Montgomery County honors advocates

By: Rebekah Sewell
Posted on: May 05, 2016

Sarah Gotbaum, who has advocated for women’s issues for over 60 years, is one of two winners of the 2016 Path of Achievement Award.Photo courtesy of Sarah GotbaumSarah Gotbaum is the very definition of a firebrand. Now 91, the sociologist and social justice advocate has been a champion of women’s issues — from equal pay for working women to protecting the rights of retired ... READ MORE

New device reads for those who can’t

By: Barbara Ruben
Posted on: May 04, 2016

A recently released device can read aloud text on everything from restaurant menus to road signs — and even recognizes faces — to help those with visual impairments navigate everyday life. Users simply point to text, objects or faces, and the device tells them what it says or who it is.Called the OrCam, the device is a small, light and discreet smart camera that is mounted on... READ MORE

Surprise insurance fees after emergencies

By: Matthew Perrone
Posted on: April 27, 2016

As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients are facing unexpected fees when they step outside their plan’s coverage network. In many cases, patients don’t even realize they’ve received out-of-network care until they’re slapped with a bill for hundreds or thousands of dollars.Nearly a third of insured Americans who have financial problems... READ MORE

Ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

By: Nicci Micco
Posted on: April 19, 2016

You know that exercise usually makes you feel better, but sometimes life, or excuses, can get in the way. You can spend 20 minutes debating about whether it might rain, or focusing on all of the reasons why right now is not a good time to walk — or you could just lace up your shoes and go.When it becomes easier to talk yourself out of exercise than it does to just get out there,... READ MORE

Five good reasons to love dark, leafy greens

By: Marissa Donovan, R.D
Posted on: April 07, 2016

Dark, leafy greens — like kale, spinach and collards — are packed with fiber and vitamins A, C and K. They are delicious raw, in a stir-fry, sautéed or added to dishes like casseroles, omelets or soups.You may already know that these greens are vitamin and nutrient powerhouses, but they also provide some other, surprising benefits. Here are five more reasons to help convince... READ MORE

Study looks for early signs of Alzheimer’s

By: Beacon
Posted on: March 30, 2016

“Where did I leave my keys?” It’s a question most of us have asked ourselves on more than one occasion, and the inquiry is more likely a symptom of our increasingly hectic lifestyles rather than a true failure of our memory.But when are these seemingly innocent episodes of forgetfulness really the first sign of something much more significant? What are the earliest signs... READ MORE