Health & Wellness

Hoarding in Philly: Seymour’s Story

Hoarding in Philly: Seymour’s Story

Seymour, a Vietnam veteran and retired orthopedic surgeon, who said surgery was his passion, is now living in utter filth and infestation. A once reputable, local professional, and very intelligent man is suffering from the condition of hoarding, living among what he calls a “graveyard of junk”. In the show’s history, Seymour’s home had the [...]

The Starter Mom: Fighting the Fake Flu

The Starter Mom: Fighting the Fake Flu

by Nicole Loughan Despite up to date flu shots, my children and I found ourselves holding our hair back praying to the porcelain goddess last week. I wondered why this terrible flu had happened to us? This rhetorical question usually just lingers, but this time, I had a chance to get answers and took it. [...]

Heart of Style Tour Invites the Women of Philly

Heart of Style Tour Invites the Women of Philly

On Monday, February 3rd, Philadelphia residents are invited to stop by the Heart of Style Tour bus at Burlington from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to experience a fun and informative women’s oasis, complete with plush comfortable seating and stylish décor. Experienced heart health professionals will be available to provide complimentary heart health screenings, consisting [...]

Join Us This Movember

Join Us This Movember

Knowledge is Power, Mustache is King. Join Us in supporting the Movember initiative, where men are encouraged to support a mustache for the month of November to show their support for men’s health related issues. The fella’s over at Movember are creating fun, innovative ways of raising awareness to keep men suffering from prostate cancer [...]

How EVERYONE can Feel Great in a Bathing Suit

How EVERYONE can Feel Great in a Bathing Suit

by Allison Riney Every year, thousands of women across the country spend months overworking and under-nourishing their bodies to achieve the ever-elusive “perfect bikini body.” I would be a hypocrite if I said I didn’t strive to be healthy. It feels great to eat a balanced diet! I have even grown to love working out! [...]

Philly’s Most Happening Hospital Hosts Seminars on Weight Gain After Surgery

Philly’s Most Happening Hospital Hosts Seminars on Weight Gain After Surgery

Join Happening List winner for Best Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals for free seminars on Weight Gain after Bariatric Surgery. As people become increasingly aware of the weight loss and the other health benefits associated with bariatric surgery, one aspect can be overlooked: the risk to gain the weight back after surgery. “Weight regain after bariatric [...]

The Starter Mom: Beating The Baby Belly

The Starter Mom: Beating The Baby Belly

by Nicole Loughan I can’t wait until I can be counted among the ranks of the overweight again. It is such an improvement over my current status as part of the obesity epidemic. I have been carrying extra weight since July 30th, 1980. I was born nine pounds three ounces, two pounds over my ideal [...]

Pet Corner: Spring Safety

Pet Corner: Spring Safety

Steer Clear of the Wrong Noms for Your Pets By Leigh Siegfried With spring right around the corner, that often means more time outside with our furry friends. When not sniffing or digging around, our pets are exploring the world, and often with their mouths. Some of our companions have an “eat first, ask questions [...]

Let’s Talk Adoption

Let’s Talk Adoption

Did you know that six out of 10 Americans have had experiences with adoption, meaning that they themselves, a family member or close friend was adopted, have adopted a child or have placed a child for adoption. This February you are invited to join Madison Adoption Associates (MAA) for a unique monthly adoption group discussion [...]

Portable Heater Home Safety Tips

Portable Heater Home Safety Tips

It’s been a frigid week here in Philly, with temperatures well into the teens and wind chills reaching record lows. With the colder temperatures often comes an increase in portable home heater use, such as electric space heaters, kerosene heaters and other hot air devices. The Philadelphia Fire Department states that “most fires involving portable [...]