Health

YMCA offers videos to keep kids in sports

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine believes that team sports are an important way to help kids develop, not only physically, but in learning important life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, good sportsmanship and responsibility. However, a report by the Aspen Institute indicated 70 percent of kids drop out of sports by the age of 13 because they say it’s not fun ...

 
 

Mind Matters: Homesickness

Ever been homesick? Most of us have. “Homesickness is the distress and functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects such as parents,” state Christopher Thurber, and Edward Walton, M.D., in Pediatrics: 119 (Jan 2007, p 192-201). (Also available on the web: ...

 

Time matters for stroke victims

Getting prompt treatment for a stroke is of major importance. That was one of the lessons driven home to Chadds Ford Business Association members during a lunch meeting at Crozer Keystone’s Brinton Lake Facility. Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, a neurosurgeon and the director of Drexel Neurosciences Institute at Drexel University’s College of Medicine was the guest speaker. ...

 

Fixing hurt brains in Chadds Ford

Some people go to a chiropractor because of back or neck pain. Others go for a sense of overall wellness. But Joseph Schneider, a chiropractor whose practice is in the Chadds Ford Business Campus, says his practice goes farther. Schneider runs Hope Brain & Body Recovery Center at 6 Dickinson Drive and says he’s not just a chiropractor but a functional neurologist ...

 

Hockessin mother in cancer campaign

Hockessin resident Marisa Maddox will be one of the 29 people featured in a new PSA in Times Square this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Maddox a colorectal cancer survivor, is an awareness ambassador for Fight Colorectal Cancer the country’s leading advocacy organization focused on colorectal cancer policy and research. The PSA will launch during the ...

 

Mind Matters: The past is present

We are people of the now: quick apps; Amazon at the ready; near instantaneous gratification is ours. However, something must be gnawing at our souls. Why else would we be sending our saliva samples to Ancestry.com or 23andme? Finding your DNA matters if your family tree may come up with some surprises you didn’t expect — a relative you didn’t know you had, a ...

 

Mind Matters: To be a mensch

Kudos to Gillette for its new ad that revisits the company’s theme, “The Best A Man Can Be,” in a thought-provoking way. Unfortunately, while many responded positively to the commercial that challenged bullying and sexism, others were outraged, claiming the ad was “assault to masculinity.” Many years ago, I remember a colleague often saying to male clients at a ...

 

Mind Matters: Modeling for the future

Parents may want their children to adhere to the myth, “Don’t do as I do, do as I say.” However, the truth is quite to the contrary. From infancy onward, children model their behaviors based on what their parents do. Phyllis Magrab, director of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, reminds us that toddlerhood is an age when children ...

 

Marijuana dispensary coming to CF area

The state of Pennsylvania approved a medical marijuana dispensary for the Chadds Ford area two weeks ago. The license went to GTI Pennsylvania, a licensed medical marijuana grower and operator of four other dispensaries in the state. According to the state’s approval process, the dispensary is supposed to open within six months. The address the state used is 68 ...

 

Mind Matters: Post funeral reflections

I sit in the Philadelphia airport terminal waiting through stormy weather to return to Boston. This was not a planned trip but an unexpected journey taken to attend the funeral of a cousin who died suddenly. Last  Christmas her sister died after many years of being ill. All those years, Kris had been her caretaker. After Margie died, Kris, although grieving, also ...

 

Mind Matters: The pain of suicide

“There is no silver bullet to understand why [suicide and self-harm occur]. Suicide and self-harm are idiosyncratic to the individual, unique to a person’s response to stress,” according to Jack Klott, a prominent suicidologist. However, bullets are one of the main causes of suicides in the United States. At a recent meeting in Boston, Klott highlighted the most ...