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November 12, 2013 Clot busters long have been used to help stoke victims avoid devastating, even fatal outcomes. more »»

Don’t roll the dice

November 5, 2013 Late fall means the coming of the holidays, cold weather and the inevitable flu season. Every year in the U.S. between 5 and 20 percent of the population gets influenza. more »»

Healthier eating with the Glycemic Index

November 5, 2013 You may hear about people “counting their carbs” as a way to lose weight, control their blood sugar or eat more healthfully. There are three kinds of carbohydrates —sugar, starch and fiber. more »»

Survivor: ‘Living was what mattered’

October 29, 2013 For Beth Onesi, undergoing a mastectomy was the best choice after being diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, Onesi, 51, of Sunbury, chose to undergo the procedure not once but twice. more »»


October 22, 2013 HUGHESVILLE — Austin Polcyn doesn’t let something such as Tourette syndrome stop him from doing something he loves — and doing it well. more »»

Bypassing diabetes

October 15, 2013 Geisinger researchers have developed a system that can help predict the chance for successful outcomes for diabetic patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery. more »»

Seeing is believing

October 8, 2013 Neil Schweikart was unaware he could not see the way he should. As a 3-year-old, he really had no frame of reference for how his eyes were supposed to focus on objects. more »»


October 1, 2013 Each of them have been touched somehow by childhood cancer. Now, they are hoping to do what they can to battle the different cancers that are stealing so many young lives. more »»

The importance of hydration

October 1, 2013 Not only is water is essential for good health, but our bodies depend on water to function correctly and for survival. more »»

Going to extremes

September 24, 2013 Several years ago, Steve Noviello was just another guy in his mid-20s, not working out, allowing himself to become overweight and not feeling real good about it. more »»

Healthy eating for teens on the run

September 24, 2013 Having analyzed many teenage diets, I can tell you it’s enough to make a dietitian cringe. They follow a common theme of too much, too little, too fast. “I never have time for breakfast. more »»

Dealing with shoulder sprains

September 24, 2013 Acromioclavicular (AC) sprains, commonly known as separated shoulders, are a frequent athletic injury this time of year. more »»

Kicking the gluten habit

September 18, 2013 Over the years, Dr. Michael Komar has seen first-hand how patients struggle with celiac diseas. more »»

Local congregation hosts health fair

September 18, 2013 Sojourner Truth Ministries hosted its first Health Fair on Sept. 14. Available at the event were free screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar and vaccines for the flu. more »»

Commonwealth Medical College to honor 22

September 10, 2013 SCRANTON — The Commonwealth Medical College will honor 22 members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Medical Education Development Consortium Board (MEDC) at its fifth annual gala at 6 p.m.. on Oc. more »»


September 10, 2013 Doctor Susquehanna Health recently added Dr. Matthew Meeker to its team of physicians. more »»

Program to focus on hernia pain

September 10, 2013 For the 5 million Americans who have a hernia, surgery is the only relief. more »»

Coping with an Alzheimers diagnosis

September 10, 2013 An Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges. more »»

Early planning can help those with dementia

September 3, 2013 A diagnosis of dementia, a significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory, can feel overwhelming to both the patient and their loved ones at first. more »»

Jersey Shore’s Urgent Care is growing

September 3, 2013 By MIKE REUTHER JERSEY SHORE — There was a time not too long ago when Jersey Shore Hospital’s Urgent Care center in McElhattan saw perhaps 10 patients a day. more »»



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