As summer 2016 approaches and the weather improves, many find themselves wanting to go out more and have some fun! The only problem is not knowing exactly where to go or what to do. I personally love going to Pittsburgh. The distance from home (Wheeling) is not bad, and it really is like being in a whole new world. I’ve always loved the big city setting. Although a trip to Pittsburgh never sounds like a bad idea, it definitely can be a bit overwhelming. It’s obvious that there are many options for fun in the city that vary from food, entertainment, parks, etc. In my experience, I’ve found that sometimes the way to have the most fun and the best story to tell is by is going up with no plans whatsoever!
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Memorial Day is known for barbecues, lakes, beaches and retail sales, but I personally think some people forget why we celebrate this long weekend. Memorial Day is to remember all of the men and women who have died while protecting and serving our country.
For those of you out there with old automobiles, and more importantly old tires, you should know that the old tires may become a problem. In fact, many people buy older model automobiles with newer tires, but old spare tires that have never been used. The problem with an old spare tire is that some of the older tires become defective. The tread separates, causing automobiles to go out of control causing people to be horribly injured or killed. Therefore, I suggest to all of the readers of this blog that they check the dates on their tires and find out what the recommended replacement age is for the tire. In many cases, the recommended replacement age is six years. However, that is not gospel, so you should check with the manufacturer of the tire that is on your vehicle to see what the life expectancy is to avoid problems with the tire that may lead to a wreck, potential injuries, and death.
Talcum powder is back in the news following a May 2, 2016 verdict against Johnson & Johnson, in which it was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who contracted ovarian cancer after years of her using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. This verdict comes on the heels of a $72 million verdict this past February against Johnson & Johnson for the wrongful death of another woman who died of ovarian cancer. In both instances, the vast majority of these awards constituted punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson for promoting talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product without ever warning about the cancer risks for talcum powder that companies like Johnson & Johnson have known about for decades.
When we marry, we hope it will be a fairy tale marriage lasting forever. Some marriages work out and unfortunately, a lot more don’t these days. I’ve been very blessed to still be madly in love with my husband.
My son, Andrew, is nearly 38 years old and I can still remember all those days we spent at the Sistersville Park during baseball season. Eating hot dogs and sloppy joes for supper, late baths, washing baseball uniforms till midnight to be worn the next day…those were some busy days. Before Andrew ever starting playing baseball, I used to feel sorry for all those parents sitting in lawn chairs for hours on end watching their child “play” ball.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, medical errors may actually be the third leading cause of death in this country. The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), calls attention to the inadequacies of death certificates in correctly identifying an individual’s cause of death due to medical errors; and recommends changes for measuring national vital statistics to facilitate better understanding of deaths due to medical care.
Osteoporosis means "porous bones." Our bones are strongest at about age 30 then they begin to lose density. More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, which is significant bone loss that increases the risk of fracture. About half of women 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. While some factors are inevitable and uncontrollable, there are three main lifestyle changes WOMEN AT ANY AGE can implement and take control of their health to ensure healthy bones, which I will list below later.
Weather in the Northern Panhandle is always a bit erratic. But this year’s weather has been so topsy-turvy that it’s downright maddening. In late December, there was a stretch of almost summerlike weather when I was tempted to pull out my shorts. Then came the craziness. Snow, followed by melting, freezing and more snow. Then the warm weather returned, not just for a day, but for nearly a week. Warm, sunny, and comfortable--just enough to fool you into thinking that the seasons might actually be changing. But, no, it wasn’t really spring after all! Before you knew it, there was more frigid weather right around the corner. To make things worse, we’ve already had a bout of hail and a thunderstorm that came out of no where and overwhelmed the storm drains. The result was flash flooding, mud slides and general mayhem on the highways.