Category : Wellness

Foundation Connects Breast Cancer Patients, Seniors with Home Care and Funding

Cheryl Kay Stawovy lost her life to breast cancer in 2013, but a foundation created in her name soon after has ensured that her legacy and life’s passion live on. Also formed in 2013, the Pennsylvania-based Cheryl Kay Foundation has…

0 Comments / 24 View / October 1, 2018

Gynecological Care Shifts Focus During and After Menopause

The process of menopause brings myriad changes to a woman’s life, including a shift in focus for her routine gynecological care. BusinessWoman spoke with Dr. Kathleen Gerbert, of May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology in Lancaster, about the ways in which gynecological…

0 Comments / 30 View / October 1, 2018

The ‘Eyes’ Have It

You may have heard the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul,” or perhaps read the Biblical verse Matthew 6:22-24: “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body…

0 Comments / 31 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 / 77 View / August 1, 2018

The Positive Side of Procrastination: Why You Don’t Have to Do Everything (Right This Minute)

I hate being indecisive. When faced with a major decision — like whether to move up to a bigger house or return to work after my son was born — I feel compelled to try to make up my mind…

0 Comments / 39 View / July 1, 2018

Vascular Screenings Can Detect ‘Silent Killers’

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. “Vascular disease refers to changes to the blood vessels outside of the heart,” says Dr. Todd Wood, cardiologist, medical director of the vascular clinic at Penn Medicine…

0 Comments / 257 View / May 31, 2018

Cholesterol: The Lowdown on the Highs and Lows

When it comes to cholesterol numbers, we hear the medical professionals’ — and the pharmaceutical companies’ — constant calls to get our cholesterol lower, lower, lower. So it may surprise you to know that, despite its thoroughly negative reputation, we…

0 Comments / 61 View / May 31, 2018

7 Ways Women Can Prevent a Stroke

In the U.S., nearly 1 in 3 women will die of stroke, a “brain attack” that occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. In fact, each…

0 Comments / 115 View / May 1, 2018

The Effects of High Heels on Your Feet

Women have been wearing various kinds of high heels for centuries. Millions of women worldwide wear high heels on a daily basis. They are very popular and often considered a fashion statement. Every major department store has a huge selection…

0 Comments / 167 View / March 30, 2018

Digital Screens Wreak Havoc on the Eyes: Know How to Protect Your Vision and Your Child’s

As most parents will attest, the amount of time kids spend plugged in is excessive. There are many good reasons for parents’ alarm. First, despite the amount of time kids spend on social media, the activity is isolating. Also, the…

0 Comments / 42 View / February 28, 2018