Lyme disease precautions for outdoor activities

LYME DISEASE! OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS BE AWARE! “Health & Exercise Forum” regularly promotes active lifestyles and outdoor activities. However, being one with nature is not without its risks and attracting ticks which can lead to Lyme disease is one of them. Over the last few years, I have been amazed by how many ticks I find …

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Ways to treat and prevent progression of osteoarthritis: Part 3 of 3

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 3 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, PA. During …

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Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 2 of 3

Ways to Treat and Prevent Progression of Osteoarthritis: Part 2 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, PA. During …

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Five effective ways to prevent joint pain caused by osteoarthritis: Part 1 of 3

Antonio Adiletta, MD3

Five Effective Ways to Prevent Joint Pain Caused by Osteoarthritis: Part 1 of 3 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Antonio Adiletta, MD3 Antonio Adiletta, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Lancaster, …

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Break out of an exercise rut: Part 2 of 2

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STUCK IN AN EXERCISE RUT? Part 2 of 2 PEOPLE WILL OFTEN ASK ME, “IS THERE SUCH A THING AS AN EXERCISE RUT?” THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY THEY DO NOT SEEM TO BE IMPROVING WITH THEIR EXERCISE PROGRAM…they exercise 3-4 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes and they feel frustrated and STUCK …

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Break out of an exercise rut: Part 1 of 2

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STUCK IN AN EXERCISE RUT? Part 1 of 2 PEOPLE WILL OFTEN ASK ME, “IS THERE SUCH A THING AS AN EXERCISE RUT?” THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY THEY DO NOT SEEM TO BE IMPROVING WITH THEIR EXERCISE PROGRAM…they exercise 3-4 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes and they feel frustrated and STUCK …

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Certain types of exercise may have anti-aging properties

NEW RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES CERTAIN TYPES OF EXERCISE MAY HAVE ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES This column is dedicated to my friend and mentor, Dr. Gino Mori, who sent me this research study as a contribution to my column to raise the level of awareness and improve the health and wellness of the people of NEPA. Dr. Gino, who …

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10 best exercises to prevent Osteoporosis. Part 3 on osteoporosis and preventing the pain of aging

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While there is no cure for osteoporosis, being proactive can prevent, slow or stop the progression of this disease. As discussed in last week’s column, a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use, a well – balanced diet – rich in calcium and vitamin D, and weight –bearing exercises – such as walking and …

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Osteoporosis: A Strategy to Preventing the Pains of Aging. Part 2

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Ian Coote  Ian Coote, MD3 originally from Rogersville, PA is a third-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Ian majored in Biological Sciences at Ohio Northern University before graduating in 2015. He …

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Osteoporosis: A Strategy to Preventing the Pains of Aging. Part 1 of 2

Ian Coote, MD3

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month!   Guest Columnist: Ian Coote Ian Coote, MD3 originally from Rogersville, PA is a third-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Ian majored in Biological Sciences at Ohio Northern University before graduating in 2015. …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Brendan Bormes, MD3

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Seasonal Affective Disorder Brendan Bormes, MD3: GCSOM GUEST AUTHOR Brendan Bormes, MD3 is a third-year medical student at GCSM. A native of Clarks Summit and graduate of …

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Augmented Reality Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: Part 2

NEW TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE AUGMENTED REALITY: Part 2 of 2 BILL CONNELL, SPT3 Bill is a 3rd year doctor of physical therapy student at The University of Scranton and works as a student PT aide at Mackarey Physical Therapy. He is a graduate of Scranton Prep and plans to practice orthopedic and sports PT in …

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Augmented reality treatment for Parkinson’s Disease-Part 1

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” NEW TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE –AUGMENTED REALITY Part 1 of 2 Guest Columnist: BILL CONNELL, SPT3 Bill is a 3rd year doctor of physical therapy student at The University of Scranton and works as a student PT aide at Mackarey Physical Therapy. He is a …

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Ten best ways to prevent the cold and flu

Guest Columnist: Paul Mackarey, Jr. DPT According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017/18 flu season has been exceptional. Normally, elderly adults have the largest number of flu related hospitalizations while young children are second. This year, however, baby boomers between 50 and 64 years of age are the second most …

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Mindful Eating : Part 2 of 2

TRY A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS IN 2018…MINDFUL EATING! Part 2 of 2   WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING? Mindful eating, also referred to as intuitive eating, is based on Buddhist teachings which focus on the experience of eating, AND ENJOYING, our food. The concept was presented in a feature column in The New York …

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Mindful Eating: Part 1 of 2

TRY A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS IN 2018…MINDFUL EATING! (Part 1 of 2) There are many reasons why losing weight, the number one resolution for the New Year, is the most elusive goal of all. Not the least of these is the psychology of eating . In the land of plenty, we eat mindlessly! …

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Hypertension: Part 2 of 2

Hypertension: Part 2 According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), affects one in three adults (67 million people) in the USA. Unfortunately, only one-half of those with high blood pressure control the problem and, as a result, are at great risk for heart disease and …

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Part 1 of 2

Michael Ambrose, MD3

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). HYPERTENSION (High Blood Pressure): Part 1 of 2   Guest Authors: Michael Ambrose and Christian Bohan 3rd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine …

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Simple and Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

New Year’s Resolutions For 2018… Keep it Simple & Healthy! New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most are health oriented, I purport that to be truly healthy, one must have a healthy mind, body and spirit And, to have a healthy mind, body and spirit, one must be open-minded and balanced. Interestingly, the ten …

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Organ Donation Part 2: Common Questions Surrounding Organ Donation

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Life! Register to be an organ donor Organ Donation – and ties to NEPA: Part 2 of 2 GCSOM …

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Organ Donation Part 1: Register to be an organ donor, ties to NEPA

Michael Morgan, MD3

Register to be an organ donor, Organ Donation – and ties to NEPA: Part 1 of 2 GCSOM GUEST AUTHOR: Michael Morgan, MD3 Michael Morgan is a 3rd year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He attended Scranton Prep and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh earning a Bachelor of …

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WILL SANTA BRING YOU A BACKACHE?

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Holiday shopping is stressful to your body as well as your wallet. Driving from store to store, getting in and out of the car, bundled in a sweater and winter coat, the expert shopper carries package after package from the store, to the car, over and over again. Six, eight, or ten hours later, the …

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Achilles Tendon Rupture – Part 2 of 2

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ACHILLIES TENDON RUPTURE: Part 2 of 2    (read Part 1 here) As the days continue to get shorter and temperatures begin a slow steady decline, athletes and exercise enthusiasts will work harder to warm-up and exercise during the winter months. A little caution and preparation are in order to avoid muscle/tendon strain, or worse yet, …

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Achilles Tendon Rupture – Part 1 of 2

As the days continue to get shorter and temperatures begin a slow steady decline, athletes and exercise enthusiasts will work harder to “fit in” a warm-up before running or other activities during the winter months. But, no matter how limited time is, skipping the warm-up is risky. This time of year, one can expect to …

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Health and safety tips for hunters: Part 2 of 2

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Hunters and Heart Attacks: The Dangers of Buck Fever: Part 2 of 2 Branston Allen, MD3 Branson is a currently a 3rd year medical student at …

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Health and safety tips for hunters: Part 1 of 2

Branston Allen, MD3

While I am not a hunter, I am an avid outdoors person with great passion for mountain biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking and mountain climbing in our state and national parks. With this in mind, I offer hunter safety tips based on the knowledge of experts in the field and offer health safety associated with …

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It is appropriate that it is also National Family Caregivers Month, considering the fact that many people afflicted with Alzheimer’s are physically fairly well and often rely on caregivers. It would be very unusual to find a person whose life has not been affected by someone with Alzheimer’s …

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Flu Myths: Part 2 of 2

FLU MYTHS: Part 2 of 2 At this time every year, patients come to our office with questions and concerns about the flu shot. The most frequently asked questions is, “Can the flu shot give me the flu?” As you are about to learn, the answer is NO! In fact, in well-designed scientific studies, where …

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Flu Myths: Part 1 of 2

FLU MYTHS: Part 1 of 2 At this time every year, patients come to our office with questions and concerns about the flu shot. In an attempt to educate the public and dispel any fears or misconceptions, Influenza has a long recorded history in medicine. It was first mentioned by Hippocrates in 412 BC. The …

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Tips to prepare for surgery

Megan Lombardi

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). TIPS TO PREPARE FOR SURGERY Guest Author: Megan Lombardi 2nd Year Medical Students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) Megan Lombardi is a second year …

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