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Healthy Geezer: health frauds

Friday, October 7, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. I was told that a copper bracelet can help relieve arthritis pain? True?

I’ve also heard that you can get relief by rubbing WD-40 on painful joints. I’m not being facetious. There are people who believe the multi-purpose liquid is an arthritis fixer.

There is no scientific evidence that copper bracelets do anything more than make a fashion statement. However, there is no proof that the bracelets don’t provide relief to arthritis sufferers.

Copper bracelets for...

Williams

Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Anna Mae (Mackes) and Carroll Williams of Willow Green, Allen Township, observed their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 1.

They were married in 1951 by the late Rev. Raymond Heckman at St. James Lutheran Church, 11th and Tilghman streets, Allentown.

In preparation for their honeymoon in 1951, they started to save half-dollars one year before their marriage and accumulated $150. Their honeymoon was a car trip to Florida before interstate highways.

During the week, they...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 28: Lemon parmesan chicken, mashed potatoes, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, angel food cake with fresh strawberry topping.

Thursday, Sept. 29: Apple juice, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, ambrosia.

Friday, Sept. 30: Orange juice, Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, fresh cantaloupe.

Persons with disabilities

Friday, September 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Diversity Committee will discuss employment for persons with disabilities, 10 a.m. Oct. 6, Rooms 107-108, Alumni Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

Panelists include Amy Beck, Executive Director Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living; Dolly Singley, Support Specialist, Cedar Crest College; Susan Storm, District Administrator, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Allentown, and Richard Walters, Eastern Regional Manager, Bureau of...

Healthy Geezer: Gynecomastia

Friday, September 30, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. My breasts have become large and I’m embarrassed. What can I do?

This question came from a man in his 60s. Breast enlargement in males is common. So is the embarrassment. About 30 percent of older men have this condition, which can be caused by hormonal changes or simple weight gain. It can occur in one or both breasts.

When the usual balance of the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone in a man shifts, he can get “gynecomastia,” which is derived from two...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Thursday, September 29: Pot roast, roasted potatoes, cauliflower, pound cake, strawberries.

Friday, September 30: Baked white fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomato, canned fruit, corn muffin.

Monday, Oct. 3: Pork barbecue, warm berry crisp, creamy spinach.

Tuesday, Oct. 4: Beef stroganoff, noodles, vegetable medley, apple wedges.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Honey mustard chicken, roasted redskin wedges, broccoli, muffin.

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Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 21: Vegetable juice, pork Rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Thursday, Sept. 22: Baked ziti, Italian blend vegetables, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, Sept. 23: Cranberry juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, tropical fruit.

Monday, Sept. 26: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles...

LV house sales down 4 percent; second month in row for decline

Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined for a second straight month, down 4 percent in August to 769, compared to 801 in August 2015, according to figures released by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley were down 11.4 percent in July to 714, compared to 806 in July 2015, according to the GLVR.

The July downturn had reversed a three-month increase in closed sales and an increase each month in 2016, with only March...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 21: Apricot glazed pork chops, whipped yams, roasted cauliflower, plums.

Thursday, September 22: Chicken Marsala, wild rice, green beans, blueberry muffin.

Friday, September 23: Fish Creole, au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley, fruit cocktail.

Monday, September 26: Grilled hamburger, American blend vegetables, warm pear cobbler, Jello.

Tuesday, September 27: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, French...