You can catch evening anchor Julie Sidoni for two hours each weeknight, 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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    Staying Healthy at the Bloomsburg Fair

    There are more than food and craft vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair. You can also get a free health screening. Geisinger has a booth at the fair in the arts and crafts building. Here, you can get a free health screening. Visitors were able to check their body mass index and get a neurological test. And for the first time, mothers who are breastfeeding can use the lactation station. Geisinger’s Lisa Makara explains, “It’s a clean place to change their […]

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    Geisinger’s Cleft Palate Program

    DANVILLE — We got to meet little Daphne Krum on her first birthday, not long ago at Geisinger’s Woodbine Outpatient Clinic near Danville. She’s just getting the hang of the whole walking thing, but is otherwise a happy, healthy, active 1-year-old. Her mom Andrea remembers an ultrasound when she was 22-weeks pregnant, when doctors first discovered a problem. “You don’t really listen to what’s going on, you just think there’s something wrong with my baby.” The baby had a cleft […]

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    Geisinger Opens Short Stay Surgical Suite

    WILKES-BARRE — Some patients are being pampered a bit at a hospital in Luzerne County. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre opened its new $7 million short stay unit and surgical suite on Tuesday. The new unit features 14 private rooms with beds, room service, iPads, and free wireless internet access for patients. Hospital officials hope it will make patients feel more at home and speed up recovery time. “When they come here, we’re looking to get them more in their natural setting, […]

  • New Device Helps Hospitals Keep Track of Patients

    SCRANTON — As hospitals get bigger and bigger, keeping track of patients becomes more and more difficult.  Officials at Geisinger CMC in Scranton believe they’ve found a cutting-edge way to allow doctors and family members to be better informed about where someone is at a given time. It looks a little like a traditional hospital bracelet, except it’s equipped with a chip. “It’s RTLS, or real time locating system,” said Kelly Worsnick, a registered nurse and Operations Manager of the […]

  • ‘Something Wasn’t Right’; Woman Diagnosed With Chiari, A Rare Brain Disorder

    SUNBURY — Sometimes it’s patients who teach their doctors a thing or two. Such is the case of a woman in Northumberland County who knew something wasn’t right even though her symptoms were fairly vague and she was reassured nothing was wrong. As it turns out, she had a rare condition that required major surgery. Mikki Anselmo of Sunbury can boast a long list of athletic achievements in high school and college and she’s proud to show off those memories. […]

  • Back to School, Back to the Germs

      School time can be germ time. Infectious disease doctors say there’s a natural lull during the summer when it comes to kids and infectious illnesses, but once class is back in session the germs start spreading once again. It’s a scene we will see over and over the next few weeks: kids heading back to school.  New backpacks, new pencils, and new concern about germs. “For us, children are a reservoir for infections,” says Dr. Swathi Gowtham, a Pediatric […]

  • Listening To Your Heart: A New Kind of Heart Monitor

    According to heart doctors, patients with congestive heart failure are some of the most likely to end up in the hospital over and over again.  Trying to prevent that is the idea behind a new implant now being used at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Luzerne County. Every morning you’ll find 63-year-old William Lambert of Plymouth in this room in his home, lying on a special pillow hooked up to a machine called Cardio MEMS. “Yeah I hop right on and […]

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    A Wilkes University/Ugandan Exchange Program Focuses on Pharmacy

    It’s not every day we get a first-hand look at the state of health care in different parts of the world, and vice versa.  Wilkes University students are getting to do that in Uganda, with a unique exchange program focusing on pharmacy.  Pharmacists are spending some time in Wilkes-Barre this summer and shared with us a bit of their perspective. Kampala, Uganda is home to a big university in the African country, and it’s a place Dr. Karenbeth Bohan never […]

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    Transplant Patient Pays It Forward with Rolling Stones Tickets

    SCRANTON — A man in Lackawanna County was really looking forward to this past weekend. He had tickets to see one of his favorite bands — The Rolling Stones — in concert. Tony Harding, 50, from Scranton, has been on dialysis for more than a year. He has polycystic kidney disease and had a transplant 13 years ago. His sister was his donor. Kidneys have a shelf life, and Tony always knew he’d one day need another transplant. But that […]

  • Doctor’s Experience with Lyme Disease

    We live in an area with a lot of woods, and lot of deer…which can mean a lot of ticks.  Pennsylvania has a high incidence of lyme disease, which deer ticks can carry and transmit, and knowing what to look out for is important.  This is one doctor’s personal experience with lyme disease. Each time spring and summer rolls around, people start getting concerned about ticks. “When I got out mowing the grass I usually wear pants, sneakers on, socks,” […]

  • Mobile Paramedicine Program

    A paramedic home care program run by Geisinger allows some heart patients to get the care they need at home, instead of at a hospital. Wayne Hiller, 57, of Scranton says he always felt healthy.  He admits he’s adopted, and never knew his medical history.  But one day while he was hunting… “I ended up having a heart attack when I was 44 and it was due to high cholesterol,” Wayne tells us. He eventually had a double bypass surgery, […]

  • There’s No Place Like Home: Paramedic Home Care for Cardiac Patients

      Patients who need cardiac care sometimes need to be very closely monitored.  In the past, that has meant lots of trips to the hospital.  But there’s a way to treat those patients now from the comfort of their own homes, and some at Geisinger are suggesting we could be seeing a lot more of it in the future. Traditional thinking is…’I’m not well and I need to get to a hospital.’  There are many instances in which that is, […]


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