Don’t Quit Before You Start. January 23rd 2016

It's almost February.  New Year's Resolutions may be a distant memory. Research consistently proves that a small percentage of people who make resolutions actually achieve them---something like 10 to 12%--with most having abandoned them by the end of January.  Not exactly...

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Next Storm? Protect Your Loved One Who Has Dementia November 25th 2012

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.  Several weeks ago, many of us and our families were in the midst of dealing with Hurricane (aka Super Storm) Sandy and her destructive aftermath. Days without power or heat, homes destroyed by flooding...

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A Promise I’m Glad I Kept. June 12th 2012

Earlier this year, I made a promise to myself that I would schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.  After all, as I have shared with you before in other venues, my childhood vacations on the beach at Wildwood, NJ were...

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Vacation? Don’t Leave Home Without Reading This! July 14th 2012

There is so much energy, money, and planning that goes into a vacation, especially if it's a family vacation, that it's worth taking some time to think about the 'what ifs.'  No doubt we all want our...

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This Summer, Go With Your Own Glow!!! May 19th 2013

With the summer season fast approaching, your thoughts may be turning to where you’ll be spending your vacation time.  Perhaps you enjoy lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, while you bury yourself in a good book....

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Motorcycle Deaths Increase in PA—thanks to no helmet law. May 27th 2013

Not that we should be surprised by this 'news,' but since lawmakers in Pennsylvania decided a decade ago to give motorcyclists the choice of whether to wear helmets or not, the number of deaths in motorcycle crashes has increased.  And...

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This Locker Room is NOT Fit for the NFL January 14th 2014

Tonight, I went for my annual mammogram.  Like hundreds of women before me, I undressed in the locker room and took my seat in the waiting area.  While I appreciated the heated gown (a nice gesture), the heat quickly dissipated as I...

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Two Patients, Two Very Different Endings June 20th 2013

This morning, I was awakened by a call to my cell phone from a new client whose sister had recently suffered a bleed in her brain secondary to untreated high blood pressure.  The client wanted to let me know that...

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Family Secrets…”I Didn’t Know My Mom Had…” November 09th 2011

This past week, I was struck by two separate incidents that highlighted the need for family members to talk to each other.  One particular story involves a friend and colleague, in her 40's, who after experiencing symptoms for weeks, finally...

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Traveling With Medical Devices and Equipment September 01st 2011

It can sometimes be an obstacle course for so called “able-bodied” people to get themselves packed and out of the house, let alone through airport security.

Traveling with electronic medical devices, implanted medical equipment, even artificial hips and knees can be...

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