News For Healthier Lives

With the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, proper eye protection is paramount to ensuring a safe viewing experience and to get the most out of your day. LECOM Health Ophthalmologist Christopher Buzas, D.O., of LECOM Health Eye Care Center, says wearing the proper eye protection is key to making sure your eyes are safe

Every 10 minutes someone in Pennsylvania is told they need a life-saving transplant. With more than 7,000 patients currently on the transplant waiting list, the need for more registered organ and tissue donors is a public health crisis – but it’s one that we have the power to change. We are proud to partner with

This article originally appeared online at on March 26, 2023. Asthma is a common respiratory disease that becomes chronic for many people. It is nothing to be ashamed of having, and there are options available today to treat it. Usually identified within the first six to 10 years of a person’s life, asthma can

This article was originally published online at on Feb. 26, 2023. Everyone’s first colonoscopy can create some anxiety. Gastroenterologists recognize that. We try to adapt our process to make it as smooth as possible and provide resources to help alleviate any fears. Know that complications are extremely rare. Fewer than 1% of procedures have

Are you struggling to find a primary care provider for your family? Dr. Armando Ricci and Dr. Beth Ann Callihan Ricci, a husband-and-wife team of family medicine specialists, are accepting new patients at Southeast Family Practice. Get to know a little about them here, and call 814-825-7440 to schedule an appointment. Your situation is unique. What

Dr. Susan Calderbank, director of patient care at LECOM Dental Clinic, speaks to LECOM VP of External Affairs Monsignor David Rubino about the correlation between oral health and overall physical health, and the preventative and advanced care services provided by the LECOM Dental Clinic.

Are you experiencing chronic pain or another condition that medications alone haven’t been able to treat? Medical marijuana may be a reasonable alternative to try. Mark D. Baker, D.O., a board-certified family medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy specialist at West Grandview Primary Care, shares some insight below on how medical marijuana works. How do I

This article first appeared online at on Jan. 22, 2023. With recent events, many parents have started to question the risks involved with allowing children to play team sports in middle school and high school. Injuries are unpredictable, and there is no foolproof method to ensure complete safety. To account for these risks, behind-the-scenes

This article first appeared online at on Dec. 25, 2022. The holiday season is often a time for joy, love and family. It can be a wonderful and memorable time of year. It can also contribute to heightened feelings of depression, anxiety, apathy and — in the case of those assisting the older adults

This article first appeared online at on Nov. 27, 2022. As we grow older, many of us look forward to retirement because we imagine it to be a time free of life’s challenges. We envision exciting, long vacations and travel. But when that day actually arrives, we often find ourselves questioning what to do,