Health

“Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver No mother plans to raise a child who struggles with substance use disorder; that is not among the hopes and dreams o...

The Painful Fat Disease: Lipedema

When I learned I had lipedema, I cried. Hours later I was still crying. Thankfully, I was able to regain control over my thoughts, but I still struggle with depression associated with this progressive, painful ...

Aromatherapy: Olfaction and the Opioid Crisis

“Smells are surer than sights or sounds to make your heartstrings crack.”  — Rudyard Kipling Few would argue that a whiff of fresh coffee or of an orange being peeled evokes swift reactions and emotions....

In this series, we’ll talk to Ohio Valley residents who struggle with autoimmune problems and share their stories. Series author Laura Jackson Roberts opens up about living with Sjögren’s Syndrome in this inaug...

Discovering Reiki: a Path to Healing

My hands have been tingling on and off for three days. They tingle as I write. At times the sensations move down to my feet or through my arms. Three days ago, I would have Googled the symptoms, diagnosed mysel...

The Autoimmune Sisterhood

Autoimmune disease is on the rise in our country. In decades past, the term “autoimmune” wasn’t widely known, but today, 50 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease. That number is climbing, and women ...

Playground Facelifts Continue in Wheeling

Many children and parents in the city of Wheeling were pleasantly surprised during their first trip to their neighborhood playground this spring because several of the facilities were refurbished with brand new...

Addict Now Addicted to Motherhood

This mother stole her daughter’s piggy bank and the savings inside. The paper and coins totaled about $100, enough to chase those dope-sick days away for a week, and those seven “good” days were rare for Bel...

17 Years Later, Matt’s Still Saving Lives

A violinist sat on The Capitol Theatre stage playing “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 9. Just two months earlier, during a symphony rehearsal, someone truly did save ...

“Hoorah for Heroes” A Team Challenge

It’s not the kind of exercise for someone who runs the Saturday morning 5-K or treks to the gym for that cardio workout, and that’s because it’s about moving tires, climbing hills clutching a support rope, and ...

Heroes Helping Heroes … That’s the Key

You do not see them often but that’s because they don’t want you to, and they know how to hide. They remain proud of their service to our country, but they are angry with our country. They are our America...

Fitness 101: Get Moving…Naturally

By Justin Kiger Weelunk Contributor Diary of an Unresolved Fitness Quest: Day One January 2015 came in with all the resolutions every other year has in store: Get fit. Eat right. Join the gym. It’s nearly Fe...

Get Out In The Cold

By Jesse Mestrovic Weelunk Contributor  "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." - Ray Kroc The winter doldrums make it difficult to be active and even to get off the couch a...

Get Outside and Do Nothing!

Photographs and Story By Alice Eastman Weelunk Contributor   Climbing trees, making mud pies, rolling over logs, catching crayfish, building snowmen, collecting pinecones, and doing nothing. Most ...
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