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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: In Washington, Corbett Talks Electoral College Changes.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett was in Our Nation's Capital on Tuesday, where he talked about proposed changes to Pennsylvania's Electoral College system with some very jumpy members of the state's GOP Congressional delegation....
  • What can you do to avoid exposure to Radon in your house?

     
    Radon, an invisible and odorless gas that can enter homes through cracks in the basement floor or from well water, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking....
  • How clean is the air you breathe in the Lehigh Valley?

     
    According to a report released Wednesday by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, Pennsylvania ranks sixth in the list of states with high levels of smog pollution. Allentown ranked 13th among the top smoggiest mid-sized metropolitan areas in...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: With State Takeover Looming, Harrisburg Mayor Tries to Hold Onto Power.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's another dreary day as we close out the end of another session week. But Manchester's legendary Stone Roses have announced that they've buried the hatchet and will embark on a series of reunion gigs......
  • What color is November?

     
    Now that the pink-ified breast cancer awareness month of October has passed, it is intriguing to note which awareness month follows. (There's more than one, and we'll get to others later.) November is lung cancer awareness month. Although breast cancer...
  • Puerto Ricans have the highest rates of asthma in the nation

     
    By Jeannette Rivera-Lyles, Orlando Sentinel4:59 p.m. EST, November 14, 2011 MarĂ­a Barbot says she has little control in planning her daily life. She can pencil in all the activities she wants, whether it's cooking a nice dinner for her family or attendin....
  • Pa.'s picturesque Carroll Valley lures the inn crowd

    Just north of Carroll County sits a picturesque Pennsylvania valley with little more than a ski resort, two golf courses and a historic restaurant and inn. But those attractions are more than enough to draw travelers to Carroll Valley, Pa., and the...
  • Researchers Add to Evidence That Smoking Bans Reduce Heart Attacks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Public smoking bans do more than just clear the air in offices, bars and restaurants - they lead to quick and dramatic declines in heart attacks. Two teams of researchers came to this conclusion after independently examining evidence...
  • Inverness: A wealth of stately homes

    Inverness: A wealth of stately homes
    If Inverness were a soundtrack, it would be a harp-and-cello duet. Lovely. Subdued. Applause not necessary. Located 30 miles northwest of the Loop, Inverness is a village of bedrooms, not businesses. Think Barrington Hills without Barrington. Until...
  • Polluting our health

    Polluting our health
    The first thing Julie Franks-Marchese does each morning is click an app on her phone that gives her an air-quality report for Valencia, Pa., where she lives with her husband, Michael Marchese, and their sons, Jesse, 11, and Tyler, 15. Then she plans her...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • Caregivers get someone to take care of them

    Caregivers get someone to take care of them
    Friends and relatives caring for lung cancer patients have a new resource to turn to after the recent launch of a 24-hour online service for caregivers by LUNGevity Foundation, the country's largest lung cancer organization. The foundation in late...