Alternatives for Outdoor Foods

Posted October 16th, 2020

Autumn has arrived, but that doesn’t mean outdoor dining has to end! You might be wondering what foods you could prepare that are healthy and tasty besides the typical grilled burgers and dogs or salads. One fan favorite is Tabbouleh Salad Wraps: Ingredients ½ cup bulgur wheat (if you have vacuum packed quinoa, you can […]


Medicare Open Enrollment is Almost Here-What You Need to Know for 2021

Posted October 13th, 2020

Medicare open enrollment is upon us for 2021. If you are a Medicare recipient, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage. What can I change? You can change your Medicare part D (drug) plan. You can change to a different Medicare advantage plan. You can switch […]


Zucchini everywhere

Posted October 9th, 2020

Zucchini is rich in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as magnesium and vitamin K, making them important for bone health. Zucchini can be consumed raw or cooked. Raw zucchini is wonderful for dipping with hummus, salsa or fat free dips. Grilled and roasted zucchini is a wonderful side dish when well-seasoned with garlic, […]


Diagnosed Alone

Posted October 6th, 2020

Six weeks ago, I was working a Sunday shift at Penn Medicine Roberts Proton Therapy Center when I happened to rub my neck. My heart sunk. I felt a hard lump. My first thoughts were “That’s not normal. How long had that been there?” I couldn’t remember the last time I had checked my neck. […]


Kid Friendly Meals

Posted October 2nd, 2020

A good recipe to introduce some ethnic meals into your family is bibimpap. If you are not familiar with bibimpap, pronounced “ bee bum bap,” it is warmed rice served with sautéed vegetables, Korean spicy chili paste (can leave out) and protein of your choice. Each culture has their own version of one-pot meals such […]


October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Posted October 1st, 2020

We love a clean, healthy smile, right? The profession of dental hygiene and the advancements in the practice of dental hygiene have come a long way, even since I graduated from dental hygiene school in 1994.  It is standard of care in dentistry that you are provided with an oral cancer screening during your dental […]


A College Senior vs. A Global Pandemic

Posted September 30th, 2020

March 16th: The first day of spring break for Thomas Jefferson University. Little did I know… my spring break week would actually turn into a three-and-a-half-month hiatus from my Radiation Therapy program. As a senior in college nearing the end of my program, all I could think about was walking across the Pennsylvania Convention Center […]


Coping with Grief: An Interview with Author Rebecca Munn

Posted September 28th, 2020

Rebecca Whitehead Munn is an award-winning author and speaker. Rebecca has shared her stories of loss, grief, and coping to help others facing these challenges. In her first book, she shared the story of losing her mother and coping with the immense grief that follows such a loss. Her latest book provides resources and inspiration […]


How to Strengthen Your Immune System: Part 2

Posted September 18th, 2020

Yesterday, we learned how certain foods and changes to our diet can help boost our immune system, which is especially important during this pandemic. While the immune system generally does a great job of protecting the body from germs through its own processes and systems in place, we can work towards strengthening overall health, and […]


How to Strengthen Your Immune System: Part 1

Posted September 17th, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic and with flu season on its way, many are asking – how can I support and strengthen my immune system? While the immune system generally does a great job of protecting the body from germs through its own processes and systems in place, we can work towards strengthening overall […]