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Geisinger’s program will also provide transportation for non-clinical, but health-related reasons, such as going to counseling, a pharmacy, a grocery store or to a job interview.

When it comes to watching your salt intake, most people focus on limiting certain foods–but some beverages, like sports drinks, are often high in sodium
Salt is the primary seasoning used to flavor food and an essential ingredient of the diets of both animals and humans alike.
The human body contains about four ounces of salt. If you don’t have enough of it, your heart won’t beat, you can’t digest your food, your blood won’t circulate throughout your body and your muscles won’t…

Natural health news published monthly by Advanced Care Chiropractic | November 2018 Issue

Published Oct. 4, 2018
It shouldn’t last more than a few days
If you can’t seem to get out of the bathroom because of diarrhea, you might be wondering what caused the problem, and when it’s time to seek the help of your doctor
“There are a variety of potential causes of diarrhea,” said Geisinger gastroenterologist Seth Kaufer, D.O. “But, luckily, it almost always passes on its own within several days.” But if it doesn’t or you begin to notice more severe symptoms,…

By adjusting your spine, our practice is focused on balancing your nervous system
By now you know that chiropractic care is different from medical treatment. This difference goes beyond the importance of repeated visits
At our practice, the focus remains on the integrity of your nervous system. How do we do it? By seeing YOU.
Seeing the Person
While medicine is interested in the problem in…

Published Sep. 19, 2018
Be aware and get tested today
Hepatitis C is a liver infection that affects more than three million Americans, with 200,000 new cases reported each year. But the virus disproportionately affects members of the Baby Boomer generation—three in four hepatitis C patients were born between 1945-1965
This highlights the need for screenings in Boomers, as delays in detection can lead to permanent…

When it comes to your health, are you active or reactive
Our health (and the decisions we make about it) is among the most personal of decisions.
Are we passive, ignoring our health until we lose it? Or do we actively assume the responsibility for and take action to promote our health?
The choice we make is often revealed by how we respond when we have a health crisis of some type.
Strategy One: Eliminate the invader. Whether it’s applying weed killer to…

Published Sep. 28, 2018
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DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger continues to invest in employees’ education by offering an on-site Master of Business Administration (MBA) to its healthcare leaders, with classes conducted by University of Scranton professors at three hospital campuses
Twenty-nine students have so far earned their master’s degree in healthcare from the unique two-year program that began in 2015 and offers discounted tuition and…

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CHESS Health, the leading provider of addiction management technology, and Geisinger, one of the natio...

Published Sep. 27, 2018
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PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Collin Hair, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Geisinger as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He will see patients at Geisinger’s Specialty Clinic located at 675 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, and Geisinger’s Forty Fort Clinic located at 190 Welles St., Suite 122, Forty Fort
Fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology, Dr. Hair specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of…

Published Sep. 21, 2018
CAMP HILL, Pa. – Geisinger Holy Spirit Orthopaedics will expand care to the Dillsburg community beginning October 4
Michael Werner , M.D., a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon , will see patients at the Geisinger Holy Spirit Dillsburg Center, 126 W. Church Street, Dillsburg. The Dillsburg Center also houses Geisinger Holy Spirit primary care , imaging, lab and EKG services, physical therapy , and…

Published Aug. 15, 2018
Is your little one set for the big day
After the long summer break from school, is your child ready to get back into the classroom? Whether they’re starting at a new school or just a new grade level, it can be stressful for children to return to the schedule and responsibility of classes.
As you prepare to send them back to school, you likely have many to-do lists—but be sure to include their health among your priorities.

Published Jun. 22, 2018
Get moving with help from your care team
Thanks to technological advances both in and out of the hospital, joint replacement surgeries are more seamless than ever, reducing the average hospital stay to less than four days and halving the nearly 10-inch incision previously required for the procedure. In fact, patients are often on their feet with hospital rehabilitation staff a day after surgery
With all of this progress, more patients can look forward to life without the…

Published Jun. 26, 2018
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You’ve been in pain for a while. It hurts to walk, sit down and get out of a chair, and even to simply lean over. In fact, your hip even hurts when you’re just sitting or lying down. So you’ve decided to move forward with hip replacement surgery.
You’re not alone. More than 300,000 people in the U.S. have complete hip replacement surgeries every year.
One reason people are hesitant to move forward with this surgery, as…

Published Jul. 10, 2018
Not all seizures are caused by epilepsy
As the fourth most common neurological disorder affecting one in every 26 people, you probably know someone with epilepsy
“Most often, when a person has a seizure it’s due to epilepsy,” explained Dr. Abuhuziefa Abubakr, director of epilepsy for Geisinger. “The abnormal electric activity in the brain that is a hallmark of epilepsy often results in seizures.”
However, not all seizures are a result of epilepsy. In fact, you need to…

Bones play a big role in the body - they provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles and store calcium. When children are growing, we're focused on making sure their diets and activities promote healthy bones. But here's something you may not have considered: Adults also need to make sure they're taking steps to ensure their bones stay healthy as they age
"Your bones are always changing…

Published Jul. 6, 2018
Treating pain in our largest joint
If the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning, climbing a few flights of stairs or going on a brisk walk brings you instant knee pain , you might be concerned … and you also may feel like it’s just a sign that you’re “getting older.”
But chronic knee pain isn’t normal, and it isn’t necessarily a sign of getting older
A total knee replacement could be the saving grace…

Published Jun. 21, 2018
How to keep summer camp fun
Summer camp is an exciting time for your kids—they get a chance to play outside all day, meet new friends and keep learning. But it’s also a time that your kids are much more susceptible to injury
“Summer camp is the perfect place for your kids to get plenty of exercise and have fun, but it’s also a place where they can get injured,” said Geisinger primary care sports medicine physician Justin Tunis,…

When you strap pads and a helmet onto your child before they run out onto the playing field, you feel assured that the equipment will protect them from any injuries. But, with the youth baseball season in full swing, we're reminded that not all injuries can happen in an instant during a game - some take time to develop
"Kids are young and agile, so we don't think they're at risk of overuse injuries, but, in fact, they are," said Dr. Kevin Colleran,…

I had just read an early version of a new book and decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you

Published May 2, 2018
Patients could get treated 24 hours later
With a stroke , every minute counts. The sooner you act, the better the chance of survival, and the easier it is to prevent long-term disability. But new guidelines expand the window of treatment after the onset of symptoms from six to 24 hours
“The new expanded treatment window for strokes could mean the difference between a person becoming disabled for the rest of their life and making a full recovery,” said…

Geisinger doctor Neil Martin talks about the new comprehensive stroke center at Geisinger in Danville.

Published Mar. 19, 2018
What you eat impacts how you run
If you’ve signed up for a half marathon, you’re about to take on perhaps one of the most difficult and rewarding physical challenges you’ve ever faced
First and foremost, start with a proper training plan. Following an established plan that helps you build up to 13.1 miles over time will help you get you closer to your goal.
But exercise is only part of the equation. What you do in the kitchen…

Published Jan. 29, 2018
The troubling swish and spit situation
Whether it’s right after waking up or after a meal chock full of garlic, everyone has had a time when they’ve felt they could use some mouthwash
While freshening your breath with mouthwash is a practice that dates back to the Romans, within the last 100 years mouthwashes have focused less on freshening your breath and more on killing the bacteria that cause it.
“Halitosis, or bad breath, is a condition caused by…

DANVILLE — Improving patient experiences begins with physician confidence and teamwork, a member of Geisinger Health's board of directors told attendees of the Geisinger National Symposium Thursday.

Easy-to-understand TIG welding machine has both 115V and 230V input power capability. Light-weight and portable.