Category : Wellness

Stress and the Female Brain—Females Feel the Effects of Stress More than Men

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association on Stress in America/Stress and Gender, women are more likely than men to report having a great deal of stress (28 vs. 20 percent, citing a stress level of eight,…

0 Comments / 60 View / January 1, 2019

A Big Chill

The first time you step into a cryotherapy chamber can be quite unnerving, knowing that soon your entire body will be surrounded by extremely cold air that can go as low as -240 degrees. But the anxiety of the unknown…

0 Comments / 159 View / December 1, 2018

4 Reasons Bosses Should Encourage Meditation at Work

The co-worker two cubicles down who appears to be nodding off may not be indulging an afternoon nap after all. Instead, he or she could be in a state of meditation, and the bosses are likely happy about that, or…

0 Comments / 491 View / December 1, 2018

Sleep Apnea: What Seems Like Nothing Serious Might Be

Sleep should be a restful, refreshing time. But it isn’t always, especially for those with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by the frequent collapse of the airway during sleep. “When the airway collapses, your brain will…

0 Comments / 41 View / December 1, 2018

Diabetes is a Growing Epidemic: Are You at Risk?

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States despite continued medical advances and prevention efforts. As of 2015, 30 million Americans had diabetes. Almost one-fourth of those are undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. That means nearly 1 in…

0 Comments / 26 View / November 1, 2018

Home Care vs. Home Health … What’s the Difference?

For aging and homebound individuals, home is the best place to remain as functional and independent as possible, with the highest degree of security, comfort, and dignity. When individuals hear the words home care and home health, some mistakenly think…

0 Comments / 42 View / November 1, 2018

Palliative Care Provides Comfort and Support alongside Cure-Seeking Treatments

Although you may often see the words “palliative care” listed in conjunction with “hospice care,” the two terms are not entirely interchangeable. “Palliative care can take on different meanings for different people,” Sandy Sferrella-Taylor, public relations manager for Visiting Angels…

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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 / 45 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 / 39 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 / 42 View / September 1, 2018