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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 / 15 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 / 70 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 / 59 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 / 31 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 / 35 View / May 1, 2017

OSHA ‘Final Rule’ Changes Reporting, D&A Testing

In the commonwealth, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration covers most private-sector employers. Workers at state and local government agencies—i.e., cities, counties, boroughs, townships, public school districts, and the State System of Higher Education—are not covered. Nor are the…

0 Comments / 56 View / April 1, 2017

Not Just for Walking: Our Revelatory Feet

Our feet contain a quarter of the body’s bones. Each foot has multiple joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. The nerves and blood vessels in the feet go all the way to the heart, spine, and brain. So it’s no wonder…

0 Comments / 160 View / April 1, 2017

Getting a Handle on Contingency Work

Exact statistics are hard to come by, but it seems a large percentage of American businesses use contingency workers. What are “contingency workers”? They include temporary workers but also independent contractors, freelancers, and part-time workers. If your business uses contingency…

0 Comments / 45 View / January 31, 2017

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Good Oral Health

A mouth is not just a mouth. It’s a window into a person’s overall health. “It’s so important, and so neglected by the medical community,” said Suzanne Ahnquist, DMD, of Smilesbuilderz in Lancaster. “There is such an oral-systemic link.” For…

0 Comments / 86 View / November 1, 2016