Category : Wellness

Pediatric Hospice: Specialized Care Supports Both Children and Families

More than anything else, Caroline McCardell wants families with a terminally ill child to know there is tremendous support available to them—compassionate, expert care tailored to each family’s specific needs in a time of unspeakable stress and grief. “Pediatric hospice…

0 Comments / 235 View / August 1, 2016

Mind Game: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

An estimated 2.3 percent of adults are afflicted with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and for many, the symptoms begin during childhood or adolescence. This anxiety disorder is a neurological malfunction that creates…

0 Comments / 509 View / July 1, 2016

Alcohol Can Negatively Affect Men’s Sexual Health … and More

While alcoholism affects both men and women, men are almost twice as likely to die from an alcohol-related disease as women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year result from the harmful…

0 Comments / 1091 View / June 1, 2016

Power Up Your Plate with 13 ‘Super Foods’

How healthy is your diet? If you’re like most of us, you probably tend to eat the same meals day after day—maybe cereal and fruit for breakfast, a roasted turkey sandwich for lunch, chicken or pasta for dinner, and maybe…

0 Comments / 197 View / June 1, 2016

Ticked Off

With all the notable people and animals who call South-Central Pennsylvania home, the most unwelcome are deer ticks, dog ticks, and the occasional Rocky Mountain wood tick. Of the 14 different tick-borne diseases listed on the Center for Disease Control’s…

0 Comments / 146 View / May 1, 2016

Feeling Better with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects 1 to 4 percent of the population. Although anyone can get it, 80 to 90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers are midlife women. Read on to learn more about this mysterious condition. The…

0 Comments / 353 View / May 1, 2016

Alleviating the Pain and Discomfort of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often a time filled with joy and excitement at the prospect of bringing new life into the world. A woman’s body undergoes many changes during this nine-month period. Sometimes the changes may trigger aches, pains, and general discomfort….

0 Comments / 159 View / April 1, 2016

Be Empowered and Take Control of Your Reproductive Future with Egg Freezing

Advances concerning the technology of egg freezing (cryopreservation) have been getting much more attention lately as some well-known, high-profile women are choosing to openly discuss how they are utilizing it to “extend their fertility.” While those in the medical community…

0 Comments / 151 View / April 1, 2016

Test Your Nutritional IQ

Do friends rely on your nutritional savvy when they have questions about healthy foods? Can you recite the calorie counts of just about anything you eat? Or do you know how you should be eating but find it takes too…

0 Comments / 148 View / March 1, 2016

The Painful Period

Ah, the monthly curse. The ever-present but often unwanted menses; the annoying acquaintance you can’t seem to avoid. It’s fraught with limiting activities, altering clothing options, and needing to have the appropriate “materials” to manage it. And while all of…

0 Comments / 231 View / March 1, 2016