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Poppy’s Greengrocer Opens This Spring A 4,000+ square foot, independently-owned local food market is heading to the Delaware Rivertowns this Spring! Poppy’s Greengrocer will open its doors at 415 York Road in New Hope, PA and plans to up-end the... Read more

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There I was, going off to pick up some art work for my customer’s ad that was running in our next issue. It was a good hour drive and by the time I got there, for sure I had to use the rest room. Read more

You’re sitting in a doctor’s waiting room and watching the clock tick…15 minutes pass…20 minutes…35 minutes…you have so much to do today and you’re on time for your appointment. What is taking so long? You must find out what is going on with that... Read more

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St. Mary Medical Center Is the First in Bucks County to Implant Optimizer Smart System, a New Device Designed to Help Heart Failure Patients Read more

I recently had a fun interview with Jerry Mathers (Theodore Cleaver) who grew up in America’s living rooms when he starred as “The Beav” in the iconic television series, Leave it to Beaver. Read more

Holistic health is something I’ve thought little about, so I was not ready for the immediate calming effect of a sunset mural making me smile as I walk through the door of the Peace Valley Holistic Center. I know right away that this was not a... Read more

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I can’t begin to tell you how much fun these are! Okay, at first, they may seem to feel a little awkward but not for long. Read more

Today’s Doylestown Health upholds a tradition of improving the health and wellbeing of our community that began with the founding of Doylestown Hospital in 1923. Over the years we’ve grown to meet the health and wellness needs of all those we serve, Read more

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Dr. Glenn DeBias, founder and medical director of The Institute for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine says, “Our society can be very judgmental. We praise a youthful look.” And no doubt about it, people with an aged appearance seem to be easier to... Read more

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Doylestown orthodontist Dr. Todd Welsh knows the value of proper orthodontic care from both distinguished professional practice and his own personal experience Read more

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Here I am walking the streets selling advertising for our June issue. My cell phone goes off, magazines falling in the rain puddles. I answer and it’s my long time friend from South Philly. Read more

The quality of our lives is often directly related to the condition of our teeth. Our teeth are not only the first stage in the breaking down of food to nourish the body, but they are a major element in our appearance. A healthy smile wins friends... Read more

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“Diverticulosis refers to pouches that form in the colon,” explained surgeon David M. Schaffzin M.D. “They can bleed, cause cramping, or rupture, the later of which is diverticulitis.” Read more

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Samantha Martin’s sanity was in the balance the day she called NOVA and a kindly volunteer let her be herself. “She didn’t dismiss me.” That and the need to grow out of a haunting past, led Samantha to seek the truth about herself ... Read more

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Imagine a full service spa that offers massage, personal training, nutritional counseling, consultation with an aesthetician, their own line skincare and the services of plastic and cosmetic surgeons. Read more

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Door to Door Organics was started in Ottsville in 1997 by a local family who saw the need of getting organic food from the farm to peoples’ homes in a way that is convenient and gives the consumer wholesome, mostly locally grown groceries Read more

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Julie Lachman, ND is a Bucks County native and licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She offers natural solutions for members of the whole family, using homeopathy and herbal medicines. Homeopathy is a 200-year old system of medicine ... Read more

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Heart failure is one of the top medical challenges for the senior population. At the Pine Run Health Center the staff meets it head on with innovative programs and practices. Read more

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Glaucoma, a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve is associated with increased pressure inside the eye. Without treatment glaucoma can cause blindness. “The most common treatment for glaucoma is with drops and extensive surgery,” Read more

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Take it in Stride

Strider

Here I was on my way home on a flight from Florida feeling a little claustrophobic and frightened as we take off into a major thunderstorm with high winds. So, I try to ignore what’s going on and reach for SkyMall Airline Shopping magazine from the pocket in the seat in front of me. Opening the pages I came across the Street Strider: an exercise device that combines the benefits of jogging, skiing, and cycling. All my thoughts immediately switched over to this Street Strider. I was anxious to find out where to get one of these and test it. SkyMall said, “free,” so I made sure to grab it on the way off the plane. Upon landing and getting into the airport I searched on my phone for their Website. I then emailed to find out where I could test one. It turns out that you just put your zip code in the website and they give you a list of demonstrators near by. My connection was 58-year-old Randy Cohen from Chalfont. Randy is a real nice guy—all ready to meet and give me a demonstration. We met at a park in Chalfont. He was already there riding around on the Street Strider in the parking lot. He leaned from one side to the other looking like he was having the time of his life. He introduced himself and began to tell me all about the Street Strider and how he got involved with it. He told me how the Street Strider actually changed his life and how he looks forward to his three day a week routine. I asked Randy if it was true that you could burn up to 1,000 calories an hour. The Skymall airline shopping magazine article I read emphasized this. Randy showed me his target meter and sure enough, one hour and six minutes showed up, and he burned a little more than a 1,000 calories. Randy was very helpful and detailed and showed me how to begin riding the Street Strider before I jumped on it. So, I hopped on this cute three wheeler. It was the model 8R—the most popular one they carry. The arm and leg motions came naturally. It felt a little awkward and wobbly at first, and I had a difficult time turning until Randy gave me further instructions. I soon got into the flow, and it became smooth and it felt like running, biking and skiing without any impact. I could feel it working the arms, legs, core, and back at the same time. The Street Strider feels like an elliptical that moves. So, here I was working it in first gear allowing me to move freely. I then switched a higher gear, up to four, which kept me more focused. I caught myself using my legs more than my arms. So I tried to use a combination of my arms and legs which made more sense or should I say common sense. By this time, I was having a blast! And I was getting what Randy was showing me! The Street Strider works the core area quite nicely. To turn you have to shift your weight from one side to the other which is great for those oblique muscles. It ‘s durable. Its beauty is that you can also use it indoors. With a trainer stand, it can be turned into an indoor elliptical machine. How neat is that! Definitely a good pick. Need I say more? For more information visit www.streetstriderdemo.com. And as with any other form of exercise, always consult your physician before using the Street Strider.

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