Healthy Living

Therapist: Aquatic therapy great option for low-impact recovery

By Submitted Column | January 3, 2023

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

Physician: Understanding BMI

By On the PULSE | February 1, 2023

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects almost 42% of United States citizens. Obesity, or…

Therapist: Aquatic therapy great option for low-impact recovery

By Submitted Column | January 3, 2023

Simply put, aquatic physical therapy is the practice of physical therapy in the water. Also known as hydrotherapy, it’s often…

Physician: Don’t let stomach pain ruin your holiday 

By On the PULSE | December 22, 2022

The holiday season can provide stress on our bodies, especially the stomach. Holiday meals, lots of cookies, traveling, and stress…

Andrea's Country Home Cookin'

Christmas cookies, punch and rudolfs with Andrea!

By On the PULSE | December 25, 2020

There are few better ways to get into the joy of the season than through cookies and punch. Check out…

Andrea’s Tips & Tricks: New year, new tidy kitchen tips

By Andrea McElroy | December 23, 2020

A new year calls for some deep cleaning and organizing in the kitchen. Check out these 10 ideas that I…

Check out 9 of the best cookie recipes for the Christmas season

By Andrea McElroy | December 16, 2020

Nine days until Christmas! Can you believe it!?  Time to finish wrapping those gifts, decking the halls and finishing those…

How to

Why Maintaining Your Front Yard Is Important

By On the PULSE | February 1, 2023

A front yard is a great place to create beautiful scenery and bring a bit of nature to your home.…

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…