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Hospice of Evangelical recently held a volunteer training for those interested in giving their time and assisting with end-of-life care for families throughout the Susquehanna Valley or supporting the work of Hospice through non-patient activities. As a result, five new volunteers are joinin…

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Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2019 has been detected in a Philadelphia resident. Samples are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The Departments of Health and Environmental Pr…

If you’re thinking about skipping this year’s flu shot, consider this: arming yourself against the flu may help reduce the overall risk to your family, friends, and others in your community. If you have young children, elderly family members, or come in contact with people who have asthma, d…

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Regardless of age, gender, and class, people are taken to mobile gaming these days. Almost 70% of Americans play at least one kind of mobile game. Although gaming for long hours is unhealthy, it has a variety of psychological effects including relaxation of the mind, boosting one's mood, etc…

Montoursville, Pa. -- Each time a Geisinger Life Flight crew heads out for a call, they’re now grabbing a small cooler containing their latest life-saving tool: blood. The addition of blood being onboard all air ambulances and the ground transport unit means better care for critically injure…

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to at…

Google has launched a new website called 'Recover Together,' a resource intended to help people recover from addiction or substance use disorders. The new service was launched by the search giant in recognition of National Recovery Month in September. Google noted that more than 23 million A…

Evangelical Community Hospital is holding its annual Cookin’ Men event where local celebrity men turn up the heat on breast cancer awareness by creating culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.

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Although electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have been available in the U.S. market since 2007, use of them has exploded in recent years, even as traditional cigarette use decreased – especially in the youth population.

BCI Foods, Inc., a Quebec, Canada firm and importer of record, is recalling approximately 3,304 pounds of meat and poultry soup products that were not presented for import re-inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. 

When you’re younger, falling may be nothing more than a bit embarrassing. However, as we get older it can be startling, upsetting, and life changing. Falls are a serious health issue among seniors, and unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence.