5 Key Ways to Lose Weight After 50

If you think your weight gain may have something to do with midlife stress (aging parents, college tuition bills and managerial responsibilities at work, anyone?), this approach may be especially helpful to have in your weight-loss toolbox. ...
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Englebert Humperdinck Can’t Wait to Get to Akron. See Him July 28

Humperdinck is very much looking forward to the Akron show.  “Love Northeast Ohio. We play there often, but it’s such a thrill to see those audiences.  We’ve played casinos and indoor and outdoor arenas. The audience makes it special. Can’t wait,” Humperdinck says.  Neither can the fans. ...
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Join Our Team; The 2018 Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We’re team players at Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond and Parent magazines. And we want YOU on OUR team!
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13 for the 2018 Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Register to walk with our team (go to the drop-down menu and check Northeast Ohio Parent/Boomer under “Local Teams”) and meet us at the Great Lakes Science Center.
On-site registration is at 8 a.m., the kickoff ceremony is at 10, followed by the walk through downtown Cleveland. Stay for the after-party events.
Not a walker? Consider a donation to this terrific cause. Just check the box online to donate through our team.
Walkers raising $50 or more will get a free limited-edition Boomer and Beyond T-shirt.
To join our team and for more information go act.alz.or
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Shape Up for Summer; Eat at Home

Meals made at home need not mirror those ordered in restaurants. On the contrary, simple is better when it comes to home cooking. Plan your entire meal around a couple of pieces of fresh produce and a wholesome, lean protein. No need for complicated sauces or sides — these are where the harmful calories hide, anyway. ...
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Dental Emergencies: Chip Shape

Broken teeth that remain in one piece have a good chance at replacement, as long as the tooth is kept moist, clean and is placed back in the socket in about an hour's time.   Fractured teeth can be restored, regardless of the time that has passed, as long as good tooth structure remains. The fractured piece can be bonded to the tooth or a composite plastic can replace the structure of the missing tooth. ...
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Pop Culture Chronicles: Fishing, Camping & a Dog in Heat

My family had two St. Bernards, male and female, and it was the dreaded “slobber season.” The female was in heat, The male howled along with the 8-tracks. I refused to sleep in a two-room tent with six people and a dog, so I spent three weeks in the station wagon — with the other dog. ...
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Shoulder Bursitis: Ask the Ortho

Ask the Orthopedist



Why does my shoulder hurt when I lay on my side?



The shoulder is a complex joint. It encompasses the union of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Inside the shoulder is also bursa, tiny sacs of fluid that help reduce the friction between moving parts around the shoulder. Bursa serve as a cushion for the moving rotator cuff tendons. The bursa can become painful when inflamed due to an injury, overuse or condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.


Certain movements may be more painful than others. Patients in our office typically complain of pain when lying on their side, pain when they lift their arm, open a door or carry a heavy object. There may also be some swelling in the area that hurts.


Shoulder bursitis can happen to anyone, but those at a higher risk tend to be athletes, farmers, carpenters, gardeners, factory workers and others who perform a specific shoulder movement on a frequent basis.


The first step in care for bursitis pain is simply to rest the shoulder and avoid the motions that cause pain as much as you can.


Some patients find that wearing a shoulder sling helps make sure they are resting the arm. Ice the area when painful and take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Stretching may also help if the bursitis is caused by muscle tightness or a strength imbalance. Your doctor may also give you a localized corticosteroid injection to manage the pain and to control inflammation.


When these conservative measures do not provide relief, you may consider regenerative medicine treatments using your own body cells. This treatment works by activating the body’s natural healing process to reduce painful inflammation and activate healing. It involves a relatively simple procedure that takes plasma-rich platelets (PRP) from your own blood and injects them into the shoulder joint after separating them in a centrifuge.

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Tech Talk: Field of Streams

If you haven't tried one of these free library services, you’re missing out on a hidden gem for the 21st century. If you are pressed for time to actually set foot into your library, visit its website for starters. It is hard to miss the banner on the CCPL homepage aptly proclaiming “The digital collection. Free with your library card.” ...
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