Q. How can I tell if I’m suffering from sleep apnea?
About 18 million United States citizens have sleep apnea. It’s much more common in older adults and men. Apnea is Greek for “without breath.”
People with sleep apnea stop breathing for as long as 30 seconds at a time. These interruptions can happen hundreds of times a night.
The breathing cessations may wake you and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. These awakenings usually are so brief that you don’t recall them.
The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Excessive daytime sleepiness,
The Korea-Vietnam Memorial, Inc. (KVM) will hold a commemorative program, 2 p.m. April 28, U.S. Armed Forces Plaza, entrance, main campus, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
The ceremony will honor veterans whose names have been added to the plaza, including a Purple Heart recipient, and members of the Allentown Veterans Outreach Group and Fleet Reserve.
Recognition will be given to long-time KVM officers CEO Frank Ginther and President Robert Wolfe.
Novelist Stephen King is a master of invoking the superstition metaphor of whistling past the cemetery, whereby when one is afraid, one tries to calm one’s fears by whistling.
It seldom helps.
It also won’t help with “Pet Sematary,” the remake of the 1989 film (a sequel, Pet Sematary Two” was released in 1992) based on King’s 1983 horror novel of the same title.
A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”
Those of us of a certain age may recall “Shazam!” as a catchphrase of Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) on the hit TV shows, “The Andy Griffth Show” (1960-1968) and “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.” (1964-1969).
Comic-book collectors and fans will know that “Shazam!” as a word that, when exclaimed by Billy Batson (Asher Angel in the movie), transforms him into an adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi in the movie).
Q. Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? I have to tell him things over and over again, but he doesn’t listen.
Panelist Kristy Bernard said she wanted to know in what types of scenarios is the son not listening to his mother. “Are there other distractions happening when she is talking to him?” she asked, then said that it is normal for three-year-olds not to listen.
“You have to go back to the fact that the boy is three,” panelist Pam Wallace explained. “What might be important to the parent is not always important to the child.”
Not everyone gets a second chance in life, unless he or she is lucky enough to see The Pines Dinner Theatre’s upbeat production of “Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical,” continuing through May 12.
Conceived and written by Thomas Ross Prather, “Second Chances” is the story of a beloved church thrift shop that is in danger of being razed to make room for condos. The shop gets its second chance, just like the treasures it sells, when its staff pulls together to save the day.
The Walk Away Girl
Someone was rude to me today
I walked away
Their eyes were still as hard as hard clay
The Calm Girl
When someone is rude
They would not let me play
But I stay calm
Kind and Smart
I feel like
I’m perfect me
If anyone is mean I’ll walk away
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
I am a grad student with a part-time job. I recently started a second part-time job working in my field. I am excited and love the opportunity to begin working in my area of expertise. I’m several weeks into the new job and am discovering my new boss will text me at all hours. He is texting me work-related problems that I feel should be discussed in person. Is it acceptable for a boss to send text messages to you about work, outside of working hours?
People on the airwaves always preach
who I should be
How to dress,
how to talk, maybe how to breathe
We could always use their limber fingers to
paint pictures on what young girls
should aspire to be
We are not Beautiful
unless we look like women in magazines
no power without a man standing
next to me
Can someone tell me if this
is all an illusion or if this is how
the world is turning out to be?
It’s the 21st century
Age 13, Grade 8
Broughal Middle School