November 29, 2018
Really, we know how we should eat, but that understanding is continually undermined by hyperbolic headlines, internet echo chambers, and predatory profiteers all too happy to peddle purposefully addictive junk food and nutrition-limiting fad diets. Eating well remains difficult not because it’s complicated but because the choices are hard even when they’re clear.
October 24, 2018
Ten minutes of mild exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function. Michael Yassa, the director of the U.C. Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory reports that “We are not talking about marathons. It looks like people can improve their memories with a short walk or an easy session of something like yoga or tai chi." Gretchen Reynolds The New York Times
September 21, 2018
In January 2016, the Healthy York County Coalition released results of the Delta Healthy Living Assessment. This assessment, which included key informant interviews and a survey of patrons of the Mason Dixon Community Center, recommended additional study to determine next steps.
June 19, 2018
The Diabetes Coalition of York County has developed a resource guide . . .
May 31, 2018
Nicole Smith, Community Health Specialist, organized the “WalkWorks” route in the city of York.
April 25, 2018
Nurse Liz Winders considers what can be learned from veterinarians regarding decisions and conversations about end of life care for humans.
April 10, 2018
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) to inspire, educate and empower the public about the importance of advance care planning.
March 27, 2018
Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging? Get moving.
February 27, 2018
Bicycle South Central PA (BSCPA)’s 3rd Annual Regional Bike Summit, Making Connections, is scheduled for March 23 and 24 and will be held in Downtown York, PA.
January 24, 2018
Looking for inspiration to get off the couch and go for a walk? It might be cold outside, but a brisk walk might be exactly what you need to rid yourself of cabin-fever. So, take a walk, but first make sure you know how to stay safe and warm.
August 2, 2017
There is growing success for an urban farm in the City of York.
April 7, 2017
Depression is a topic that remains shrouded in silence, yet it’s a condition that has touched millions of people. To bring depression out of the shadows, we just need to talk about it.
April 2, 2017
An editorial by Crystal Stiffler, Your Life Your Wishes Task Force chair. Crystal describes lessons learned from her work as a hospital social worker and personal experience with her mother’s progression with Alzheimer’s disease.
September 17, 2015
An editorial by Cori Strathmeyer, YMCA’s Director of Healthy Living and chair of York City’s Eat, Play, Breathe initiative. Cori reflects on her experience of being hit by a car when she was walking and explains the challenges and opportunities for making roads safer for pedestrians and other slower forms of transportation.