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Setting Events in Unusual Local Places

Business meetings and personal celebrations needn’t take place in humdrum places. Or at long distances. Here are some nearby venues you might consider. Even though most locals still refer to it by its old name, Ski Roundtop is now Roundtop…

0 Comments / 48 View / September 1, 2018

GERD — A Burning Digestive Disorder

Acid reflux is a common occurrence, but many people may not know the technical name of the most severe type of reflux. It’s GERD, the global term for reflux, said Dr. Mark H. Johnston, a gastroenterologist with Regional GI, which…

0 Comments / 79 View / August 1, 2018

Service Animals in the Workplace: What’s Required, What’s Not?

Office pets have become more common in the workplace. But where do service animals fit in? These are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the…

0 Comments / 140 View / May 31, 2018

Co-working on the Rise as Entrepreneurship Grows

A few years ago, a group of freelancers in different fields began meeting at Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg) and other central Pennsylvania locations to network, work side-by-side with their laptops, and enjoy just plain get-out-of-the house time. The group might…

0 Comments / 48 View / March 30, 2018

Your Body’s Platelets Can Be Put to Good, Multiple Uses

It’s certainly versatile. Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is used both to treat injury or damage as well as to reap cosmetic benefits. Basically, PRP is a highly concentrated injection of the body’s own platelets, said Jennie-Corinne R. Baublitz-Brenenborg, D.O., interventional…

0 Comments / 68 View / December 29, 2017

Regretted Tattoos Can Often Be Removed

Once, tattoos seemed rare and socially questionable. Not anymore. According to WebMD, nearly 30 percent of people in the United States have at least one tattoo. Almost half of millennials have one. In the long run, though, not all of…

0 Comments / 103 View / December 1, 2017

Appropriate Communication, Sensory Stimulation Aid Patients with Dementia

November is both National Caregiver’s Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—an appropriate juxtaposition. As Americans live longer, more of them become prone to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, which tend to increase with aging. Whether they’re cared for at…

0 Comments / 131 View / October 31, 2017

When Breast Cancer Metastasizes to the Brain

Sometimes cancer doesn’t stay in its original place. Metastatic cancer means the cancer has left its primary site and spread—that could be to the liver, brain, bones, or lungs. In the case of brain-metastatic breast cancer, it is the breast…

0 Comments / 89 View / October 1, 2017

Where’s the Money? Whom to Turn to When You Need a Business Loan

If you’re a small business owner starting out and need a loan, where would you go? Both credit unions and community banks are possible lenders. That wasn’t always the case with credit unions. “Historically, many credit unions didn’t lend to…

0 Comments / 49 View / May 1, 2017

Allergies More Common, Even Among Children

What are the most common allergies in children? It depends on the age of the children, said Alireza Nejad, M.D., a physician with Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine, at the Allergy & Asthma Center in York. Up to age 1,…

0 Comments / 57 View / May 1, 2017