HEALTH
Rosen Digital’s Teen Health and Wellness eResource now available through the Lackawanna County Library System

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Library System (LCLS) has a new eResource available on its website, Rosen Digital’s Teen Health and Wellness: real life, real answers. This resource can be found at teenhealthandwellness.com. Topics within the database include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues and more. A […]

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Keystone College to celebrate National Public Health Week April 4-10

LA PLUME — Keystone College will celebrate National Public Health Week April 4-10 with several events on campus to highlight public health issues. All events are free and open to the public. Highlighting the activities is the lecture, “The Hidden Health Crisis – Drinking Water?” by Brian Oram at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in […]

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Allied Services Integrated Health System honors ‘Miracle Makers’ at March luncheon

Allied Services Integrated Health System recently honored the contributions and successes of employees and managers from various divisions at the bi-monthly Miracle Maker luncheon in the Graf Community Room at the Luger Scranton Rehab Center. From left, first row, Mary Carroll, receptionist, Burnley Employment and Rehab Services; Joanne Leo, RN, Heinz Rehab Hospital; Sara Appleby, […]

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2016 Gallery of Hope honors breast cancer survivors, encourages education and awareness

Five northeastern Pennsylvania residents recently shared their personal experiences with breast cancer as a way to inspire others who are facing the disease. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield collected their stories and photos for the 2016 “Gallery of Hope.” Created in 2000, the Gallery of Hope is designed to educate the public about the importance […]

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Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center graduates fourth class of Practical Nurse students

SPRINGVILLE — The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center graduated its fourth class of Practical Nurse students Friday evening, March 11. The ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Elk Lake School. Elk Lake/SCCTC Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Cuomo and School Board President Arden Tewksbury were present for the ceremony, as well as Dr. Alice […]

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Free wellness series continues at Waverly Community House

WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will continue its free wellness series with advanced practice holistic nurse Dr. Mary Elaine Southard. The public is invited to join Southard for “an evening of new perspectives, ways of thinking and healing.” Next in the series, “Healthy Nutrition,” will focus on how to […]

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Allied Services Integrated Health System launches hospice care program, free presentation slated for March 30

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Clarks Summit resident Ann Bost, RN said people often mistake her line of work as a “depressing” career. But to the clinical director of the new Allied Services Integrated Health System Hospice program, it isn’t like that at all. Rather, one word she uses to describe her job is “fulfilling.” “It’s […]

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Wellness series continues at the Waverly Community House

WAVERLY TWP. — On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, held its first in a three-part wellness series with presenters Behnam Bakhshandeh, author, speaker and executive coach and Dr. Mary Elaine Southard, advanced practice holistic nurse. Participants learned how to develop awareness and maintain self-care practices and disciplines that will […]

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Abington area health and fitness pros share seven tips to stick with New Year’s resolutions year-round

It’s that time of year: two weeks into January and two weeks into keeping — or breaking — those New Year’s resolutions. It’s a time of year when local health and fitness professionals see a boost, often followed by a steady decline back to the norm, in their businesses. Jose Briceno, owner of LUX Personal […]

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Regional Hospital of Scranton honors employees of the year

SCRANTON — Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton recently honored its employees of the year. Heidi Bockelkamp, of West Abington Township, director of rehabilitation services, was named clinical manager of the year. Johnson Keoonela, of Scranton, a registered nurse, was named employee of the year. Susan Luchko, of Dunmore, who works in the ambulatory surgery […]

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