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Depressive symptoms and mood in the moment may predict momentary pain among rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to Penn State researchers.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Dementia support group to begin
Posted: July 29, 2015

The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another related dementia is life changing. It often leads to questions and feelings of uncertainty and loneliness.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
The incredibly important B vitamins
Posted: July 22, 2015

The family of B vitamins include vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-12, Folic Acid and a couple of others. They are all important and none should be overlooked. B vitamins are absolutely critical for energy production. They influence just about every aspect of mental and physical health, and even marginal deficiencies often lead to fatigue and compromised brain functioning. It's important to be aware that increased consumption of refined foods, particularly those high in sugar, has dramatically contributed to a decreased amount of B vitamins in our bodies.

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Recovery and Wellness
Posted: July 22, 2015

Registration is open for Guiding Heart's 4th annual Recovery and Wellness Conference in Hanover this fall.

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Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic
Posted: July 22, 2015

The East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), located at 405 North Street in East Berlin, is offering a Summer Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic.

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Community health assessment provides improvement goals
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 8:07 am

Every three years, Healthy Adams County (HAC) partners with community organizations to perform a comprehensive community health assessment. This allows us to collect and analyze important data and in turn use the findings to educate and mobilize the community to develop priorities, garner resources and plan actions to improve the overall health of our community.

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Join Heritage Fest Walk and Kids Bike Parade
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 8:07 am

The 2015 Adams County Heritage Festival will offer both a Kids Bicycle Parade and a Community Walk on the Biser Trail at the Rec Park. The date is Sept. 20. The entire day is loaded with great entertainment and wonderful food. It makes a terrific, fun filled, community unity event. The bike and walk portions are called: Heritage Festival in Motion-Festival de la Herencia en Movimiento.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
Golf tournament to benefit patient experience
Posted: July 08, 2015

The game of golf is taking on new meaning this summer - playing to support a transformative patient-family centered experience at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Understanding trans
Posted: July 01, 2015

Transgender, or trans, is an umbrella term that describes people whose gender identities aren't in sync with the sex they were assigned at birth and/or most people's notions of what it means to be a man or a woman. There has been a lot of media attention recently around gender identity and individuals who identify as transgender or trans. Caitlyn Jenner, for example, spoke about her transition and brought awareness about the transgender community to a larger audience. For some people, Caitlyn's story was their first real exposure to what it means to be transgender or the concept of gender identity.

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Embracing O-Dark Thirty
Posted: July 01, 2015

Adams County, it's a beautiful place. Rolling hills, county roads, apple orchards, a national park, extreme weather. Wait. What? As a runner, I'm attuned to the weather, and this year has been rough for the outdoor-exercise crowd. Winter was long and cold. Not our normal 25 degrees cold, but single digit cold. Delay-school cold. Minnesota cold. My vow to continue half-marathon training straight through the winter was tested again and again - sometimes dangerously with our double-digit negative wind-chills.

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Simple ways to make time for you
Posted: July 01, 2015

Summer is a great time to take a look at Veronique Vienne's 1998 book "The Art of Doing Nothing: Simple Ways to Make Time For Yourself." "The Art of Doing Nothing" gives us permission to celebrate idleness in all its forms including the art of breathing, meditating, bathing, listening, and waiting. It also offers useful tips on such skills as how to whistle, stay in the moment, take a nap, cure a cold, or watch the sun set over the horizon. Without feeling guilty, we learn to unwind, exhale, and, yes, stop and smell the roses. How different would your quality of life be if you made time throughout the day to do nothing? Instead of using your free moments to catch up on Facebook, checking your email, checking your bank accounts or paying that cell phone bill, what if you just did nothing? What if instead of saving up seven vacation days out of 365 to finally enjoy life, you spread those out in hours among each day?

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Don't neglect Vitamin E
Posted: June 24, 2015

Humans and most animal species require vitamin E. If you asked a random group of scientists to name an antioxidant, I bet most would use vitamin E as a classic example of a compound that inhibits dangerous free radicals. Vitamin E functions primarily as an antioxidant in protecting cells which, without enough, are very susceptible to free radical damage which results in accelerated degenerative processes and disease as well as faster overall aging. Although useful in a wide range of conditions it's principal use has been in the protection against heart disease, cancer, and strokes - the three leading killers of Americans.

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Save Your Skin
Posted: June 24, 2015

The UV index is an international scale used to advise the public on the strength of the sun's rays each day. It's a complicated formula that takes into account the angle of the sunlight, how much of each type of UV radiation reaches the surface of the earth, the amount of ozone present, and the impact of elevation and cloud cover. These calculations result in a scale of 0 to 11+.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
EBACC Summerfest 5K
Posted: June 17, 2015

The 19th Annual EBACC Summerfest 5K will be held Saturday, July 18, with Shotgun Start at 8 a.m. at the East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Avenue.

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Exercise and summer vacation
Posted: June 17, 2015

Q: Do you have any tips for keeping up with my exercise routine during my summer vacations?

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Riding my bicycle in Adams County
Posted: June 17, 2015

Many times when I am riding my bicycle along a fairly quiet and relatively flat stretch of trail or road, I feel like I am just cruising along with little effort. I am just enjoying the scenery and the feel of a little breeze in my face. It's a magical feeling that is one of the joys of bicycling and if you haven't experienced it recently, I urge you to get back on your bike. Of course, I am often brought back to reality when I encounter the not so flat terrain of Adams Count; but then I see the challenge of the terrain as an opportunity for some great exercise. With either terrain, you have something to gain and I want to help you find some of both. Being a mostly recreational trail rider, I didn't know what a "cue sheet" was until a few years ago. They come in a couple different formats but they all list the roads and turns you take to follow a designated route so you don't get lost. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) has several cue sheets on our website at habpi.org/pages/links.php under "Documents." Most of the rides start at the Gettysburg Recreation Park so if you don't live in Gettysburg you can drive your bike there and park. Other good places to park in town are the old Cyclorama parking lot and at the Ag Center. Other rides start in Biglerville and Littlestown. I will start with the easiest. If you look at the "#2 Cue Sheet/Route Description" on the website you will see that it starts at the back of the Rec Park in the WINEBRENNER parking lot off of South Howard Avenue. The route takes riders around the back of Gettysburg College past Quarry Pond, down peaceful Broadway Avenue to the Ag Center and up the only hill on the North Trail. You soon cross Old Harrisburg Road onto Gordon Avenue and ride streets in a pleasant neighborhood. You can head back to the start or continue on the North Trail up to the high school property and then go back. There is only one hill and the roads have low traffic volume. Another mostly flat ride starts in the parking lot of the old Country Club, now used by Sydney's at Willoughby Run, 730 Chambersburg Road. The ride takes you on the old, paved cart paths from the golf course. The cart path covers about a mile and half and has some rough spots so watch closely. The scenery is great with a pond and wildlife and it is quiet and historic. We usually ride it once each way before going out onto Country Club Lane, then Park Avenue and back into a pleasant neighborhood before heading back to the start. This is "#6 Cue Sheet/Route Description." We will be doing a group ride on this route on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. If you haven't ridden in awhile start at the Rec Park, ride the trail around and then go south onto Long Lane and into the neighborhood it borders. If you go down Queen Street you will see new road markings called "sharrows" which tell drivers they must share the travel lane with bicycles. Turning south on Steinwehr Avenue will put you on a new bicycle lane until Cyclorama Drive where you can turn left into the battlefield road system for more fun riding. For more challenging rides in Adams County look at cue sheets #1, 3 and 5 but whatever you choose, enjoy the ride

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Eating healthy when eating out with kids
Posted: June 17, 2015

We've all been there. It's 6 p.m., you've just gotten off work, picked up your kids, and have a full evening of activities ahead. Someone asks the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" and you realize you haven't had time to go shopping this week. You reluctantly head to your favorite restaurant.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
What is Kik messenger?
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 2:19 pm

"Hey, I'm going to the store, Kik me if you need anything." Sounds like an innocent statement, right? A convicted child sexual predator from Minnesota recently made the statement, "The first thing that I thought about Kik was, "Wow! I can be whoever I want to be. I can get anybody I want. I can achieve my sexual glorification through this app."

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Reducing migraines with CoQ10
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 2:18 pm

I think this figure may be a little conservative, but I've seen statistics that indicate around 15 percent of people are affected by migraine headaches at some point. If you're one of them, you may want to consider discussing CoEnzymeQ10 as a preventive with your doctor. Although CoEnzymeQ10 is naturally produced in the liver (a few medications such as the cholesterol-lowering statins interfere with that production) and found in small amounts in certain foods, these levels are probably insufficient for optimal health, especially as we grow older. Supplementing with CoQ10 can help those who suffer from migraines by reducing the number of attacks, according to a study reported in Cephalalgia, the Journal of the International Headache Society. Previous studies have suggested that migraines may be partly caused by an impairment of energy production that could presumably be improved by CoQ10 supplementation.

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New technologies supporting quality of home health care
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Today, more and more patients are receiving care in the home than ever before. The increase in home care private duty services, home health aide services through state and federal waiver programs, and traditional home care and hospice has generally followed the demographics of our increasing senior population becoming eligible for Medicare. Clinicians and insurance providers are aware home services are much less expensive than a preventable re-hospitalization or avoiding a first time hospitalization all together. New technologies are supplementing and to some extent replacing "live" visits with "virtual visits" through new technologies.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
A Challenge for Men
Posted: June 03, 2015

What does a woman in a bikini have to do with buying a hamburger? A certain fast food chain seems to think there's a connection because they made a commercial with a bikini clad model eating one of their hamburgers.

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