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Jul 19, 2022

How to Slow the Aging Process

Part 2 of 2 I have a vested interest in this column…I just had a big birthday! It is a BIG birthday because it is the one before I get health care insurance from Uncle Sam! Consequently, the “aging process” is very much on my mind! In the book, “Being Mortal,” Atul Gawande discusses the […]

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Jul 14, 2022

How to Slow the Aging Process

Part 1 of 2 I have a vested interest in this column…I just had a big birthday! It is a BIG birthday because it is the one before I get health care insurance from Uncle Sam! Consequently, the “aging process” is very much on my mind! In the book, “Being Mortal,” Atul Gawande discusses the […]

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Jul 7, 2022

This Summer Make Your Pool a Health Spa!

Have Fun and Get in Shape! Happy Independence Day! This summer try to think of your pleasure puddle in different light…a health spa! It may very well be the exercise of choice for many people. Many have discovered the benefits of moving their limbs in the warm water of a home pool following knee or […]

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Jun 28, 2022

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT TO YOUR PHYSICIAN

Research shows, those who prepare in advance for their physician visits, have more satisfaction than those who just show up for their appointment. Moreover, for patients seeing multiple physicians, such as specialists, often communication is poor and your participation in the process can be invaluable. There are things you can do to prepare for your […]

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Jun 21, 2022

A LITTLE SUN … AND VITAMIN D!

Tomorrow is the first day of summer! The days are longer and sun stronger! Local dermatologist, Dr. Ted Stampien, Jr. can be seen driving his convertible with so much protection from the sun; he may as well have the top UP (bucket hat, sun block 50, long sleeves)! He joked that even the most vigilant […]

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Jun 16, 2022

ENJOY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER...

Like many of you, I have always enjoyed the outdoors...walking, running, biking, hiking etc. However, recently, I have been more concerned about my safety, (getting older and more cautious) when doing these activities on the side of the road. Almost 15 percent of all motor vehicle injuries to people happened to those not in cars […]

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Jun 9, 2022

Exercise to Fight Depression!

Since 1949 May has been designated as National Mental Health Month for the purpose of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness by raising awareness. One of the most common mental health conditions is depression. New research from Boston University School of Public Health has found that depression has been increasing in the United States […]

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Jun 9, 2022

FLYING COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!

Despite a recent surge in Covid cases from the new variant, more than 70 percent of Americans anticipate high levels of enthusiasm for travel this summer. Moreover, travel abroad in 2022 is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels, as isolation weary Americans take to the air! Confession; I recently was on a long trip that required […]

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Jun 9, 2022

Seasonal Allergies in Athletes – Do Not Get Benched!

Allergies affect 30 % of adults and 40% of children in the United States. Avoiding the outdoors is often not an option…especially if you enjoy outdoor activities and sports. Not long ago, it was unthinkable that an athlete with serious allergies could compete at a high level, such as the Olympics. Now, in great part […]

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May 4, 2022

10 TOP BENEFITS OF CYCLING

Part I or II May is National Bike Month! In fact, Saturday, May 7, 2022 Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s Heritage Explorer Bike Tour is returning in person for the first time since 2019. For those who have a bike, now might be a good time to dust it off and enjoy the many beautiful and well-maintained […]

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