Author Archives: Rebecca Hanlon

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.

Healthy cooking: Baked sweet potato chips

Please enable Javascript to watch this video The new gig at work is certainly helping me in my strive to live a more fit life. I’ve been logging my workouts and still eating what I want, but watching my portions … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Maple bacon mashed sweet potatoes

You don’t have to fill up on plain mashed sweet potatoes to really get their full benefits. These healthy little potatoes are filled with nutrients and fiber to keep you full through most of the day. With the holidays approaching, … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Pumpkin coconut soup

If fall weather has you craving all things pumpkin, stop yourself at the coffee counter. You don’t have to fill up on pumpkin coffee beverages or pumpkin muffins to try to embrace cooler temperatures and sweater weather. This pumpkin soup … Continue reading

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Family First Health wants you to eat your apples

  From left, Courtney Lewis and Jess Ensminger of Family First Health cross Market Street in York Tuesday during Family First Health’s “Starts With Apples Campaign,” which encourages people to take control of their own health care through small changes … Continue reading

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Healthy helpings: Halloween treats don’t have to be scary

By Marta Smith Halloween is a nutritionist’s worst nightmare, and it’s just around the corner. Many popular candies contain sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. You want the kids to have fun while trick-or-treating and you want … Continue reading

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Avoiding the seasonal flu

By Amanda Nossel Forced to miss work or school, feeling crummy and with little energy, people can really get knocked out by flu. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by influenza viruses; it can lead to mild … Continue reading

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Today’s Wednesday Walk canceled because of rain

We regret to say we’re canceling today’s Wednesday Walk at the Memorial Hospital trails in West Manchester Township because of the weather forecast. Heavier rains are expected to move through the area this evening. Be sure to join us next … Continue reading

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Check out what YDR staffers used for #brownbagyork

There’s a just a few days left to participate in the Brown Bag Challenge by either commenting on our daily posts or sharing a photo of your lunch by using #brownbagyork. We asked some of our YDR staff members to … Continue reading

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Better or worse: Make the healthy choice for your lunch

Packing a nutritionally dense lunch is sometimes more challenging than it seems. You forgot to pack a lunch the night before and hitting the snooze button one too many times has left you with little hope of eating anything healthy … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a great snack if you’re looking to fill up on some healthy nutrients without breaking your calorie bank. These simple recipes, both spicy and sweet, help add some excitement to plain pumpkin seeds. Pepita is a Spanish culinary … Continue reading

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