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Healthy Geezer: Side effects of coronary bypass surgery

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Q. I may have to undergo bypass surgery and I heard that it can really mess up your mind. Is that true?

If you have coronary bypass surgery, you could suffer from what some in the heath-care professions call "pump head."

During traditional surgery, a patient is put on a heart-lung bypass pump to oxygenate and circulate blood. This machine may create clots that could harm the brain. In addition, a surgeon handling the aorta (the main heart artery) can free bits of accumulated plaque and they can block blood vessels in the brain.

Cetronia Corps celebrates 60 in style

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Social News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps celebrated 60 years of emergency medical service to the community with a black-tie gala April 25 at Brookside Country Club, Lower Macungie Township.

The "Health on Wheels" event, now in its fourth year, is an occasion for the volunteers and staff of Cetronia Ambulance, supporters and local leaders to reflect upon the past while celebrating an exciting future. The evening was also an opportunity to raise funds for the non-profit.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, May 20: Apple juice, meatball sandwich with mozzarella cheese, tossed salad with French dressing, tropical fruit.

Thursday, May 21: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby kale and spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, wheat bread with margarine, red seedless grapes.

Friday, May 22: Memorial Day meal: Chili dog on a bun, baked beans, red potato salad, fresh cantaloupe, iced brownie.

Monday, May 25: Closed for Memorial Day.

LCCC

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by The Press in Social News

Children offered STEM camp

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Early Learning Center offers a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) summer camp beginning in June.

Fun activities are combined with academic learning for children ages three through completion of kindergarten. Participants may choose from one to four two-week camps sessions. Sessions are 9 a.m. - noon, with extended care 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

Healthy Geezer: Breast cancer in men on increase

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Last of three parts

Breast cancer strikes most often when men are in their sixties.

Male breast cancer? Men do have breast cells that can become cancerous. The disease is uncommon in men. It represents only 1 percent of all breast cancers. Because of its rarity, many men aren't aware it exists. And that's a problem.

For unknown reasons, the incidence of male breast cancer has been increasing. About 2,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, May 20: Chicken Florentine, wild rice, green beans, mini blueberry muffin, pineapple chunks.

Thursday, May 21: Ribs, whipped yams, roasted cauliflower, plums.

Friday, May 22: Fish Creole, au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley, fruit cocktail.

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day. Closed.

Tuesday, May 26: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, French green beans, seasonal fresh fruit with whipped cream and Graham crackers, mini muffin, roll.

Wednesday, May 27: Garlic honey barbecue chicken, barley rice, peas, donut hole, fresh fruit, roll.

Healthy Geezer: Breast cancer diagnoses, treatments

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Second of three parts

The most common breast cancer symptom is a lump. Other symptoms include swelling, skin irritation, nipple pain or retraction, and an unusual discharge.

Early diagnosis saves lives. The combination of a mammogram, a clinical breast exam and self-exams is recommended by healthcare experts to reduce breast-cancer deaths.

A mammogram is a breast X-ray. If mammography finds an abnormality, confirmation by biopsy is required. In a biopsy, a tissue sample is taken for analysis.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, May 13: Crab cake, mashed potatoes, diced beets, donut hole, fresh fruit.

Thursday, May 14: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetable, angel food cake, strawberries.

Friday, May 15: Roast beef, mac and cheese, broccoli, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, May 18: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, wax beans, Jello, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, May 19:Beef rib- B-Que, carrots and broccoli, warm apples, chocolate chip cookie, roll.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, May 13: Vegetable juice, chicken stir fry, white and wild rice blend, Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.

Thursday, May 14: Cranberry juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, citrus breeze.

Friday, May 15: Baked meatloaf with gravy, au gratin potatoes, grilled fresh vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Monday, May 18: Orange juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, ambrosia.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, May 6: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Thursday, May 7: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, peas and carrots, whipped Mandarin oranges.

Friday, May 8: Pecan crusted fish, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, Oreo cookies, pear.

Monday, May 11: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian blend vegetables, whipped Mandarin oranges, oranges.

Tuesday, May 12: Rotisserie chicken, baked diced yams, sauteed spinach, sugar cookie.

Wednesday, May 13: Crab cake, mashed potatoes, diced beets, donut hole, fresh fruit.