Category Archives: health

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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York awarded grant to battle obesity epidemic

The obesity epidemic runs rampant in York: Two-thirds of adults in the city tip the scales well above their healthy weight. But with one in three city residents living below the poverty line, efforts to combat bulging waistlines must be … Continue reading

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York City Bureau of Health: CDC monitoring new bird flu virus in China

A new strain of the bird flu virus is threatening China, and officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they are monitoring the development of the disease closely, according to a news release from the York … Continue reading

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Summer means Rita’s Italian Ice and … vaccinations?

June is here. The weather is hot, school is out and it’s time for everyone’s favorite national awareness month — Adolescent Immunization. The York City Bureau of Health is urging kids and their parents to schedule health check-ups and to … Continue reading

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