When Cathy Perry's blood pressure and cholesterol began climbing and her waist expanded by a few inches, she blamed middle age. When her memory became fuzzy and she frequently forgot familiar names and phone numbers, she attributed it to impending menopause. And when she seemed to catch every cold and virus that went around, she pointed to her two kids.
Her doctor, however, said just one culprit could be responsible for many of her symptoms: stress.
Gary F. Porter, Ph.D., Academic Vice President of Bergen Community College
Dr. Gary Porter, Academic Vice President of Bergen Community College, has been selected as one of only 24 community college leaders to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute to be held in Tempe, AZ, December 3-8, 2006.
Sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College in cooperation with the University of Texas at Austin and the American Association of Community Colleges, the Instituteâ€™s purpose is to provide an opportunity for potential community college presidents or those in transition to review their abilities and interests, to refine their skills, and to participate in discussions on leadership with other community college leaders.
Concussions, skull fractures and brain hemorrhages.
Now that we have your attention, consider that all these injuries can be suffered by children seeking fun and physical activity.
Thus, the proliferation of helmets for the sports children play and the activities in which they are engaged.
"Sure, it's a pain," commented Cheryl Hostetler, as she helped her protesting 4-year-old daughter strap on a bicycle helmet for a humid afternoon ride through their Lake Township allotment. "But we decided long ago that there are too many chances to get hurt really bad without a helmet."
Hostetler is representative of most parents whose children's safety takes priority over protestation. No one takes safety helmets for youngsters more seriously than physician and father J. Douglas Yeakel.
At Van Saun Park, the aisles were rife with Seniors wending their way though the paths viewing the many display tables.
Politicians, nursing and assisted living homes, mortgage companies, chiropractors, banks, drugstores, Bergen County Service Departments and many more were among the people plying their wares and candidacies.
We had just concluded the Westfield 9/11 Memorial Service and Phillip St. Pierre and I started walking back to his office.
First words out of his mouth were "Would you like something to eat?" When I declined, this hospitable Senior General Manager refused to eat until the interview was over. Of course in his office, he also offered a choice of beverages, a complete gentleman. I felt badly about his lack of a meal, but must admit I wanted to get to the interview.
A surgeon stands under the bright operating lights, scalpel in hand, and explains his technique for making a tiny incision in the side of the patient to access the spine. Each of the surgeon's subtle movements is shown close-up on the video monitor overhead.
Another surgeon watches, listening intently. Flanking him are several other unlikely instructors in minimally invasive spine surgery - an engineer who designs the operating tools, a marketing executive and perhaps even someone who sells the tools.
Even on vacation, millions of Americans labor over work problems. They still check their e-mail, listen to voice mail or squeeze in a little paperwork.
From beaches, poolside lounges, family barbecues and amusement parks, dedicated workers steal a few minutes here and there to check in on work via BlackBerries, Treos and cell phones. Others log on to corporate networks from out-of-town hotels and coffee shops.