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You can catch evening anchor Julie Sidoni each weekday on WNEP-TV, on Newswatch 16 at Noon, 4 and 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.

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • 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? […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Biking For Better Health at St. Joseph’s

    ST. JOSEPH’S CENTER — With all the talk of Go Joe 19 this week, we thought we’d take a trip to St. Joseph’s Center in Lackawanna County. What we found was a summertime tradition: kids riding bikes! These are special bikes built just for those who need a little extra help. Is there anything better in summertime than hopping on your bike and going for a ride? In this neighborhood near St. Joseph’s Center, it’s possible you’ve seen 16-year-old Christian […]

  • Running Over Depression: A Monroe County Man’s Story

    It’s “running season” right now, a time that people are participating in 5k races or busy training for fall marathons.  One man from Monroe County is among them, but he’s not exactly training for time.  He likes to say he’s running for his life. Each year, in the fall, the Steamtown Marathon draws thousands of runners from all over to tackle the 26.2 mile course between Forest City and downtown Scranton.  For the last seven or eight years–so many he […]

  • Opiate Overdoses: A Look at the Numbers

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — A doctor at Geisinger, whose family has been impacted by drug abuse, headed up a recent study about opioid overdoses. The balance between alleviating pain and keeping people from overdosing is a popular topic in the medical world and out of it these days. The last few years have seen what Dr. Margaret Jarvis calls an exponential increase in deaths from opiate overdoses. A few examples of opiates include heroin, morphine, Percocet, and OxyContin, just to […]

  • Healthwatch 16: Focus on the Aging Brain

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania has an older population, one of the highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Treating diseases common in that population, specifically Alzheimer’s, is important here, and will continue to be more so as the Baby Boomers age. That has prompted Geisinger Health System to form an aging brain clinic. Helen Gambal of Old Forge looks awfully good for 88 years old. it was her birthday just this week. Her son David says she’s […]

  • Ronald McDonald Room Planned for Geisinger

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — No parent wants to imagine what it would be like to have a seriously ill child. But it happens, and all across the country, Ronald McDonald Houses exist to help families by giving them a home away from home. The house in Montour County is expanding, taking its resources even closer to those who need them the most. It’s mere steps from Geisinger Medical Center in Montour County, but the Ronald McDonald House of Danville looks more like […]