Q. My sister went through a nightmare of doctor visits before she finally found out she has fibromyalgia. Why did it take so long for a correct diagnosis?
What your sister endured is common. It’s not easy to diagnose fibromyalgia with a laboratory test. Healthcare practitioners have to rely on symptoms to make a diagnosis.
Fibromyalgia symptoms vary. To complicate the diagnosis, fibromyalgia imitates rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and other conditions.
I have a weekly ladies’ luncheon. My friend called to say she has had the flu all week and will attend just to get out of the house. How do I tell her she shouldn’t come?
Dear Reader, Showing up at the luncheon when you are days into a case of the flu is completely inexcusable.
The sniffles are one thing, but the flu is dangerous and your friend needs to stay home.
“That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”
- Stan Lee (1922-2018)
“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” takes a new approach to the comic-book superhero feature movie genre.
It’s more like an old-school approach.
“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” is the first animation feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Angela P. Dodson will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box,” 1 p.m. March 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“We are pleased to host Angela Dodson during our celebration of Women’s History Month.” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
In partnership with Art For Justice, The Moravian Church Eastern District, and Moravian Seminary, ArtsQuest presents “Hope in Hard Times: Prisoners’ Art for Social Justice,” March 1 - April 7, Banko Gallery, Banana Factory Arts Center, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
“As a community-based arts center, one of our primary focuses is to showcase artists and exhibitions that prompt people to stop and think about issues that are impacting our society,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan.
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Pasta fajioli soup, smoked turkey-salami-provolone on bun / mustard, pickled cabbage, ambrosia.
Thursday, Feb. 28: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, Mandarin oranges.
Friday, March 1: Cream of mushroom soup, cheeseburger on a bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, blushed pears.
Lincoln Leadership Academy presents a Victorian era tale of stark class differences with “A Little Princess,” 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, and 2 p.m. March 9 and 10, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.
Based on the 1905 children’s novel, “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the musical follows the trials of a young wealthy British girl in a London boarding school. She is separated from her father, an adventurer on a trek to Timbuktu.
Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, Feb. 28: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.
Friday, March 1: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, March 4: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.
Tuesday, March 5: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.
Wednesday, March 6: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.