Q. As an authentic geezer, I’ve had so many medical tests that I think I’ve seen more acronyms than were around during the New Deal. Recently, a friend of mine suggested that I get a TSH test for my thyroid. What, in the name of FDR, is a TSH test?
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism, which are the chemical processes cells in the body perform to keep us alive.
It should come as no...
Musikfest 2016 attracted 957,000 from at least 35 states and nine countries between Aug. 5 and 14.
“This year we focused on enhancing the festival experience for our guests with additions such as the ‘Summer Games’ viewing party; a record number of street performers; new artists-in-residence like the Privy People and Living Vines, and dynamic, new experiences such as Yuengling’s Lagerfest Platz and the Pokemon Go Musikfest Crawl,” said Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO of ArtsQuest,...
Q. I retired and moved from northern Minnesota to Florida. I was wondering if there is any way that someone in the Sunshine State can get hypothermia.
Hypothermia occurs when your body doesn’t maintain a normal temperature, which is about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When your core temperature drops to 95 degrees, you are suffering from hypothermia, which can be lethal. Can your internal temperature drop to 95 degrees or below in Florida? Yes. You can get hypothermia in an air-conditioned...
LV ACTIVE LIFE
The first in the series, “Living a Healthy Life,” will be held 9 - 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown.
The six-week series of workshops, designed by Sanford University, is to help adults with a chronic condition, caregivers, spouses and family members to live and feel better.
To register: 610-437-3700
With three plays by Shakespeare, a musical based on Shakespeare, a classic British comedy, and two plays for children, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival celebrated 25 seasons, and set attendance and ticket revenue records for the second year in a row.
The 2016 PSF season’s estimated 39,750 patrons and $1.2 million in ticket revenues topped 2015’s 38,567 patrons and $1.1 million in ticket revenues, a 3 percent and 4 percent increase, respectively.
The season’s opening “...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts “Transfer Fairs” for students, alumni and the public:
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, LCCC Allentown, Donley Center; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 4, main campus, Schnecksville, Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, and 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18, LCCC Tamaqua, Morgan Center.
Information: lccc.edu/transferfair; Advising and Counseling Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-799-...
While total attendance figures for The Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, were not available as of deadline for the Sept. 14 Focus, Grandstand headliner attendance totaled 34,975 for the seven shows there:
Aug. 30, Kidz Bop, 1,368
Aug. 31, Jake Owen, Brandon Lay, 2,281
Sept. 1, Kiss, The Dead Daisies, 7,082
Sept. 2, Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, 7,745
Sept. 3, Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, Common Kings, 8,102
Sept. 4, Jeff Dunham, 5,...
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Pineapple juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a roll with mustard, marinated vegetable salad, Rice Krispies treat.
Thursday, Sept. 15: Shrimp cutlet on a bun, Dutch potato salad, applesauce, Fig Newtons.
Friday, Sept.16: Chicken pot pie, peas and carrots, tosses salad with French dressing, wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.
Monday, Sept. 19: Baked meatloaf with...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, September 14: Rotisserie chicken, baked diced yams, sautéed spinach, sugar cookie.
Thursday, September 15: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake, strawberries.
Friday, September 16: Pot roast, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, oatmeal cookie.
Monday, September 19:Three cheese ziti and meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, Jello, tropical fruit.
Tuesday, September 20: Beef Rib B Que,...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling “Lehigh Regional College Fair,” 6 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Berrier Hall (Gymnasium), main campus, Route 309, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
Representatives of more than 150 colleges and universities are expected. The event is said to be the largest college fair held in fall 2016 in Lehigh County.
Interested students can learn about academic programs,...