Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.
High school science teacher Lisa Adams has struggled with weight for most of her life, but may have finally turned a corner
Dozens of children have shiny new wheels this summer thanks to volunteers in Southern Pennsylvania
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.
Singer Miley Cyrus, former President Bill Clinton and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities who’ve adopted a plant-based diet. Athlete Novak Djokovic, who recently won the men’s singles at this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, is the latest celeb catching waves over his plant diet.
Root canals and comedy clubs. It’s true that one is significantly more pleasant than the other, but they share the same goal: To put a smile on your face. There is another commonality. Both are among the patient services at Brockport Smiles, a dental office with a fresh approach to patient care and oral health.
What do Sigmund Freud, Prince, Janis Joplin and Pennsylvania-bred rapper Mac Miller all have in common? They all died from an opioid overdose.
Pam Best, a retired Mars Area Elementary School health and physical education teacher, has been selected to receive the 2019 American Heart Association Faye Biles Education Award.
We’ve all felt it. After lunchtime, you're lethargic, tired and constantly checking the clock waiting for the day to be over.
Danette shares how she trained for her triathlon, and how you, too, can train for a race of any length or type.
Organ donation is probably the furthest thing from your mind … unless you’re on a wait list for an organ replacement. Then it becomes literally a matter of life and death.
Norman Rockwell seemed to have a strong sense of some people’s perceptions of fishing.
Creating a balanced diet may prove more challenging than you think. Despite all the regulations and labels, a lot of the process gets lost in translation from farm to plate. When dealing with a wide-scale output like school cafeterias, finding that balance is even more difficult, especially when it relates to the impressionable, growing bodies of our next generation.
For anyone considering a plant-based diet as part of a healthier lifestyle, you might want to hear what Sarah Goodenough has to say.
When you go to the dentist, the doctor isn’t just assessing your teeth. The health of your mouth can be an indicator of larger, more serious issues. In fact, studies have proven a link exists between oral health and cardiovascular disease and increased risk of stroke.
For years, Darcie Buffone, a fourth-grade teacher at Armstrong School District’s Shannock Valley Elementary, struggled with weight. She tried diets and lifestyle changes that, for some, would have generated long-lasting results. Then, in 2015, Buffone learned her inability to lose weight was no fault of her own — it was because her thyroid gland was not functioning properly.
The winter air is quiet. Peaceful. Trees in the Finger Lakes are blanketed in white, fields of fresh clean snow glisten in the (sometimes rare) sunlight.
Misery may love company, but it also has negative repercussions on your physical and mental health.
You wouldn’t think Jon the Giant and a group of students from York Central Elementary School would have much in common. But they have an unlikely connection in ninja warrior training.
Victor’s Mark Syverud was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago but it wasn’t until just recently he realized he was experiencing a new symptom of the progressive neurological disease - his voice was starting to fade.
With a hashtag like #spinforkidz, it’s not hard to see why the New Castle Community YMCA kicked off its third annual spin-a-thon event with a bang, or more appropriately, a spin.
A rainy day that made getting to school while exposed to the elements less than ideal couldn’t stop nearly 700 students in Brockport Central School District from doing just that.
There’s a new food truck rolling around town. But don’t expect to see it at the festival circuit anytime soon. This repurposed, full-sized school bus is Gates-Chili Central School District’s creative and game-changing way of making sure children get at least one hot meal per day during the summer months.
You feel healthy. You have good energy levels, feel happy and are engaged in life’s activities. Don’t get lulled into complacency! Taking time to get your preventative screenings when you are healthy and symptom-free is the best way to safeguard your vitality.
When Rob Cooney reached Freeport Beach in Pennsylvania after swimming 24 miles from Long Point, Ontario, in 13 hours and 32 minutes, he was greeted with applause from more than 200 people who were thrilled to see him become just the 21st person since 1989 to complete the rugged Lake Erie test.
It’s said that a positive attitude is essential to health and wellness. Keeping a positive attitude in the face of great obstacles — tragedy, anger, violence, illness or hardship — is life’s toughest challenge. Hank Commodore has a simple, unfailing solution: Humble yourself with wisdom, and practice love and kindness to humankind.
Staying active is how Linda Deabenderfer rolls with life. Going to the gym has been a regular part of her routine and she’s been a member of the S&T Wellness Center at IRMC since 2012. Her regular workout consists of a cardio session then hitting the weight machine circuit.
The project helps get locally grown, minimally processed foods from producers to consumers
Hint: Skip the hotdog, you'll thank yourself later
Kayak rentals make it easy for the whole family to get out and play
ROCovery Fitness emphasizes adventure and camaraderie to achieve sober goals
These scenic trails provide endless hiking, biking, horseback riding and rollerblading opportunities
For best results: Make goals attainable and maintain a positive outlook
Studies show the benefits of living an active, outdoor lifestyle are endless
Six parks and trails to visit this year in and around Mercer, Lawrence and Butler counties
Explore nearly 350 acres of forests and wetlands, plus a variety of wildlife
Randy Oaks used a colon cancer diagnosis to better his health habits
Getting into the spirit of the Games results in major participation
Cure spring fever with these attractions right in your own backyard
When she’s not teaching class, adjunct instructor Tracy Tooch is hitting either the books or the pavement
Staff members have caught the fitness bug and are trying to help others incorporate healthy habits into their lives
School districts put a fun spin on fitness with festive outdoor races
These communities may gain serious recognition for healthy, holistic lifestyles
Understanding the importance of regular doctors visits
Three men share their strategies for achieving their wellness goals
'Strive for Five' challenge has everyone eating their fruits and veggies
How to catch up to your fitness goals and stick with them
This hybrid workout delivers the benefits of yoga with the upbeat twist of pilates
Check out how this school district increased healthy engagement
How undergoing hip surgery made the future look brighter