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As we settle into the New Year, the Adams County Women’s Cancer Coalition (ACWCC) would like to encourage you to continue your New Year resolutions and look forward to a healthy and happy 2020. Whether your resolution is to lose weight, eat better, or get off the couch more, all these things…

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As we all look forward to a healthier new year, we know that active living, including walking and bicycling, can help us improve our health and fitness. You don’t need to be a fitness junkie to benefit from the simple pleasure of walking more and possibly bicycling. However, having safe plac…

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Two people in our community lost a total of 392 pounds between them; 130 pounds in one year for Jamie Gaskin and 260 pounds in 2 ½ years for Jen Harlow. Both lost weight at a rate of over 100 pounds per year.

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I’m back again this year to talk about why you don’t have to give up riding just because it’s December. While it may sound a bit crazy, it’s still possible to enjoy biking outdoors even during the winter months. And sharing a bike ride with Jack Frost has some great benefits. It’s a wonderfu…

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Healthy Adams County has had a busy year and I would like to say thank you to all of the people that have contributed to improving our physical, mental and social well-being this year. First and foremost I want to thank WellSpan, Gettysburg Hospital for supporting us financially since our be…

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It’s probably the only holiday song with a dental connection! The famous holiday tune, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” was written back in 1944 by teacher Donald Gardner. Today’s holiday-themed column is going to address the starring role our front teeth play in our lives—s…

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As the 2019 calendar year comes to an end, we all tend to think back on our experience of the past year. The successes, the life-changing moments, the good, and the not-so-good. As I reflect on the work of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, one word comes to mind. It’s a word I’ve used almost dai…

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This article is based on a Sept. 23 article from NPR.org titled “Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help.” It supports the same recommendations made by Adams County’s own Dr. Robert Mauss, D.O. in my column from this past May about prescribing walking as medicine.