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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Q. I seem to be getting a lot of headaches lately. I’m pretty sure it’s been caused by stress, but I was wondering if I should have it checked by a doctor.

You should definitely see your doctor. Most headaches are harmless, but they can be a symptom of a serious condition.

The American Council for Headache Education urges people to see a doctor if there are any of the following symptoms with headache:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A common knee injury that occurs in athletics is a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The ACL is one of the major ligaments that help stabilize the knee joint.

The majority of ACL injuries occur when an athlete misses a landing from a jump, pivots quickly while changing direction, or decelerates abruptly. To help prevent ACL injuries in athletics, special ACL prevention programs have been developed. These prevention programs are becoming more popular in youth sports and generally include exercises to help strengthen muscles and emphasize balance, power, flexibility and agility.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A new study found that one family member in particular has a tough time weathering the transition from summer days to school year: your pet.

In a survey of nearly 4,000 Americans conducted by Petplan pet insurance, pet owners reported a spike in separation anxiety in pets who lose summer companions to the classroom during the back-to-school season.

Of those surveyed with “back-to-schoolers” in the household, 26 percent said their pet shows signs of separation anxiety in September. Another 26 percent reported that their furry friend becomes bored.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Moving to campus can be a fun and exciting time for any student, but it can also be costly. To get on the right track for a successful year at college, check out these tips from the discount experts at Dollar General.

Do your homework

Many colleges provide online resources and virtual tours of dorms to give you an idea of what is provided, what you’ll need to bring, and what items are prohibited by the school. Reach out to future roommates and decide together what household items can be shared, like a coffee maker, microwave or TV.

Make the dorm home

Monday, August 24, 2015

With the start of the college semester and thousands of young women in a new environment, perhaps on their own for the first time, law enforcement officers and self-defense experts are reminding women to stay safe and have a plan.

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that nearly 300,000 women are attacked or raped each year — approximately one attack every two minutes.

Monday, August 24, 2015

While it’s helpful to know ways to protect yourself in an attack, it’s also important to be aware of your surroundings and possibly prevent an attack in the first place.

The best defense may be your eyes, ears, and gut.

“When you’re walking to your car or walking to a restaurant, don’t be on your phone texting, especially if you’re in an unknown area. Be alert, keep your chin up, and look at people with good posture,” said Wayne Miller, a lead instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide, a martial arts program that focuses on self-defense and fitness.

Monday, August 24, 2015

automobile basics for college students

Beyond financial tips, what do kids need to know about their cars so that they don’t end up stranded on a dark and lonely road? The car repair experts at RepairPal (, have a critical checklist for your teens and young adults:

1. Help them find a mechanic near the college.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Are your petunias pooped? Is your mulch looking weathered? Maybe your front door needs a punch of color.

August is National Curb Appeal month. It’s the perfect time to get out in your yard and do a little sprucing up.

Think of it as a basic cleanup, says Lisa Gabory of Petritsch Lawn and Landscaping in New Ringgold.

“Your mulch is probably looking kind of gray by now,” says Gabory. “Add a thin layer, about an inch, to freshen it up. Make sure to remove any existing weeds first.”

Friday, August 21, 2015

Zimmerman’s Dairy has been a staple in our area for more than 115 years.

The Lehighton business is perhaps best known for its “Gimmie Zimmie” advertisements, which feature a carton of Zimmerman’s Iced Tea.

Iced teas, including green and peach tea and decaffeinated and diet versions, lemonade and orange drink are all made and packaged at the Bridge Street location in Zimmerman’s well-known plastic bottles and paper cartons.

Friday, August 21, 2015

DALLAS — At first glance, the little green sprouts growing inside the Conviron growth chamber in a laboratory at the Hafey-McCormick Science Center at Misericordia University might not look very powerful. Yet, biology researchers are trying to determine how the prolific duckweed plants are affected by several different types of pollutants, and if they can be used as a potential bioremediation tool to clean up water-borne contaminants in waterways.