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Get Real About a Gut Check

Get Real About a Gut Check

Even though colon cancer is still a leading cause of death in the U.S., there’s some good news to report. Noel Martins, MD, section chief of the gastroenterology division at St. Luke’s University Health Network, brought us up to date. »

Skip the RX

Skip the RX

Whether their symptoms are a runny nose, fever, or stuffy sinuses, many patients insist on being prescribed an antibiotic because “it’ll cure me faster.” But that’s not always the case, cautions Michael A. Abgott, MD, Network Chair of Family Medicine and Vice President/Senior Medical Director of St. Luke’s Physician Group. For starters, antibiotics are not cure-alls. “Anti... »

Quick, Check the Freezer!

Quick, Check the Freezer!

In the hubbub of a medical emergency, could you quickly lay your hands on essential information?  Where do you keep your lists of medications and allergies? How about your advanced directive? A living will? Your power-of-attorney? Well, thanks to a new initiative sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network, seniors and others can stash that critical information in an... »

A Stroke Can Happen At Any Time

A Stroke Can Happen At Any Time

It was pretty much an ordinary day for Diane Snyder: a busy work day, kitchen chores, and some time relaxing on the couch with her son’s girlfriend. The rest of her family was scattered throughout the house. She tried to lift a water bottle from the floor and couldn’t grasp it, and the left side of her face suddenly went slack. Fortunately, Diane’s family members recognize... »

The Rise of Whiskey

The Rise of Whiskey

For years, vodka has reigned as America’s #1 distilled spirit.  Its success has been due, in large part, to the fact that it has nothing going for it. “Nothing” as in no color, no aroma, no flavor. “Vodka is basically a good spirit to put into a mix when you don’t want the taste of the liquor to affect the other flavors,” says Chad Butters, co-owner of Eight Oaks Craft Dis... »

Sweet Eats:  Local Chocolatiers

Sweet Eats: Local Chocolatiers

Boxes of chocolates for Valentine’s Day might strike you as a cliche, but one thing is certain: It’s still a good idea. Light, dark, or white; cream-filled, caramelly, or coconutty; smooth, chewy, or crunchy—it’s a gift that will delight practically any recipient. And while it’s easy to grab a pre-selected box or two off the shelf, it’s nearly as easy to put your personal ... »

Gas House Dance Hall

Gas House Dance Hall

Do you crave to jitterbug in a haven for hepcats? Maybe you’d rather polish up your winklepickers and hit the floor for some jive with your poodle-skirted honey? You can do both—and lots more—when you drop by the Gas House Dance Hall, one of the most hoppin’ joints in the Lehigh Valley. Swing dance enthusiasts Robynn and Keith Shannon founded the Gas House in 2013. “They t... »

Habitat for Humanity  of the Lehigh Valley

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley

Home ownership has long been a big part of the  American Dream. And plenty of effort goes into it: working, saving, and searching—not to mention maintenance. But, as John Lennon put it, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” and some people find that dream dissipating just when it was within reach. That’s what happened to Jinette Ramos and her ... »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

Here’s a helping of Turkey Day trivia to bestow upon your tablemates this holiday season alongside second servings of mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Whether you need to fill an awkward pause, defuse a squabble, or you just want to flex your knowledge, there’s at least one thing on this list that’ll get the conversation flowing. Pilgrims weren’t the first. It sou... »

ArtPop

ArtPop

Your music collection probably holds several tracks that you think should’ve been hits. Most of your friends don’t recognize them and don’t know anything about the performer—but agree they’re worthy of rocketing up the charts. The difference between a hit and a miss is often just a matter of exposure. Without lavish promotional budgets and lots of airplay, even the most ta... »

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