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Pennsylvania registered fewer than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, the second time since weekly reports began that there were fewer than 10,000 new cases.
A federal judge has approved a nearly $58 million settlement in a case involving the deaths of dozens of military veterans who contracted COVID-19 at a Massachusetts veterans home. The settlement was approved Monday by a judge in U.S. District Court in Springfield. The coronavirus outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke in the spring of 2020 took the lives of 84 residents. It was one of the deadliest outbreaks at a long-term care facility in the U.S. A lawyer for the plaintiffs says they are thankful the case has been brought to a conclusion.
SUNBURY — Deleen Wetzel was in a coma for 21 days while battling COVID-19 in April 2020 and today still struggles with health problems.
Pennsylvania recorded another new low for new COVID-19 cases this week and recorded the second-smallest increase in related deaths since early August.
We all feel sad from time to time. Some — or many — of us have even experienced depression. But how do you know when what’s going on is more than just feeling down or overwhelmed and when it’s time to seek out professional help? and if you do decide to look for help, where do you even begin?
We’ve all seen the ads on TV. You know … the ones asking if you’ve been feeling down lately? The ones that ask if you’re having trouble sleeping or just can’t seem to be happy?
Starting Monday, consumers will be able to buy hearing aids directly off store shelves and at dramatically lower prices as a 2017 federal law finally takes effect.
More than 100 former Geisinger employees have appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed last year after they were terminated following the health system’s implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine and testing policy.
The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide declined again this week — the third week in a row — while three of four Valley counties saw more new cases this week than the preceding week.
More than a year ago, Dr. Puneet Bajaj, Allergy and Immunology of Geisinger, saw a patient with significant allergies to cats, dogs, spring allergens and fall allergens. Persistent sinus pressure and sneezing affected her sleep, resulting in missed work days.
Pennsylvania registered its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since the first week of July, even as the number of patients hospitalized due to complications of the coronavirus increased for the first time in a month.
The number of high school students participating in sports across the United States dropped four percent in the most recent survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Montour County is still seeing high levels of community transmission of COVID-19, while the three other counties are registering medium levels again according to data updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
All four Valley counties are seeing high levels of community transmission of COVID-19, according to the latest data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
State officials on Wednesday unveiled the new Recreation Engagement Coalition of 50 people from across the state and the full spectrum of outdoor recreation charge with growing outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania.
Is it just me or have many of my fellow hunters lost their respect for the squirrel as a game animal? Oh, they still enjoy watching the squirrel’s antics as they climb and scamper throughout the forest, but now it is nothing more than a distraction as they wait in hopes of encountering the n…
When Karen Leonovich sought care for her mother and her mother’s companion in July, it took her nearly two weeks to find two open beds at the same facility.
The state Department of Health is aware of the ongoing issues of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNF) facing challenges in moving a hospital patient to a nursing facility and nursing facilities not accepting patients because they don’t have adequate staffing.
DANVILLE — Following recent guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Geisinger is offering single booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine for people age 12 and older.
More Pennsylvanians died from COVID-19 over the past week than in any other week in three months according to the latest data released Wednesday by the Department of Health.
A confirmed case of polio that partially paralyzed a Rockland County, N.Y., resident in late July has Valley doctors stressing the importance for up-to-date vaccinations.
HARRISBURG — The number of new COVID-19 cases registered across Pennsylvania dropped for the fourth consecutive week on Wednesday while the state Department of Health said more than 100 Pennsylvanians died due to complications from the coronavirus for the fifth week in a row.
A federal judge has tossed a class-action lawsuit filed last year by 106 Geisinger employees against the health system's mandated twice-weekly tests for COVID-19.
Federal prison facilities in Union County are now at the lowest restriction levels for COVID-19 as the active case counts at facilities in Allenwood continue to decline.
The state Department of Health added more than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the sixth consecutive week with at least 20,000 statewide. There were about 350 fewer cases across Pennsylvania this week than last week.
DANVILLE — A new massage parlor opened last week on Mill Street in Danville with the owner committed to offering Valley residents a path to enhancing and improving overall well-being.
Northumberland County is one of 14 Pennsylvania counties with high community levels of COVID-19, while Montour County is now seeing medium levels after four consecutive weeks with high transmission.
A medical emergency in one Pike County municipality was met with a 27-minute wait for an ambulance three years ago. Now, county data show the response time in Shohola Township averages under 9 minutes.
The number of COVID-19 cases at federal prisons in the Valley continued to rise this week as the state Department of Health registered an increase in new cases statewide.
Family medicine is unique in that a physician cares for a wide spectrum of ages. Pediatricians, on the other hand, are doctors who provide care specifically for children.