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Health & Wellness Section

  • Annual Simply Women Ohio 5K to return this month

    The annual Simply Women Ohio 5K run/walk for women and girls will be held Saturday, June 29, at 9 a.m. The race will begin at YS High School, with check-in and onsite registration from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 

  • Dementia friendly project ends, but effort continues

    At last Friday’s wrap-up breakfast for Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs, Gilah Pomeranz spoke on the project’s positive effects on downtown businesses. About 50 people attended the event, which brought the 18-month project, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Senior Center, to an end. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    During the year-and-a-half duration of the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs project, organizers were most surprised by the number of people who approached them to say they personally had a connection to the disease.

  • Doctors see cannabis as medicine

    Proponents of medical marijuana met after the Q&A session following the screening of the 2018 documentary “Weed the People” at the Little Art Theatre in February. Left to right: Kimberly Cornell, Lotus Health medical assistant and director of media and public relations; Dr. Josh Short of Stillwater Medical; Lotus Health owner/provider Teaera Roland; and Dr. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    Last month, Villager Paul Beck came to the screening of “Weed the People” to learn more about medical marijuana.

  • 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.