Health & Wellness Section :: Page 2

  • Blood Drive and Wellness Fair next week

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    The 2nd annual Yellow Springs Blood Drive and Mini Wellness Fair will be held Wednesday, June 18, 3–6 p.m. at the John Bryan Community Center. The event will feature a blood drive by Community Blood Center of Dayton and vendor services including personal training demonstrations, Filipino traditional healings, massage, dermascans, nutrition demonstrations and health screenings.

  • Wellness for body, mind, community

    Newly hired Antioch College Wellness Center Director Monica Hasek, left, and Project Lead Dorothy Roosevelt beside the center’s almost-completed pool, in the natatorium that features a wall of windows on the south side, with a patio beyond. The center is scheduled to be completed in late summer or early fall. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Nearing the end of its $8 million, yearlong renovation, the new Antioch College Wellness Center will have an abundance of light. And that light serves many purposes, according to project lead Dorothy Roosevelt.

  • Leading the college to wellness

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    For the past six months there’s been a gaping hole at the back of Antioch College Curl Gym, where the pool used to be. But the renovation of the 85-year old building is closing in on a completion date sometime in July.

  • Particulate pollution levels monitored— Cause of spike is unknown

    Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

    A regional air pollution agency is investigating an unprecedented and potentially dangerous spike in air pollution in Yellow Springs in December when an exceedingly high concentration of lung-penetrating particles was recorded.

  • New Community Physicians doctor welcomes families

    Dr. Neha Patel joined Community Physicians of Yellow Springs last month when Dr. Paul Van Ausdal retired. Patel, who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics, said her focus is on educating patients about their health and how they can make lifestyle changes to fight disease. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When patients leave her office, new local physician Dr. Neha Patel wants to make sure they have their hands full.

  • Harmony Rain Barrel Project

    Three wonderfully painted rain barrels from a Nevada town, who has been doing a similar project for 5 years to help raise money for low income families to enjoy children's programs at their local zoo.

    The Harmony Rain Barrel project will help fund the 2014 Human Relation Commission’s Learning/Sharing Mental Health Series. Deadline for artists to submit their ideas is quickly approaching!

  • Fighting the bedbug bite

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    Yellow Springs, located in a region known as a bedbug hotspot, is not immune from the small blood sucking-parasite. Read more on how to prevent an infestation.

  • Yellow Springers take a first look at Obamacare

    On Tuesday, Oct. 1, a newly-created healthcare marketplace opened with a slew of new private health plans for individuals to choose from, along with government subsidies to make them affordable. From his initial research, Chris Glaser could save a lot of money.

  • Yellow Springs art and health event takes donations for domestic violence shelters

    Herbalist and iridologist Eric Rodriguez opened a new healing practice in town, the Culpeper House, this month. Rodriguez identifies health issues by a looking at a client’s iris and prepares them specially-forumlated herbal tinctures. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Culpeper House will host an open house and artist reception on Friday, Oct. 18, 6–8 p.m.

  • Dr. Van Ausdal hangs up his stethoscope

    Dr. Paul Van Ausdal will retire after 34 years at Community Physicians on Friday, Sept. 27. The office will honor him with an open house for the community from 2 to 5 p.m. on that day. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Dr. Paul Van Ausdal is retiring after 34 years at Community Physicians, now a part of the Kettering Health Network. He will be feted at an open house at his office on Friday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited.