Q. My brother-in-law is getting a defibrillator. How is that different from a pacemaker?
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and a pacemaker are battery-powered devices installed in the chest to deliver electrical impulses to the heart. In general, a pacemaker is used when the heart beats too slowly; an ICD is used when the heart beats too quickly.
Pacemakers jog the heart with mild reminders that patients usually can’t feel. Pacemakers are small; some are only as...
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, November 27: Minestrone soup, fried chicken patty on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, chilled apricots.
Thursday, November 28: Closed for Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 29: Closed for Thanksgiving.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, November 27: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.
Thursday, November 28: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 29: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.
Monday, December 2: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.
Tuesday, December 3: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable...
The holiday season is made more alive and enjoyable by the flowering and fruiting plants associated with it. You can enjoy these plants long after the holidays have become a memory, if you are willing to administer a little sensible care.
The favorite is the poinsettia, available in varying shades of red, pink, white and marbled. Exposure to freezing temperatures, to overheated or drafty rooms, or to several days of drying may cut short your enjoyment of a poinsettia, regardless of...
“Sing-Along-Messiah” will be performed by a community choir and soloists, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Zion’s United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
Handel’s work will feature four soloists: Pamela E. Jones, soprano; Carole Burkhardt, contralto; Lane Conklin McCord, tenor, and Brian Ming Chu, baritone.
The concert is presented by The Lehigh Conference of Churches.
The event is free and open to the public.
The first-ever “Holiday Market Sale” will be held 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rooms B and C, The Frank Banko Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.
Local vendors will be selling their crafts, including jewelry, giftware and décor.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg.
Q. My 15-year-old stepson told his dad that he doesn’t want me to tell him what to do. He would rather his dad (my husband) tell him. I try to make sure homework and chores are done before his dad gets home so they can spend time together. I understand that being a stepparent can be thankless, but I am a maid, chauffeur, chef, scheduler, and more, and now don’t have enough authority to ask my stepson to take out the garbage. What can I do?
“The stepmother needs to take a step back and...
Time is closing in on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, and St. Luke’s athletic trainer Jillian Seamon knows it.
Seamon, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, an athletic trainer working at the Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, Allentown, transitioned to the new St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center, Union Boulevard, Allentown, when it opened Nov. 23.
And while serving as an athletic trainer for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games surely would be a dream, Seamon, 29, has...
I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday planning. I’m debating whether or not to give gift cards as holiday presents this year. I would like to know if giving a gift card is too impersonal.
Gift certificates have a reputation for being unthoughtful, but they can be great choices because they allow the recipient the freedom to choose his or her own gift. Whenever you give someone a gift card, you thought of that person and were generous...
Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.
It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.
“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.
Director Martin Scorsese brings together Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (1920 - 2003), a high-ranking...