Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability. Rapid treatment for stroke is the key to preventing long-term disability.

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DANVILLE – Due to the expansion of and investment in Geisinger’s Life Flight program, the Life Flight 1 base will be relocating from Montour County to Snyder County. This summer’s move creates more space for the program’s maintenance team.

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A stroke impacts the brain, and the brain controls our behavior and emotions. After a stroke, survivors often experience emotional and behavioral changes. Emotional and behavioral changes are a common effect of stroke. Not only can stroke impact one's mood and outlook, but the area of the br…

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WILLIAMSPORT – Students participating in Key Club at South Williamsport High School recently raised funds to purchase Tricia's Totes care totes for patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. The reusable totes are filled with products for use during cancer treatments including w…

WILLIAMSPORT – Members of the Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Motorcycle Club from Lock Haven recently delivered stuffed animals to the Emergency Departments at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, UPMC Susquehanna Muncy, and UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailor…

When someone mentions their appendix, they are usually talking about having it removed. Most people are only aware of their appendix when it becomes inflamed and infected, requiring a general surgeon to remove it, also known as an appendectomy. 

Warmer weather is finally here, and the kids are ready to have some fun outdoors. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, biking, or just going to the playground, your children want to be on the move as the weather warms up. As they get more active outdoors, they are likely to fall, slip, and stumble…

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna welcomes Abdalla M. Sholi, MD, as the new regional medical director for oncology. As the regional director, Dholi will oversee the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers in Williamsport and in Wellsboro, as well as UPMC Cole Patterson Cancer Center in Coudersport.

WILLIAMSPORT – In celebration and support of the diagnostic and life-saving work of the Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center at UPMC Susquehanna, Fred and Arlene Stahl, of Williamsport, donated $100,000 to Susquehanna Health Foundation.

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna recently hosted a Donate Life Month Celebration. The event featured presentations on UPMC Susquehanna’s work in promoting organ transplantation and donation by members of UPMC Susquehanna’s Organ and Tissue Donation Council, Steve Johnson, president of UPMC Su…

WILLIAMPSORT – UPMC Susquehanna’s Heartworks is celebrating 10 years of offering grief support services for children, teens, and their families with an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Divine Providence Campus, 3rd Flo…

LEWISBURG -- For National Volunteer Week, celebrated from April 7-13, 2019, Evangelical recognized how volunteers make a difference to the patient experience every day through the giving of their time and talents. Volunteers reaching milestones in their contribution of time were presented sp…

Although menopause is a natural part of aging for women, many women aren’t happy when they start recognizing the signs. Technically, menopause is when a woman stops menstruating— signaling the end of her ability to develop eggs and reproduce. Emotionally, many women feel the transition is mo…

WILLIAMSPORT – Nurse midwives at UPMC Susquehanna recently celebrated an important milestone – 40 years of providing care and services in Williamsport. As the first midwife in the region, Rosalie Kaleda, CNM, received care privileges in 1979. At that time, midwifery was a new alternative to …

April is National Donate Life Month and a good time to remind people that organ donation is not just something you agree to upon your death. The 14,000 to 17,000 people currently on the waiting list for a liver transplant don’t need to wait for a donor to die, you could donate today. Liver t…

It is hard to believe, but in 2019 we are talking about a measles outbreak. Already more than 225 cases have been confirmed this year and 12 states have reported cases. This outbreak is once again bringing infant immunizations into focus. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Infa…

LOCK HAVEN -- Logan Fisher, a senior at Central Mountain High School, recently donated bags of care items for cancer patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. Logan has been active in Relay for Life since he was young, and for his senior project partnered with Coaches vs. Cance…

PITTSBURGH – When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis reveals in the April issue of the Am…

A myth is advice that becomes popular without facts to back it up. When it comes to healthy eating, it can be challenging to sort through what’s fact and what’s a myth. It's important to learn the facts about what you’re eating so you can make the most informed food choices and learn how to …

SUNBURY – Beginning April 1, 2019, UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury will welcome its new leader as current president and senior executive Robert Williams, retires. Robert Kane, president of UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center – Divine Providence Campus and system vice president of operations, …

The role of caregiver for a loved one can be overwhelming. Not only are you watching your loved one suffer from illness, dementia, disability, or advanced age, you are also keeping their life—and your life—running smoothly.

If there were a screening test that could dramatically decrease your risk for developing the second deadliest cancer in the United States, would you take it? According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, roughly 30 percent of Pennsylvanians reported not being…

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna recently launched a new program encouraging seniors to live their healthiest lives – Age Well. Age Well is a free membership program for seniors age 55 and up who live near a UPMC Susquehanna hospital. As an Age Well member, seniors will have the opportunity t…

MUNCY – UPMC Susquehanna Muncy recently received national recognition from The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) and the Pennsylvania Flex Program for demonstrating innovative telehealth initiatives to improve population health. The Critical Access Hospital Recognition Certi…

As you age, it is important to stay socially active as well as physically active. However, the older you get, the fewer opportunities you have for socialization and your desire to stay physically fit often decreases. 

Stop your heart attack emergency right now before it begins. Many people who reach the point of having a heart attack say they didn’t know they were at risk. Have you discussed your risks with your family doctor recently? Is your blood pressure at an acceptable level? Do you know your choles…

NEW YORK -- A clinical trial that followed nearly 1,000 people using a new home test for chronic kidney disease (CKD) shows a high percentage of the participants were happy with the process and preferred it to getting tested in a doctor's office.

With close to 14,000 people on the liver transplant waiting list, the wait for a transplant may take years. Despite increased awareness of organ donation and the pressing need for donors, people with end-stage liver disease continue to die while on the waiting list because an appropriate mat…

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