offer free spiral-computed tomography (screenings to people at high risk for lung cancer on Aug. 30 and Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. more »»

Jersey Shore Hospital hires speech therapist

August 12, 2014 Brittany Brooks has taken on the role as Jersey Shore Hospital’s full-time speech language pathologist. more »»

Pray for a miracle

August 5, 2014 ATLANTA — Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn’t looking to abandon her overseas work. more »»



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