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Healthy Geezer: Diagnostic-imaging tests explained

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Q. What's the difference between a CAT scan and an MRI?

The CAT scan, MRI and others are known as diagnostic-imaging tests. Let's go over the common ones.

X-ray;One of the oldest forms of medical imaging , an X-ray examination uses electromagnetic radiation to make pictures.

An X-ray machine passes a beam through your body and records an image digitally or on film. Body tissues produce different results. Tissues show up in shades of gray. Bones look white. Lungs that contain air appear dark.

Healthy Geezer: Have blocked carotid arteries checkup

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Q. My doctor put his stethoscope on my neck and muttered to himself, "No brooey." I'm not the type to ask the doctor questions, but I'm still wondering what he meant by that. My spelling is probably wrong.

Your doctor was checking your carotid arteries on the sides of your neck to see if the blood flow to your brain was blocked. If one of the arteries was blocked, it would make a "swoosh" that the medical profession calls a bruit. Your phonetic spelling is excellent. Bruit is pronounced "broo-ee," like "phooey."

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, July 22: Marinated turkey cutlet, seasoned red potatoes, garden vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Thursday, July 23: Cranberry juice, chicken cheese steak on a roll, cole slaw, applesauce.

Friday, July 24: Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, Calif. blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

Monday, July 27: Marinated grilled chicken breast, Asian fried rice, oriental vegetables, wheat bread with bread margarine, fresh pineapple.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, July 22: Crab cake, mashed potatoes, diced beets, donut hole, fresh fruit.

Thursday, July 23: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake, strawberries.

Friday, July 24: Roast beef, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, July 27: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, wax beans, Jello, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, July 28: Beef Rib B Que, carrots and broccoli, warm apples, chocolate chip cookie, roll.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, July 15: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Thursday, July 16: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, peas and carrots, whipped Mandarin oranges.

Friday, July 17: Pecan crusted fish, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, Oreo cookies, pear.

Monday, July 20: Spaghetti and meat sauce, Italian blend vegetables, whipped Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, July 21: Rotisserie chicken, diced baked yams, sauteed spinach, sugar cookie.

Wednesday, July 22: Crab cake, mashed potatoes, diced beets, doughnut hole, fresh fruit.

Healthy Geezer: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Q. I had a bird's nest in my chimney and was told that we were probably getting some carbon monoxide in the house. He said that this is bad for your health. How bad?

Carbon monoxide (chemical symbol CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that can kill you. CO is a byproduct of combustion. It comes out of car tailpipes, gas ovens, fireplaces and heating systems.

That bird's nest was blocking the evacuation of CO out of your chimney from your furnace and hot-water heater. The gas was backing up into your house.

Bud's View: Fracture a broken bone by any other name

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by BUD COLE in Social News

Q. Isn't a fractured bone less serious than a broken bone?

This is a common misconception. A fracture and a break are the same thing.

For several reasons, seniors are in danger of breaking a bone. As we age, the power of our senses, reflexes and coordination diminishes. Maladies and the medicines we take for them can contribute to balance problems, which can lead to falls. Then there's osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones more likely to snap.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, July 8: Pork barbecue, warm peach crisp, reamy spinach, roll.

Thursday, July 9: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, zucchini, cookie, banana, roll.

Friday, July 10: Stuffed tortellini, roasted asparagus, warm berry crisp.

Monday, July 13: Stuffed green pepper, brown rice, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, July 14: Turkey sausage, German potato salad, green beans.

Wednesday, July 15: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Thursday, July 16: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, peas and carrots, whipped Mandarin orange, oranges.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, July 8: Cranberry juice, chicken stir fry, wite and wild rice blend, Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, carrot cake.

Thursday, July 9: Baked meat loaf with gravy, au gratin potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, July 10: Apple juice, sausage sandwich with peppers and onions, Pennsylvania "Dutch" potato salad, citrus breeze.

Monday, July 13: Vegetable juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, ambrosia.

LCCC

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by The Press in Social News

Golf Classic in 22nd year

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Foundation holds its 22nd annual Golf Classic Aug. 3 at Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville.

Proceeds benefit the Foundation's student scholarship program.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Included are green fees, cart, a box lunch and giveaway items for each golfer. Golfers will play a modified scramble with a shotgun start at noon and conclude with an evening dinner reception and awards.