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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For those wondering about the changing health care requirements for hospital, doctor, prescriptions, home health care and long-term care needs, a free Medicare workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at SS. Peter and Paul School Hall, 307 Coal St., Lehighton.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The program is to help people entering Medicare for the first time, and their caregivers, to better understand this comprehensive health care program.

The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Free refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Q. Do you get more heartburn when you are older?

More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn daily. Heartburn is more common among the elderly.

Heartburn two or more times weekly may be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. See a doctor if you have heartburn too often. The doctor can test for GERD.

In the upper GI series, you swallow a liquid barium mixture.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
METROGRAPHICS Known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. If identified and treated early, patients have a five-year survival rate of 93 percent.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Month.

Known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system because symptoms usually do not cause concern until the disease has reached advanced stages.

Fortunately, however, when identified and treated in its earliest stages, patients with ovarian cancer have a five-year survival rate of 93 percent.

Nicholas Taylor, MD, has three suggestions to improve your odds.

Get annual pelvic

examinations

Monday, September 15, 2014

One in three students under the age of 18 report experiencing some form of abuse, Break The Cycle, a national nonprofit organization working to provide dating abuse prevention programs, reports.

That means that little Suzie, the shy girl who tenses up when a person comes near her, or Jeffery, the loud boy who has outbursts for no reason, could be a victim.

On college campuses, one out of every four college-aged women will be a victim of an attempted or completed rape during their academic career.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet on Wednesday to plan for the 50th anniversary reunion.

The breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at 443 Beacon Restaurant, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton. All class members are welcome to attend.

Any questions can be addressed at lehighton1965@gmail.com.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Penn State Extension in Carbon County is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Penn State Extension Master Gardener program.

The program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others.

Weekly Tuesday classes will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Oct. 14 through March 17 at various field locations and the Carbon County Environmental Education Center.

According to the Penn State Master Gardener website, volunteers must:

Friday, September 12, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS If you enjoy gardening, you might have what it takes to become a master gardener.  Classes start soon for those who are interested in taking it to the next level.

If you think you might have what it takes to be a master gardener, Carbon County is looking for you.

Classes will be starting soon, and Master Gardener Slate Altenburg, of West Penn Township, is hoping to attract more home gardeners and enthusiasts.

He says becoming a master gardener is a great way to increase your knowledge and skills and have fun while sharing with others.

For Altenburg, it seems that "fun" may be the best part.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grier City Sunday School and Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts will present a dinner theater production on Sept. 20.

"Murder on the Rebound," with a roast beef dinner, will be presented at the White Church social hall, 132 Church Road, Tamaqua. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the show to follow.

For ticket information, call 570-668-2748 or 570-467-2634.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CRAFT PHILA: Liberty Bell is holding its first fall show from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The outdoor juried art fair is staged adjacent to the Liberty Bell Pavilion and Independence Mall.

Seventy-six independent artists will offer signed goods in a broad range of prices, including handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and wearables along with decorative and functional wares in a spectrum of contemporary styles.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Colored pencil classes are being held at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, offered by Amy Joanne Mogish, Tamaqua, the "Pencilin Peddler." This month's class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 19.

Additional workshops will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 (scarecrow) and at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27.

Mogish has been a decorative artist for more than 20 years, with her work featured in "The Decorative Painter" and "PaintWorks Magazine."