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Paralympic champion inspires future athletes

REPOSTED from PAHOMEPAGE.COM SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A Paralympic champion from Wayne County is back in our area. Snowboarder Mike Minor took home two medals in South Korea. The Waymart native was born without his right forearm, and for the past two decades, he has overcome the obstacles to become a gold medalist. Minor started skiing [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:13+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Paralympic Snowboarder Brings Inspiring Message to Allied Services in Scranton

REPOSTED from SCRANTON, Pa. -- Snowboarder Mike Minor won gold and bronze in this winter's Paralympic games. From the mountains of South Korea, he has returned home to northeastern Pennsylvania where he spoke to a crowd at Allied Services in Scranton. "It's awesome to be able to show people you can reach for anything you [...]

By | 2018-06-06T10:39:10+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

At-home treatment for vertigo

REPOSTED from PAHOMEPAGE.COM SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Some amusement park rides can make you dizzy but for millions of us no ride is necessary to feel that way. The whirling sensation and loss of balance they're experiencing is vertigo. Most cases of vertigo are caused by a problem within the inner ear. A Colorado doctor [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:13+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Rita Cavazos To Take On NYC Marathon As Part Of Ryan’s Run

REPOSTED from Mountaintop Eagle, By ANDREA O’NEILL|Correspondent READY TO TAKE ON MARATHON Mountaintop resident Rita Cavazos will be taking on the NYC Marathon as part of the Ryan’s Run fundraising campaign On November 4, Mountaintop resident Rita Cavazos will take on the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon as part of Ryan’s Run, a fund raising and [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:14+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 8 Update: Your Kindness in Action

REPOSTED from WNEP.COM It's a big update on a big donation so many of you helped make happen! On Tuesday, Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey showed how your kindness to WNEP's Ryan's Run last fall is changing lives today. Ryan gave the updates from  Allied Services Heinz Rehab Hospital near Wilkes-Barre. Last year, $554, 437 was raised [...]

By | 2018-05-22T09:02:59+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Alex Nobile: A miracle in stroke rehab

REPOSTED from PAHOMEPAGE.COM WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Sometimes motivation is just as important as medicine when trying to recover from a serious health setback. That's certainly the case for a local lawyer who suffered a near-fatal stroke. The attorney from Kingston lived what he considered an active and healthy lifestyle before suffering a devastating [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:14+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Stroke survivor makes walking strides

REPOSTED from PAHOMEPAGE.COM SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Nearly 800,000 people suffer a so-called "brain attack" each year including a Lackawanna County man whose severe stroke impaired his ability to walk. This 54-year-old Dunmore man suffered what's called a hemorrhagic stroke which caused bleeding inside his brain. He showed up [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:14+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Media, Stroke Awareness|0 Comments

Healthwatch 16: Treating Parkinson’s Disease on a Theracycle

REPOSTED from SCRANTON, Pa. -- Parkinson's disease is a neurogenerative disorder that affects about 1 million people in the United States, commonly characterized by tremors, stiffness, and loss of balance. It has no cure, but it does have treatment options. A woman from our area is having success using a special stationary bike at Allied [...]

By | 2018-04-24T09:16:32+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Allied begins project to unite pediatric services

REPOSTED from Citizens' Voice Two-year-old Gene Oscielowski, who has autism and hip dysplasia, gets a hug from his mother Rachel Strouse before undergoing physical therapy at Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.Mark Morancv24heinzp4 Two-year-old Gene Oscielowski, who has autism and hip dysplasia, plays with games before undergoing physical therapy at Allied Services John Heinz [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:17+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Running in Memory of Kara Cook

REPOSTED from LEMON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Runners lined up to raise money and remember a little girl in Wyoming County. Kara Cook passed away from cancer last year. She was just 11 years old. Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey has featured Kara over the years during Ryan's Run while she underwent therapy at Allied Services. Saturday's [...]

By | 2018-04-02T09:40:43+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Media|0 Comments