Health

Treating varicose veins

Whether it is at home during the summer or on vacation in the winter, hot weather can be an uncomfortable time for people who have varicose veins. After all, shorts and bathing suits that come along with warm-weather wear don’t exactly mesh well with someone who may be feeling self-conscious about their legs. Beyond cosmetic concerns, the symptoms associated with ...

 
 

Today’s Family: Tech time limits

Time change and cooler weather are upon us. As the nights grow longer and the temps get lower, we tend to want to snuggle up with ...our technology! So what’s a parent to do? According to a 2014 article by Nick Bilton in theNew York Times, Apples’ Steve Jobs was a low tech parent and there are a number of other technology chief executives and venture capitalists who ...

 

Better to sweat?

Does Sweating More Mean You’re Getting A Better Workout?  Many people equate a lot of sweating to a good workout. If you come home from the gym completely dry, you must have been doing something wrong, right? Not necessarily. We often assume that the amount we sweat correlates to the intensity of our workout or the calories we’ve burned, but this isn’t always the ...

 

Mind Matters: A psychologist’s trauma

I was probably a first-grader standing in line waiting to be dismissed from school at the end of the day when I muttered to myself, “I could hit that sister in the head for giving us so much homework.” The tattletale in front of me ran up to the teacher and blurted out, “Sister, Sister, Kathy wants to cut your head off!” With that, Sister whipped me out of line and ...

 

Casino Night in memory of Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly grew up in the Glen Mills area. Handsome and outgoing, he graduated from Salesianum and then St. Joseph’s University. He met Nina Napoli of Concordville while they were working at Pace One restaurant in Thornton. Nina liked Mark right away. “He was funny and sweet,” she remembers. They began dating three months after they met and married three years later, ...

 

Mind Matters: Everyone lies

Do you lie? Have you ever lied? You lie if you say you never have. Everyone, even a toddler, has lied sometime, somewhere. Our ability to lie goes hand in hand with our wanting to trust others. “Our capacity for dishonesty is as fundamental to us as our need to trust others, which ironically makes us terrible at detecting lies,” says Yudhijit Bhattacharjee (“Why We ...

 

Burn more calories

Going for a walk? Here’s how to burn more calories Whether it’s on your way to work, on a treadmill at a gym, or through the park on a summer evening, walking can be extremely beneficial for your health. Because it is such a huge part of our daily lives, we often forget about all the positive effects walking can have, particularly in terms of burning calories. ...

 

Today’s Family: Your anxiety Is not you

Life's challenges are sometimes overwhelming and we often feel alone dealing with them. Children and teens experience stress and anxiety in ways different than adults. The way each group looks at the world and their problems is based on a myriad of views: parents, teachers, friends and social media. Their core identities are emerging, and the world is becoming a much ...

 

October optimum month for flu vaccine

October may be the optimum month to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends anyone who is eligible be vaccinated by the end of October. That includes pregnant women, adults age 65 and older, children younger than five and people who have long-term health conditions that put them at a higher risk. While health officials ...

 

Mind Matters: Resilience revisited

The West has suffered vast forest fires and now the East Coast is being pummeled with hurricanes bringing massive flooding. Meanwhile, not so far from Boston, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and neighboring towns, a domino effect of gas explosions rippled through. The result of this catastrophe has been one death, numerous injuries, houses burnt down and thousands yet ...

 

Prostate cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. Who Is at Risk of Prostate Cancer? One man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, but some men are at a higher risk than others for developing the disease, based on factors such as age, race and family history. Men ...