National Stalking Awareness Month

Difficult to recognize, investigate, prosecute

January is, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. "The U.S. Department of Justice defines stalking as a pattern of repeated, unwanted contact, harassment, or …

Treating the flu

There are antiviral drugs

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people …

Mom of the groom - Jan/Feb 2018

I like to think I have my own style; I’m perfectly capable of choosing a dress.  Affirmations of that come on the occasions when my …

Essential tips for your health

Healthy, happy traveling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note whether traveling to warmer weather or a snow-filled adventure, make sure flu is not your travel companion. It’s not too late to get a flu …

The High-light of 2017 - Jan/Feb 2018

Why do people, Christians and non-Christians alike, wholly embrace the idea of Santa Claus and his reindeer?  Could it simply be the …

Food may be the culprit

Problem of pet obesity

Obesity is on the rise among pets. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says that 54 percent of dogs and 59 percent of cats in the United States were categorized as overweight or obese in 2016. …

Trace them back to the Middle Ages

Amazing facts about the human heart

Those familiar with human anatomy realize that an actual heart bares very little resemblance to the ideographic heart shape used in art and imagery. Similarly, the human heart really has nothing to …

Your Guide To Caregivers in Central PA

Caregiver Guide 2018

Our family of publications

Happy marriage, happy heart

PUBLISHER'S NOTE - Jan/Feb 2018

By Louise Sukle lsukle@womannewspapers.com Yep, happy marriages really do lead to healthy hearts. We all know the saying “happy wife, happy life.” New research shows we can add …

My success story

Determined to succeed

I would like to enlighten you on why the services from Dress for Success are so important to our community and me most importantly. Let’s rewind back to 2015. At this point in my life I was …

Here's the right way

Don’t just get your BP taken

At a 2015 American Medical Association meeting, 159 medical students were given a blood pressure check challenge with a simulated patient. Only one – one! – performed all 11 elements they’re …

Ask the hard questions

Taking opioids for pain?

Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can …

Take Bostyn home

Ready to be your 'glamour puss'

Hi! The little lady in those pictures is me--Bostyn! People say I look like Grumpy Cat! Well, there may be a slight resemblance, but my face is not smushed in and I think I'm WAY prettier than her! …

Disproven & controversial

Breast cancer - know your risks

The American cancer Society reports there are many factors that research has shown are not linked to breast cancer. You may see information online or hear about these disproven or controversial risk …