Tag Archives: wellness

Dover Township woman battles through breast cancer on horse farm

Holly Sands has never been one to take it easy. The 53-year-old Dover Township woman never let anything keep her from her family’s horse farm, even when she battled breast cancer. While doing a breast self-exam, she found a lump … Continue reading

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How to save yourself from mindless eating

By Julie Stefanski, WellSpan dietitian Researcher Brian Wansink, relays some important findings about how Americans eat in his book Mindless Eating. Through Wansink’s experiments (some rather funny, like the ever filling soup bowl) researchers determined that basically, if there’s food in sight – … Continue reading

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Robin Williams’ death sparks conversations about suicide in York County

It always seems to happen this way, said Cindy Richard, chairwoman of the York County Suicide Prevention Coalition and director of Southern Community Services. The death of Robin Williams Monday, reported as a suicide after a long struggle with depression, has sparked … Continue reading

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Why getting enough sleep really makes a difference

Last week left me counting down the hours to when I could go to bed again. My work schedule was on a bit of a roller coaster and it was alarming how just a few hours difference in my schedule … Continue reading

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Living Well With Chronic Conditions; a Free program

WHO: The York City Bureau of Health is partnering with the YMCA of York and York County to provide a free six-session, health education workshop for persons with chronic conditions and their care-givers. WHAT: Community members are invited to pre-register … Continue reading

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York City’s Barbara Kovacs has a passion for public health

The city’s health bureau provides services ranging from immunizations to maternal and child health programs to sexually transmitted disease treatments.

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Healthy York County Coalition considers options after ranking

By Deborah H. Gogniat, Coordinator Healthy York County Coalition Now in its fifth year, the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute has provided the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to assist communities with health planning.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Sleep?

When I am talking about the importance of sleep in my programs at the Byrnes Health Education Center, the majority of my students are children. A lot of the time I don’t think they get it, and really understand how … Continue reading

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Rep. Seth Grove: Childhood obesity study will lead to committee creation

According to a news release from the office of Rep. Seth Grove: Following nearly a yearlong process, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and the Joint State Government Commission today unveiled the findings from a statewide study on childhood obesity. In June … Continue reading

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Conversations About Mental Health

A post from Lindsay Weighs In. I think it’s important to repost this, so that we can continue the conversation about mental health.  — Anxiety isn’t a choice. Depression isn’t a choice. It’s not something that someone can “work on,” a … Continue reading

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