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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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Are You at Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?

Are You at Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, The major risk factors for carotid artery disease, listed below, also are the major risk factors for coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease) and peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). Diabetes. With this disease, the body’s blood sugar level is too high because the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use its insulin properly. People …

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer

What is Childhood Cancer? Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the body. The most common cancer in children is leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Cancer can …

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Cancer in Men: Focusing on prostate and other cancers

Cancer in Men: Focusing on prostate and other cancers

September is prostate cancer awareness month. All across the U.S., men should take this opportunity to discuss their risk of developing the disease and whether screening is right for them. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society; about 1 in 39 men will die of the disease. While prostate cancer …

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Safe Harbor’s Lobster Fest

Acapacity crowd of more than 350 attended the ninth annual Lobster Fest to benefit Safe Harbor. The annual fundraiser was Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Bellefonte Country Club. It was sponsored by Safe Harbor and the Boyd County Medical Alliance. The Lobster Fest Committee was chaired for the ninth year by Susan Fried, who also serves as …

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6th Annual Mid Atlantic Women’s Herbal Conference

“Be Naturally Brilliant” Kempton Community Center 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA October 1-2, 2016 7 am registration, opening circle, 8:45 am Join us for a special weekend honoring the healing wisdom of medicinal plants, sustainable living practices and the beautiful spirit of like-minded women. Keynote Speakers & Teachers: Amikaeyla Gaston, Deb Soule, Claudia J. Ford, PhD, Jenn Allen, Tammi …

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Your Attitude Determines Your Significance

Life-giving Attitude Part Two: Moving to Significance By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church After speaking to our group the man stepped down from the stage and began to shake hands and talk to those who came forward to meet him. He was tall and big, well over six feet with broad shoulders and a thick chest. He …

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Mountain Games debut Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

Mountain Games

By Lauren Breece, Marshall University Student You need to throw a tomahawk. Not your speed? How about shoveling some coal or walking a steel beam? That – and more – is what the Mountain Games are all about. Join fellow Appalachians on Saturday, Sept. 3, during this first-ever celebration of the strength, skill and backwoods knowledge that made our part …

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Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

Take Your Feet for Granted

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center No less an expert than Leonardo da Vinci recognized the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Think about it. The average person walks between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day, exerting a force equal to two to three times their body weight with each step! …

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Know Your Surgeon

Know Your Surgeon

If you are facing surgery you are not alone. Every year, more than 15 million Americans have surgery. Most operations are not emergencies and are considered elective surgery. This means that you have time to learn about your operation to be sure it is the best treatment for you. You also have time to work with your surgeon to make …

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5 Smart Choices to Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

The C word — cancer. It’s scary. In 2016, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are anticipated, according to the American Cancer Society. But there is some good news. Smart choices you make today may help you reduce your cancer risk. 1) Quit tobacco If you use tobacco, quit. According to the ACS, the benefits of stopping smoking …

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Apple Caregivers: Giving Care, Keeping Families United

There is no underestimating the importance of family in our lives. From the time we take our first breath, until our last, family is the one thing we know we can count on, the people who know us best, who will always be there for us, who will help us carry the load. But today’s families are fundamentally different than …

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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 3 of a 4 part series By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Fewer Americans are dying early from major illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, leading to overall lower death rates and longer life expectancy, according to a 2014 study reported by USA Today. Life expectancy for females as of 2012 was 81.2 years and 76.4 years …

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