Category Archive: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Nov
19

Advanced Care Planning

Dr. Glen Digwood, D.O.

ADVANCED CARE PLANNING FOR NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH Special Feature Health & Exercise Forum with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Glen Digwood, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Dr. Digwood was born and raised in Taylor, PA., attended Riverside High School, Ursinus College …

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Sep
17

How to prepare for your visit to the doctor

Patrick Connors, M.D.

Guest Author: Patrick Connors, MD, 2014 Graduate TCMC (GCSOM) This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. In 2009 65 young men and women became part of TCMC’s (now GCSOM) charter class and less than ten years later, after …

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Sep
03

Have a healthy Labor Day

Proper Lifting Technique

Since 1894 Labor Day has been designated as the national holiday that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Research supports the notion that healthier employees are happier and more productive. When employers encourage healthy behavior and safety at work, they benefit in many ways. For example, in addition to improving job …

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Aug
27

Addiction and avoiding opioid dependence with pain medication alternatives: Part 2

Anthony Morada, MD2

ADDICTION: Avoiding Opioid Dependence and Alternatives to Pain Medications Part 2 of 2 (read Part 1 of this series at this link) International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2018 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Anthony Morada, MD2  Anthony Morada, a second …

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Aug
20

Addiction Awareness: Part 1 of 2

Sana Chughtai, MD2

ADDICTION: Part 1 of 2.  International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2018 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Sana Chughtai, MD2  Sana Chughtai is a second year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine from Pittsburgh, PA. She received a …

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Jul
02

Culture of Obesity–Part 2 of 2

Culture of Obesity – Overeating vs. Undereating. Part II of II Carolena Trocchia, MD1 Student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Carolena Trocchia, MD1, originally from Long Island, NY, is a first-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Carolena received an undergraduate degree in science from Stony Brook University and a Masters degree …

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Jun
25

Culture of Obesity – Part 1 of 2

Carolena Trocchia, MD1

Culture of Obesity – Overeating vs. Undereating. Part I of II Carolena Trocchia, MD1 Student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Carolena Trocchia, MD1, originally from Long Island, NY, is a first-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Carolena received an undergraduate degree in science from Stony Brook University and a Masters degree …

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May
21

Headaches in children, Part 1 of 2

Kelley German, MD3

Headaches in Children: Part 1 of 2 Special Feature “Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Kelley German, MD3 Kelley German, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated with a …

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Apr
30

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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Apr
23

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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Apr
16

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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Mar
12

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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Mar
05

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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Feb
26

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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Jan
08

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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Dec
18

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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Nov
20

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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Nov
13

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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Oct
16

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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Sep
29

Managing cholesterol with education, medication, diet, and exercise

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE LECTURE “TAKING THE DIE OUT OF DIET” Guest Speaker: Kim Williams, MD Chief of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:30 pm Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 525 Pine Street Scranton, PA For more information: 570-504-9685 tcmc.edu/PreventiveMed According to the American Board of Medical Specialties, “preventative medicine focuses on the …

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Aug
21

Why “The Pill” may not be your best option

Medical Advisor, Brian Wilcox, M.D.

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) – The 3rd Monday of every month!  Guest Columnist: Sabrina Brunozzi; Medical Advisor: Brian Wilcox, MD  Sabrina Brunozzi, MD2: This week’s article is written by Sabrina Brunozzi, a second year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of …

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Jun
19

Childhood vaccines are safe and critical

Dennis Dawgert, M.D.

Childhood Vaccinations Are Safe & Critical …for the health of your child and the children in your community! BE WISE…IMMUNIZE! Contributor: Dennis Dawgert, MD Dr Dawgert Graduated from the University if Scranton Attended Med school at St Louis Universality and did his residency training in Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children In St Louis. …

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May
22

Walking a marathon to survive and thrive: Part 2 of 2

Walking a Marathon – to Survive and Thrive! Part 2 of 2 Author: Karen Arscott, DO Dr. Arscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at GCSOM. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with D.O and is board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine and I am Chair of the Northeast Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition. I …

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May
08

Walking a marathon to survive and thrive: Part 1 of 2

Walking a Marathon – to Survive and Thrive! Part 1 of 2 Author: Karen Arscott, DO  Dr. Arscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at GCSOM. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with D.O and is board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine and I am Chair of the Northeast Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition. I am Co-Chair …

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Apr
17

Breast cancer & metastasis: what does it mean?

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). Breast Cancer & Metastasis: What does it mean?  By Pamela Lucchesi, PhD, FAHA Dr. Lucchesi Chair of Basic Sciences and Professor of Physiology at Geisinger Commonwealth …

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Mar
20

The impact of adverse childhood experiences

Author: Kathleen Nealon, 2nd year medical student Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine  This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Author: Kathleen Nealon,  MD2 Katie Nealon is a second year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She …

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Feb
20

Clinical Trials are Essential for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

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). Clinical Trials – America’s Most Under Used Resource February is National Cancer Prevention Month and Clinical Trials are Essential for Research in Cancer Prevention and Treatment! …

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Jan
23

Worried Sick? Be happy in 2017 (Part 2 of 2)

Worried Sick? Be Happy in 2017! Part 2 of 2 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) – The 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Kathryn Schmidt Personal Bio: Kathryn majored in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical and …

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Jan
16

Worried Sick? Be Happy in 2017 (Part 1 of 2)

Kathryn Schmidt

Worried Sick? Don’t Worry, be Be Happy in 2017! Part 1 of 2 Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) – The 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Kathryn Schmidt  Personal Bio: Kathryn majored in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a …

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