Every person experiences stress at one time or another. Hearing a co-worker or family member say they are stressed has become so common that most of us probably fail to give it a second thought. But stress is not to be ignored, according to Kelly Hagan, AssuredPartners regional vice president of operations.

Treatment paradigms are changing for the end-user, and new insurance coverage provided by AssuredPartners is keeping up with the times with multiple programs aimed at ensuring customers receive the best care possible.

Indiana Regional Medical Center has served the people of Indiana County for well over a century, dedicating its resources to operating the best health care system in the community. Backed by innovation in technology and personnel, IRMC continues to make strides in maintaining the health and well-being of every patient and employee in the county. With his return from service overseas in Kuwait, Brian Stone, D.O., is primed to continue his work in furthering osteopathic medicine to the benefit all of Indiana County and beyond.

On the list of what frightens people the most, ranking right up there with spiders, snakes and heights are needles. In fact, the extreme fear of medical procedures involving needles is a valid phobia with an ominous name: trypanophobia. Charyn Caruso, a phlebotomist for Grove City Medical Center, has worked with her share of patients who have suffered from the condition throughout her 20-year career.

Trying to attain perfection, especially during the holidays, can leave a person financially stressed and spiritually depleted.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent, you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

Want to be more productive, successful and organized? Want less chaos in your life and more Zen? Establishing a routine after you wake up – whether it’s 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. – sets the tone for the rest of your day and can help you feel calm, in control, powerful and more productive.

October is a festive time associated with autumn-colored hues of red, yellow, orange, brown, or even the eerie glow of purple and black for Halloween. But there’s another color that makes a showing this time of year — pink. You’ll see it on T-shirts, socks, hats, and little pink ribbons decorating everything from social media profiles to cupcake sprinkles.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.