Healthy Living

Physician: Hand hygiene easy tool to fight the spread of germs

By Submitted Column | December 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings where we share food, time together, and germs. No matter where you are, keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself from germs that can make you sick. Regularly washing your hands or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water…

Expert: Pediatric rehabilitation supports growth, well-being

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

As a parent, you want the best for your child. Children are amazingly resilient, and your hopes are to see them grow and flourish into independence. Sometimes life can throw your child a curveball, especially when it’s related to an acute injury, long-term illness, or disability, and they may need a little help. When that…

Doctor: Influenza and Flu vaccines

By On the PULSE | November 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu, or influenza, affected about nine million people last flu season (October through May). This is presumably due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts such as masking and social distancing that have since become less pressurized. While you may feel more at ease this year, it…

How to battle diabetes with nutrition

By Submitted Column | November 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

November is National Diabetes Month and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the chronic disease affects over 37 million people in the U.S. or about 11% of the country’s population. It’s important to understand what diabetes is and how you can help manage the condition with lifestyle modifications and nutrition.  What…

Physician: Tips for a safe and healthy hunting season

By Submitted Column | November 1, 2022

Hunting is a physical activity that should not be taken lightly. You may find yourself hopping over boulders, walking on damp, moss-covered logs and maneuvering other treacherous terrain while hauling extra gear. Often, you’re dealing with less-than-ideal weather conditions in an isolated setting. It’s important to be focused and physically prepared while out in the…

How breast cancer treatment affects your health

By Submitted Column | October 24, 2022

Written by Dr. Fiori Alite, Geisinger The latest diagnostic technology can help detect breast cancer earlier and pinpoint treatments, so you have fewer unpleasant side effects. But the treatments you and your doctor choose can still affect your short- and long-term health. How cancer treatment affects your health Different breast cancer treatments have different side…

Surgeon: What is Trauma Care?

By On the PULSE | October 18, 2022

Most hospitals have an emergency department, where patients with emergent injuries and illnesses can be treated without an appointment. Some of these patients may have life-threatening symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or severe stomach pain, and the emergency medicine team can provide the treatment necessary to support care for these patients. However,…

Physician: Early detection key to breast cancer battle

By On the PULSE | October 4, 2022

Changes in the breast, such as lumps or masses, typically trigger cancer concerns. But did you know most early breast cancers cause no symptoms? Breast cancer can present in different ways including a breast lump, changes in the nipple or skin, and bloody nipple discharge. Being aware of your breasts makes you an active participant…

Specialist: Understanding ankle injuries – strains, sprains, and breaks 

By On the PULSE | September 28, 2022

Though a very common injury for athletes, ankle injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Hiking down your favorite local trail, walking down the stairs with a loaded laundry basket, or mowing the grass in the back yard and stepping into that ditch you’ve been meaning to fill in – it can happen to…

Physicians: Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

By On the PULSE | September 20, 2022

As you grow older, you may find that your knees are starting to hurt. While joint pain is not uncommon, it can begin to interfere with one’s quality of life if the knee pain continues to progress. If left untreated, it may result in the need for a knee replacement surgery. Having any type of…

Kitchen Korner

Uptop Cuisine: Fresh and local food with a special seafood twist

By Noah Beiter | November 12, 2021

“I was supposed to be a nurse,” said Dhuha Ali, co-owner of Uptop Cuisine in Williamsport. The new take-out and…

Kitchen Korner: Italian style coffee at Backhouse Café

By On the PULSE | April 8, 2021

This husband and wife-owned business serves coffee and tea, all while providing a cozy atmosphere for their customers. Ron and…

Kitchen Korner: Opening a restaurant during a pandemic

By On the PULSE | November 27, 2020

Starting a business during a global pandemic isn’t easy. But for Eat and Run Catering and Restaurant, it turned out to…

Medical News

Q&A with a Doc: Staying safe on the hunt this season

By On the PULSE | September 29, 2020

Hunting season is picking up, with archery for deer beginning on Oct. 3. On the PULSE sat down with John…

Q&A with a Doc: Primary care doctors adapt to COVID-19

By Anne Reiner | September 15, 2020

If you have ongoing health concerns, small children, or simply get a yearly check-up, then you are using a primary…

Q&A with the Doc: How to tackle and treat depression

By On the PULSE | September 1, 2020

Depression can take on many different forms and manifest with a variety of symptoms.  While social media opens up many…

Andrea's Country Home Cookin'

Cooking with Andrea: Easy egg muffins for the family

By On the PULSE | March 26, 2021

These are some of the easiest breakfast muffins you can make for your family. Egg Muffins Recipe: 12 eggs 1/2 cup…

Cooking with Andrea: A tasty treat for any time of day!

By On the PULSE | March 19, 2021

These protein balls are a healthy treat for the family with none of the guilt. Check out the easy recipe…

Cooking with Andrea: Yummy baked oatmeal!

By On the PULSE | March 12, 2021

One of the easiest baked oatmeal recipes you’ll find! 3 cups oatmeal 1 cup brown sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 1…

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What Are the Best Sports for Feeling Relaxed?

By On the PULSE | December 5, 2022

Some sports may make you feel on the edge of your seat. Whether you’re watching or participating, there can be…

Different Types of Personal Mobility Aids

By On the PULSE | December 2, 2022

Many people around the world can benefit from the use of mobility aids, as they help people move independently and…

Benefits of Stainless Steel for Dairy Equipment

By On the PULSE | December 2, 2022

The dairy industry has been at an all-time high in recent years. Dairy manufacturers and processors must use state-of-the-art equipment…