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Sep 27, 2022

PREVENTION OF JET LAG

As more of us become more comfortable living with COVID 19, travel plans have exploded. For 2 ½ years many have put air travel for family vacations on hold and we are eager to get back to air travel. As you may have gathered from my previous columns, travel is one of my passions. My […]

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Sep 19, 2022

 RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, HIKERS:

REMEMBER TO HYDRATE The 25th Steamtown Marathon is one month away! While the serious heat waves of summer may be behind us, any prolonged endurance activity in minimal to moderate heat can be dangerous if not prepared. Adequate hydration is critically important, not only to those training for a marathon but also for other outdoor […]

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Sep 19, 2022

MINDFUL EATING

A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS There are many reasons why losing weight, the number one health goal in America, is the most elusive. Not the least of these reasons is the psychology of eating…because in the land of plenty, we eat mindlessly! Consider the facts; first, we blamed it on the fact that the […]

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Sep 6, 2022

Happy Healthy Labor Day!

Covid-19 has certainly redefined the workplace as many employees continue to work from home. Prolonged hours sitting at a workstation that may not be optimal has also changed the way we define workplace health and safety. It may be more important than ever to pay close attention to designing an ergonomic workstation, changing position, and […]

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Aug 30, 2022

HEALTH TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

PART III OF III This is the third of three columns dedicated to healthcare for college students. Please find these “10 Tips to Keep Yourself Healthy in College” helpful. However, no discussion regarding the health and wellness of college students would be complete and thorough without addressing what health care and university experts consider the […]

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Aug 23, 2022

HEALTH TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

PART II OF III This is the second of three columns dedicated to healthcare for college students. As part of the preparation, think about a first aid kit, health care history, and insurance file. For parents without other children at home, once you finish with these preparations and your child departs for college away from […]

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Aug 17, 2022

HEALTH TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

It is hard to believe it is that time of year when parents and students are preparing to return to school. Many will leave home for the first time as college freshmen. Over the past month I have received several requests for a copy of my three part series of columns on health tips for […]

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Aug 9, 2022

PREPARING FOR THE LAST STEAMTOWN MARATHON

PREVENTION OF RUNNING INJURIES It is two months away from the 25th Steamtown Marathon. This column is dedicated to those dedicated runners preparing for the big day, Sunday, October 9, 2022. Congratulations and thank you to Bill King, founder and race director, and his band of brothers, for their tireless efforts organizing and sustaining a […]

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Aug 9, 2022

Avoid Heat Stroke with Summer Fun!

It is August and summer is rapidly passing! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. Athletes are particularly vulnerable this time of year due to daytime practice sessions. (August 8, 2022, first day of acclimatization […]

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Jul 28, 2022

DEHYDRATION

An increased risk associated with age! Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are particularly high for those over 65, especially dehydration. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round. Furthermore, age […]

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