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As part of a clinical trial aimed at restoring partial sight to patients with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease which causes permanent blindness, UPMC has implanted the first patient in the United States with a new wireless retinal device called PRIMA. The device is …

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This year’s flu season in the United States is definitely not one size fits all. While the entire country is “experiencing active transmission” of the flu – with many states at record high levels, according to flu experts – the strain of the flu and the forecast for what’s ahead vary by regi…

Evangelical Community Hospital will be hosting a free "Talk with the Doc" discussion covering the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular conditions, featuring Benjamin Keyser, DO, Vascular Surgeon; John Pfeifer, MD, Interventional Cardiologist; Lisa Brinckman, RN, Director of Heart a…

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A normal full-term pregnancy is divided into three trimesters of baby development in the mother’s womb. Each trimester comes with its own hormonal and physiological changes. As a new mom, the education about each trimester prepares you for how the baby affects your body and allows you to pre…

Women ages 18 through 54 are invited to gather their friends and attend Glowing Reviews, Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive, Williamsport. Hosted by the UPMC Spirit of Women group, this event will focus on skin care.

"Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters" is an all-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign which intends to expand resources for mental health care in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch this week and promised more commonwealth agencies would be speaking out about about men…

Dr. Navitha Ramesh has been appointed as the new medical director for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at UPMC Williamsport. In this position, she will be in charge of providing leadership to the ICU by offering guidance and helping to develop comprehensive, efficient, and high-quality treatmen…

Have you noticed generally lower energy, and are you feeling sad more often now that the days are shorter and the weather is colder? If so, you may have a mood disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression triggered by circumstances connected to seasonal chan…

The 2019-2020 season is underway, reports the CDC, and all regions of the country are seeing elevated levels of flu-like illness (ILI).

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Lycoming County will hold an Inaugural Ceremony to welcome all County, City, Township, and Borough officials elected into office during the 2019 general election, as well as County and City appointed officials. The ceremony will take place on Friday, January 3, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Co…

Following a thorough examination from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) which involved inspecting two years' worth of records, quality control procedures, laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, safety programs and records, and laboratory management, four UPMC Susquehanna labora…