A Month of Daily Goals This Spring


By Body Zone Sports Clean out the refrigerator and cabinets of all unhealthy, tempting foods Drink water. Americans on average consume an additional 500 calories a day from beverages. If you replace your other drinks with water you’ll not only eliminate the additional calories but also fill the body with its much needed fluid of … Continue reading A Month of Daily Goals This Spring

Take a Bite Out of Colon Cancer


By My Gut Instinct March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer and 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in worldwide. Because > 90% of CRC cases involve a carcinoma that develops from a precancerous polyp, screening for and early identification, and removal of polyps through screening colonoscopy … Continue reading Take a Bite Out of Colon Cancer

GoggleWorks, Penn State Health St. Joseph & Berks LaunchBox Announce Virtual Reality Project 


New art tool will help patients overcome anxiety and post-traumatic stress for blood withdrawal Dr. Jerry Lee, pediatric physician at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical (St. Joseph), achieved positive results from testing VR software in a situation where a child resisted immunization and blood withdrawal due to a history of trauma. GoggleWorks and CTMR learned … Continue reading GoggleWorks, Penn State Health St. Joseph & Berks LaunchBox Announce Virtual Reality Project 

I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar


By Richard Gardner One of the issues which looms large in the field of medicine and mental health, and which has disturbed me for many years is the definition of “healthy”. I am not really sure what healthy actually means, except for an average of everyone’s health in a population with no tolerance for “healthy” … Continue reading I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar

Seaweed to Combat Climate Change


By Aparna Mele Green Wave is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating seaweed and other restorative species like oysters, mussels, clams, and scallops vertically using the entire water column. Farming seaweed is typically a more sustainable approach than wild-harvesting it, which can lead to the clear-cutting of valuable ecosystems. Unpredictable ocean conditions due to climate … Continue reading Seaweed to Combat Climate Change

7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft


By Erica Wennell, My Gut Instinct and Sun Federal Credit Union Holidays are a busy time for shoppers and hackers alike. For all the convenience of online shopping through websites or apps, there comes great risk.  Identity theft is an increasing problem with imposters collecting personally identifiable data available for sale by hackers. Every two … Continue reading 7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

How Nightly Routines and Relaxation Techniques Can Improve the Quality of Your Child’s Sleep


By Spine and Wellness Center Unlike adults, children don’t always appreciate the benefits of a good night’s sleep. While parents look forward to slipping under the covers at the end of a long day, kids find plenty of creative excuses to delay bedtime. Unfortunately, bedtime delays can decrease the quality and duration of your child’s … Continue reading How Nightly Routines and Relaxation Techniques Can Improve the Quality of Your Child’s Sleep