The Medical Minute: Emergency Planning Starts at Home – But Extends Beyond

Preparedness for an emergency or disaster begins at home. That’s the message officials are trying to convey during September, which is National Preparedness Month. “All families should have the same focus by having an emergency kit, a prepared vehicle and a plan,” said Scott...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014

Help Feed Seniors Now™ During Hunger Action Month

CLEARFIELD – At least one in nine seniors is at-risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care, according to Feeding America. In September, National Hunger Action Month, Comfort Keepers® in...
Posted On 26 Sep 2014

Research Shows Alcohol Consumption Influenced by Genes

UNIVERSITY PARK, – How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they “like” and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. In the first study to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2014

Local Nutritionist Newly Certified to Help Patients with Difficult Health Problems

CURWENSVILLE – Representatives of Oxford Biomedical Technologies Inc. announced recently that Susan G. Kordish, licensed dietitian/nutritionist and co-owner of Premier Planning & Management LLC in Curwensville, has passed the examination to become a certified LEAP therapist....
Posted On 23 Sep 2014

Mommy Market, Health Fair Set at DuBois Central Catholic School

DUBOIS – The DuBois Central Catholic School will hold its annual Mommy Market and Children’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 25. A Mommy Market is a consignment market exclusively for baby, children’s (up to age 10) and maternity items.  The market provides...

The Medical Minute: Identifying Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades — but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. Parents have to...
Posted On 20 Sep 2014

Penn Highlands Clearfield Planning for Flu Season

CLEARFIELD – With flu season fast approaching, Penn Highlands Clearfield is hosting flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the region. “As always, our goal is to educate the community about how they can protect themselves from any type of communicable disease,...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Advises

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled “Dying In America,” released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine. The report suggests that...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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August Alsina remains in hospital after collapsing onstage

Tep Mayo – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New York City, NY, United States (4E) – R&B singer August Alsina, 22, from New Orleans, who is best known for his single “I Luv This Shit” remains hospitalized after he collapsed onstage during a show in...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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Turning away the Ebola dying

Monrovia, Liberia (IRIN) – A US announcement today to send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in Liberia was welcomed with relief by health workers, who are losing the battle to contain the disease. Liberia reported 400 additional Ebola cases in the past week...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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