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I had LASIK surgery, and here’s what happened

Thinking about getting LASIK? Here’s my experience — from consultations through surgery and post-op care.by Kayleigh DeMace I’ve worn glasses since the fourth grade. I remember the first day I wore t

5 things to look for in your health as you age

From scheduling preventive screenings to understanding the side effects of medication, here are five things to be mindful of in your health. As the old saying goes, “You’re only as old as you feel.” T

Integrative medicine at Geisinger — treating mind, body and soul

Two specialists talk about enhancing patient care through holistic approachesFinding balance — physically, emotionally, mentally and even spiritually — is what integrative medicine is all about. At Ge

Colon and rectal cancers are on the rise in young adults

You may need a colonoscopy earlier than you thinkAbout 90 percent of people diagnosed are age 50 and older, so it may be hard to believe that cases of colorectal cancer are on the rise among young and

5 masking myths, debunked

Only need to wear a mask if you’re sick? Don’t need to social distance while masked? Nope — find out the facts behind these common myths about wearing face masks.Since the coronavirus emerged, you’ve

Can compression socks be used to treat vascular conditions?

From improving blood flow to reducing swelling, compression socks can help relieve symptoms of vascular disease in your legs.Whether you’re looking to treat varicose veins or improve blood flow to you

5 myths about this year’s flu season

With the 2020 flu season colliding with the COVID-19 pandemic, rumors are swirling. Here are the facts to help you protect yourself against the flu.With each flu season, common myths about the flu (an

Signs of depression in teens

What to look for and how to helpThe teen years can be difficult for your child — kids face pressure to do well in school, they’re being influenced positively and negatively by their peers, their bodie