Sara Forrester is faithful about getting yearly mammograms. At five feet tall, the sprightly grandmother takes care of her health by walking regularly, and says she usually hits 10,000 steps on her pedometer every day. “I always get a screening (mammogram) every year. I try to go during October, during breast cancer awareness month, because
Like any working stiff who has just been told he needs spinal surgery, Tommy Rogers’ first thoughts were about his job. “My big concern was the length of recovery,” said Rogers, a 47-year-old furnace tender at the Alcoa aluminum plant now known as Arconic. “I was thinking house payments and bills. I thought I
Ed Dennison doesn’t need Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to do some pretty amazing things. All he needs is a pair of running shoes and an artificial knee joint made from titanium alloys and polyethylene plastic and he’s good to go. And go. And go. In fact, Dennison has been on the go since Parkwest
After Elfredia Williams suffered a heart attack, she got serious about her health. Read how Parkwest Cardiac Rehab helped her lose over 30 pounds and become more active despite her knee pain in this week’s West Side Shopper News.
Ellen Harrison looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. Her chin was involuntarily hanging down on her chest, and the ravages of breast cancer were still evident. After almost three years of trying to keep a positive attitude about not being able to hold her head up, and three years of searching for answers and help, she had finally reached a complete breaking point.