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Health & Wellness Section

  • A focus on women’s heart health

    February is American Heart Month, and many don’t know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Shown above, Lynda Terry of Yellow Springs, who suffered a heart attack in 2011, is shown at a “heart” tree on the bike path after she and her family completed a walk in support of the 1st Annual SCAD Research Walk/Run taking place that day. Terry’s heart attack was caused by SCAD, or spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a rare coronary disease that strikes younger women. (Submitted Photo)

    In 2011 villager Lynda Terry felt unusually tired. In the middle of the night, she woke up feeling nauseous, with a strange pain radiating down her arm. Though the symptoms weren’t the ones most would expect, Terry believed she was having a heart attack.

  • EPA studies vapor in Vernay site cleanup

    Vernay dug new monitoring wells around the perimeter of the its property in February, 2016, after the U.S. EPA requested the company start testing for vapors being released from an underground plume of toxic chemicals as part of a federal cleanup at the former rubber plant. (Submitted photo)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is trying to determine whether vapors from an underground plume of toxic chemicals expose neighbors of a federal cleanup to dangerous levels of carcinogens, or if residents are safe from immediate and long-term harm.

  • Tick talk: biting insects abound this summer

    Fig. 1: The common blacklegged or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis.

    As the summer gets into full swing, one of the biggest irritations is the profusion of mosquitoes and ticks.

  • Moms Out Front for a livable climate

    Lauren Craig, left, and Laura Skidmore are two members of the Yellow Springs organizing team of Mothers Out Front, a national grassroots nonprofit seeking a “livable climate” for future generations. Meetings of the local team, started by Skidmore this spring, have drawn about 13 area women. All mothers, grandmothers and women with children in their lives are invited to join with the local group’s advocacy of renewable energy and other climate-friendly solutions. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Mothers Out Front, a national grassroots group whose Yellow Springs team was started last spring by Laura Skidmore, seeks a “swift and complete transition to clean energy” in order to reduce the effects of climate change on future generations.

  • Join Senior Center in taking “10 Million Steps”

    All are invited to participate in a community walk to raise fall prevention awareness on Sept. 22.

    The Senior Center will sponsor a “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” walk on Thursday, Sept. 22, and the community is invited to attend.

  • Local food activists strategize, plan for a commercial kitchen

    Last fall about 50 people toured the High Street garden of Al Schlueter, shown above gesturing during the tour. A second tour of Schlueter’s garden, along with those of Macy Reynolds and the Antioch Farm, takes place this Sunday, Aug. 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Wellness Center. (Submitted photo)

    A growing interest among villagers around local food has led to an ambitious effort to make the village a regional food hub, with an initial step of creating a commercial kitchen as the first component of a community economic incubator.

  • A Yellow Springs man’s quest for a kidney

    After years on dialysis, Yellow Springs resident David Spyridon is being recommended for a kidney transplant from a living donor. Spyridon, the husband of Angela Wright, who died last August, looks forward for many more years of life thanks to a “special person” he hopes will donate a kidney. Among Spyridon’s interests are music, flying, cars and ham radio, pictured here. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    David Spyridon’s nights are spent in a recliner. Sleep comes a little harder that way, but the position aids the work of his dialysis machine.

  • Breast cancer screening in village— Mobile mammogram coming

    Yellow Springs women have the opportunity to obtain two critical health screenings locally when the OhioHealth mobile mammography and bone density unit visits Yellow Springs on Friday, May 27.

  • Addressing LGBTQ health

    A longtime area HIV/AIDS resource, Equitas Health, is expanding its mission to serve the full spectrum of health needs in the LGBTQ community.

  • Heart rhythm meditation workshop— Healing hearts to heal the world

    Tom Malcolm and Denise Runyon teach Heart Rhythm Meditation each Tuesday evening at the Friends of the Heart Center at 794 Dayton St. They are sponsoring a workshop April 16 and 17 that features Susanna Bair, the co-creator of Heart Rhythm Meditation and co-founder of the Institute of Applied Meditation, who will explain the technique in a daylong workshop and work with individuals in a half-day heart danshan. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Denise Runyon and Tom Malcom know something about hearts, as they run the Friends of the Heart Center out of their Dayton Street home.

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