Medicaid will end for millions of Americans in the coming months, and that pushes many into unfamiliar territory: the health insurance marketplace. States will start cutting people from the government-funded coverage when they no longer qualify based on income, a process that has been paused since shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The timing of these cuts will vary. But all states have insurance markets where people who lose Medicaid can buy new coverage with help from subsidies. Shopping for insurance that covers regular doctors and prescriptions can be daunting. But experts see several steps to make it easier.
Although February is Kids’ ENT (ears, nose and throat) Health month, the Zeitler family of Berwick learned the importance of this kind of care when one of their four sons suffered an eye injury last summer. After the child’s eye was repaired, ENT care continued for the Zeitler boys. Emergenc…
It may be surprising to learn that dental health has a clear and proven link to overall health. Research shows that poor oral hygiene can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature births and even osteoporosis.
Positive relationships with family members, friends, and your community are beneficial to your overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that social connectedness promotes making healthy choices plus the ability to cope with anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma.
We’ve all seen movies or television shows that depict someone having a heart attack. What we see is usually stereotypical — the person either suddenly collapses or clutches his chest, sweating and in pain.
The heart is the muscle that serves as the engine for the rest of the body.
States are preparing to remove millions of people from Medicaid as protections put in place early in the COVID-19 pandemic expire.
Pennsylvania's very own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney. This marks the 108th time Phil has not seen his shadow, calling for a few more weeks of winter, during the 137-year-old tradition.
SUNBURY — Northumberland County President Judge Paige Rosini will decide if a homicide charge against Ajani Munsh-Ousha Uhuru will proceed to trial after the 23-year-old Sunbury man appeared in court Friday afternoon.
SUNBURY — All four Valley counties are still registering medium levels of COVID-19, data show and no counties in Pennsylvania have high levels for the second week in a row. Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties have had medium levels of transmission for the nearly three months, …
MIFFLINBURG — Herr Memorial Library is partnering with Mr. Sticky’s to bring you delicious sticky buns. The library is taking orders now through Feb 11. The cost is $5 for one sticky bun, $20 for a half dozen sticky buns or $38 for one dozen sticky buns.
Most people know the 1966 song, “These Boots are Made for Walkin.’” But talk to podiatrists, and you’ll wonder just how good those boots really were.
SUNBURY — All four Valley counties are still registering medium levels of COVID-19, data show and no counties in Pennsylvania have high levels. Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties have had medium levels of transmission for the last two months, according to the state Department…
SUNBURY — All four Valley counties are still registering medium levels of COVID-19, data show. Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties have had medium levels of transmission for the last two months, according to the state Department of Health.
Nearly 6 million Americans have taken Paxlovid for free, courtesy of the federal government.
New COVID-19 infections in the state and the four Valley counties increased for the second consecutive week, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Health.
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a five part series for caregivers.
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.
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.
Bullying has an immense impact on teen mental health issues and suicide risks, according to three local experts.
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.