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Statins, which are also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are drugs that lower cholesterol by blocking the liver substance responsible for making cholesterol. Statins may also help your body reabsorb cholesterol that has accumulated on your artery walls.
Some of the best-known statins include: simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and fluvastatin (Lescol).
In addition to reducing cholesterol, there are other advantages to taking statins.
When the last golden raspberry is eaten from the stalk, the pumpkin and gourd vines have dried and their fruit harvested, and the autumnal equinox has been reached, it is time to consider what should be done to prepare for a “better” garden next year. The winter solstice and next year’s garden seed catalogs, which perennially follow, can wait. Now is preparation time.
For Tyler Connolly, Theory of a Deadman was born from a want to enjoy what life has to offer.
“I don’t know that we knew we had anything. We were just having fun and enjoying music,” says Connolly. “We didn’t play many shows. We just jammed. I had two jobs. We were all just blue-collar dudes getting by, and this was the one thing we could vent our frustrations through.”
Theory of a Deadman performs in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg.
Editor’s Note: ”The Family Project” is a column in the Focus features section that brings together a panel of experts to address parenting questions.
Q. My infant grandson’s parents really need help getting him to sleep at night. He is 16-months-old and has to be taken for a car ride or a stroller ride every night in order for him to fall asleep. Then they transfer him to their bed, where he sleeps the rest of the night. They can’t put him in his crib because he wakes up. They really need help.
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Q. I’ve heard statins referred to as wonder drugs that we should put in our drinking water. Do they deserve this reputation?
Statins, which are also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are drugs that reduce cholesterol by blocking the liver substance responsible for making cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in blood. You need it to produce cell membranes, protect nerves, and make hormones.
Pennsylvania’s Infamous Witch Trial, known as “The Witch of Ridley Creek,” will be presented in a re-creation, 1 p.m. Oct. 14, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Saturday, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“Witchcraft accusations are infamous history, mass hysteria, and the crucible of darkness,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the museum.
The trial of Pennsylvania’s Margaret Matson, called “The Witch of Ridley Creek,” took place eight years prior to the Salem Witch Trials. The trial was presided over by Pennsylvania Proprietor William Penn.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Oct. 4: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.
Thursday, Oct. 5: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.
Friday, Oct. 6: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.
Monday, Oct. 9: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.
Tuesday, Oct. 10: Three cheese ziti w/ meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Oct. 4: Fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, red skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.
Thursday, Oct. 5: Country fried steak with gravy, baked potato with sour cream, roasted cauliflower /sour cream, wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.
Friday, Oct. 6: Hot dog w/ kraut on a bun, baked beans, fresh watermelon, iced brownie.
Monday, Oct. 9: Chili con carne over bread bowl with cheddar cheese garnish, Romaine salad w/ ranch dressing, chilled pears.
For director William Sanders, choosing “The Secret Garden” as Civic Theatre’s opening production for the theater’s 90th season was a no-brainer.
“Every year we try to find something that is family-friendly, then something that is fun, and then something that would be a little off the beaten path, something a little bit more cutting edge. This [‘Secret Garden’] would be family-friendly,” explains Sanders, Civic Theatre Artistic Director, of how he puts the Civic season together.