Let’s talk about it: postpartum depression

About 80 percent of moms with newborns experience what’s called baby blues —– a short-lived period of strong emotions and mood swings triggered by hormonal changes —– after childbirth. However, for up to 20 percent of moms with newborns, baby…

Medicare Part B

The second part of Medicare, Part B, will be your medical insurance. Part B, combined with Part A, is also known as Original Medicare. What does Medicare Part B cover? Medicare Part B covers medically necessary services, such as services…

I had LASIK surgery, and here’s what happened

by Kayleigh DeMace I’ve worn glasses since the fourth grade. I remember the first day I wore them to school, and what they looked like. They were thin, gold-wired frames that complemented my (then) light blonde hair. I put them…

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Dietitian Emily Newhard’s Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is high in vitamins and minerals and packed with a serving of veggies. Serves 6 12 oz. dry whole wheat pasta- elbows or penne 1 tsp. canola oil 1 tbsp. minced garlic…

Double masking during COVID-19: Is it needed?

As more contagious COVID-19 variants have emerged, the CDC has released new guidance on double masking, or wearing a cloth mask over a disposable mask, to increase protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.  This may have you asking, “Are two…

Working from home? 4 tips to help you adjust

by Jason Gibson, Innovations Program Manager at Geisinger  For many people, working from home has become the new normal. A large part of the workforce has been thrust into a work-from-home environment with the goal to flatten the curve. If…

New Year’s Resolution Lasagna

Dietitian Emily Newhard’s New Year’s Resolution Lasagna is made with nutritious whole grain and includes a serving of vegetables. Serves 8 Ingredients 1 box whole wheat lasagna noodles 2 lbs. nonfat or low-fat ricotta cheese  2 cups low-fat mozzarella cheese,…

Newborn checklist: 3 baby essentials

After nine long months, it’s almost time to meet your little one! During this exciting and emotional time, taking the steps to prepare for your newborn will help make your transition into parenthood as smooth as possible.  “While cute clothes…