From 1990 to 2017, the average percentage of obese adults increased from 11.1 percent (for the 44 states and DC for which 1990 data are available) to 30.6 percent, according to statistics by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Some people never seem to be sick a day in their lives, while others catch every cold that comes around. In a similar way, some people seem able to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day with no repercussions, while others suffer life-threatening consequences.

Pointing to a set of pigs’ lungs, which are similar in size and structure to humans’, Ann Dzwonchyk, wellness educator with Evangelical Community Health and Wellness, explained that our lungs are made of tissue that expands and contracts with our every breath.

Mary Frances Knoebel was diagnosed with breast cancer in January and is wrapping up the last of her radiation treatments. After that she will meet with her oncologist, Victor G. Vogel, MD, Breast Medical Oncology, Medical Oncology, at Geisinger Medical Center, to talk about the next stage of…

Evangelical Community Hospital is holding its annual Cookin’ Men event where local celebrity men come together to turn up the heat on breast cancer awareness by creating culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital is currently seeking spiritual care volunteers. Volunteers may be from any spiritual background and no experience is necessary. Volunteers engage in conversation with patients while providing emotional and spiritual guidance.

Here in the middle of summer, many people are enjoying vacations on the beach, poolside parties and relaxation, and general fun in the sun. While it’s a time to enjoy, it’s also a time to take the necessary precautions against the very real threat of skin cancer.

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