You can catch evening anchor Julie Sidoni for two hours each weeknight on WNEP-TV, on Newswatch 16 at 4 and Newswatch 16 at 5. She is also currently responsible for the station’s Healthwatch 16 reports.

Julie has been part of the WNEP team since February of 2002. She comes to WNEP from WJAC-TV in Johnstown, where she reported for a year and a half after graduating from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Before that, Julie worked as an associate producer at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. She got her start as a reporter for National Public Radio affiliate WDUQ-FM, also in Pittsburgh.

Julie grew up in St. Marys, PA and lives with her family in Kingston.

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    Healthwatch 16: Breast Cancer from a Man’s Perspective

    NORTHUMBERLAND — No doubt you’ve seen the color pink a lot in October for breast cancer awareness. But before we close out that month, we wanted you to hear about breast cancer from an unusual source: a man from our area who got that diagnosis. Mike Hofmann, 68, of Northumberland says one day he noticed something odd on his chest. “I just felt this little lump in my right breast, about the size of a pea, real hard, it was […]

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    Healthwatch 16: SculpSure Laser Fat Removal

    KINGSTON — Sometimes you can work out and eat right and still have those stubborn areas on your body, places you wish were a little flatter or tighter. There’s a body contouring technique that’s offered at many places in northeastern in central Pennsylvania, and one provider wanted us to see how it works. Jillian Rosser, from Mountain Top, sounds like a lot of people when she admits she has some fitness trouble spots. We met her as she posed for […]

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    Monster Mash Bash Fundraiser

    SCRANTON — Cancer does not discriminate. That’s what one woman from Lackawanna County learned this year. She’s dealing with a cancer diagnosis, despite being described by more than one person as the healthiest person they know. And there’s a benefit, or more of a party this weekend, in her honor. Susan Burke of Clarks Summit is a coach with the Scranton Running Company. She does cross fit, recently became a personal trainer, and earlier this year was diagnosed with colon […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Lekotek – Therapy Through Play

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Children who have special needs can get all sorts of therapies: physical, occupational, speech or visual. But some experts say there’s nothing like good old fashioned play to bring out the best in a kid, and a program in Lackawanna County is bringing that to life. It’s hard not to react like a kid, all wide-eyed and slightly in awe, when you walk through the doors of a room at United Cerebral Palsy in Clarks Summit: there […]

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    Healthwatch 16: All About Lice

    SCRANTON — The mere mention of head lice might make you itchy. Certainly, it’s not a fun thing to go through, but experts say it’s really common, especially this time of year when kids are back together in close contact. The pre-kindergarten crew at Little People Day Care in Scranton are balls of energy. They love to have fun and director Beckie Schaffer says it’s hard to keep them far apart. “They lean over each other, their heads are always […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Time to Think about Flu Shots

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Winter might not yet be on your mind, but it’s what a lot of doctors are thinking about this time of year, as we head into flu season. We visited Sanofi Pasteur in the Poconos for a look at what goes into making the flu vaccine. Dr. David Greenberg, head of medical affairs at Sanofi Pasteur in Monroe County, says now is the time for flu shots. Of the 2,500 people working at the facility in Swiftwater, […]

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    Healthy Hoops Helping Children with Asthma

    STROUDSBURG — There’s an event happening this weekend that aims to get the word out about kids and asthma. Some doctors say asthma symptoms tend to get worse in the fall, likely because of the allergens out there, not to mention colds and flu. But in the Poconos on Saturday, there’s help. Wheezing, coughing, sometimes being out of breath — they’re all symptoms of asthma, but they’re also symptoms of a lot of other things. Dr. Maureen George says it […]

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    Making Healthy Food Choices at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — Many look forward to the Bloomsburg Fair to indulge in some of their favorite foods. But you don’t have to blow your diet and you don’t have to avoid the fair altogether. There are healthy food choices if you know where to look. While enjoying the Bloomsburg Fair this week, we met up with Ashley Reese, a registered dietician with Geisinger Health System. She knows the fair is notorious for foods that are deep-fried, full of sugar, […]

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    Healthwatch 16: No One Dies Alone

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has a program, powered by volunteers, that aims to make sure nobody has to be by themselves at the end of life. And they’re looking for a few special volunteers. Jodell Salata has logged a lot of hours in hospitals. She used to be a nurse and a few years ago, was by her husband’s side when, after a long illness, he took a turn for the worse. “I was able to […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Race For The Cure Set for Saturday in Scranton

    The Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for the Cure is Saturday morning in downtown Scranton.

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    Healthwatch 16: Gastric Bypass Study Finds Keys to Long-Term Weight Loss

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — A study done here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania was published last month by Jama Surgery. JAMA is Journal of the American Medical Association, a peer-reviewed national medical journal. The topic was gastric bypass surgery, specifically which patients had greater long-term weight loss. It was done by a team at Geisinger Medical Center. “I got all the way up to 330 pounds,” recalled Stephanie Ranck.  “I was miserable. If you saw a picture of me, you […]

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    Healthwatch 16: New GI Suite at Geisinger-CMC

    SCRANTON — Geisinger-CMC’s $97.1 million renovation project is now officially complete, as of last week, with the opening of the hospital’s new gastrointestinal suite in Scranton. That $1.7 million GI suite is more than eight times the size of the old one which doctors say in this area, will be put to very good use. At a certain age — 50 for most of us, but earlier for some — doctors will recommend a colonoscopy, a test that allows doctors […]