• Opinion

Doctor, my heel hurts

This is a common complaint heard in a doctor’s office. It affects men and women, young and old. But what is it? It is most commonly plantar fasciitis. You may not have heard of this diagnosis. It is more commonly known as a heel spur. This is an older terminology for the same diagnosis. The reason it was called a heel spur was because when the foot is X-rayed, often one sees a spur-like bony projection off of the bottom of the heel bone. For many years, this was thought to be the cause of the pain. Surgery was often performed to remove the spur. But often, even after removing the spur, the pain persists.


A treat from Texas

With the months of May and June come graduations, weddings, birthdays, and… summer heat. There’s always some kind of celebration that calls for cake — especially chocolate cake. But no one wants to hang out in the kitchen for too long now. What better way to celebrate an occasion than with a dense, rich, moist cake topped with a velvety-smooth chocolate icing. Decadence — your name is Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake.


Letters to the Editor: May 21, 2014

Veterans Affairs scandal investigated


Tips to help your mind and body

Here are some healthy foods to nourish your brain and body.


Letters to the Editor: May 14, 2014

Say no to status quo


Editorial: Do not eliminate resign provision

City Councilman David Oh has a lot of good ideas to make Philadelphia a better city, but the elimination of “resign to run” is not one of them.


Mom’s spring spirits

There isn’t a woman in the world who could take her place. She’s universal, yet she’s singular, personal, special and unique.


Some helpful hints to make fitness more fun

We all know that exercise is good for us, but sometimes it’s just not at the top of our “To Do” list.


Nobody ever told me… the journey of motherhood

Nobody ever told me, when I became the mother of a newborn, that I would carry her home from the hospital trembling in terror, wondering how in the world I’d know what to do with her. She seemed like a tiny, helpless victim of my gross ineptitude.


Letters to the Editor: May 7, 2014

Congress must take action now to protect working families