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Sleep problems not normal part of aging

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have found that I don't sleep as well as I used to when I was younger. How common is this?

Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it is not. Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging.

Seniors need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults: seven to nine hours a night.

Unfortunately, many older adults don't get the sleep they need, because they often have more...

Textbook cases

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Spring break is over for most. College students are back in class. The spring semester is full-speed ahead for those working on their higher education degrees.

A new year and new semester often leads students to create higher expectations and goals for themselves, but student slacking is prone to happen as the semester continues.

McGraw-Hill Education has created study tips and tools for college-level students intended to improve their grades, results and learning habits.

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by PHOTO BY KENNY EK in Focus

The world according to Mo: "Parallel Lives," written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, opens Allentown Public Theatre's 2013 season, 8 p.m. March 22, 23, 28 - 30, April 4 - 6 and 2 p.m. April 7, Antonio Salemme Foundation, Suite 203, 542 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Variety has praised the two-person show as "a humorous romp with a feminist sensibility ... a smart, provocative show." Joshua Neth directs Jennifer Starr Foley, above left, and Samantha Beedle, above right, who play Mo and Kathy,...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will present "The Art of Historical Fiction," 4:30 p.m. March 14, Williams Center for the Arts auditorium, Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.

Brooks received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her second novel, "March."

The program is the 2013 John L. Hatfield '67 Lecture presented by the Friends of Skillman Library. The talk, free and open to the public, is followed by a book-signing and reception in the Williams...

'New World' gold

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

As St. Patrick's Day quickly approaches, we turn our thoughts to leprechauns, green clovers, pots of gold, parades, and Irish folk dancing.

We also think about the people of Irish heritage who emigrated to the United States at the turn of the century in search of a new, and better, life. The American Dream was alive and thriving, and viewed as that glorious pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Antonin Dvorak came to America in 1892, not so much in search of a new life, but at...

Root of the problem: mounds of mulch

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Mulch is a standard form of soil and winter protection for many shallow-rooted plants. However, too much mulch can be too much of a good thing.

The availability and low cost of bark-type mulch materials has created an over-mulching disease in our landscapes. Gardeners have come to think of mulch materials as wonder products that provide endless benefit to our plants.

Misuse of mulch materials decreases a landscape's aesthetic value by changing the appearance of a plant. Misuse...

Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital beneficiary of Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show Preview Party Gala

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital is the beneficiary of the Preview Party Gala, 6 - 9:30 p.m. March 20, Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, which kicks off the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show, March 21 - 24, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).

Tom Kwiatek, executive director of GLVADA, made the announcement at the Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Hospital -- Cedar Crest.

Joining Kwiatek for...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The first offering of tickets to members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, and retirees) for the Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012 - '13 by Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 4 p.m. April 8, Lafayette College, Easton, is sold-out.

However, the college is streaming a live telecast of Blair's address in Colton Chapel. No tickets are required for the Colton Chapel venue.

SACRED HEART

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An "Easter Nut Roll Sale" will be held, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 26, March 27, main lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

Large 14-inch bakery fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling will be available.

Pre-ordering is recommended. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.

Deadline to submit poems is March 15

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.

First-place...