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Life Lessons: My sister's keeper: Terry's story

Life Lessons My sister s keeper Terry s story

As our population continues to age, families often find themselves faced with difficult choices including how best to care for loved ones who can’t care for themselves.

Life Lessons: Breaking the silence of stillbirth

Life Lessons Breaking the silence of stillbirth

Every year, there are 26,000 stillbirths in the United States. That’s about one in 160 pregnancies. You don’t hear about it often, because parents usually grieve in silence.

Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesdays: Success

Life Lessons Wisdom Wednesdays Success

How do you define success in your life? Is it something about your personal relationships or your professional career? We asked some Lehigh Valley women to reflect on this question and found success can be defined in many ways.

Life Lessons: Cancer research in humans and dogs

Life Lessons Cancer research in humans and dogs

A new collaborative research program pairs oncologists who treat childhood and adult sarcomas with veterinarians who manage the same cancers in canine patients.

Life Lessons: Slim by design

Life Lessons Slim by design

You may not realize that your kitchen has a lot of subtle ways of making you eat more. Here’s how small changes on the counter and in the cupboard may lead to big weight loss.

Life Lessons: Wolfdog Worries: A Game of Thrones byproduct?

Life Lessons Wolfdog Worries A Game of Thrones byproduct

Millions of fans have made the popular HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” a must see. Some of the show’s stars are fictional dire wolves. As a result, real-life wolfdog breeders have never been busier, trying to keep up with this newfound demand. But fantasy can be a lot easier to handle than reality. And now, wolfdogs are being abandoned and even regular pet shelters can’t handle them.

Life Lessons: Your butt could be causing knee pain

Life Lessons Your butt could be causing knee pain

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from knee, hip or back pain, and experts at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center say dormant butt syndrome (DBS) may be the cause.

Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesday: Forgiveness

Life Lessons Wisdom Wednesday Forgiveness

Why is forgiveness so difficult? Mental health experts say humans are hard wired to retaliate when they’ve been wronged but they also say that doesn’t serve us well at all. They say the better thing to do is to forgive and move on even in the worst of circumstances.

Life Lessons: Stress: A precursor to Alzheimer’s

Life Lessons Stress A precursor to Alzheimer s

About 470,000 Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every year. Many of them first experience a mild problem with memory loss called a ‘pre-dementia’ condition, and researchers say stress is a major contributing factor to pre-dementia.

Life Lessons: Testing baby’s DNA

Life Lessons Testing baby s DNA

The most recent statistics show a decline in pregnancy rates. However, despite the drop, there are more and more new tests and tips parents to be need to be aware of genetic testing can now be done earlier and is a lot more accurate. Some doctors say it’s not just about testing your unborn baby’s DNA, but your own as well. Here’s more details on why these tests are important before you even conceive.

Life Lessons: Giving dogs a voice

Life Lessons Giving dogs a voice

Service dogs can be trained to do a lot of things; sniff out a stroke before it happens, guide the blind, and even provide emotional support. But for as smart as they are, they can only communicate through silent actions and obscure barks.

Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesday: Perfectionism

Life Lessons Wisdom Wednesday Perfectionism

Why do some women feel a need to be perfect? How can they change those ideas Perfectionism is defined as a refusal to accept anything short of perfect. it’s a pretty difficult goal yet many women try to attain in. 

Life Lessons: Heart disease: The surprising signs in women

If you ask women about their biggest health fears many will say cancer. However, they should really be thinking about the number one killer and that’s heart disease.

Life Lessons: Healthy screen time

Life Lessons Healthy screen time

One of the joys of summer for kids is having less to do and more time to do it. For parents, however, that can be nightmare. 

Life Lessons: What your handshake says about you

Life Lessons What your handshake says about you

A handshake is more than grabbing a hand and shaking, there is a subtle science behind it. We all know a firm grip is associated with confidence and an outgoing personality. But new studies that show your handshake says more.

Life Lessons: How to keep your hair from thinning

Life Lessons How to keep your hair from thinning

We lose about 100 to 200 hair strands per day and it only gets worse as we age. Here are some tips that can help your hair stay thicker, longer.

Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesday: Change

Life Lessons Wisdom Wednesday Change

One thing we can be certain about in life is that things will change. But change can be challenging and difficult.

Life Lessons: Common asthma signs overlooked

Life Lessons Common asthma signs overlooked

A new national asthma survey commissioned by National Jewish Health shows that many adults are unaware of common symptoms of asthma in adults. 

Life Lessons: Foods that can make you sick

Life Lessons Foods that can make you sick

Every year, one in six people in America are sickened by the food they eat, according to the centers for disease control and prevention. 128,000 get sick enough to go to the hospital. Ivanhoe shows which foods are most likely to make you sick.

Life Lessons: Apps all young adults should have

Life Lessons Apps all young adults should have

Graduation is over, you’ve landed your first full-time job, signed a lease on an apartment, now what? There are a few free apps that can help you step up your game as a young adult.

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A sizzling weekend in Boyertown

A sizzling weekend in Boyertown

Saturday, the Mobile Madness food truck fest is back for another year, where plenty of the area's food trucks will line the outside of the Museum of Historic Vehicles, and it very well could be worth skipping breakfast for

Sunrise Chef: Great Allentown Fair

Sunrise Chef: Great Allentown Fair

It's Friday, which means its time to head into the kitchen.

This week, we're visited by our friends from the Great Allentown Fair.

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Music Monday

Music Monday: Dave Goddess Group

They're a NYC band with roots in the Lehigh Valley - check out the Dave Goddess Group on Music Monday!

Music Monday: Faith Gabrielle

She's a singer-songwriter from the Lehigh Valley, and she's out with a new song that celebrates the bond between a daughter and her father, just in time for Father's Day.

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