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The WHY behind SELF-WOUNDING
 Dysfunctional families. Alcoholism. Teenage rape and murder. These are all topics ripe for prestige television. But a major subplot of HBO’s “Sharp Objects” — which is based on “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel of the same name and airs its finale Sunday — is one rarely covered...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Dysfunctional families. Alcoholism. Teenage rape and murder. These are all topics ripe for prestige television. But a major subplot of HBO’s “Sharp Objects” — which is based on “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel of the same name and airs its finale Sunday — is one rarely covered...
Stars bring awareness to all moms’ postpartum challenges
 The U.S. Open Tennis Championships start in two weeks and — just like last year — nobody is picking former world No. 1 Serena Williams to be a finalist. Of course, there was good reason for that last year: She gave birth to her first child on Sept. 1 — during the tournament. Since December, Williams, 36, has attempted in...

Posted: 8 days ago

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships start in two weeks and — just like last year — nobody is picking former world No. 1 Serena Williams to be a finalist. Of course, there was good reason for that last year: She gave birth to her first child on Sept. 1 — during the tournament. Since December, Williams, 36, has attempted in...
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Posted: 8 days ago

Caregivers, seniors educational event Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Executive Meeting Center (4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) and hosted by the senior living community YourLife of Palm Beach Gardens; dinner will be served and estate planning will be discussed; call 561-507-0960 to register. Ongoing support groups Regents...
Zero tolerance … for prostate cancer
 Adriana Somberg makes her living as a Realtor, property manager and wedding makeup artist. But the 53-year-old Jupiter resident considers her mission to spread awareness and advocacy about prostate cancer “my full-time job.” Such has been the case since 2014 — when Somberg’s husband of 29 years, Reed, lost his wrenching...

Posted: 15 days ago

Adriana Somberg makes her living as a Realtor, property manager and wedding makeup artist. But the 53-year-old Jupiter resident considers her mission to spread awareness and advocacy about prostate cancer “my full-time job.” Such has been the case since 2014 — when Somberg’s husband of 29 years, Reed, lost his wrenching...
Is relapse inevitable for addicts?
 Demi Lovato’s drug overdose last week was shocking — but not surprising. All the warning signs were there. Splitting earlier this year from her longtime manager Phil McIntyre. Doing likewise with her sobriety coach Mike Bayer. And last month releasing the haunting single “Sober” — in which the lyrics are a de...

Posted: 21 days ago

Demi Lovato’s drug overdose last week was shocking — but not surprising. All the warning signs were there. Splitting earlier this year from her longtime manager Phil McIntyre. Doing likewise with her sobriety coach Mike Bayer. And last month releasing the haunting single “Sober” — in which the lyrics are a de...
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Posted: 22 days ago

Ongoing support groups Regents Park Boca Raton (6363 Verde Trail, Boca Raton) offers the following free weekly support groups: • Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Co-dependency Anonymous 12-Step Program • Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m.: Overeaters Anonymous • Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Overeaters Anonymous &bull...
ESPYs put best, worst of sports on display
 Last week’s ESPYs ceremony showcased some of the best — and worst — the sports world has to offer. Among the best: honoring the three Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School coaches — Scott Beigel, Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon — who sacrificed their lives to shield their students during the Valentine’s Day mass...

Posted: 29 days ago

Last week’s ESPYs ceremony showcased some of the best — and worst — the sports world has to offer. Among the best: honoring the three Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School coaches — Scott Beigel, Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon — who sacrificed their lives to shield their students during the Valentine’s Day mass...
One Widow’s Mission
 For the loved ones of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, memory is not the only devastating loss. “Sadly, the disease affects so much more than that,” said Kim Campbell, widow of country music legend Glen Campbell, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s in August 2017 at age 81 after a long and very public struggle with the incurable...

10:00 AM Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018

For the loved ones of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, memory is not the only devastating loss. “Sadly, the disease affects so much more than that,” said Kim Campbell, widow of country music legend Glen Campbell, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s in August 2017 at age 81 after a long and very public struggle with the incurable...
The modern approach to memory care
 Jean and Elinor Perkins have spent their entire adult lives together. They lived in Boston where he, now 92, was a wholesale food distributor and she, now 87, was a dedicated housewife and mother. In retirement, as so many northerners do, they moved to South Florida for their golden years, settling in Palm Beach Gardens. Life here was idyllic...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

Jean and Elinor Perkins have spent their entire adult lives together. They lived in Boston where he, now 92, was a wholesale food distributor and she, now 87, was a dedicated housewife and mother. In retirement, as so many northerners do, they moved to South Florida for their golden years, settling in Palm Beach Gardens. Life here was idyllic...
7 suggestions for maximizing male wellness
 On Thursday, the latest issue of Health Palm Beach magazine will be available inside The Palm Beach Post. The cover story — “5 ways to stay smart about your lady parts” — is an in-depth exploration of a topic all too often ignored: how middle-aged and senior women can maintain the health — and pleasurable functioning...

6:09 PM Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018

On Thursday, the latest issue of Health Palm Beach magazine will be available inside The Palm Beach Post. The cover story — “5 ways to stay smart about your lady parts” — is an in-depth exploration of a topic all too often ignored: how middle-aged and senior women can maintain the health — and pleasurable functioning...
A DAUGHTER’S GIFT
 Ronald Corbin is a living legend in Martin County. Before retiring in 2014, the Port St. Lucie resident spent 34 years as director of Martin County High’s internationally renowned OPUS choir. The gentle, soft-spoken music teacher made an impact on the lives of countless students and parents. He still keeps in touch with many of them...

11:15 AM Monday, Jul. 09, 2018

Ronald Corbin is a living legend in Martin County. Before retiring in 2014, the Port St. Lucie resident spent 34 years as director of Martin County High’s internationally renowned OPUS choir. The gentle, soft-spoken music teacher made an impact on the lives of countless students and parents. He still keeps in touch with many of them...
Long may he run
 Summer may be travel season but that doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from your fitness regimen. Especially if said regimen includes training for a fall or winter marathon. Just ask Uf Tukel — co-founder of We Make People Happy Vacations in Delray Beach and iCruise.com. Since taking up running in 2013, Tukel, 51, quickly...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2018

Summer may be travel season but that doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from your fitness regimen. Especially if said regimen includes training for a fall or winter marathon. Just ask Uf Tukel — co-founder of We Make People Happy Vacations in Delray Beach and iCruise.com. Since taking up running in 2013, Tukel, 51, quickly...
New MammoVan rolls out in July
 When Boca Raton Regional Hospital debuted its Kathy Krickstein Pressel MammoVan in 2010, the goal was to make mammograms quick, easy and convenient for as many women as possible. Eight years, 250,000 miles, 13,000 exams and 42 breast cancer detections later, the original MammoVan is being retired, scrapped for parts. But fret not —...

4:00 AM Monday, Jun. 25, 2018

When Boca Raton Regional Hospital debuted its Kathy Krickstein Pressel MammoVan in 2010, the goal was to make mammograms quick, easy and convenient for as many women as possible. Eight years, 250,000 miles, 13,000 exams and 42 breast cancer detections later, the original MammoVan is being retired, scrapped for parts. But fret not —...
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4:00 AM Monday, Jun. 25, 2018

Ongoing support groups Regents Park Boca Raton (6363 Verde Trail, Boca Raton) offers the following free weekly support groups: • Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Co-dependency Anonymous 12-Step Program • Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m.: Overeaters Anonymous • Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Overeaters Anonymous &bull...
‘Longest Day’ honors Alzheimer’s sufferers and caregivers
 For family caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, the disease is heartbreaking — and exhausting. It’s a perpetual ‘round-the-clock challenge — one that some studies say is responsible for 40 percent of family caregivers dying before the recipient of said care. To bolster hope and support for all those affected...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

For family caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, the disease is heartbreaking — and exhausting. It’s a perpetual ‘round-the-clock challenge — one that some studies say is responsible for 40 percent of family caregivers dying before the recipient of said care. To bolster hope and support for all those affected...
What’s causing the spike in suicides?
 Kate Spade seemed as whimsical and happy as her handbags. In private, though, the designer suffered from depression, anxiety and fears “the sky was falling.” Anthony Bourdain’s struggles with personal demons were well known. The celebrity chef and world traveler talked openly about fighting his addictions to “stay...

10:06 PM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

Kate Spade seemed as whimsical and happy as her handbags. In private, though, the designer suffered from depression, anxiety and fears “the sky was falling.” Anthony Bourdain’s struggles with personal demons were well known. The celebrity chef and world traveler talked openly about fighting his addictions to “stay...
Model of serenity…and sweat
 Jacquelyn Quesada doesn’t do anything halfway. Not when she was a competitive athlete growing up in Parkland. Not when she was a 5-foot, 10-inch runway model in Miami as a teen and as a college student in Los Angeles. And not now — as one of Palm Beach County’s top fitness entrepreneurs. With the opening earlier this year...

10:00 AM Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

Jacquelyn Quesada doesn’t do anything halfway. Not when she was a competitive athlete growing up in Parkland. Not when she was a 5-foot, 10-inch runway model in Miami as a teen and as a college student in Los Angeles. And not now — as one of Palm Beach County’s top fitness entrepreneurs. With the opening earlier this year...
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4:00 AM Monday, May. 28, 2018

‘Docs Got Talent’ dinner and show Friday: 6 p.m., Atlantis Country Club (190 Atlantis Blvd., Atlantis); Palm Beach County Medical Society presents dinner and doctor-performed talent show with Palm Beach Post columnist Leslie Streeter serving as emcee. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit PBMCS’s charitable initiatives. Call...
How to ease pain without opioids? Specialists are finding ways
 It’s no secret that Palm Beach County is among the nation’s areas most affected by the opioid crisis. While there are many contributing factors, the reason most people become addicted to, or overdose from opioids is pain — as in the need to relieve it. To combat both opioid dependence and chronic pain, an increasing number...

4:00 AM Monday, May. 21, 2018

It’s no secret that Palm Beach County is among the nation’s areas most affected by the opioid crisis. While there are many contributing factors, the reason most people become addicted to, or overdose from opioids is pain — as in the need to relieve it. To combat both opioid dependence and chronic pain, an increasing number...
Medical Mr. Fix-it
 For as long as Palm Beacher Jim Reidy can remember, he’s been fascinated by how machines work. “I’ve always had an intuitively mechanical mind,” said the 62-year-old. “Bikes, radios, lawnmowers, automobiles — when I was a kid, I would always want to take them apart to see how they operated and then put...

4:00 AM Monday, May. 14, 2018

For as long as Palm Beacher Jim Reidy can remember, he’s been fascinated by how machines work. “I’ve always had an intuitively mechanical mind,” said the 62-year-old. “Bikes, radios, lawnmowers, automobiles — when I was a kid, I would always want to take them apart to see how they operated and then put...
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