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Danger: Alcohol misuse in women

Do you remember the television commercial: “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan. And never let him forget he’s a man”? If there is one thing that women don’t need to compete with men about in the pursuit of equality, it would be alcohol use/misuse. Early this past summer ...

Osteoporosis: the ‘Silent disease’

Thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and nutrition in recent years, we are living longer than ever before. But this increase in life expectancy also brings an increase in the number of diseases, injuries and impairments that affect older adults. With this in mind, we at the local Visiting Angels ...

Global energy crisis could leave Americans in the lurch

Lately, Americans have been watching the news with concern. That’s because tight global supply chains are causing shortages for many everyday products. And at the same time, energy prices are rising dramatically, with supply failing to meet the demands of economies reemerging from the COVID ...

Ounce of prevention

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ~ Benjamin Franklin If you ask, a person in recovery will tell you this is true. The challenges they face are not easy, but they strive every day to stay in recovery, to win back their independence, their lives. “Did you know one in 27 ...

Interview with a Beach Boy ahead of Greensburg show

The man who “really” writes the songs is coming Tuesday night to Greensburg, Pa. And he’s going to be joined by two all-stars. Legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson will hit center stage at 8 p.m. at the intimate Palace Theater and he’s going to welcome longtime fellow Beach Boy Al ...

Alert: One pill can kill

ALERT: The only safe pill is the one prescribed by your doctor and the pharmacy where you get your medications. There are people who would like you to believe otherwise, but here are a few words to the wise: One Pill Can Kill. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) last week warned that there is ...