Your guide to over-the-counter joint pain relief

Whether you feel it in your knees, hips, elbows or elsewhere, joint pain can be distracting to the point of dominating your every waking moment. It’s normal to want relief — and to want it fast.  “There are many ways to…

5 tips for returning to the gym

by Roxanna Larsen, director of sports medicine, orthotics and fitness at Geisinger Woodbine Lane Whether you’re an avid, competitive athlete or a calm, cool, collected yogi, you might be getting ready to head back to your gym or fitness studio….

Are wild mushrooms okay to eat?

It’s estimated there are several thousand edible wild mushroom species in North America — along with a couple hundred species that are poisonous. So the odds seem to say that the mushroom you found in the woods is safe to…

Coronavirus: what you should know

The new respiratory illness called COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, has us all practicing physical distancing and staying home more often these days. With COVID-19 expanding to other countries, with many cases now confirmed across the United States, including Pennsylvania…

How to have “the talk” with your kid

You want to make sure your kids get accurate, appropriate answers to their questions about sex. But with so much information available to them on their phones, tablets and laptops, how can you take control of the conversation? And how…

Can heart disease be reversed?

Your heart is an incredible machine. It beats about 37 million times per year, pumping blood through and around your body to supply your organs and cells with vital oxygen and nutrients.  It also adjusts the rate and force it…

how to beat breast cancer one bite at a time

Did you know that making changes to your diet can reduce your risk (or recurrence) of estrogen-positive breast cancer? Learn how making some changes to your diet can help you fight breast cancer. What is estrogen-positive breast cancer? There are…