Medications May Cause Weight Gain

medications resizedShould you have gained weight or you’re having difficulty losing weight, and you don’t know the reason, consult your pharmacist. Yes, weight gain caused by medications is a concern of many patients. The desire to keep off unwanted pounds is one of several reasons that patients do not take their medications as prescribed by their physicians.

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Exercise Slows the Effects of Aging

exercise seniors 325x215Baby Boomers are expected to spend billions each year on anti-aging products and services. But if you really want to look and feel younger get moving.

Exercise is effective in stalling or even reversing the body’s natural tendency to lose muscle cells and fiber as we age, says Gary Angstadt, exercise physiologist, St. Luke’s Health and Fitness Center.

Gary will be one of the speakers at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus Senior Expo on Saturday, June 11, a free event designed for people 60 and older. Call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) for more information.

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Evergreen Memory Care Opening in Palmerton

front view palmertonFor seniors and families dealing with memory issues, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, care options have been sparse in Carbon County. Now there is another option.

The Village at Palmerton, a personal care home in Palmerton, is converting an area of their existing senior living building into a secure memory care community called Evergreen. This is good news not only for Carbon County but also northern Lehigh County residents in Schnecksville, Slatington, Walnutport and other towns that trust the care of their loved ones to the Village at Palmerton.

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Earth Angels

caregivers1 325x227Angels have been around since the beginning of time. They are mentioned throughout the Bible. Some people have studied the angel realms. They believe that we each have a guardian angel and angel guides. The folks who have studied angels believe there are several levels of angels. Famous archangels include Archangel Michael  (people pray to him for protection), and Archangel Raphael (people pray to him for good health or healing). In the study of angels, one learns how to be aware  of messages the angels are giving you.

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Ensuring Your Care

Grandparents And GrandchildrenOne of the things that frightens most boomers and seniors is the prospect of becoming sick and saddling children with their care. The loss of independence is scary, but becoming a burden to a child is petrifying. Fortunately, there is peace of mind for this worry, and it is offered by one of the Lehigh Valley’s most respected organizations – Phoebe Ministries.

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Dealing With Neck Pain

Back Neck Massage

You wake up one morning with a very stiff neck. You figure you must have slept wrong and the pain will work itself out during the day.  

But after three weeks of increasing pain and stiffness, you also notice you are losing the ability to turn your head to do the simplest of things – like changing lanes while driving or looking at someone who is talking to you.

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