Nov
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2018
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Health & Wellness Section

  • Wright State shuts down Fels study

    An unidentified Fels Longitudinal Study doctor is shown here circa the 1950s examining a young participant. The longest and largest longitudinal health study in the world, the Fels study, for many years based in Yellow Springs, still has more than 1,000 participants in the area, who had yearly appointments beginning in childhood to gather information on body composition. Last month Wright State closed down data collection for the Fels study, which would have turned 90 next year. (Photo courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College)

    The Fels Longitudinal Study, the world’s longest and largest longitudinal human growth study, has recently come to a close due to actions by Wright State University, which for decades has housed the study.

  • An inside look at Cresco Labs

    Yesterday Cresco Labs of Yellow Springs opened its doors to a small group of local media and public officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour of the medical marijuana grower.

  • Fitness class keeps seniors moving

    Jane Blakelock, center, stretched during a Sit Strong senior fitness class at the John Bryan Community Center this week. From the stage, fitness instructor Lynn Hardman called out and modeled the next move. Hardman, who is passionate about senior wellness, is starting a new workshop in the village focused on balance. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Two years ago, Jane Blakelock struggled to navigate subway stairs and keep up on long walks on a visit to her daughter in New York City. But multiple classes each week of Lynn Hardman’s Sit Strong changed everything.

  • Survivors of suicide find solace

    It is estimated that 85 percent of Americans know someone personally who has died of suicide, according to a 2012 study titled Suicide Bereavement and Complicated Grief. 

  • Reaching out to save a life

    In the depths of depression, a young Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to his law partner in 1841 that hinted at possible suicidal intentions.

  • Local resources for suicide prevention

    Recent suicides in Yellow Springs and beyond have galvanized those working in and around the village to prevent suicide.

  • Mental health first aid training offered

    The Antioch College Office of Student Life, in association with the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Greene County, will host a local mental health first-aid training on Friday, June 1, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

  • Free yoga offered this summer

    Free yoga classes will be offered this summer, both indoors and outdoors at the Wellness Center at Antioch College.

    The Wellness Center at Antioch College will host several opportunities to attend yoga classes at no charge throughout the summer.

  • Campaign seeks end to mental illness stigma

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, is observing the month by participating in a new national campaign called “CureStigma.” 

  • Learning how to get your medical marijuana card

    Free educational sessions aimed at preparing patients to apply for medical marijuana cards will be held by The Hope 4 U during the month of April.