Category Archives: Research

Four WellSpan practices write “prescriptions” for fruits and vegetables

It might sound like a message on repeat: Eat your fruits and vegetables. But according to a Community Health Needs Assessment for York and Adams counties, a large percentage of adults may not be consuming an adequate amount of vegetables, according … Continue reading

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FDA approves another artificial sweetener, but do we need it?

Fresh coffee in hand, you might take a few seconds at the condiment bar to determine what to add to your steaming cup of caffeinated brew. Milk? Creamer? How about those brightly colored sugar and artificial sweetener packets? Keep an … Continue reading

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What does organic REALLY mean?

What does organic mean? I should have asked this question a long time ago. It sounds healthy when I say the word. It seems healthy when I see it branded on products. I investigated what the word means when I … 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 10/18/13: 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 9/20/13: 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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