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6 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care This Season

6 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care This Season

If the hustle and bustle of back-to-school didn’t seem busy enough, don’t worry—the holidays are on our heels and soon we’ll be wrapped in a swirl of unending to-do’s, blinded by a blur of shopping lists, gift tags, recipes, and reminders.  »

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

It’s a simple fact: when you control the bleeding of an injury, you increase the victim’s chance of survival. Data shows that 25% of all fatalities from trauma might have been prevented if bleeding had been controlled. “Since 9/11, there have been two million traumatic deaths in the U. S.,” says Peter Thomas, DO, Director of Trauma at St. Luke’s University Health Network. ... »

5 Healthier Halloween Candies

5 Healthier Halloween Candies

This Halloween, a sugar rush—for you and your kids—is probably inevitable. But you do have some control over the quality of the treats that your family is ingesting, and that you’re doling out to the neighborhood. Stroll through the natural candy aisle at Wegmans and Whole Foods and you’ll find more options than ever for individually packaged goodies that are free from art... »

Rebuilding after Breast Cancer

Rebuilding after Breast Cancer

In 2010, Laurie Holland’s world exploded. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. With treatment, she beat it; but after gathering her life and her strength back together, cancer simply blew it up again in 2015 with a second diagnosis. “I was diagnosed very early, which is critical,” says Laurie, who lives in Scranton and works for Sanofi-Pasteur. But still, Laurie learne... »

Waldorf Salad from McCoole’s Red Lion Inn

Waldorf Salad from McCoole’s Red Lion Inn

INGREDIENTS 4 cups mixed greens 1 gala apple, sliced  1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries 4 T Strawberry-Rhubarb Vinaigrette (see below) Strawberry-Rhubarb Vinaigrette: 3 stalks rhubarb, chopped 1/4 cup water + more as needed 1/4 cup sugar 1 T lemon juice 1-pint strawberries, sliced 2 oz. Dijon mustard 2 oz. honey  1 T chopped... »

Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People

Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People

Some people seem to be walking commercials for good health. They’re strong, vibrant, and energetic­–exactly what we’d all like to display (but often can’t). How do they do it? Steven Bowers, DO, Medical Director for St. Luke’s Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers, wondered, too. After interviewing over 30 very healthy and active people ranging in age from 33 to... »

Breast Cancer Screenings 101

Experts recommend two key practices for early detection of breast cancer: self-checks and mammograms. Here’s what you need to know about both.  Self-checks: Women should perform regular self-breast exams. For instructions on how to perform a self-exam, visit nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. If you find a lump or dimple, or notice nipple discharge, it’s important ... »

Your Fall Allergy Game Plan

Your Fall Allergy Game Plan

You know the routine: nasal congestion, constantly running nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, throat irritation…it’s fall allergy time. The medical term for your upper airway discomfort is allergic rhinitis, says David Yen, MD, chief of the otolaryngology (ENT) section for St. Luke’s University Health Network, and it’s typically triggered by inhaling substances that activate your... »

7 Fall Foods You Should Be Eating

7 Fall Foods You Should Be Eating

It’s no secret that eating local brings many benefits. “Local produce is fresh and full of flavor,” says Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Network Clinical Nutrition Manager for St. Luke’s University Health Network. “It has higher nutritional value since it is eaten sooner after being picked and retains more nutrients. It also supports our local farmers.” Despite the cooler weather,... »

4 Ways to Be Healthier and Happier at work

4 Ways to Be Healthier and Happier at work

Summer fun often means many great reasons to eat well (fresh fruit and veggies!), move more (walks on the beach, bike riding!), and live healthier. Fall’s cooler temperatures and must-see-TV, on the other hand, bring more reasons to sink into the couch with a tub of ice cream. But there’s a way to combat this. “Taking short, healthy breaks throughout the day is so benefici... »

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