Here’s what you need to know about ovulation

If any of your friends or relatives have tried to add a new member to their family, you’ve probably heard them talking about their fertility calendar or ovulation cycle. Now, if you’re trying to become pregnant, you might be wondering…

5 Myths about kidney donation

By Dr. Michael Marvin, Chair of Transplantation and Liver Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center When it comes to donating a kidney, you’ve probably heard conflicting information about the process. Whether you’re considering donating or you’re just trying to learn more,…

Is It A Cold, Flu, Allergies or COVID-19?

We’ve all been there. You wake up with a sore throat, then come the aches and the congestion that feels like it may cause your head to explode. Is it a cold or allergies? Or something worse, like the flu…

How to add more whole grains to your diet

Adding more whole grains to your diet is a healthy idea. Not only do they provide you with essential vitamins and nutrients, but they also help you “up” your dietary fiber intake, which has been shown to reduce the risk…

5 health benefits of yoga backed by research

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, yoga has grown in popularity — not only for its physical benefits, like increased strength and flexibility, but for its ability to boost mental health and improve well-being. While not for everyone, many who practice…

Can-chemotherapy-make-my-feet-tingle

If you were told you needed chemotherapy, hair loss was probably the side effect that came to mind. But tingling or numbness in the hands and feet? Those are also possible side effects of chemotherapy, according to Geisinger podiatrist Dr….

I have post-COVID myocarditis

Many people who contract COVID-19 will fully recover and return to normal health. But as the pandemic continues, we’re learning that some people can experience long-term effects from the virus — with symptoms lasting anywhere from weeks to months after…

A dad’s guide to breastfeeding

When you think of breastfeeding, you probably picture mom cradling the baby, right? Instead, think of breastfeeding as a triad: mother, father and baby. That’s right! Fathers play a big role in breastfeeding, too. While breastfeeding is instinctive, there’s still…

“Light” or “casual” smoking is just as harmful

It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. But like many other bad habits, some people still smoke anyway. “Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.,” says Dr. Jacqueline Lee, cardiothoracic surgeon at…

Healthy recipes for the holidays

If you’re looking to bring something different and healthy to your table this holiday, these recipes cover everything from your main dish to your dessert, with a twist on a few classics.