How to avoid food and drug interactions

When taking medication becomes a part of your daily routine, you may find that other parts of your routine need to change. One example of this is that some medications interact with foods — and even other medications — in…

Ouch! What is that pain in my side?

Maybe it started off small. Maybe it suddenly came out of nowhere. Whatever it is, you’re having pain in your side. But why? Where did it come from? And should you be worried? We’re all familiar with pain from stubbing…

Stories from the front lines of the pandemic

But when an extraordinary event like a pandemic occurs, doctors, nurses and other personnel are also scared and sometimes overwhelmed, just like the rest of us. Yet the men and women who staff our hospitals and clinics continue to go…

How stress affects your body

We’re all probably familiar with the ways stress affects our moods. We get anxious. Overwhelmed. Maybe even irritable. But our bodies also try to tell us when we’re stressed out — meaning the pressure we’re under is becoming too much…

Hit the road with hobo packets

One challenge when cooking outdoors? Cleanup. The solution: Prep hobo packets ahead of time, toss right on the fire and eat straight from the foil. Here’s how this never-fail meal works. Cut your favorite vegetables into bite-sized chunks. Do the…

Annual health screenings: Your key to better health

COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds these days. And some people may be putting off checkups and annual screenings because of it. But according to Eileen Evert, senior director of Health and Wellness at Geisinger, it’s better to keep those routine…

Enjoy fall — safely

By Beth Kaszuba As we transition from summer to fall, it can be tempting to jump right into new activities, like a kid leaping into a pile of leaves. But before you get a running start, a few safety hints…

3 Common Causes of Ankle Pain

You may not think much about your ankles, even though you rely on them every day to stand, walk, climb stairs and exercise. It’s when you have pain, swelling or discomfort in one or both ankles that you notice how…

The science behind the flu shot

Each year, it’s recommended that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu shot. Why? Because it’s the best way to protect yourself from the flu — helping to prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and even death. Ever wonder how…

Cold vs allergies: What’s the difference?

When you (or your children) have a runny or stuffy nose and a cough, you might automatically think you’re dealing with a cold and start taking a cough and cold medicine. But, depending on the other symptoms you have, how…