Category Archives: health

Last chance to sign up for Weight Watchers program

There is still time to sign up for York’s Weight Watchers Healthy Communities grant program, with one more registration day left on March 31. The program allows city residents who meet financial and health qualifications to attend Weight Watchers meetings … Continue reading

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Dallastown-area merchant gives away food in York

Michael Fourhman stood underneath the lights strung over Cherry Lane, next to Central Market, and shrugged. Standing next to a 5 by 8 utility trailer loaded with boxes of food, Fourhman figured the weather kept people away Friday night. There … Continue reading

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Healthy World Cafe holding Indiegogo fundraiser

Healthy World Cafe, the pay-what-you-can eatery in downtown York, is inching closer toward opening its own space. Last year, the nonprofit operated in the black, regularly serving 100 to 120 diners at their monthly lunches. The customer base helped them … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Volunteers plant AIDS memorial garden

Red bricks patterned in a ribbon at one end of Albermarle Park pay tribute to the people lost and those who continue to suffer with HIV/AIDS in York County. For the past six months, volunteers with the Caring Together Program, … Continue reading

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Bed bug stigma compounds problem in York

Here’s the problem (or at least one of the problems) with bed bugs: everyone is susceptible to them. The parasites have been found at five-star hotels resorts, and although they were once associated with developing countries, they’re now rapidly spreading … Continue reading

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Free vaccine clincs coming up

As the cold and flu season prepares to descend upon us, you should consider a few things. First, be glad you’re not dealing with the sniffles while living in the 1800s when bloodletting was still considered an acceptable practice. And … Continue reading

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Free adult flu vaccines offered to uninsured, underinsured: Get one

This may be one of the most important posts I put up on York City Limits this month. Get your flu vaccines! Whether you’re young, old, pregnant or a healthy young adult in your 20s — like me. The flu … Continue reading

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City streets become playgrounds for a night

“It’s not every Wednesday that a city shuts down its streets for kids to come out and play.”   — Kristen Zatina on Play Streets Highmark Blue Shield, Eat Play Breath York and the city are offering one final chance for … Continue reading

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Yard work: The best defense against West Nile Virus

While not as highly anticipated as say, March madness or even the curling world championships, West Nile Virus season is, nonetheless, here. The York City Bureau of Health reported that mosquitoes in West Manchester Township, Manchester Township, Hanover Borough and … Continue reading

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Setting the wheels in motion for a city bike share

A lack of funding has momentarily stalled efforts to launch a York bike share, but more dollars is exactly what such a program can bring to a city, said Shaun Underkoffler, Community Health Program Coordinator of the York City Bureau … Continue reading

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