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006 Collum's Column 012 Local Family Visits Fathers B-24 Liberator “King Size” Crash Site, 1944 by Peter Ferdinand 014 Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori 016 Tamaqua Remembers: 150 Years Celebrating Memorial Day 032 Hard Coal Baseball by Rich Lipinski 034 Effects Of Potholes On Our Vehicles by Tom R. Buff

039 Don’t Forget The Parsley by Mary Ann Miller 050 The Recipe Box 052 Panorama Health: Women's Health & Fitness Month

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007 May 2018 Calendar 021 Community Calendar 030 Puzzles & Trivia 070 Puzzles & Trivia Answers 070 Advertisers Index

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INFANT CARE/BREASTFEEDING CLASSES What to expect and how to get started. Wednesday, May 16: 7-9 p.m. at LVH–Hazleton Family Birth and Newborn Center, 700 E. Broad St., Hazleton

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Health Screenings BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Prevention is key. Have your blood pressure checked at one of the following locations: Laurel Mall Walkers: Thursday, May 3: 8-9 a.m. at Laurel Mall, Hazleton Wednesday, May 23: 11 a.m.-noon at Freeland Active Adult Center, 701 Chestnut St., Freeland

Community Education Programs and Events WHAT EVERY PERSON SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STROKE Learn about stroke’s signs, symptoms, treatment and rehabilitation. Wednesday, May 2: 2-3 p.m. at Gunderson Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation, LVH–Hazleton, sixth floor MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD DRIVE Tuesday, May 8: noon-5 p.m. NEW LOCATION: LVH–Hazleton, Business and Education Center, first floor Register online at giveapint.org or call 570-501-4249 to register for a donation time. Please bring personal identification card. HEALTH EDUCATION AT GENNARO GARDENS Residents of Gennaro Gardens are welcome to attend monthly health and wellness discussions. Wednesday, May 9: 10-11 a.m. HANDS-ONLY CPR CLASS Learn lifesaving skills without mouthto-mouth breaths. Ages 10 and up. Wednesday, May 16: 5:30 p.m. at Fitness Center at Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton

BARIATRIC/WEIGHT-LOSS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SESSION Learn about surgical and nonsurgical weight-loss options. Monday, May 21: 1-3 p.m. at LVH–Hazleton, Business and Education Center, first floor SENIOR CHOICE BUS TRIP Place: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, New Jersey Tuesday, May 22: 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information about the advantages of Senior Choice memberships, call 570-454-4752. KIWANIS HEALTH FAIR Screenings include: basic metabolic profile, lipid profile (fasting required), BMI and more. All supplies, services and labor are donated by Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis community service projects. Saturday, June 2: 7:30-10 a.m. Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, Suite 107 $25 per person (cash or checks only); additional $5 for men’s PSA screening Advance registration required. Call 570-501-6299.

Infants and Children LABOR AND DELIVERY CLASS SERIES For couples delivering in July and August. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23: 7 p.m. at LVH–Hazleton Family Birth and Newborn Center, 700 E. Broad St., Hazleton SIBLING CLASS The Big Brother/Big Sister program aims to help an older child feel involved in the changing family. Wednesday, May 2: 6-7 p.m. at LVH–Hazleton Family Birth and Newborn Center, 700 E. Broad St., Hazleton

INFANT/CHILD CPR CLASS Wednesday, May 23: 7-9 p.m. at LVH–Hazleton Family Birth and Newborn Center, 700 E. Broad St., Hazleton CAR SEAT CHECK Schedule your personal car seat check with our certified technician. Remember to bring your car seat. At LVH–Hazleton, main entrance Appointment required. Call 570-501-4200. PARENTING CLASS This group discussion focuses on the challenges of being a parent. Classes held at Catholic Social Services, 214 W. Walnut St., Hazleton Call 570-455-1521 to register or for more information.

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It used to be known as Decoration Day. 8. Red Poppies are known as a symbol of remembrance, and it’s a tradition to wear them to honor those who died in war. The crowd that attended the first Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was about the same size as those who attend today….about 5,000 people. I am asking anyone who is reading this article that this year on May 28th at 3:00 P.M. say a special prayer for those who gave so much for you to have so much.

Memorial Day is Monday May 28th, 2018. This date is when we as a grateful nation pay homage to those who gave their lives in defense of our country. For this article I researched in what in my youth would have been books but today is called the Internet for 8 fast facts regarding Memorial Day. 1. Even though numerous communities have been celebrating Memorial Day for years, the Federal Government declared Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo first celebrated the holiday on May 5, 1866. 2. Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30 for decades, but in 1971, Congress established Memorial Day on the last Monday in May and also a federal holiday. 3. Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War. (18611865) 4. Roughly 620,000 Americans died in the Civil War-making it the deadliest war in American History. About 644,000 Americans have died in all other conflicts combined. 5. President Clinton signed the “National Moment of Remembrance Act” on December 28, 2000, designating 3:00 P.M. local time on Memorial Day as a National Moment of Remembrance. 6. President Clinton signed the “National

Moment of Remembrance Act” on December 28, 2000, designating 3:00 P.M. local time on Memorial Day as a National Moment of Remembrance. 7. It wasn’t always known as Memorial Day-

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! In our March issue, Hazle Park Quality Meats sponsored our Kids Easter Egg Hunt Contest. Each child was required to search for 12 of the “Hazle Park Eggs” randomly placed throughout the book. We had an overwhelming response of over 500 entries. We chose six winners from various counties who received an Easter Goodie Bag. The prize bags were sponsored by Panorama Community Magazine, Bonanza Steak House, Sonic, Bresky’s Cake & Candy Supply, The Strand Roller Rink, Wendy’s, Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts, The Bowl Arena, Milkhouse Creamery and The Laurel Mall. Each bag valued at $100+ contained gift certificates, candy, bowling passes, play tickets, ice cream and more. Represented in the picture are the winners of the contest – Ella, John, Kelly, Malia, Blake & Mason. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support and all of the participants.

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Springtime In Drifton by Bryan Dunnigan, Educational Coordinator, Sophia Coxe Memorial Foundation

The long winter has passed and the first signs of springtime are beginning to appear. Remnants of day’s gone bye are present, as we walk the grounds surrounding the Coxe House. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and foxgloves are blooming.  A long ago planted elderberry bush shows its buds. Hosta plants appear in the beds surrounding the house and greenhouse. We also notice an abandoned hot frame in the former gardens, and a base that once supported a fountain.  A small mountain stream runs fast and fills the stone lined spillway winding its way through the grove.  These are all reminders of the grand lady who once lived here. This time of the year was especially dear to Sophia Coxe. Her interest in flowers and gardening is well documented throughout her lifetime.  Sophia enjoyed the beauty of

fragrance and flowers and was particularly fond of the fresh fruits, berries and vegetables that were grown in the gardens, all of which graced her table throughout the summer months. The gardeners employed by the Coxes were extremely mindful of their duties. The main garden was located to the rear of the house, just past what remains as a rather large barn (circa 1870s).  The paths of the garden were outlined with stone to Sophia's specifications, as to accommodate the many blind guests who frequented the Coxe House.  It was Sophia's intent that these special guests could enjoy the fragrance of the gardens in spite of their visual impairment. There is still evidence remaining in the house of these guests in the form of books, cards, and dominoes in Braille. The site of her original gardens are hoped to be repurposed as community garden space in the near future.  

The greenhouse is now under repair and will be restored to usefulness.   Our springtime cleanup is now at hand and volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer some of your time, please contact the Foundation at 570-9265427.   The Sophia Coxe Memorial Foundation and Education Center was established to preserve the memory of the Fisher and Coxe families and their contributions to the surrounding communities, along with the restoration of the Coxe House.   A narrated tour of the house is available weekends only, RSVP.  For more information, contact B. Dunnigan, Education Coordinator at 570-956-6706.  The Foundation also offers accommodations for private teas and small gatherings. Please check our website for events and classes offered throughout the year at www.sophiacoxefoundation.com

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MAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & CLASSES Sun, May 13th – 2PM -$20/pp - Mother’s Day High Tea - If you would like to treat your Mother to something special, reserve a place at the beautiful Sophia Coxe house for a Victorian high tea, with soup, salad, an array of Victorian finger sandwiches and desserts along with tea. Seating is limited so reserve your place today online or check. For further information, contact Karen Esak at 570-956-3881. Sat, May 19th – 11AM – 4PM - $50/pp – Intro to Blacksmithing – SOLD OUT Sun, May 20th – 11AM - 4PM - $50/pp - Intro to Blacksmithing - Beginner’s class focusing on the basic skill of blacksmithing fire building & maintenance, forging skills, & hammering techniques. Get comfortable with these essentials while making easy & functional project such as hooks & simple fireplace tools. Lunch & materials included. Class size limited to 6 students. RSVP prepaid by May 16th either via PayPal or check. For further information, contact B. Dunnigan at 570-956-6706. Sun, May 20th – 6:30PM - $15 - Bobby Maso will be back performing as H.G. Wells, the world’s famous writer, often regarded as “the father of science fiction”. Best known for highly imaginative and thought provoking works such as The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. The most scientifically intriguing The Time Machine, remains his most enduring masterpiece and forced generations of readers to wonder, is time travel possible. Hear excerpts from these classics that, like the device at the heart of his most popular tale, stands the test of time. For further info contact Karen at 570-956-3881. You can send a check for an event and/or Associate Membership to the Sophia Coxe Foundation, 2207 Route 940, PO Box 235, Drifton, PA; or go to the sophiacoxefoundation.com and pay thru PayPal. Reserve early as seating is limited and you don’t want to miss all the good food and fun. For further information call Karen at 570-956-3881.

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Mind-Body Workshops Help Military Heroes Heal (NAPS)—To help veterans, active-duty members of the military and their families better cope with stress and trauma, the American Red Cross created a new set of workshops teaching easy-to-use skills that promote wellness through mind-body connection. What They Do These Mind-Body Workshops focus on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health. The first workshop, Using Mind-Body Skills for Performance, helps participants explore the use of breathing, mindfulness techniques, stretching, movement and guided imagery to aid healing. The second workshop, Using Mind-Body Skills, guides participants through using mind-body techniques for personal growth and healing through drawing, journaling, meditation, mindfulness, body scan, progressive muscle relaxation and self-directed imagery.

gram,” added Koby Langley, Senior Vice President for Service to the Armed Forces at the Red Cross. “The Bob Woodruff foundation supports programs that promote a holistic approach to healing for those recovering from the hidden wounds of war,” explained Anne Marie Dougherty, the executive director.

New workshops offer tools and resources for coping with stress and trauma.

military installations around the world allows easy access to the new program for members of the military and veterans. “There is no magic formula for healing both the visible and invisible injuries caused by the challenges of a military lifestyle, and that’s why the Red Cross is excited to work with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to create this complementary and integrative pro-

Expert Opinions “The Red Cross Mind-Body Workshops will afford service members, veterans and their families an opportunity to learn practical relaxation techniques to improve their emotional, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing,” said Alison M. Whitehead, MPH, RYT, PMP, VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. The workshops are part of the organization’s well-established resiliency program, which also includes Reconnection Workshops and Psychological First Aid courses. The extensive Red Cross presence in communities and on

How To Learn More For further information about the MindBody Workshops, go to www.redcross.org/ mindbodyworkshops. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. To discover how you can help, visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org.

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Local Family Visits Father's B-24 Liberator “King Size” Crash Site, 1944 by Peter Ferdinand

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Shortly after Thanksgiving of 2017, I was contacted on Face- Peter Ferdinand, Sr and fellow book by a man named Bob Kon- ber both crash surviors. ings from Belgium. Bob Konings runs a B&B in Grandmenil, Belgium and specializes in military tours of the Ardennes Forest region. He told me that he had important information that he wanted to share about my father’s airplane crash some 73 years ago, during the Battle of the Bulge. Shortly after a woman from St. Louis, Myra Miller, approached me with similar information. Myra is a researcher/ author who dedicates her time retracing soldier’s footsteps and connecting veteran’s families to their loved ones past. Bob and Myra informed me that they had found the remnants of my father’s airplane that he had bailed out of so many years ago. My father, Peter Ferdinand of Drums was a Radio Operator who had served in the 389th Bomb Group, known as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. On Christmas Day 1944, my father was flying as a replacement Radio Operator with a crew of the airplane named “King Size”. Only a month earlier my father was one of only 3 survivors involved in a mid-air collision over their base in England. Seventeen crew members from 2 B-24 Liberators died in the November 21st accident. The mission for crew of “King Size” was to be their last one before going home. Their Radio Operator completed an extra mission and my father was chosen to fill his position. After dropping their bombs on the target in Wahlen, Germany, the “King Size” was attacked by 15 German fighter planes and quickly caught on fire. Pilot Raymond Price gave the directive to bail out. My father bailed out through the nose wheel opening and watched his plane break apart as he descended in his parachute, all the while hearing German bullets passing by. Once to the ground, he escaped his parachute after landing high in an evergreen tree and ran for cover as he noticed Pictured in photo on top left: Landowner Victor Yansenne. Pictured in photo on top right: Bob Cortese, Debbie Ferdinand Kelly, Jacqueline & Voctor Yansenne & Peter Ferdinand. Pictured in photo on bottom left: Bob Konings, Peter Ferdinand & Myra Miller. Pictured in photo on bottom right: Peter Ferdinand & Joseph Cortese with radio headset part.

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German Infantry heading his way. All this was occurring as a small Belgian boy named Victor Yansenne watched the events unfold from a farm nearby. Victor saw 6 German fighters down my father’s airplane as well as 2 parachutes coming from the airplane. Victor never forgot the airplane crash near his home and made it a lifelong quest to find out who those men were. Finally, many years after that Christmas Day in ’44 Victor appealed to the community in Grandmenil to find out who those men were so he could properly honor their sacrifices. Bob Konings and his group of Belgian, Dutch, English, and German volunteers searched the land of the Crew Mem- crash site and found many pieces of the wreckage. After four years of exhaustive search they hit a dead end and had nearly given up. Finally, David Pratt in England was able to identify the plane as a B-24 Liberator. The search was narrowed dramatically. That’s when Bob contacted Myra Miller who was able to search the National Archives in St. Louis to finally determine that the aircraft was the “King Size”. This past March, I along with family members, Debbie Ferdinand Kelly and Joseph Cortese,+ were able to travel to the crash site in LaFosse, Belgium and find parts of the airplane at the crash site. Especially noteworthy were parts of the radio and a headset earpiece most likely used by my father. Unlike many who did not mention their experiences during the war, my father thought it was important to share those experiences so the sacrifices of men like those my father served with were not forgotten.


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The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was the formal name of the very first World’s Fair. It was held at the Crystal Palace in London, England in 1851. Of course, the event had crowds of attendees, impressive exhibits, and all types of souvenirs. The promise of bringing home something rare, exotic, and unusual from the World’s Fair remains an exciting attraction for many. Today, World’s Fair collectibles are popular and some are very valuable on the market today. These massive events, hosted by major cities around the globe, highlighted innovations in various industries, mounted large art and science exhibits, staged entertainment spectacles, and hosted millions of visitors. When it comes to World's Fair collectibles, some of the most interesting World's Fairs, when it comes to collectible objects, were the fairs held in: London 1851, Paris 1889, Philadelphia 1876, Chicago 1893, St. Louis 1904 which was the largest world’s fair, San Francisco 1915, New York 1939 and again held there in 1964, Seattle 1962, Montreal 1967 to name a few. Some valuable World's Fair collectibles include: an admission ticket to the Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876, Ferris wheel toys from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago where George Ferris' famous amusement ride debuted, an Ingersoll pocket watch with the Cascades pictured on the dial from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase

Exhibition, a Jim Beam bottle in the shape of the city’s landmark Space Needle which was erected for the Seattle World's Fair held in 1962, and the World's Fair board game by Parker Brothers highlighting Patek Philippe gold the adventures pocket watch, World’s of two young Columbian Exposition, people visiting Chicago, IL, 1893 the famed Trylon and Perisphere and other attractions at the World of Tomorrow World’s Fair, the second largest fair, held in New York City in 1939-40. The most valuable World's Fair collectibles are those items which highlight the most famous aspects or attractions of a particular World's Fair. Many World's Fairs erect temporary architectural buildings and landscaped areas throughout the fair site. Objects that recall the immense project of the fairgrounds and important landmarks that debuted at the fair like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Daniel Burnham’s Great White City temporary buildings made of staff and Frederick MacMonnies Columbian Fountain in Chicago, and other desirable on the collectibles market. Many of these World's Fair collectibles have sold ranging from a few hundred to several tens of thousands of dollars on the collectibles market. Common collectibles that everyman could afford include ruby glass cut to clear mugs em-

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A month-long series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the federal observance of Memorial Day will begin on Tuesday, May 1st. A project of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, Tamaqua Remembers (a 501 (c) (3) organization) is the result of community volunteerism inspired by former community endeavors, most notably “Dear Tamaqua” and “Tamaqua Has Heart”. The success of these program with instilling positive, community-affirming initiatives compelled an independent group of volunteers to organize a special patriotic celebration for the town. The original group of twelve individuals met for the first time in April of 2017. The opening event for Tamaqua Remembers begins on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 PM at the intersection of West Broad Street and Nescopec Street in Tamaqua. The ceremony will feature the unveiling of an artistic mural created by Tamaqua artist Kevin Smith, the Italian American Band of the Lehigh Valley, a military guest speaker, and the renaming and dedication of a portion of South Nescopec Street. The program will be immediately preceded at 6:30 PM by an informational program on America’s Bald Eagles presented by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Special events will include a lecture on May 7, presented by Dr. Tracy Fisher, illustrating how families coped with war deaths during World War I; a walking tour on May 9 of Odd Fellows Cemetery, highlighting the veterans buried there; a production company’s re-enactment of an “old tyme radio show” on May 12; the Third Brigade Band patriotic

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30th Annual Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm on May 19 & 20 and May 26 & 27, 2018 Stroudsburg (PA) – Quiet Valley’s 30th annual Farm Animal Frolic is May 19 & 20 and May 26 & 27, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays noon to 4 pm. To folks in the 21st century springtime means warmer weather, flowers blooming and the return of robins. It’s time to pack away snow shovels and think about getting the lawn furniture out. In the early 1800s it meant fresh greens became available, a real treat after a bland winter diet. The kitchen garden was planted with such things as peas, onions, beets and carrots. Chickens started laying eggs again and it was also when the animals on the homestead had their babies. At Farm Animal Frolic we celebrate the renewal of life that comes with the season of Spring. Meet the baby farm animals up close and personal. See kid goats and lambs frolicking about. If you’ve ever wonder where the saying “two shakes of a lamb’s tail” came from you can see the reason for yourself. Chicks will be peeping away and some will be hatching in incubators so visitors can watch them crack out of their shells. There will be a new calf for the children to meet and guests of all ages will laugh at the ducklings as they play in the water. All the mommies of the babies will be on hand as well, keeping a close watch on their young, so folks will get to meet them, too, and learn something about their role on the farm. Our Clydesdale draft horses, Gunther and Wilhelm, will take you on a wagon ride to the ice harvest pond and back. In the lower

get a kick out of a visit to Farm Animal Frolic. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about farms, farm animals and to spend a day in the beautiful outdoors. Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for ages 3 thru 12. Children under 3 years of age are free. Pony Rides and Horse-drawn Wagon Rides are an additional charge and are weather permitting. Refreshments are available. No Smoking or Pets. Frolic is held Rain or Shine. The schedule and prices are subject to change. All funds raised go to support the mission of the non-profit farm museum.

part of the barn make sure to say “How- dy” to Janie, our mule, who doesn’t get to pull the wagon and sometimes feels left out. That’s where you will also find the piglets, always a lively bunch. In addition to the farm animals there are plenty of other fun activities. Twice a day there is a special children's show where youngsters can enjoy puppet shows or storytelling. There are opportunities to play old fashion games, jump in the hay or try the Fish Pond. Our focus area for 2018 is the “Pig Pen” where folks can learn some pig lore, play a game and make a craft. Sheep shearing will take place on Saturday May 19th throughout the day. Kathy Uhler, from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will present a show on local wildlife on Saturday May 26th at 11:30 and 1:30. The school marm will offer presentations in the One Room Schoolhouse on both Sundays. The outdoor brick bake oven will be in operation during all four days of the event making homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies. There is nothing more lovable than baby animals, and adults, as well as children will

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tion and presentation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. At Quiet Valley history comes to life on our 19th century farmstead. Period-dressed guides reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German farm family who lived at the site from the late1760s to 1913. Quiet Valley is open in 2018 to the general public Saturday June 16 - Monday September 3. Also, on additional spring and fall Saturdays. The farm also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. School and group tours are by reservation. For more information on the museum call (570) 992 – 6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org. We welcome all media outlets to visit Quiet Valley.

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Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration May 19th & 20th, 2018 Sponsored by The Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency & the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce The Jim Thorpe Area Council will be sponsoring their 23rd annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Weekend on Saturday, May19th and Sunday, May20th. This event is in honor of James Francis Thorpe, a Native American and “Athlete of the 20th Century”. The festivities start off on Saturday, May 19th at 10:30 am with a Native American Tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum along with Don Wild Eagle, John Thorpe (Grandson), Carlisle Guests and Native Americans. At 11am, Our Olympian Cross Country and Track Teams will carry the lighted torch from the monument to the Jim Thorpe High School Stadium to light the Olympic Torch for the Special Olympic Track and Field Competition and then down 903 to the Heights, down Opera House Hill and then down Broadway to Josiah White Park for the lighting of our Olympic Torch. The Varsity Cheerleaders will stretch a ribbon across Broadway in front of the County of Carbon Court House prior to the arrival of the runners. Medals will be awarded to the team and coach and the resolution that Rep. Doyle Heffley had the Pennsylvania House pass declaring that May 19, 2018 has been named “James Francis Thorpe Day” in the Commonwealth will be read. Town dignitaries will also be invited to honor this occasion with their presence. A Large Birthday Cake will be presented, cut and pieces sold as part of the festivities for the weekend. For more information contact Anne Marie Fitzpatrick at 570-325-9281 or email to amnt1@ptd.net or visit our website at www. jimthorpe.org !


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Sunday, May 20th • 11am-5pm—Buster the Clown in Josiah White Park • 11am-12pm—Earth Lore & Don Wild Eagle & Family with Medicine Horse Drum in Josiah White Park • 12-2pm—Brad & Luke Duo in Josiah White Park • 12:30-1pm—John Lyons at the Dimmick Library • 1-1:30pm—Terry Strongheart in Dimmick Library • 2-3pm—Medicine Horse Drum in Josiah White Park • 2-4pm—Faculty Brass Strolling Through Town • 3-5pm—Brad & Luke Duo in Josiah White Park • All Day Long—Olympian Auction in Josiah White Park Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday, May 19th N.Y.’s Finest – Police Tribute Sunday, May 20th Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Saturday & Sunday 11am, 1pm & 3pm—Train Rides Special Guests • John Thorpe (Jim Thorpe’s Grandson) • Chuck & Wonda Gentile (Retired Sports Director, Carlisle U.S. Army War College)

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10th Annual Travel Edition by Rich Lipinski

Parks, Parks and More Parks of Eastern Pennsylvania This year we stay in state and explore the great treasures of Pennsylvania. Our parks, baseball parks from one of the oldest to the state-ofthe-art family entertainment centers. There are eight full sized amusement parks in Pennsylvania and many water parks operated by the state’s ski industry. Pennsylvania is one park crazy state writes Amusement Today Magazine. Pennsylvania is a must visit for roller coaster enthusiasts. If your tastes run toward nature and history Pennsylvania has quite an extensive and impressive array of state and national parks. These parks are for the most part free or very inexpensive to attend. Northeast Pennsylvania • PNC Field – Home of the Railriders, the stadium is now in its 5th season since its total remodel. PNC field plays

host to some of hottest prospects in the game, many of them Yankees farm hands. • Waterparks – NEPA has a huge ski industry and instead of being idle during the summer they are converted into water parks. Montage Mountain Water Park sits right above PNC Field. Single day admissions are about $25 and season passes for under $100. Other Parks in the area include Great Wolf Lodge, Camel Beach, Kalahari Resorts and H20 in the Poconos. • State/National Parks—Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PA offers an up-close look at the history of the railroad industry in Lackawanna County. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area encompasses nearly 70,000 acres along the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River in Pennsylvania. At the southern end of this park the river cuts an S-shaped pass through the mountains, forming the Delaware Water Gap. Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor starts in Ashley and ends in Yardley, providing 165 miles of hiking and Biking Trials. There are 15 state parks in NEPA which provide camping, hiking, biking and nature opportunities. Southeast Pennsylvania • Citizens Bank and Coca Cola Park—Two ballparks built within the last 15 years feature the Philadelphia Phillies and their AAA affiliate the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. These two beautiful ballparks have been among the

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highest attended venues in the past 15 years. The Iron Pigs invite their fans to be bacon crazy and serve up some of the finest foods in all of the minor leagues, including pork nachos, bacon wrapped hot dogs and Aw Shucks roasted Corn. • First Energy Stadium—Home of the Reading Fightin Phils. Built in 1950 this is a classic minor league ballpark. The Phil’s are considered the gold standard of minor league entertainment. Anybody looking for a true minor league experience look no further than to Reading. • Dorney Park and Sesame Place—Of the states eleven amusement parks, Dorney has to be considered the biggest disappointment. The setting is mostly concrete, a little overpriced, A lot over hyped and food is basically fair. Dorney started as family owned park but was sold to out of state group and has lost that charm. Sesame Place, outside of Philadelphia is nice little park based on the Sesame Street characters. It is a park definitely targeting the under eight crowd.


• National/State Parks—As you can imagine in an area where America was conceived there is plenty of places to see. The Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center, US Mint, Washington Crossing and the Brandywine Battle Fields, are just some of the historic sites dotting the map throughout SEPA. There are fourteen state parks in SEPA.

er Historic site, Stotz Field home of the first try. Two state parks, Leonard Harrison State little league game. In late August every year, Park and Colton Point State Park perch on South Williamsport plays host to the Little opposite sides of the Pennsylvania Grand League World at Lamade Field. Canyon • Knoebels Amusement Resort—One of the premier amusement parks in the counUntil next time keep the e-mails rolling: try, winners of multiple awards for wooden hardcoalbaseball@yahoo.com and follow us coasters, food and atmosphere. It features no on twitter @hardcoalbasebal. admission charged and some of most classic rides, Knoebels also offers swimming, campNorthern Susquehanna Valley ing and golfing. Bowman Field, Stotz Field and Lamade • State Park­—With over 25 state parks the Stadium, provide everything a baseball fan Northern Central state parks offers some of could want. Bowman Field is the second old- most spectacular natural scenery in the counest field in professional baseball opening in 1926 and is home to Apply Now the Williamsport For Your Crosscutters. In 2000 Bowman Senior Citizen Field was desBus Pass! ignated an historic site. Across FOR BUS ROUTE INFORMATION CALL 570-459-5414 OR VISIT WWW.RIDEHPT.COM the street is anothNOT SURE HOW TO RIDE THE BUS, WE’LL TEACH YOU.

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pothole better than an under or overinflated tire. If your hit a big pothole it is a good idea to have the tire checked because a tire can bulge and/or tear and separate on the inside of the tire. Today’s low profile tires cannot withstand a hard jolt from a pothole when compared to larger sidewall tires. A tire shop will examine your tire to be sure it is safe and damage free. • Rims—Potholes can not only destroy tires but can also wreak havoc on the rims. The majority of rims used today are made of aluminum which is softer than the steel wheels used in earlier years. These rims can bend and cause the tire to lose air quickly. They can also become distorted and cause a dangerous wobble or shimmy. If the rim is damaged, chances are good that the tire pressure monitoring transducer (if mounted inside the rim) may also be damaged. Unfortunately, replacement for both is normally necessary and expensive. A minor jolt may cause the tire to become out of balance. If your car has a shimmy at certain speeds, have the wheel balance checked at a tire shop. • Suspension­—Hitting a large pothole can cause extensive damage to the steering and suspension system in many ways. Suspension system components are often damaged. These items include shock absorbers, struts, tie rods etc. This is where the damage may not be visible but may become very unsafe. If you hit a large pothole and feel any type of changes in the handling of your vehicle, or if there is any vibration, shimmy or noises, don’t delay. Look for uneven tire wear. Take you vehicle to a certified technician for a thorough inspection of all suspension and steering components. Many other parts can be affected by hitting even a small pothole in the road. Exhaust and body parts can be jolted loose and your wheel alignment can be changed in an instant causing issues with tire wear and handling problems. Driving the local roads and highway’s only gives proof to this fact as drivers can be seen putting their spare tires on and parts scattered along the notorious pothole areas. If you hit a pothole and are worried if there is damage, have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. Trying to avoid potholes is your best bet but is at times impossible. The reality is that this winter created a lunar landscape filled with swimming pools waiting for your car to plunge in to, so drive slower and be careful. Happy Motoring!


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MASTER GARDENER: Don’t Forget the Parsley by Mary Ann Miller, Master Gardener Probably everyone has a container of parsley in their kitchen. It is a common ingredient in many recipes, and fresh parsley is frequently used as a garnish to enhance the presentation of food. Growing your own parsley provides you with an abundant supply of this popular herb. A member of the carrot family, parsley is native to the Mediterranean area. It has a biennial, or two year life, cycle, but in our climate usually requires winter protection to survive to its second year. Most gardeners simply grow parsley as an annual. The most common variety in our area is curly parsley (Petroselinium crispum), which grows in clumps 8 and 14 inches tall. Because of its limited size, curly parsley is a good choice for containers. Italian flat-leaf parsley (Petroselinium neapolitanum) is also commonly grown. It grows quite tall – 2 to 3 feet – and has a looser growth habit. Its more intense flavor makes it especially popular for cooking.

duces best in soil rich in organic matter. It can be grown from seed, but is extremely slow to germinate, usually taking 2 to 5 weeks. If you choose to grow it from seed, start it indoors where you can monitor warmth and moisture to give it a better chance of germination. Parsley plants are relatively inexpensive and readily available in garden centers and big box stores, so most gardeners prefer to purchase transplants rather than struggle with seed of unreliable germination rates. Once planted outdoors after danger of frost, parsley requires little care. It should be watered sufficiently to keep it from drying out, but in my experience once it is established it tolerates dry conditions quite well. I usually grow some parsley in my vegetable garden and some in my flower gardens. It always seems to thrive in both locations, even when neglected. If grown in containers, the plants will require frequent watering and occasional applications of liquid fertilizer at half the rate recommended on the label. Containers for any plants should have holes in the bottom to insure adequate drainage. If grown indoors, plants may require supplemental light to prevent them from becoming “leggy” or spindly. Parsley is best harvested by cutting off outside stalks close to the ground, which encourages the Parsley grows best in full sun, but it will plant to produce new growth throughout the tolerate light shade. It prefers well-drained soil growing season. It tolerates light frost and will and a pH of 6.0-7.0. Like most plants it pro- continue to produce into the fall. When the

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foliage is eventually killed by frost, you can leave the plant in the ground, and it may sprout again in the spring and provide a second harvest before completing its life cycle. In my experience, the easiest way to dry parsley is to hang bunches of leaves upside down in a warm, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Our garden shed provides ideal conditions, and the leaves are usually dry in a few days. You can also dry the leaves by placing them in a slow oven (100º-110º) for a few minutes, or placing the leaves between two paper plates and microwaving them for about a minute. (Microwaves vary, so it is important to monitor carefully until you determine the ideal time for drying.) The dried leaves should be stored in airtight containers and kept away from heat and light. Parsley can also be frozen. In addition to its culinary uses, parsley, especially the curly variety because of its limited size and clumping growth habit, is an attractive addition to the flower garden. I also add stalks of either type of parsley to cut flower arrangements. They enhance the bouquet with their lovely leaves and fresh scent. Parsley is a winner – be sure to add it to your garden this year!

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Warmer Weather Is In The Forecast by The Experts at S.J. Kowalski    We sometimes go from freezing temperatures and very active use of our heating systems right into blazing heat and regular use of our air conditioning system.  While it seems this year we may actually enjoy some spring weather, we all know that a break in the weather means summer is coming --- and coming fast!  Very soon you will be seeking relief from the heat.  That relief only comes from your air conditioning system.  You want your air conditioning system to work its cooling magic not only the first time you need it, but all summer long.     It’s a great idea to check your a/c system now for any problems or needed maintenance.  By checking your system now you can do simple repairs or call S.J. Kowalski, Inc. at 570-455-2600 for service from a professional before the weather gets warmer.    There are some simple steps you can take to

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(Family Features) Quick and easy meals can be hard to come by, especially ones that don't sacrifice flavor. You don't have to eat bland foods to provide your family a healthy and hearty, nutrient-filled diet. During National Nutrition Month, it's the perfect time to refresh your routine with some creative and convenient options that can serve as the starting point for an on-thego snack or a full-blown meal. Sandwiches, like this recipe for a BALCMT Sandwich, can be one of the easiest ways to incorporate grains, which deliver shortfall nutrients like dietary fiber, iron and folate into your diet. Research from the Grain Foods Foundation shows about 95 percent of Americans do not meet dietary fiber intake recommendations. Whole grain foods, like bread, buns, rolls, pita and tortillas, can help supply your dietary fiber needs and aid in maintaining a healthy weight and lower cholesterol. Additionally, enriched grains can play a key role in metabolism by helping the body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates, and are also essential for a healthy nervous system, productivity and cognitive development. The vitamins and minerals in enriched grains like folic acid are also critical for reducing the incidence of some birth defects while also promoting cell function and tissue growth. Some healthier ways to build a snack include using leaner meats and lower sodium cheeses for a sandwich or adding more vegetables to your overall snacking habits. Another nutritious option, Baked Pita Crisps accompanied by Southwest Bean Dip, can help you curb hunger without blowing past your daily calorie count. Find more recipes and tips for quick and flavorful meals at grainfoodsfoundation.org.

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Baked Pita Crisps Recipe courtesy of the Grain Foods Foundation Ingredients: For Crisps: 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 3 pita breads (6 inches each) with pockets kosher salt, to taste For Southwest Bean Dip: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 large red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 cup packed fresh coriander sprigs, washed and spun dry 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons water, plus additional (optional) Directions: BALCMT Sandwich To make Crisps: Heat oven to 400 F. In small Recipe courtesy of Franz Bakery on behalf bowl, mix olive oil with cumin and paprika. Split of the Grain Foods Foundation each pita bread horizontally into two rounds Ingredients: and brush rough sides with equal amounts of Chipotle-Mayonnaise Sauce: oil mixture. Cut rounds into small triangles and 1/4 cup mayonnaise arrange in flat layer on large baking sheet. Bake 1/4 tablespoon adobo sauce until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Sprin1 teaspoon lime juice kle with salt just out of oven. salt, to taste To make Southwest Bean Dip: In large skillet fresh ground pepper, to taste over high heat, heat vegetable oil until hot. Add 2 slices bread, toasted garlic, bell pepper and onion; turn heat to low 1-2 leaves lettuce and cook until vegetables are softened, about 5 4 slices tomato minutes. Add cumin and cayenne; cook, stir1/2 avocado, thickly sliced ring, 1 minute. 4 slices maple bacon, fried In food processor, blend beans, lime juice, Directions: coriander, salt and water until smooth, adding To make Chipotle-Mayonnaise Sauce: In more water, if necessary, to achieve desired consmall bowl, mix mayonnaise, adobo sauce and sistency. Add vegetable mixture and pulse until lime juice. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. just combined. Serve with Baked Pita Crisps.

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Effortless Spring Entertaining (Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day. Make hosting your next spring gathering a breeze with these entertaining tips for organizing an effortless event: • Set the stage for a beautiful table. Dress up the table with a dainty lace tablecloth for a sweet, traditional spring look. If your approach is more modern, try using a simple runner in a complementary color. Then turn your attention to the style of the rest of the table. Special touches like flowers, place cards and linens with napkin ring holders can add a touch of elegance in an instant. • Blend function with style. Appearance aside, each table provides an essential function to your event. Incorporate details like salt and pepper shakers and condiment dishes within easy reach. When it comes to the tableware, you can add a touch of functional style with Chinet Cut Crystal plates, cups, cutlery and wineglasses. As a fully coordinated line of disposable tableware, the products match nearly any decor, allowing you to create the perfect tablespace. Remember to carefully consider each aspect of your menu to ensure the proper tableware is provided. • Work ahead to ease the weight. One failsafe way to cut stress and ensure you get to actually enjoy the party: plan ahead. Do as much food prep as you can the day before and set up tables and other decorations ahead of time. Finish your housework well before the event date so all that's left is quick touch-ups. Remember details like serving spoons and other tableware; setting these out the night before can trim precious minutes when guests are on their way, and using disposable options can help save time during cleanup. • Borrow inspiration from nature. The vivid

greens and vibrant hues of fresh flowers during spring can help provide a fresh, inviting look. Depending on your seating arrangements, it may be appropriate to use a single large vase or a series of smaller vessels scattered around the room. Using basic, clear glass, or an option like Chinet Cut Crystal wineglasses as vases for smaller buds, lets the focus stay on the flowers, but you can also bring your theme to the table with vases in coordinated colors, textures and styles. If you'll serve from a buffet or offer a dessert table, try adding a bouquet to that table, as well. • Add a signature touch. Make it easy for guests to leave your event with a lasting impression. Individually wrapped desserts or other small edible favors are always a hit. Or simply offer small bud vases and invite guests to take a piece of the party decor home. Find more ideas for easy entertaining this spring at MyChinet.com.

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Rebalance Your Diet (Family Features) Striking a balance between work and home life, friends and family, and hobbies and errands can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. As you look to rebalance certain aspects of your life during the spring season, don't forget to take your diet into consideration as well. Including grain-based foods as part of a balanced diet - along with proper exercise - can be an essential part of living a healthier lifestyle and can provide numerous health benefits. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a 50-50 balance between whole and enriched grains per day for optimal health.

Furthermore, research from the Grain Foods Foundation suggests whole and enriched grains supply a variety of key vitamins and minerals, like thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, zinc, selenium and magnesium, and important shortfall nutrients like dietary fiber, iron and folate. Incorporating grains into meals throughout the day, including these under-500 calorie recipes for Grilled Cinnamon French Toast with Granola Crunch and Roast Beef and Arugula Sandwiches featuring whole and enriched grains, can aid in maintaining a healthy weight. Additional benefits of consuming grains include lowering cholesterol and sup-

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porting digestion, while also providing antiinflammatory nutrients and fiber, which helps fight belly fat. Find more nutritionist-developed, balanced and budget-friendly recipes for every meal at grainfoodsfoundation.org. Grilled Cinnamon French Toast with Granola Crunch Recipe courtesy of Oroweat on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation Ingredients: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 banana, thinly sliced 3/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 slices whole-grain nut bread 1/4 cup granola, for garnish Directions: To make sauce: In saucepan, stir together orange juice, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, strawberries and banana. Simmer over medium heat 5-6 minutes, or until flavors have combined, stirring occasionally. To make French toast: In shallow bowl, whisk together milk, egg and cinnamon. Dip slices of bread into milk mixture and cook 2 minutes on each side over medium heat on flat griddle or grill, or until golden brown. Serve French toast with strawberry-banana sauce and top with granola. Makes 2 servings Roast Beef & Arugula Sandwiches Recipe courtesy of Roman Meal on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation Ingredients: 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons horseradish 4 slices whole- or multi-grain bread, toasted 4 slices tomato 4 ounces lean roast beef, thinly sliced 1 cup arugula or wild greens Directions: Spread mayonnaise and horseradish evenly over two bread slices. Layer tomato, roast beef and arugula on top of mayonnaise and horseradish. Top with remaining slices of bread. Makes 2 servings


Shake Up Your Dinner Routine (Family Features) If you find yourself stuck in a rut with the same recipes, remember a little change can add a lot of flavor. By simply using fresh pork in dishes that usually consist of chicken or beef, there are countless ways to switch up your dinner routine. Whether grilled, roasted, slow-cooked or sauteed, Smithfield Fresh Pork is available in a wide variety of cuts as well as pre-marinated flavors, making it versatile and convenient for any night of the week. Try out this recipe for Grilled Pork Loin Fajitas to shake up your next meal. Find more recipe ideas at Smithfield.com/ ShakeItUp. Grilled Pork Loin Fajitas Ingredients: 1 Smithfield Prime Boneless Fresh Pork Loin, cut into 1-inch thick steaks 1 1/2 cups water, divided 1 cup soy sauce 1 can (6 ounces) pineapple juice 6 cloves garlic 1/4 cup white wine 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips 1 tablespoon corn oil salt, to taste pepper, to taste 12 tortillas guacamole (optional) sour cream (optional) pico de gallo (optional) shredded cheese (optional) Directions: Using meat mallet, pound pork steaks un-

til 1/2-inch thick; place in 1-gallon re-sealable plastic bag. Pour 1 cup water, soy sauce and pineapple juice over pork; seal bag and lay flat in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning occasionally. In blender, pulse garlic, white wine and salt until thoroughly blended. Whisk butter and slowly incorporate garlic and wine mixture. Reserve at room temperature. In large skillet over high heat, saute onions in corn oil 2 minutes until they turn deep brown. Add remaining water to skillet and lower heat to medium-low. Cook and stir, scraping bits from bottom of pan, 15 minutes until water has evaporated and onions are caramelized. Season with salt and pepper. Heat grill to 300F for indirect cooking. Lightly grease grates.

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Spicy Peach and Avocado Salad Ingredients: 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 3 tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. pure honey 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 ripe but firm peaches, cut into wedges 2 avocados, pitted and cut into wedges 1/2 c. fresh mint, torn if large, plus more for garnish 1/4 c. roasted pistachios, chopped Directions: Whisk together lemon juice, oil, honey, shallot, and chile in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add peaches and toss to coat. Let sit at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour. Just before serving, add avocado and mint and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Top with pistachios and garnish with mint. Makes 8 servings

Maple Baked Beans Ingredients: 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 lb. smoked sausage 1 large onion 4 clove garlic 1 1/2 tsp. paprika 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 c. tomato paste c. Apple-Cider Vinegar 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1 c. maple syrup 3/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. fresh-ground pepper 1 lb. navy beans Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pot over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned. Stir in the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add the paprika, mustard, tomato paste, and apple-cider vinegar. Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth, 2 cups water, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and beans; cover and bring to a boil. Place Dill Pickle Potato Salad in the oven and bake for 1 hour. Remove the lid and continue to bake — Ingredients: stirring every hour — for 3 1/2 more 3 lb. baby red potatoes (halved or quartered if large) hours. Serve warm. Make 8 servings

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Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4 c. chopped dill pickles, plus 5 tablespoons brine 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 3 celery ribs, chopped 1/4 c. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 3/4 c. mayonnaise Directions: Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain. Gently toss hot potatoes with pickle brine and vinegar in a bowl. Let cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir together celery, parsley, mayonnaise, and pickles in a separate bowl. Add potatoes and any remaining brine mixture and gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, or chill up to 2 days. Makes 8 servings

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Women’s Health And Cancer During the month of May, we spotlight women’s health by celebrating National Women's Health Week. National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. The 19th annual National Women's Health Week follows Mother's Day, May 13, and is commemorated May 14 – 20, 2018. While focusing on women’s health, it is important to remember the various cancer screenings that exist for women. Cancer ranks as the second most frequent cause of death for U.S. women, after heart disease and according to the American Cancer Society, nearly 80,000 women per year are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer and 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2018. As a woman, it is vital to take control of your health and be your own advocate for personal care. Remember to ask your primary care physi-

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only makes sense that if the feet are flat (unsupported by the ground or shoes) they are not absorbing shock. When that happens, the knees have to work twice as hard, but that can only go on for so long. Eventually, the lower back takes the heat. It now has to make up for the extra shock, and that can wear out the parts, particularly if there is a misalignment of the lower back or pelvis. Imagine a bent axle of a car, riding off road with a tire that is underinflated, with a cracked spring for the shocks! We have found in our practice that patients with chronic lower back and/or SI joint pain that won’t go away have asymptomatic foot, ankle or knee The Connection to Low Back Pain issues, and once corrected, their lower back The three main shock absorbers of the and SI joint pain goes away! body are the feet, knees, and lower back. It So, what can you do? Here are a few tips: 1. Wear good structured shoes or sneakers that support the foot and absorb shock. 2. Wear a custom orthotic made by someone who understands the structural relationship of the foot and the body. 3. Have your spine, pelvis, and lower extremities evaluated and specifically adjusted for the underlying cause of your pain at our practice. Wondering what else you can do to combat low back pain? Ask us at your next visit. We invite you to experience what chiropractic care can do for you and your family! Call 570 708-2228, We are in Sugarloaf under the living green roof! Back pain can be a debilitating condition. When you suffer with it, there is nothing you want more than to get rid of the pain. So, what role do your feet play in the cause of your back pain? It’s all about structure. Our technology has evolved faster than our bodies. People were not designed to walk on hard surfaces like tile, marble, wood, or concrete—instead, we were designed to walk on grass, dirt, sand, mud, and other natural terrain. These natural, softer terrains are more conforming to the shape and structure of the foot, thereby keeping the arch supported, and causing the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the foot and ankle to work in a supportive fashion.

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Who Do You Sleep With? by John Degenhart, DC I know that title would catch your attention. I’m not writing about infidelity. As a chiropractor for 36 years, I see how we sleep affects our spine so much. I’ve written articles about what position we sleep in is best. But now let’s discuss who sleeps in bed with us. People will come in and say, “I go to bed feeling well, but I wake up with a stiff neck and lower back pain”. Then they go on to say, “My three grandchildren sleep in bed with me, and I’m all scrunched to the side”. Or your own children, if they sleep in bed with you. Kids move a lot when they sleep. Your sleep will be interrupted, you’ll be kicked in the back or a hand in your face. I know if they are afraid, it may take time but it is best spine-wise fi you sleep alone or with your spouse, but no kids. And what about your dog? I hear the same

story, how one or two dogs get the best spot on the bed while the patient is all contorted. No wonder they wake up hurting. I love pets, but I don’t think a dog or cat should sleep in our bed. They can have their own bed next to yours if they are that much a part of your family. In conclusion, if you take the time to truly look at how you treat your spine, you will realize what you are doing to hurt yourself. If your arm is bent all night, don’t be surprised to get shoulder pain when you wake up. So get adjusted to fix the problem, but you must correct your sleep position so that the pain doesn’t return. And that usually means no cats, dogs, kids or grandkids in bed with you.

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The Laurels Senior Living Community... "Where our Family of Residents Come First!” May 2018 Springtime Fun May is such a magnificent time of year; the beautiful song of the birds, the flowers in bloom, the extra daylight and breathtaking sunsets. May 1st marks our 15th anniversary of those amazing sunsets from our own backyard.  The view is absolutely breathtaking.  We are looking forward to enjoying many summer nights on the veranda in our garden.  Speaking of gardens, our Laurels garden is one of our most favorite spring time activities. We cannot wait to begin planting all the vegetables again.  It’s going to be great to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  We had such a great time at our annual Family Easter meal and we’re looking forward to our Mother’s Day Tea Social and picnics in the park.  Plus, we’re really excited about the outdoor excursions planned for this month.  We’re looking forward to all the wonderful things that Spring brings!   Mother’s Day Tea Social Saturday, May 12th, we will proudly honor all mothers by having our annual “Mother’s Day Tea Social”.  Tables will set up for our residents to display their mothers and families photos for everyone to enjoy.  We will indulge in homemade cookies, pastries, scones and petit fours and an array of flavorful teas served in sterling silver carafes on fine china. We’re all looking forward to this time-honored tradition!   Penn State in Motion Laurels residents were invited to a fun, action-packed afternoon at Penn State Hazleton. Students and staff from the Rehabilitation and Human Services department led residents in an array of motion-based activities geared toward their physical ability. We would like to send out a special thank you to Dr. Lorie Kramer, her staff and students for including us in their program!

“Penn State in Motion is a program designed to allow students in the Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) Introduction to Disability Culture course the opportunity to have a hands-on experience interacting with those in the community who may have disabilities or age-related physical challenges. Twice per semester, residents from the community are invited to the gymnasium and the RHS students lead and run an ice breaker, warm up, six stations of light physical activities and games, and a cool down.” Considering a Senior Living Community? Are you or a family member considering a move to a senior living community, but don’t quite know where to begin? If so, you’re not alone. The move to a senior living community is increasingly becoming a family decision for both personal and financial reasons. At The Laurels, we value all of our residents, both individually and collectively. When an individual or couple makes the decision to move to our facility, we understand that this is a major decision for them. In

each case, we have created an environment that promotes resident satisfaction and happiness. We want it to be their decision for all of the right reasons. To be sure, you may have many other questions – or you may have already considered the implications of a move to a senior living community and are ready to make your decision. Our goal is your long-term satisfaction. We believe that The Laurels Senior Living Community offers more in the way of comfort, care and value than any others you may consider and we encourage you to learn all you can beforehand.  Have a question? Ask our staff.  Or ask any of our residents how satisfied they are living in their new home.  We’re always happy to have you as friends and we would love to have you as part of our Laurels family, too.   If you would like more information regarding any of our services, please call our office at 570455-7757 or email us at info@laurels-seniorliving.com.  You can also stop by for a private tour of our beautiful facility and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

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Spring Into Excellent Oral Health And An Even Better You! by Frank Glushefski, D.M.D. It’s hard to believe that it is May and Spring has finally decided to make an appearance after the never-ending Winter weather. Considering the fact that most dental insurances renew in January coupled with this great spring weather, there is no better time than the present to schedule your preventative cleaning and examination appointment. Most dental insurances allow two such appointments per calendar year provided they are scheduled six months apart. This is a wonderful “maintenance plan” to assure you of optimal oral health. These “maintenance appointments” will serve as an early means of detection for tooth decay, failing or broken restorations or crowns, ill-fitting dentures, gum issues and even oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and the American Dental Association urges scheduled oral hygiene and examination appointments no less than every six months to assure early detection of all dental issues including oral cancer. Remember – early detection leads to early, less-invasive and costly treatment! Last year, nearly 42,000 patients were diagnosed with oral or throat cancer. Sadly, the five year survival rate if the diagnosis is advanced is only 64%. On the brighter side, early cancer detection and treatment will greatly reduce the health-related problems which result from aggressive therapy. Again, regularly-scheduled preventative, diagnostic oral hygiene appointments is the best line of defense to detect oral cancer in its earli-

est of stages. These visits will greatly enhance your chances for early detection of suspicious oral health changes that, when caught early, will lead to easier, less-invasive treatments. A patient’s second line of defense is selfexamination on a routine basis. Routine oral “self-checks” are very instrumental in proper diagnosis when combined with your dentist’s findings as well as reporting all signs and symptoms of something that “just doesn’t seem normal to you”. If any of the following signs and/or symptoms appear and do not subside or disappear within two weeks, consult with your dentist immediately: 1) Sudden changes in how your upper and lower teeth meet 2) Pain, tenderness, or numbness in your mouth or lips 3) Irritations or sores are present 4) Discoloration such as red or white patches 5) Difficulties when speaking, chewing, swallowing, or moving your jaw or tongue 6) Lumpy, crusty lesions 7) Erosive areas 8) Raised lesions/swelling Those that are at the highest risk for oral cancer would be either heavy smokers or drinkers who are age 50 or older. The human papilloma virus version 16, which is sexually transmitted, is related to the increasing incidence of mouth cancer in non-smoking patients. It should be noted that several still-unknown internal and external factors exist which may also play a role

in oral cancer development. The earliest indicator for imminent disease is your mouth. Lumps, sores, or oral lesions lasting more than two weeks may serve as an early warning of impending health issues. With the Spring weather, renewed dental benefits, and the benefits of early detection, make an affirmative step towards a better you that will be around for family and friends for an even longer time to come. Should you wish to take a step towards better overall dental and physical health and well-being, please do not hesitate to contact my office to schedule an appointment at a time which is most convenient to you. For additional office information, past dental articles, or more oral hygiene instructions, please visit our website at www.toothdocpa. com or contact us at 570-443-9892.

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A Heart Disease Risk Even Your Doctor May Not Know About (NAPS)—If you’re like most people, you’re familiar with LDL (lowdensity lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein), particles in the blood that carry what is often referred to as “bad” and “good” cholesterol. There is, however, another lipoprotein particle you should be aware of: lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a), which poses a high risk of early cardiovascular disease.

million in the U.S. Anyone with a parent with elevated Lp(a) has a high risk of inheriting it. People with high levels of Lp(a) can be at risk even if they’re physically fit and have “normal” LDL and HDL cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, for many, the first sign of the disease is a heart attack or stroke.

A Simple Test May Be The Answer The good news is a simple blood test measures Lp(a) concentrations, though it’s not included in most standard lipid panel tests. Current cholesterol guidelines miss 8 percent of people who have a cardiovascular event The Danger whose only risk factor is high Lp(a). KnowHigh levels of Lp(a) travel through the ing Lp(a) levels could be the first step in prebloodstream and enter into the arteries, lead- venting up to 120,000 cardiovascular events ing to gradual narrowing of the artery that in the U.S. every year. can limit blood supply to the heart or brain. This increases the risk of blood clots, heart atSaving Lives In Three Easy Steps tack, stroke and aortic stenosis. Lp(a) is the 1. Recognition: Test everyone for high most prevalent genetic risk factor for coro- lipoprotein(a) once in their lifetime. nary heart disease and aortic stenosis. One 2. Prevention: If you have high Lp(a), work in five people have inherited high Lp(a)—63 with your physician to develop an aggressive

prevention plan. 3. Vigilance: People with high Lp(a) levels should be aware of stroke and heart attack symptoms. “Fit, healthy people can inherit genetic factors like high Lp(a) that cause early heart disease,” said Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg, the Irving Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. “Research continues to show the significance of Lp(a) as an independent, genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease.” The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation’s mission is to empower patients to prevent cardiovascular events and support research into a specific treatment for elevated lipoprotein(a). “We are advocating that Lp(a) testing be added to the standard cholesterol test to increase the rate of early diagnosis and provide a more accurate prediction of risk,” said Sandra Revill Tremulis, founder of Lipoprotein(a) Foundation. Learn More For further facts, visit www.TESTLpa.org.

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Loss Of Appetite In Seniors by Marlin Duncan, Comfort Keepers It’s common to begin losing our appetite as we age, but it’s important to understand why this happens and what you can do to ensure that your aging love one is still receiving all the proper nutrients required to stay healthy. Factors that May Cause Loss of Appetite in Seniors There are many reasons why seniors may lose their appetite, from aging to medications. It is important to understand the factors that may cause them to skip meals, so you can help them stay nourished. • Lack of energy to cook • Medication side effects can affect taste buds • Lack of interest in eating alone • Health conditions, illnesses, or diseases • Problems with dentures • Lack of financial resources to buy nourishing food • Loss of functioning taste buds may cause food to taste bitter or “off”

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Omega 3-What’s The Hype? by Melissa M. DeBello, OD, Hazleton Eye Specialists If there is one supplement that I would recommend for overall eye health to all of my patients, it is Omega 3 fatty acid or fish oil. But doctor, how much should I take, what brand should I buy, and what are its benefits? I hope to answer all of those questions in the following article. For starters, not all vitamins are created equal. Just because a product states that it contains Omega 3s, does not mean the quality is pure or in high enough dosage to be effective. In fact, over the counter supplements and vitamins do not go through stringent FDA approval and in some cases, lack the very ingredient advertised on the bottle! Consumer beware, you often get what you pay for so if a product seems very inexpensive, more than likely its ingredients are too. As a general rule of thumb when selecting a fish oil, look for a triglyceride form of Omega 3 fatty acid as it is better absorbed by the body and thus more effective. This will be indicated as “TG” on the bottle. Unfortunately, many store brand fish oils use a

synthetic ester or unpurified form of Omega 3 which is not only difficult for the body to absorb, but also leaves users with a fishy aftertaste or stomach discomfort (ie “fish burps”). The reason companies often use this less pure form of Omega 3 is because it is cheaper and requires less processing to make. Fish oil must be processed in order to remove toxic Mercury from the fish used. During the removal of Mercury, the Omega 3 becomes an unstable molecule (ethyl alcohol). Many companies add Vitamin E to in order to stabilize the molecule rather than processing one step further to remove the alcohol to create the triglyceride form. Vitamin E is the reason that many doctors still wrongfully think that Omega 3 thins the blood. Omega 3 in isolation does not thin blood but rather the Vitamin E that is added to the ester form of the product causes blood thinning. When it comes to dosage of Omega 3, an overall rule of thumb is to look for fish oils containing 2000mg of EPA/DHA in triglyceride form. As you start reading labels,

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Move More For A Healthy Heart (Family Features) While heart health and how to prevent heart disease are important topics, many people in the United States - African Americans, in particular - remain at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans ages 18-49 are almost twice as likely as Caucasians to die from heart disease. Additionally, about 33 percent of African Americans ages 35-49 and 61 percent ages 50-64 have high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. However, there are many ways for you to lower your risk for heart disease, and one of the most important is by becoming physically active. National guidelines recommend at least 2 hours, 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week for adults, like brisk walking where your blood gets pumping and you are a little breathless. If you find yourself short of time, you can incorporate physical activity in small chunks, such as three 10-minute intervals per day, and still achieve some heart health benefits. How Moving More Helps When done regularly, physical activity can give your entire body - not just your heart - a boost. Getting your heart rate up and breaking a sweat can: • Strengthen heart muscles • Improve blood flow • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels • Help control weight Ways to Become More Active Every Day In addition to working toward at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week, it's important to avoid being sedentary, when possible. You can do that by making choices that build activity in your day. Some examples include: • Taking the stairs • Printing at the printer farthest from your desk at work. • Getting off the bus one stop early • Parking in the farthest space from the door • Walking around while you are on the phone or having walking meetings • Being active with your children, including playing outdoors • Planning a vacation that includes physical activities • Playing basketball or taking a yoga class with friends instead of meeting up for drinks or a

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Unfreezing The Frozen Shoulder by Ting Oh, PT, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Is shoulder pain or stiffness causing troubles with reaching behind your back, washing your hair or reaching for a cup in the cabinet? For people with frozen shoulder, performing these simple everyday tasks are difficult and in some cases nearly impossible. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a painful condition in which the lining or capsule of the shoulder becomes swollen and tight restricting movement. The cause of frozen shoulder is not well understood but it has been found to occur most commonly in

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What’s Happening At Providence Place? May 2018

These are the Upcoming Events at Providence Place Drums, 149 South Hunter Highway Drums, PA 18222. Reserve your spot today! • May 8th – Entertainment by George Rittenhouse – 2:00pm – dining room • May 11th – Entertainment by Paul Oscal – 2:00pm – 2nd floor • May 13th – Entertainment for Mother’s Day Brunch by “The Two of Us” – 11:00am-1:00pm – dining room • May 19th – “Tip Tap Toe” Children’s Dance Troop – 2:00pm – dining room • May 20th – Entertainment by Greg Palmer – 2:00pm – dining room • May 24th – Entertainment by Jay Smar – Old Time Country, Folk & Coal Mining Music – 2:30pm – dining room • May 26th – Entertainment by Dedra & Al – 2:00pm – dining room • May 28th – Memorial Day Bash with Entertainment by Gary Dee – Banjo Music – 2:00pm – dining room Connections Club The Connection’s Club at Providence Place provides customized care and programs to those residents who want to fight off Dementia. Our Garden Club planted seeds and are waiting for them to sprout, we can’t wait to start gardening outdoors again. If you are interested in joining

enjoy the carnie life with clowns, games and carnival foods. Everyone is gearing up for May, as the saying goes April showers bring May flowers. Our gardeners are getting ready to prepare our flower beds. Exciting things are happening in our neighborhood, come by and visit anytime and join the fun! Providence Place strives to deliver superior quality senior living that is surprisingly affordable. Providence Place offers Independent Living, Personal Care, and Memory Support in a Secured Environment. our Connections Club call us at 570-788-7555. Come experience the benefits of club membership and join others who are participating in purposeful memory activities while enjoying companionship. During May, we are looking forward to another Mother’s Day Brunch, Cinco de Mayo party, and a variety of community outings. Check us out at prov-place.com! The Alzheimer’s Association “Afternoon tea” will be held May 24th at 2PM on the 3rd floor at Providence Place. Connections Neighborhood April saw our neighborhood enjoying Easter dinner with family and friends. A wonderful homemade meal was prepared for us by our culinary staff with favorites like Kielbasa and Easter Pie. The Easter Bunny made an appearance as well with treats for the little ones bringing candy and treasures. The neighborhood is having a carnival this month. We are going to

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How Your Next Dental Visit Could Save Your Life (NAPS)—Nurse Sandy Wexler went to her dentist in 2012 for a routine teeth cleaning. During the exam, her dentist took a moment to feel the sides of her face, jaw and neck, looking for signs of oropharyngeal cancer—a type of cancer that occurs at the back of the mouth or top of the throat. Her dentist noticed an enlarged lymph node on the right side of Wexler’s neck and sent Sandy to see her physician. It was metastatic squamous cell oropharyngeal cancer. After weeks of radiation and chemotherapy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Wexler was cancer-free. But had she not seen the dentist when she did, Wexler might not be alive today. “I credit [my dentist] with saving my life

because otherwise it could have been six more months before this could have been diagnosed and found,” she said. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 51,540 new cases of oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer diagnosed this year and 10,030 deaths from them. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted that oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise. As doctors of oral health, dentists see the mouth as a window to overall health and, as in Wexler’s case, can identify clues suggesting cancer. This means more and more dentists are talking with patients about health issues that might at first pass seem unrelated but can actually affect oral health. Human papilloma-

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Women: Love Your Heart! by Melanie Furlong, SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice As women, we tend to always take care of everyone around us …but what about us? Cardiovascular Disease is generally believed to be a disease that affects men; however, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America. The disease claims nearly a half million women’s lives every year. Here are some more statistics – some surprising, all daunting - found on the American Heart Association’s website: • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease. • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. • Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. • The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood. • While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease. • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. • Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies. Women, love your heart! You can reduce your risk of these health threats. Risk factors that can be controlled include high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity or overweight, and diabetes. There are other risk factors to be aware of — talk to your doctor about how your age, race and heredity may affect your risk for

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Parts of this article were taken from The American Heart Association website. Melanie Furlong is the Community Relations Director for SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice. The agency provides Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, and Home Tele-

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What’s This Bump On My Foot? by Dr. Michael Coyer, , DPM, AACFAS (NAPS)—Bumps on feet can signal serious or nonserious conditions, so it’s best to have all bumps properly examined by a foot and ankle surgeon. The most common type of foot bump, ganglionic cysts, are soft, harmless, fluid-filled sacs found on the tendons and joints of the foot. Ganglionic cysts can be caused by a leaking of jellylike fluid from the “capsule” surrounding the joint or tendon and may be on the top of the foot, near the ankle joint or even on the side of the foot. The cyst won’t disappear on its own and the best way to prevent reoccurrence is to have it surgically removed by a foot and ankle surgeon. Plantar fibromas are another type of harmless bump found on the foot. Plantar fibromas are fibrous, hard bumps found within the ligament of the foot and are common in the arch area on the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical treatments, such as steroid injections or orthotic devices, may relieve symptoms. Surgical removal is an option for people who still have pain after trying nonsurgical approaches.

Foot bumps suspected of being something more serious are biopsied for proper diagnosis. If it is cancer, the foot and ankle surgeon will remove the mass working with an oncologist for further treatment. Foot bumps don’t go away on their own. Dr. Michael Coyer DPM, AACFAS The sooner a bump is properly evaluated, you can have peace of mind, move forward with treatment and resume everyday activity. For more information on foot bumps or to find a foot and ankle surgeon near you, visit FootHealthFacts.org, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ patient education website. Dr. Coyer is a foot and ankle surgeon and an Associate Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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3 Ways To Save Money On Diabetes Medications (BPT) - Controlling the "ABCs of diabetes" - A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels - is difficult enough, but when you add that second C - costly medications - it's easy to see how one's levels can spiral out of control quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., health care costs are more than double (2.3 times) the costs of those without diabetes. This is due to the ever-increasing costs of medications to treat diabetes and the chronic conditions that often accompany the disease, namely high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In fact, between 2002 and 2013, the cost of insulin has tripled, and newer cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering medication costs are also on the rise. Now consider that in the U.S., more than 2 million children and adults living with diabetes do not have access to health insurance, and millions more are in high-deductible plans that can require high out-of-pocket costs. Lack of access to diabetes medications can lead to avoidable doctor visits, hospitalizations, amputations and even death. The good news is there are several ways to save money on diabetes care without compromising on quality. First, shop around. Medication prices can vary greatly by pharmacy. Second, if you are not using insurance to cover the cost of prescription drugs, there are many ways to obtain prescription assistance. One way to start saving money immediately is with Inside Rx, available at https://insiderx.com, a free discount drug card program, which provides deep discounts on certain brand-name diabetes medications, including insulin and drugs that treat co-existing conditions such as high cholesterol and blood pressure. Third, explore pharmaceutical assistance programs. Most pharmaceutical companies also offer financial assistance programs to persons who have trouble affording their medications and supplies. By doing some research into these types of discount programs and databases, it may be possible to save thousands of dollars a year, while controlling your diabetes and enhancing your quality of life.


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