Author Archives: Erin McCracken

About Erin McCracken

I'm a FlipSide reporter covering all things entertainment in southcentral Pennsylvania. Contact me at emccracken@ydr.com or leave a comment.

Wellness Wrap 11/15/13: New cholesterol screening guidelines; Amy Robach’s revelation; Running and beer

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Big cholesterol news: On Tuesday, the American Heart Association and … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 11/8/13: FDA takes action against trans fats; Mac and cheese makeover?

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Big food news: Some pesky bad-for-you ingredients might just bite the dust. The Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 11/1/13: SNAP reductions; Is butter bad for you?; How you commute impacts your health

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. In the news: York Daily Record reporter Ed Mahon wrote about how funding for the Supplemental Nutrition … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 10/25/13: National Health Education Week; Pickleball; Zombie Run

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. National Health Education Week: The awareness initiative wraps today. This year’s theme is “The Role of Health … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 10/18/13: Fit mom creates controversy; Prescription costs; Singing for Survivors

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Controversy of the moment: Maria Kang attracted lots of attention from a photo she posted of her … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 10/11/13: Tom Hanks has diabetes; Healthy and obese?

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Big diabetes news: Earlier this week, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks shocked many fans when he announced that … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 10/4/13: It’s apple season; Kids on diets?; Recapturing that youthful glow

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Fruit scoops: York County has a bumper crop of apples this season, despite strange weather, according to … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 9/27/13: Weight Watchers in York; Burger King unveils healthier fries; President quits smoking

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Health report card: An analysis … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 9/20/13: Football fans consume more fat after losses; Eating around workouts and tweets

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Catching up while I was away: New studies are showing that teenagers are exercising more and eating … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 8/23/13: Ending fad diets; Walk to prevent strokes; What beers cause emergency room visits?

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news and ways to get active. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a staff vacation, the next Wellness Wrap will … Continue reading

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