By Allison Marsden, PT, DPT, OCS, PYT-C, Compass Media Contributing Writer Do you have leakage of urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh? “Yes, but isn’t that normal after having kids?” The answer is NO. I cannot tell you how many times I have had this same conversation with female patients, yoga clients, and […]

Thyroid Problems? What to look for.

  By Kim Wagler, BA, CPT, Compass Media Contributing Writer So you’ve been working out hard and not seeing the results you want. Have you ever wondered what is happening in that wonderful little body of yours? Some of you may have heard that the thyroid can cause metabolic conditions resulting in weight loss, weight […]

Freshman Back to School

Freshman Back to School  By Anna Huntsman, Compass Media Contributing Writer As the warm summer breeze transitions into the cool autumn air, incoming college freshmen are experiencing their very own winds of change. Along with the exciting first taste of independence, there may also be some anxiety of living on our own and the fear […]

Wedding Venue Trends

By Mary Vlahos Wedding venues have become as diverse as the couples planning their weddings. “To each his own,” has taken on a whole new meaning. A wedding venue can be anything from a rustic barn, to an opulent mansion or a themed museum. It’s the style of the couple that is determining the wedding […]

OGLEBAY Wheeling West Virginia

By Elaine Kish While well known for its spectacular holiday light display, most visitors do not realize that Oglebay Park in Wheeling, West Virginia, has so much more to offer all year long. Intrigued by both the location and activities, I recently visited the 1,775-acre park with my granddaughters, Zoe and Emily.     By […]

Mexican Chicken Black Bean and Corn Salad

Ingredients: 2   boneless, skinless cooked chicken breasts, cut into strips 1   cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 1   cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 2   Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 red onion, coarsely chopped 1   11 oz. jar salsa 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar 2   tablespoon chopped cilantro 12 large lettuce leaves Optional: […]