Category : Wellness

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 / 40 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 / 56 View / October 1, 2017

Medical Mistakes Busy Moms Make

Every day, you make dozens of decisions about your health that can impact your well-being, such as whether to tough out the flu or see the doctor; go for a power walk after work or watch TV; or take a…

0 Comments / 27 View / August 31, 2017

What is Emotional Eating vs. Physical Hunger?

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better—eating to fill immediate or chronic emotional needs. It is eating urgently and instantly, as a way to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness, and…

0 Comments / 121 View / July 28, 2017

Workplace Wellness Programs Benefit Employers and Employees

Five years ago, Renee Covell experienced health issues and was admitted to the hospital. During her stay she reflected on her life. “I asked myself, ‘If I were to die, what three things would I have wished I had done?’”…

0 Comments / 114 View / May 31, 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 / 33 View / May 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 / 159 View / April 1, 2017

The Psoas Muscle: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Unlike the quads, triceps, or glutes, the psoas (pronounced “so-as”) muscle isn’t commonly known, but it does serve an important function. Alicia Bettis, PT, DPT, MSATC, OCS, Cert.MDT, and center manager at Drayer Physical Therapy’s Linglestown office, says that most…

0 Comments / 219 View / February 27, 2017

Berry Delicious—and Good for Your Heart!

Not only are berries natural comfort foods and good for your brain, but research has also found that berries lower the risk of a heart attack, among other health benefits. Want a delicious and easy way to reduce your risk…

0 Comments / 50 View / January 31, 2017

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy – A Treatment Option for Congestive Heart Failure

The American Heart Association reports that nearly 5 million Americans are living with congestive heart failure, with approximately 550,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Described as a chronic, progressive condition that typically worsens with time, it can affect either the…

0 Comments / 116 View / January 31, 2017