| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure.
People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Go ahead, brew and pour. Previous studies have shown that coffee can lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer. Here are three new reasons to drink your coffee and feel good about it:
1. Boost your blood flow
A new study...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?"
I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!"
Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...
| Jan 4, 2015
Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The year 2014 was filled with important health discoveries and developments. Here's what got our attention and will likely affect many of us in the future.
Two studies in 2014 took concepts we already knew about to a new level. One, a...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Most people who got those annoying robocalls offering them free medical alerts knew the devices weren't really free. We now know how much they cost.
Authorities announced a settlement last week with nine companies and four individuals they allege were...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Palm oil may seem like the latest item to hit the food world, but it's been around for decades. After World War II, improvements in palm oil technology and transportation brought it to convenience and snack food manufacturing on...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Never fear, it will not be a blue Christmas for fans of the familiar lights atop PPL Tower.
The Allentown utility recently upgraded the lighting that for years gave the 22-story landmark its trademark red and yellow glow, subtly altering the city's...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Our local ‘Valley Girls’ open up and answer questions about their businesses. Meet Susan Bella Linski, owner of Susan Bella LLC in Allentown’s historic West End theater district.
Each issue we profile a Lehigh Valley businesswoman...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:25 PM
No parent wants to be in a position to use it, but child-safety experts agree that learning infant and child CPR is a must for every mother and father.
"It's one skill that just doesn't come naturally to caregivers. It's a learned technique," says Lanny...