Frederick Jerant, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Get Back in the Game

Get Back in the Game

For elite athletes and weekend warriors alike, getting sidelined by a sports injury is agonizing. Rehab can be lengthy and getting back into action too soon can cause more damage. »

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Heather May was accustomed to plenty of physical activity: running at least five (up to 10) kilometers three times each week, playing adult volleyball twice weekly, and frequently visiting the gym. But a sudden burst of pain effectively sidelined her. “I had strained my knee while training for the ‘Brew to Brew 10K race,” she says. “That’s a race from the Allentown Brew Wo... »

Palliative Care 101

Palliative Care 101

Ask your friends or relatives to define “palliative care,” and you’ll probably get one of two answers:“It’s for pain management.”“It means the patient is going to die soon.” »

For the Love of Healing

For the Love of Healing

Many couples have interesting stories about how they met: online, through friends, a chance encounter at a party. For the doctors Birriel (he is T. Javier, MD; she is Lillybeth, MD), the seven-year-married couple’s journey crisscrosses numerous states and several countries. “We met in 2009,” Lillybeth says. “Javier—who is originally from Hawaii but grew up in Louisia... »

Warm Up for Winter Activities

Warm Up for Winter Activities

Some wintertime outdoor activities are enjoyable—skiing, for example. Others are, well, not so much (does anyone really like to shovel snow?). But no matter what you’re doing outside, properly warming up is essential. “When temperatures are low, your muscles are less functional until they have proper blood flow,” says John Graham, Senior Network Administrator for Fit... »

Speed Up Your Flu Recovery

Speed Up Your Flu Recovery

Getting slammed by the flu is no fun. The fever, the aches, the hacking cough, the runny nose…you just can’t wait for it to be over. Unfortunately, there’s no “silver bullet” cure for influenza; the viral infection needs to run its course. (And, because it’s viral, antibiotics don’t help.) »

Conquering Kilimanjaro for a Cause

Conquering Kilimanjaro for a Cause

This month, 14-year-old Ryan Baki will embark on an incredible adventure: Hiking to the peak of the tallest freestanding mountain in the world—the 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. But he isn’t doing it just for the experience; it’s the linchpin of his efforts to raise money for a global charity that benefits people in third-world countries. He arrived at this point... »

Kitchen Magic

Kitchen Magic

Everyone knows the legend of Apple’s humble garage-based origins. Full-service kitchen remodeler Kitchen Magic, headquartered in Nazareth, has a similar tale to tell—but this one’s actually true. The company began in a “mole hole!” Rewind to 1979. According to James Mayers, Assistant Vice President of Operations, company founders Jost (“Joe”) and Reine Fleck had been opera... »

Bringing Light to Darkness

Bringing Light to Darkness

Local groups are working hard to stop death by suicide and provide support to those left in its wake. Sometimes called “a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” suicide always causes more problems than it solves: unfulfilled potential, grieving relatives and friends, and the nagging question of why? And around the holidays, the hole left in suicide’s wake can feel esp... »

How to Prevent (and Survive!) The Flu This Year

How to Prevent (and Survive!) The Flu This Year

It’s that time of year again. Time for the dreaded winter beast – the influenza virus. It’s also time for the great yay/nay debate – do I get a flu shot, or do I skip it? »

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