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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Healthy Geezer: Recommended treatments for psoriasis

Friday, November 15, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is there any cure for psoriasis?

There’s no cure for psoriasis, but there are many ways to get relief from the symptoms of this troublesome disease.

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin ailments. More than 125 million people throughout the world have psoriasis. The chronic disorder affects people of all ages. Psoriasis seems to be inherited.

Psoriasis causes skin redness and irritation that can appear anywhere on the body. Most people with psoriasis have thick,...

Philadelphia children’s TV show star has movie costumes from legendary collection in Allentown Art Museum exhibition

Friday, November 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The exhibit is “Designing Hollywood.”

It’s really Gene London’s Hollywood.

The exhibit, subtitled “Golden Age Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection,” through Dec. 22, Allentown Art Museum, includes 60 vintage costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood movies, including those worn by Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, James Cagney and many more.

London, a Philadelphia children’s...

Movie Review: ‘Addams Family’: Snap, snap

Friday, November 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

At the Addams Family household, it’s Halloween all-year-round.

“The Addams Family” animation feature film celebrates that, especially with the theme song.

You know: That rolling melody (dah, dah ... dah, dun) and then two snaps of the fingers.

It was the theme song, written by Vic Mizzy, for “The Addams Family” TV show (1964 - 1966).

The theme song has been a part of pop culture for 55 years. The Addams Family characters have been with us for 81 years.

Snap...

The Family Project: Haunted house scary, not traumatic

Friday, November 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 4-year-old loves scary Halloween displays in stores, so I took him to a haunted house that I thought was kid-friendly. It wasn’t. I covered his eyes and we ran out as soon as we could. He told me he saw horrible things. I tried to tell him it was all fake. Did I scar him for life?

“No, you have not scarred you child for life,” panelist Mike Ramsey said. He said the mother may be experiencing guilt feelings for having made a decision that resulted in an emotional reaction from...

Healthy Geezer: Techniques to improve your memory

Friday, November 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

The difference between normal and abnormal memory difficulties comes down to this:

If you forget a name or where you left your keys, you’re probably OK.

If you can’t remember how to brush your teeth, you need medical attention.

Here are more memory problems that aren’t part of normal aging:

Noticeable deterioration of memory over several months

Repeating stories you told only minutes before, or asking the same questions over and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 6: Italian pork chop, Italian green beans, roasted red potatoes, dinner roll, grapes.

Thursday, November 7: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime, brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Friday, November 8: Beef w/ Monterey Jack cheese, cheesy mashed potatoes, sautéed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped peaches.

Monday, November 11: Closed for Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 12...

Webinar for

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College holds a virtual open house for online students, 7 - 8 p.m. Nov. 12, via a webinar.

There will also be a question-and-answer session, during which participants can ask questions in real time.

Interested students may register at: lccc.edu.

Information: Admissions Office, admissions@lccc.edu; 610-799-1575