Hair today, gone tomorrow

It was a Thursday night when he told me he was leaving. We’d been together for twenty-five years. Yes, I’ve strayed a few times, but he didn’t care if I cheated on …

Learn Your Risks for Blood Clots

If you use birth control

Nearly 60 million women of child bearing age in the U.S. use the birth control pill as their number-one contraceptive of choice. While experts say that the pill is safe and effective, they also …

Daily steps to keep your heart healthy

Heart disease is a formidable foe. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for nearly 25 percent of all deaths in the United States each year. Issues …

Move over meat

Vegetables are taking center stage

Historically, American dinner plates have featured meat as its mainstay, with vegetables as tepid, secondary supporting players. Now, the balance of power on the plate is shifting as fresh vegetables …

Beat those bad habits

The start of a new year can be a rejuvenating time when people take inventory of their lives and make positive changes. In a quest for personal growth, many people resolve to reduce or eliminate bad …

5 weight loss myths debunked

Losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution every year. Roughly 50 percent of people age 20 and older acknowledge they tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the …

regarding women’s heart health

Don’t miss a beat

Heart disease might be seen as something that predominantly affects men, but women are not immune to this potentially deadly condition. In fact, doctors and healthcare professionals advise women to …

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Living life through a screen

My husband and I enjoy hiking and Pine Grove Furnace State Park is one of our favorites. If you’ve never visited, it’s one of Pennsylvania’s must-see state parks. A real gem within …

Airport kiosks teach travelers hands-only CPR

Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur at locations other than hospitals, and more than 20 percent occur in public places, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if …

Something sweet for your sweetheart

Chocolate Cardamon truffle cake

Certain times of year give everyone license to indulge in sweets. No day of the year is more sweets-friendly than Valentine’s Day. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are ubiquitous come …

When the babysitter's busy

Come Valentine’s Day, everyone wants to spend time with the one they love — whether it’s a dinner at a restaurant or a few hours of uninterrupted conversation at home. Moms and Dads …