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  • UPMC Pediatrician: Keeping Up with Immunizations0

    It’s that time of year again. Everyone is getting back in the swing of things with school starting. Your child might be due for a check-up at the doctor’s office as well. This annual check-up is a great way to check in and see how your child’s health is developing. Usual topics of discussion include

  • UPMC Expert: Preparing to Care for a Person With Alzheimer’s Disease0

    As of 2023, as many as 6.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease according to the CDC. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. It’s progressive, meaning that symptoms will start off mildly and then gradually become more severe. Once

  • Symptoms Suggestive of Cataracts

    Symptoms Suggestive of Cataracts0

    The eyes are amazing organs that utilize various parts working in conjunction with one another. When working correctly, eyes enable crisp vision and process a vast array of vivid hues. When the eyes are compromised by illness or other conditions, various impairments may be the culprit. Cataracts often affect aging individuals. The American Academy of

  • Five Ways to Show Seniors They’re Appreciated0

    Senior citizens account for a significant percentage of the overall population. Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released in 2020 indicate the nation’s 65-and-older population had grown by more than one-third over the preceding decade. By 2050, the number of senior citizens is expected to be close to 90 million. As of 2021, Statistics Canada

  • What to Know About AFib

    What to Know About AFib0

    The heart has been characterized as the engine that makes the human body run. If that metaphor is not exactly spot-on, it still serves as a good indicator as to just how vital a healthy heart is to the human body. Despite the importance of a healthy heart, diseases that affect the heart remain the

  • Tips to Find the Right Assisted Living Facility

    Tips to Find the Right Assisted Living Facility0

    Millions of seniors across the globe benefit from residing in assisted living facilities. Such facilities feature well-trained and highly skilled staffs that can help aging men and women live full lives even if they’re dealing with cognitive and/or mobility issues. The benefits of assisted living facilities are undeniable, but certain spaces may be a better

  • The Future of Aging in Lycoming and Clinton Counties0

    Late summer 2023 is an exciting time if you live in Lycoming County or Clinton County. The Little League World Series is in full swing, students are getting ready to return to school, and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is working on their Master Plan for Aging. On May 25, 2023, Governor Shapiro signed Executive

  • UPMC Athletic Trainer: Listen to the Body to Stay in the Game0

    As parents, it’s imperative that you play an active role in your child’s health and wellness in a positive way, especially when it comes to sports. In today’s youth sports culture, where the focus is on getting better, stronger, and faster to play at higher levels, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s best for

  • UPMC Pediatrician: Get Back to School Healthy0

    Nancy Grauso-Eby, D.O. UPMC Primary Care August can be a hectic and stressful, yet exciting time of year for children and parents. You’re rushing around to make sure they have new school supplies, meeting new teachers, and adopting and adjusting to a new schedule. With so much “new” going on, let’s help make sure your

  • UPMC Lactation Consultant: Tips for Breastfeeding Moms0

    August is National Breastfeeding Month — a time to celebrate and support breastfeeding mothers. Every family may have their own unique experience with breastfeeding, or some may choose to express and bottle feed breastmilk. While it’s natural and easy for some, it may be more challenging for others. Below are a few common challenges that

  • UPMC Surgeon: Get Checked for a Hernia to Avoid Ending Up on a Gurney-a0

    Do you have a bulge under your skin near your abdomen accompanied by a burning or aching that gets worse when straining? You may have a hernia. Hernias happen when there is an opening between muscles or connective tissue. Tissues, intestines, or other organs push through these openings and cause the most common symptom: a

  • UPMC Eye Doctor: Shield Your Eyes This Summer0

    How many times have you been told to not look directly at the sun? While this age-old advice should be common sense, the following eye information and protection tips may be new and helpful to you in time for summer. Common Eye Problems Caused by Warmer Weather One of the most common eye problems during