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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    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 […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Looking to Military for Help Preventing Trauma Deaths

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — Trauma, or injury, is the leading cause of death for Americans 45 and younger. One doctor at Geisinger Medical Center says some 30,000 trauma deaths in the U.S. each year may be preventable. He was asked to be part of an elite group to study how to lower that number and that group looked to the military for help. Is it possible to build a national trauma care system that would eliminate preventable deaths after injury? […]

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    Healthwatch 16: ‘Garden of Hope’ for Pain Management

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — People who deal with chronic pain are often prescribed medication, pain killers, to allow them some quality of life. But increasingly, there are programs looking to alleviate pain other ways, such as physical activity, meditation, art therapy, and gardening. One man from Columbia County admits he was a skeptic about that until such a program gave him his life back. A man playing catch with his nephew is not an uncommon sight on a sunny summer […]

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    Staying Healthy In School

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s back-to-school time, and it’s also back-to-fall-viruses time.  One pediatrician tells us those typical fall viruses are already starting to pop up. Little Amaya from Nanticoke is about to take a big step this year.  She’s headed to first grade.  We met her in the office of Dr. Sue Kaczorowski, a pediatrician at Pediatric Urgent Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. “Now that we’re going back to the school year, we’re starting to see kids coming in with colds, […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Being Careful in the Summer Heat

    Our Stormtracker 16 team confirms that the past few months have been warmer than normal. It’s been a hot summer, and there is more heat ahead. It also comes at a time when some high school sports practices are beginning. In this Healthwatch 16 report, a primer on heat exhaustion versus heat stroke and what you should do in each scenario. Summer heat can be enjoyable. Swimmers often pack beaches and pools this time of year, and boaters love to […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Treating Anemia

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells. It’s common enough that a hospital system is looking at ways to prevent anemia instead of just treating it. When Jill Witmer, 69, of Danville was 21 years old, she needed surgery to remove a portion of her stomach. “I was just told to take an iron tablet and eat an iron-rich diet, which I did, and it carried me […]

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    Healthwatch 16: Freshening Up Food Service

    DANVILLE — There’s a movement in fine dining, and in some people’s homes, the last few years — a farm-to-table concept: keeping food as fresh, as local, and as organic as possible. That’s tougher to tackle in a larger setting, such as a hospital system’s food service. But a new chef just brought on to the Geisinger team is trying to do just that. Pennsylvania can boast farms nearly everywhere the eye can see; fresh meat, dairy, and produce abound, […]