| Sep 28, 2014
Each fall, health organizations organize events to support their causes, and to raise funds and awareness for a litany of the diseases that afflict us. At the same time, numerous others offer health fairs and screenings, often free of charge, to aid in...
| Jul 7, 2014
The growing conditions in our area this spring and early summer have been just wonderful for various weed species which have been, well, “growing like weeds” as the old cliché goes! One of the more vigorous groups has been the......
| Jul 24, 2014
It has an ungainly name -- optimizing advanced complex illness support, or OACIS -- but a noble mission. OACIS, Lehigh Valley Health Network's palliative care program, recently received a national honor for carrying out that mission. OACIS, established in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine.
Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Social Interaction Provides for a Healthy Lifestyle
Encouraging senior parents to get out does not mean we should not participate in their outing. Participating in activities along with senior family members helps establish new memories and offers the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
"Let the adventure begin" is the 2014 theme for Active Aging Week, set by the International Council on Active Aging for Sept. 21 through 27.
This year the ICAA is highlighting foot health, walking including walking groups, falls prevention, bone health,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:15 AM
On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special — Harford County is horse country, after all — but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
How are you sleeping compared to a year ago? If you toss and turn more or wake up feeling stiff and sore, a new mattress may improve your sleep. Manufacturers used to suggest a new mattress every 10 years or when the old mattress showed signs of wear...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:46 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had bunions for years, but they haven't bothered me much until recently. I now have pain every day and most shoes hurt my feet. Is surgery the only option at this point? What does that involve, and can it be done on both feet at the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A year ago, Jason Dufner ambled around Oak Hill Country Club, winning his first major championship and hearts of golf fans introduced to the relaxed concept of Dufnering.
Dufner's goals for the 96th PGA Championship, which begins...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The chili pepper was named a "pepper" by Christopher Columbus during a Caribbean exploration when he noted its spicy hot taste was similar to that of black pepper, and assumed the two were related. They are not, but the name...