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Mammograms

Mammograms

Annual Screenings Detect Early Stage Breast Cancer Mammography or a mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast tissue. Mammography has been used for years to detect and diagnose breast diseases in both women and men. While most mammography is done on a screening basis, it is crucial in diagnosing the cause of breast symptoms such as breast lumps, breast …

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head – most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD). Both PAD and CAD are caused by atherosclerosis that narrows and blocks arteries in various critical regions of the body. Quick …

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Discover Your Family History, and Make New History at the Library

Discover Your Family History

The United States is unique among the countries of the world in that its population is made up of people from elsewhere – from England and Spain, Nigeria and Colombia, Argentina and Zambia, and every country in between. Our status as melting pot can be both a blessing and an obstacle for those who want to know more about their families, …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

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By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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RESPITE CARE

RESPITE CARE

More than 34 million Americans provided unpaid care to a relative or family member sometime in the past 12 months, according to a Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, a study published by the AARP and the National Alliance for Caregivers. Not surprisingly, the study found the “typical” unpaid caregiver was a 49-year-old woman caring for a 69-year-old parent or parent-in-law living …

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Mountain Games Raises $25,000 for Hoops Family Children’s Hospital

Mountain Games Raises $25,000

By Velma Workman Athletes and families from across the region came to Heritage Farm last month to compete for the title of Mountain Man and Mountain Woman.  The competition was fierce as participants braved an obstacle course filled with logs to jump, tries to traverse, carts to pull, metal pipes to carry, and a giant culvert to get through.  And that …

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Reasons to Start Running…. Now!!! 

Reasons to Start Running.... Now!!!

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Whether on a treadmill or in the park, it’s easy to  earn those miles.  Lace up those running shoes and check out a new place to explore on that next vacation. Save some money – no need for expensive gym equipment or memberships – When it comes to running, …

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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Despite the tremendous pro-gress of medical science, breast cancer continues to affect women at every age and every station in life. With around 290,000 new cases each year, it is estimated that one woman in eight will develop cancer during her lifetime. For these reasons, breast cancer awareness is as important as ever. Breast cancer is most treatable when the …

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No Flu for Me – Prevention is Key

With cold and flu season quickly approaching, it is important to be reminded of simple tips that are well known but oftentimes overlooked. There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal. A proactive approach to warding off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. Antibiotics act only …

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Truly Personalized Medicine is Here It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. – Hippocrates

Truly Personalized Medicine is Here It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. – Hippocrates

The concept of personalized medicine – tailoring the treatment to the individual – has been around for more than 2,000 years. It hasn’t been until recently, however, that the promise of personalized medicine has become reality. The mapping of the human genome has allowed us to understand the impact of genes, and their variants, on the metabolism of medications. Advances in …

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Half Marathon…. Here I Come!

Half Marathon.

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Repairing  muscle to maintaining energy, runners’ bodies have special nutritional needs. Here, are a few  great food options for runners — peanut butter tops the list – my favorite!!!! Food does more than just squelch hunger for runners, it also  fuels your muscles and keeps you healthy. Whole wheat …

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Allergy, Cold, or Flu? Know the Difference for Best Treatment

Allergy, Cold, or Flu

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment. If you know what you have, you won’t take medications that you don’t need, that aren’t effective, …

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OLBH Women’s Center

OLBH Women’s Center

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Women’s Center combines breast health services in one location, eliminating the necessity for multiple appointments and prolonged waiting for women. With a quick diagnosis, a woman can either forgo needless worry or more quickly begin a course of action if a problem is discovered. The Women’s Center boasts same-day results, flexible hours, walk-in appointments, …

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Stay in Your Home Solutions The Aging in Place Concept

Stay in Your Home Solutions The Aging in Place Concept

Part 4 of a 4 part series Show of hands: How many of you have moved in the last five years? 10 years? 15? If you’re age 50 or older, in all likelihood you haven’t moved in more than 20 years. According to the National Council on Aging, 58 percent of older adults haven’t changed residences in two decades. There are …

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AmnioFix – Natural Healing for Soft Tissue Injuries

AmnioFix

AmnioFix is a human amniotic membrane graft. There have been over 45,000 soft tissue applications in eye surgery, dental surgery, orthopedic surgery and wound care. Other forms of amniotic membrane have been used for almost 100 years. AmnioFix contains natural factors that reduce inflammation and scar tissue formation and enhance healing of micro-tears in soft tissue. Amniotic tissue has been used …

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