In Yoga, You Decide

older yogis resizedWhat do you need your exercise routine to do? Make you more flexible? Improve your balance? Help prevent falls? Reduce aches and pains? Lower your stress level?

Yoga can do all that, and more. “The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.

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Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Medications

drugs and alcohol02 resizedThe mixing of alcohol with certain prescription medications, over-the-counter medications(OTC’s), or herbal products may lead to serious interactions and side effects.  

This consumption of alcohol can be intentional or unintentional. Alcohol can be an ingredient in products such as mouthwash, cough/cold/allergy medications, anti-diarrheals, laxatives, liquid pain relievers, dental products, and liquid vitamin preparations; always check the product’s label or ask your pharmacist. Some contain alcohol and others do not.

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Red Cross Steps to Heat Home Safely

red cross resizedFollow these important steps to get ready for cooler weather
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler, signs that it’s the time of year when many people turn the heat back on in their homes. It’s also the time of year when the number of home fires goes up, often caused by the use of alternate heating methods. The American Red Cross has steps people should follow as they get their homes ready for cooler weather.

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Tomorrow’s Cures…Today

elderly male patient talkig with female doctor325x215Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer’s disease is not a standard part of aging.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder... More Than the Winter Blues

sad man01Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in individuals during the same season each year. Typically, the symptoms of SAD begin in early fall and continue into the winter, but some individuals experience SAD during the spring and summer months.

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Center Helps Individuals, Families Living with Dementia

couple with doctor resized web“It's very clear that people worry about memory loss,” confirms Dr. Catherine Glew with an empathetic look, eyes gazing into the distance and seemingly recalling the hundreds of patients and families that she has seen. Dr. Catherine Glew, a physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), is the Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the 17th Street hospital.

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