Health & Wellness
New Study Links Dense Breasts in Older Women with Higher Cancer Risk
- Written by Bill Levesque Bill Levesque
Physicians have long recognized that women with denser breasts are at increased risk of invasive breast cancer, heightening the importance of mammography screenings.
Free Retreat for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Planned
Safe Communities, a Lancaster-based organization dedicated to ending child sexual abuse, will hold a retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. near Manheim (address shared upon registration).
Free Fall-Prevention Classes Scheduled
The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free classes for people to learn how to manage the risk of falling and increase activity levels.
Can You Travel Safely with the Delta Variant?
- Written by Dan Richards Dan Richards
Perhaps you’re planning a fall getaway to wine country? Maybe your college-aged loved ones are heading off to a study-abroad program? Or possibly your boss decided it’s time to restart domestic, even international, business travel again?
Free ‘Medicare Checkups’ Encouraged for Current and New Enrollees
Lancaster County Office of Aging is urging residents with Medicare to schedule a free “Medicare checkup” with PA MEDI volunteers in advance of this year’s open enrollment period, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
Living with Kidney Stones: Decreasing Your Risk and Navigating the Healthcare System
- Written by Samantha Bowick, MPH Samantha Bowick, MPH
Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that form in the kidneys. They are foreign to the body and can cause issues no matter their size or your age.
Over 2 Million Americans May Have Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
More than a decade ago, afib was a little-known condition.
Support Groups, Programs Planned for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Safe Communities, a Lancaster organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse and supporting adult survivors, has a variety of programs to offer survivors and the community this fall.
70% of Americans Have Experienced Trauma: Recognize the Signs of PTSD
- Written by Brian Reese Brian Reese
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect any of us.