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  • 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

  • UPMC Expert: Understanding Burnout and Respite Care0

    Caring for a loved one is truly a selfless act. When this person becomes a priority, their needs usually exceed your needs. On top of a full-time job and a family of your own, handling it all may become overwhelming. This is expected, typical, and human nature. Respite care services provide temporary comfort, supervision, and

  • UPMC Expert: Stop the Bleed

    UPMC Expert: Stop the Bleed0

    The number one cause of preventable death from trauma is uncontrolled bleeding. To help encourage bystanders to become trained and empowered to help in life-threatening bleeding emergencies, Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign was launched in 2015 by the White House. The general public’s need for this information is immense, as four out of

  • UPMC Pediatrician: Keeping Kids Active This Summer0

    What are your children doing this summer? Taking time off from school is fun and often highly anticipated, but it’s important that they stay productively engaged during this down time. Keeping them mentally and physically strong will help benefit them in the long run, especially when it’s time to return to school in August. Physical