To your health: What’s on the long road to medical school?

To your health: What’s on the long road to medical school?

Timmy, the 4-year-old grandson of my fishing buddy, Charlie, has a toy medical bag more sophisticated than the ones I had growing up. It doesn’t...

September 26th, 2016 updated: September 26th, 2016. |  


To your health: Your next operation could be an outpatient one

To your health: Your next operation could be an outpatient one

If you and your doctor have decided an operation is the best treatment for your medical issue, you might be surprised to find you’ll spend a lot...

September 20th, 2016 |  


University of Scranton to host conference on Fragile X syndrome

University of Scranton to host conference on Fragile X syndrome

SCRANTON — On Oct. 7, University of Scranton will host a free half-day conference for professionals who diagnose, work with or care for children...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Sept. 19 event launches Scranton chapter of recovery based non-profit YPR

Sept. 19 event launches Scranton chapter of recovery based non-profit YPR

SCRANTON — Yolanda Battaglia is a spiritual person. A little over a year ago, she accompanied a family member to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting...

September 15th, 2016 |  


To your health: Sometimes you need to take a few moments to reflect and appreciate

To your health: Sometimes you need to take a few moments to reflect and appreciate

Sunday was a special day for sure. The many services and ceremonies that recalled the horror and heroism of Sept. 11, 2001 were important opportunitie...

September 13th, 2016 |  


To your health: How are heart arrhythmias diagnosed?

To your health: How are heart arrhythmias diagnosed?

Have you ever become aware of your heartbeat or felt a fluttering in your chest? Doctors call that a heart palpitation. Heart palpitations are common ...

September 6th, 2016 |  


To your health: Take a minute and check for ticks

To your health: Take a minute and check for ticks

In most of our region, the weather was fantastic last weekend. I hope that you and your family had a chance to get outside, get some fresh air, stretc...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Fitbit makes exercise more of a game with new app; also updating older models

Fitbit makes exercise more of a game with new app; also updating older models

NEW YORK — Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you’re hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighbo...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Mylan to launch cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Mylan to launch cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that...

August 29th, 2016 |  


To your health: How to beat the heat for moms-to-be

To your health: How to beat the heat for moms-to-be

All right, I admit it — I cheated. While you all were sweltering in the ridiculous heat wave a couple of weeks ago, I had escaped to Alaska. Cat...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |