Category Archives: Public Service

The Medical Minute: Eating 101

Practicing physicians hear familiar remarks about people’s diets that include some common misunderstandings. Something all of us do daily, like eating, should not require a nutrition degree to do correctly, and it doesn’t.

Food is necessary for life, but it can be fun, too. Done properly with a bit of planning, food will make us feel good, feed our appetites and improve our health and energy levels, says John Messmer in the latest edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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The Medical Minute: What’s the big deal with DVTs anyway?

Deep Venous Thrombosis means you develop a clot in one of the deep veins, usually in the leg or pelvis. In the hospital you’re more likely to develop a clot for two reasons. First, you do not move around as much as you do at home.This makes your blood tend to stagnate in your veins, which can lead to clots. Second, your blood is thicker when you’re sick due to your body’s natural immune response. Your risk of developing a DVT in the hospital without any preventative treatment ranges up to 20 percent for a general medical patient and up to 80 percent for a major trauma patient, according to this week’s edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Montoursville – Preservation work will be done on five state bridges in Lycoming County by prime contractor, HRI, Inc. under a project starting next Tuesday, April 7.

The work will include repair of bridge deck joints, an epoxy overlay of the decks, drainage improvements and roadway approach work.

The bridges are on Route 864 in Upper Fairfield Township, Route 44 in Cummings Township, Routes 414 and Slate Run Road in Brown Township, and Trout Run Mountain Road in Lewis Township.

The contractor will start with the bridge on Route 864 over Mill Creek, roughly three miles east of Farragut in Upper Fairfield Township.

Construction will be performed on one half of each bridge at a time. There will be a 12-foot lane width restriction for traffic on the Route 864 Bridge during construction.

Updates will be provided as the work sites change.

All work under this $1.3 million contract is scheduled for completion by mid-November.

Coming Event: Embrace Roosevelt Community Night

Roosevelt Middle School Community Night

Date: Thursday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.

Student Works, Music and Basket Auction

Come experience Roosevelt!

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Rep. Richard Mirabito Announces That Financial Aid Is Available For Individuals With Autism

Rep. Richard Mirabito

Rep. Richard Mirabito

Harrisburg – I am pleased to inform you that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as families with a member who has it, can apply for state grants of up to $500 to help offset the costs of certain services or activities. The deadline to apply for this program is April 17.

Priority will be given to individuals who did not receive this grant from the Bureau of Autism Services in the past. Remaining grants will be offered on a first-come basis. Total funding for these mini-grants is limited.

To apply, visit the bureau’s Web site. You may also call toll free 1-866-539-7689 (Select Option #2) and leave a message requesting a paper application be mailed to you.

In addition, I would like you to know that applications for the Adult Community Autism Program begin on April 1. This program is a way for adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder to get needed services.

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who may find it helpful and, as always, don’t hesitate to contact me if I may be of further service to you or your family.