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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? »

4 Ways to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Pain

4 Ways to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome – that’s the thing you get when you type a lot, right? Not exactly.  “The tendency to develop carpal tunnel syndrome is actually genetic in nature,” says Jon D. Hernandez, MD, a hand surgeon with St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care. “It can also result from trauma to the wrist, such as a fall.” The carpal tunnel in your wrist contains the median nerve. If tha... »

Save Big On Medical Bills

Save Big On Medical Bills

Sometimes, even a top-of-the-line health insurance plan isn’t enough to cover all of your medical bills. You might have a high-deductible, high-copay policy. Perhaps you needed a critical—but uncovered—test. Or you may have incurred some out-of-network expenses. Now there’s an easier way to deal with those budget-busting expenses. It’s called AblePay Health, a no-cost serv... »

Your Guide to Medical Screenings

Your Guide to Medical Screenings

Annual auto inspections ensure our vehicles are safe to operate – but they perform another important function: They can uncover little problems before they turn into big ones. Our bodies would benefit from the same kind of attention because many serious medical conditions can fly under the radar for years before they display obvious symptoms. Getting in front of them with ... »

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