A federal review program could reduce Medicare funds to more than 700 hospitals nationwide, including York County’s Memorial Hospital, after preliminary assessments left them with a bad rating.
The Affordable Care Act allows The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess hospitals’ rates of infections on a scale of 1 to 10, with the higher number representing a greater rate of patient harm, according to a report by Kaiser Health News.
Hospitals with a score above seven can be penalized, forcing them to lose 1 percent of Medicare reimbursement starting Oct. 1 and running through Sept. 30, 2015. Continue reading “Would you still go to Memorial Hospital after bad rating?” »
Megan Donley, owner of Lotus Moon Yoga and Creative Healing Arts Center, leads an outdoor class at the York Daily Record/Sunday News in West Manchester Township (Photo by Kate Penn)
Kudos to those who mastered York County’s latest fitness trend: Wet Yoga.
Despite the lack of sunny skies in July — I’m pretty sure there was a chance of rain every Tuesday this month — more than 100 people came out for No Sweat, York’s free yoga classes.
Megan Donley, owner of Lotus Moon Yoga and Creative Healing Arts Center, lead hour-long classes full of restorative back bends, vigorous sun salutations (even through a passing shower) and relaxing savasanas.
Continue reading “What you missed at No Sweat in the Park’s free classes with Lotus Moon Yoga and Creative Healing Arts Center” »
Posted in Fitness, No Sweat in the Park, Yoga
Tagged april trotter, community yoga classes, free fitness classes, free yoga, Lotus Moon Yoga, Lotus Moon Yoga and Creative Healing Arts Center, Megan Donley, outdoor yoga, yoga in york pa., york pa
There’s still time to sign up for this year’s walk. FILE PHOTO
In just two months, hundreds of individuals from York County and beyond will gather to take strides against the community’s number one and number four killers, heart disease and stroke, at the 2014 York Heart and Stroke Walk, according to a news release. The annual will be 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at John Rudy County Park. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Individuals or teams interested in participating in the 2014 York Heart and Stroke Walk can register their team and walkers at www.heart.org/yorkwalk. The website provides walkers with more information and tools to help them ask for and track donations. Continue reading “York Heart and Stroke Walk set for September” »
Posted in Heart disease, Stroke, Things to do, Walking
Tagged American Heart Association, american stroke association, charity, exercise, fundraiser, health, heart walk, rebecca hanlon, stroke walk
I’m just back from a week-long vacation with my family on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Like any decent human being, I spent the week eating all of the food and indulging in afternoon cocktails pretty much every day, because vacation.
Maybe I should feel guilty about the bowls upon bowls of ice cream, but I just don’t have it in me. What’s aided my lack of guilt is that in addition to being a glutton, I was super active.
My alarm clocks.
Almost every morning I got up before most of the boardwalk was awake and went for a run with my sister. Getting up early on vacation is not really my style, but niece (2) and nephew (5), are basically sticky, loud, adorable human alarm clocks that go off around 6am. The hills surrounding our rental house were huge, and with each climb I mentally added another pancake to the plate I was going to destroy once back. Continue reading “Balancing Fitness and Fatness on Vacation” »
Gone are the days when you could spend hours at the gym. Read up on how 30 minutes might just be enough. LEBANON DAILY NEWS – FILE
There was a time when I believed the only way to get in shape was to dedicate at least an hour per day to exercise.
While I may have been able to swing that in my former life (otherwise known as life before children and full-time employment), it just isn’t in the cards anymore. But that certainly doesn’t mean I can or should neglect working out completely. When I resumed exercising regularly after giving birth to my son, I did so with the mindset that a little bit of movement is always better than no movement at all.
To my surprise, I’ve managed to get into pretty decent shape with only intentionally exercising for 30 minutes a day. Continue reading “How to get fit in 30 minutes a day” »
York YMCA school aged child care students share their love of a tasty, nutrient-rich snack…Berries! White Rose Community TV has been working with the Eat Play Breathe York movement for the last year, creating videos that encourage healthful eating, fun and safe physical activity and a decrease in exposure to tobacco products. This video is the 3rd in the Yum! series and the first to include a spanish version.
Posted in Food, Kids, Students, Videos
Tagged berries, Cori Strathmeyer, Eat Play Breathe York, healthy eating, healthy kids, nutrition, WRCT, York YMCA, Yum!
Are you trying to add more vegetables to your diet or go all out vegetarian? There’s a healthy and a not-so-healthy way to do it. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
By Julie Stefanski
Sometimes it starts with just an occasional “Meatless Monday,” or maybe you’ve heard about the plus side of a vegetarian diet and you’re going without meat most days of the week. A nutritionally balanced plant based diet has been shown to have numerous benefits
including lowered grocery costs, a decreased impact on the environment, and a lowered risk of heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. As a nutritionist though, I’ve encountered those individuals who call themselves vegetarian, but won’t even touch a green vegetable (gasp!).
The individual foods a vegetarian may eat or not eat covers a wide variety of eating styles including people who choose no foods of animal origin to others who will include milk, eggs, and even fish. The more restrictive a vegetarian or vegan diet, the more challenges there are in meeting all of the body’s vitamin and mineral needs, especially for growing children and teens. Continue reading “Healthy ways to take Meatless Monday through the week” »
Posted in Diets, Food, Nutrition, Vegan, Vegetarian
Tagged diet, dietitian, food, healthy, Julie Stefanski, protein, rebecca hanlon, vegan, vegetarian, weight loss, Wellspan