To your health: A few wise habits can keep you healthy on summer vacation

Now that Memorial Day has passed, it’s officially summer vacation season — even if kids are still going to school for a while yet. We’re going to spend some time on Cape Cod, a few Chicago visits, and I’m sneaking off to Canada to try, yet again, to catch the Atlantic salmon of a lifetime. […]

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To your health: Caffeine overdose: How much of the substance is too much?

You’ve probably felt the effects of too much caffeine at some point in your life. Your heart races, your hands get a little shaky, and it may even give you a good dose of anxiety. What you may not know, however, is that too much caffeine can be bad for your health — both in […]

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To your health: Aches and pains? Try natural remedies, lifestyle changes

I expected to feel worse. Saturday morning actually wasn’t that bad. Sure, I was a little sore, having used muscles in ways I usually don’t and having run up and down stairs enough to give my Fitbit seizures. But after a while, some stretching and loosening up, I didn’t feel too sore after helping Kate, […]

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Crisis response expert to offer lecture on mental health in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE — A mental health professional from Commonwealth Health will present a lecture this week as a way of educating fellow industry pros and members of the public on how to deal with individuals with metal health issues. “Supporting Patients in Crisis: The Best (and Worst) Things to Say” will be presented by Bonnie Bawiec […]

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To your health: Remembering the research pioneer who helped ‘blue babies’

Welcome Billy! You made a pretty dramatic entrance into this world on April 21, Master William John Kimmel. Billy is the newborn son of Molly McNearney and her husband, late night host Jimmy Kimmel. If you were in a cave or a coma last week you might not know that he was born with a […]

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Wilkes-Barre JCC to begin offering Silver Sneakers classes in mid-June

WILKES-BARRE — The Jewish Community Center has received approval to add programming that will benefit older adults. The social, educational and recreational hub, located at 60 S. River St., plans to offer Silver Sneakers classes, for adults 60 and over, starting sometime in mid-June. Sharon Matylewicz, of Old Forge, has held the position of senior […]

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Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro talks opioids at Wyoming Area

EXETER — Since being sworn into office in January, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office has arrested an average of three drug dealers a day. But Shapiro doesn’t believe Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis can be remedied through enforcement alone. “I can lock up four drug dealers, five drug dealers, six drug dealers every single […]

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‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ stars to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — A night of entertainment hosted by a local healthcare organization and featuring two internationally celebrated improvisational comedians will demonstrate that humor can be healing. Geisinger Health will present Laughter is the Best Medicine on May 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” fame […]

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To your health: Every profession has tools of the trade, doctors included

So, what characteristics define a particular worker? Well, I can list a bunch. First, there’s a fund of knowledge. For example, an electrician needs to know a lot about electricity, circuits, grounding, etc. Then, there’s an appropriate attitude. A laid-back, easy-going style is probably not ideal for an air traffic controller. A set of responsibilities […]

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To your health: This spring, resolve to be a better patient

Springtime, Easter and Passover … all work to make this an especially hopeful time of year. Yes, Mary and I spent the weekend with Kate, Andy and Rowan. That, too, always adds to my optimism and positivity. Ro is a joy. Happy, strong, funny and warm. But with Mary as her grandmother and Kate as […]

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