Category: October 2015 Issue

Denika Lundy – 2 Sisters 4 Life

By Kristen Penfield Denika Lundy is a mother, teacher, aunt, entrepreneur, and breast cancer survivor. At the age of 27, it was confirmed that the lump found in her breast was Stage 2 breast cancer. …

Blame Game

By Molly Lizzio, MA, LPMFT Abuse is an ugly issue that most people have strong views about. As a society we repeatedly denounce child abuse; there aren’t many people who think abusing a child is …

Cynthia King

By Audrey Levinson Cynthia King has spent much of the last ten years of her life painting in her DeWitt garage. She has Multiple Sclerosis an autoimmune disease that incorrectly attacks healthy cells of the …

Become Your Own Hero

By Linda Quinn, MS, RDN While dancing around my house singing Whitney Houston’s greatest hits I had an epiphany.  Her song “Greatest Love of All” is one of those songs that I just want to …

Understanding Breast Reconstruction

By Kristen Penfield As we direct our attention to Breast Cancer during the month of October, an important focus for women is breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, lumpectomy or biopsy. CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, …

Caring for Stray Animals this Winter

By Amari D. Pollard Fluffy coats and leather boots are starting to make appearances as the cold weather gradually returns to Syracuse. With the winter months looming overhead many are preparing for the worst by …

Erica Geremia

By Amari D. Pollard To the lacrosse world she’s known as Erica Geremia, one of the top lacrosse players in the country. She’s the star player who was named the IWLCA Attacker of the …

Halloween: History-Fun-Precautions

By Leah Wolf As pumpkin spices invades our stores and fast food joints, the leaves begin to change, and little kids have one thing on their minds. Candy! With an influx of fall decorations also …

The Healing Power of Massage

By Rachel Hogancamp, LMT There are many ways in which we can take care of ourselves. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and engaging in regular exercise are aspects of self-care that we all …