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SCRANTON, PA — The Wright Center for Community Health offers area college students the chance to sharpen their job skills through ongoing internship opportunities in medical-related pursuits, … more
NEW YORK STATE — Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion per year. It costs Medicare beneficiaries time, stress, their medical identities and potentially their health. It costs families, … more
Health grants available  WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Nonprofit groups that are providing health-related programs and are in need of funding in the Wayne Memorial service area could qualify for … more
The frequency of joint replacement procedures as an outpatient procedure is growing, with well over a million total hip and total knee replacement procedures performed each year.    … more
HONESDALE, PA — Victims' Intervention Program (VIP) will celebrate author Gigi Kilroe and her journey of hope and resilience from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at the Cooperage … more
ONLINE — Rabbi Joshua Gray, who is both an ordained rabbi and a mental health professional, will lead a virtual mini-course,  "Through a Jewish Lens: Mental Health and Wellness," on … more
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial’s hospice department will host a spring memorial service on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, to remember hospice patients who passed away … more
Normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease The infographic below is from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. It provides a useful guide to differentiating signs … more
SCRANTON, PA — In the fall of 2013, Steve Dombrosky was out of breath seemingly all the time. A previously active 57-year-old, he struggled to get out of bed and go to his job as an electronics … more
HONESDALE, PA — When Merlyn Deighton was admitted to Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) he never imagined his home in Honesdale would be destroyed by fire while he was gone.  What he also … more
And when the pandemic hit, nurses took on even greater responsibility NORTHEAST PA — It has been more than three years since COVID-19 charged into the region.  Very little was known … more
REGION — The Alzheimer’s Association 2023 Facts and Figures report finds the burden on caregivers for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia is growing.  It found an … more
Forgetting the name of a familiar person or having difficulty finding the right word in a conversation can be disturbing at any age, but this form of memory impairment can make an older person wonder … more
Press Ganey awards for Grover Hermann hospital  CALLICOON, NY — The Grover M. Hermann hospital, part of Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, received the Press Ganey Human … more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Jonathan Schiller, formerly the CEO of Garnet Health - Catskills, has returned to the system as Garnet Health president and CEO. He officially starts work on June … more
Note: By the time this goes to print, the week will be half over. But the themes are important year-round. NATIONWIDE — People of all socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures deserve to live … more
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) impacts about 37 million people in the United States and leads to significant health care costs, disability and a shortened life expectancy, especially if the disease is … more
NATIONWIDE — People of all socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures deserve to live long and healthy lives. That’s the point of this year’s National Public Health Week, which takes … more
ALBANY, NY — Thousands of caregivers, still reeling from three years of the pandemic, will march on the state capitol and in the MVP Arena on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  … more
Self-love is a fundamental concept of which most people are aware. It is the foundation of good mental and emotional health, and it enables individuals to live a happy, fulfilled life. However, … more
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