Healthy Living

Therapist: Aquatic therapy great option for low-impact recovery

By Submitted Column | January 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

Simply put, aquatic physical therapy is the practice of physical therapy in the water. Also known as hydrotherapy, it’s often an effective, evidence-based option to consider as an alternative for people who have trouble exercising due to pain, weakness, and weight-bearing and mobility limitations. The pools used are designed specifically for physical therapy and are…

Ten tips for handling grief around the holidays

By On the PULSE | December 7, 2022

Grief affects each of us differently. Feelings of loss come and go without warning, even many years after a loved one has died. Sometimes, grief can be triggered by familiar events, music, smells, foods, or photographs. The holidays—full of traditions, events, group meals, and company—can heighten or reignite these intense feelings of loss.  Here are…

Three foods that may increase your risk of colon cancer

By On the PULSE | December 7, 2022

Bogdan Protyniak MD, Division Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery & System Director of Robotic Surgery, Geisinger Choosing good-for-you foods like fresh vegetables and whole grains is part of a healthy lifestyle. But knowing which foods to avoid can be just as important as filling your plate with vibrant veggies and lean proteins. In fact,…

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

By Submitted Column | December 2, 2022

‘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

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

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

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,…

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

Are you stressed? Find the best techniques to ease your mind

By On the PULSE | March 9, 2020

Jobs. Family. Finances. Coronavirus. We are all stressed these days. Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s important to manage your…

As coronavirus looms, doctors urge US to pay more attention to the flu

By On the PULSE | February 24, 2020

Even as reports of the coronavirus continue to pile in from across the globe, for those in Pennsylvania and throughout…

Don’t be SAD: 8 tips to combat seasonal depression

By On the PULSE | February 10, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is connected to the change in seasons.  SAD typically begins…

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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The Importance of Regular Pipeline Maintenance

By On the PULSE | January 27, 2023

There’s a complex web of pipelines running beneath any society. These pipelines are critical to the power generation industry because…

Motorcycle Maintenance You Need To Learn

By On the PULSE | January 27, 2023

When you own a motorcycle, you need to stay on top of your maintenance. Proper care keeps you safe and…

The Importance of Land Surveying for Farmers

By On the PULSE | January 27, 2023

Land surveying consists of locating and mapping features on the surface of your property or farm. Notably, this practice is…