Thanks to a NYS Rural Health Grant, the Wellness Department at UR Medicine Thompson Health was recently able to realize a three-year vision in bringing “Super Sprowtz” to the region.
Victor’s Mark Syverud was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago but it wasn’t until just recently he realized he was experiencing a new symptom of the progressive neurological disease - his voice was starting to fade.
When Jacky and Joe Crane learned they were expecting, they were ecstatic, immediately sharing the exciting news with loved ones via Facebook.
Mass shootings have been an unfortunately common occurrence in the U.S. for some time now - media outlets report new tragedies on what seems like a weekly basis. But with every new case, many still look to the past for reference, the massacre at Columbine High School being one of the most frequently cited. The insurmountable emotions of these situations can be cause to create more anger, more hatred and more violence; it’s a vicious cycle with seemingly few solutions. But even the people directly affected by these tragedies have the ability to overcome and create an opposite reaction. One spurred on by hope and kindness.
As the wintry atmosphere has settled outside and the heat gets cranked up indoors, the dry air can wreak havoc on the body — particularly your eyes. Your sight is an especially important sense; it’s important during these cold months to keep up on the health of your vision. If you’ve noticed that your eyes seem redder than usual, you have blurred sight or watery eyes, or you have a hard time making tears, the culprit could be something a bit more serious than the dreary outdoors.
With a hashtag like #spinforkidz, it’s not hard to see why the New Castle Community YMCA kicked off its third annual spin-a-thon event with a bang, or more appropriately, a spin.
A large part of aging gracefully calls for accepting and adapting to our maturing bodies. Let’s face it, the older we get, the more we find ourselves modifying our activities of daily living—including our fitness routine. But, just because we don’t move quite as quickly or have the same stamina and endurance we once did, doesn’t mean it’s time to kick our cross-trainers to the curb and take up residence on the couch.
Topics of marijuana and CBD use for medicinal benefits have become commonplace in recent years, but the laws, regulations and facts surrounding them can often seem vague and confusing. Most of us don’t want to use anything before we have solid information about it, and we especially don’t want to give it to our loved ones—including our furry friends.
When Diane Foster and Lindsey Burgess were talking about dental health with coworkers, they were floored to learn most of them don’t follow dentists’ recommendations.
There’s a new food truck rolling around town. But don’t expect to see it at the festival circuit anytime soon. This repurposed, full-sized school bus is Gates-Chili Central School District’s creative and game-changing way of making sure children get at least one hot meal per day during the summer months.
Recently, we sat down with IRMC Physician Group’s general surgeons to learn a little bit about the da Vinci Xi robot, Indiana Regional Medical Center’s newest innovative technology. Here is what we learned:
When Rob Cooney reached Freeport Beach in Pennsylvania after swimming 24 miles from Long Point, Ontario, in 13 hours and 32 minutes, he was greeted with applause from more than 200 people who were thrilled to see him become just the 21st person since 1989 to complete the rugged Lake Erie test.
If there’s one thing people of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds have in common, it’s health. And although cultural and familial aspects such as diet and fitness certainly play a role in health and wellness — for better or for worse — disease and illness do not discriminate.
Like many people, Michael Wojcik was on a daily medication he didn’t really want to take — and would often forget to take — because he felt fine. Wojcik's cholesterol numbers would rise and fall, but in any case were dangerously high. The medication was, for all intents and purposes, supposed to keep him alive.
It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.
If coffee has long been your go-to morning and afternoon boost, it might be time to switch things up. Consider squeezing a few of these natural energy alternatives into your daily routine.