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Health & Wellness Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HRC focus on women’s safety

    If a woman’s instinct says she’s unsafe in a situation, she should trust that feeling, according to two public safety experts at last Thursday’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC, meeting.

  • Turning guilt and shame into wearable art

    The Fashion Show, an ongoing project exploring the themes of resentment, shame and guilt in women’s lives, will begin with a workshop this Sunday, Nov. 13, and continue until Women’s Voices Out Loud in March, 2016.

  • Village manager Bates takes on cancer

    Village Manager Patti Bates, a four-time cancer survivor, is training for a three-day, 60-mile walk she’ll make in November as part of the annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraiser. She’s shown here at her first three-day event several years ago, with her friend Lois McNight. (Submitted photo)

    In her first year in the position, Village Manager Patti Bates has shown what some view as uncommon equanimity in a demanding job. And it turns out she’s come by that equanimity naturally. A four-time cancer survivor, Bates knows what’s worth getting steamed at, and what’s not.

  • The skunks are out!

    Photo via Wikipedia, by Tom Friedel, CC.

    The weather has let up. You let the dog out. A few moments later you hear a scuffle, a tell-tale yelp.

  • Kula means community + yoga

    A group of local yoga teachers — along with dance, fitness and drumming practitioners — recently formed the Kula Cooperative, a collaborative offering classes for adults and children at the Casa de Paz retreat space on Corry Street. Members are, from left, in front, Nicole Manieri with son Gabriel Manieri, Marcia Sauer and Amy Chavez; second row, Kim Krier and Jill Becker; third row, administrator Sandy Riorden, Katy Gaines and Carmen Milano. Members not pictured are Paula Hurwitz, Melissa Tinker, Larissa McHugh, Leslie Dworkin, Liz Sanchez and Linda Hamilton. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A new door has opened in the Kula Cooperative, a collaborative of local yoga and movement teachers who say they are creating a “new model” based upon shared ownership, affordable rates and community-based practice.

  • Women help women, quietly

    Founded in 1980, the Feminist Health Fund raises money from the community and disperses it to needy women suffering from a catastrophic illness. Current board members are, clockwise from front, Esther Hetzler, Kathy Robertson, Sue Parker, Janet Ward, Joyce Morrissey, Denise Cupps and Marianne Whelchel. Not pictured is Elizabeth Danowski. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Moya Shea received an unexpected medical bill from a clinic a few years ago for a procedure she thought was covered by insurance, she was startled. Quite ill at the time, she turned to a local group for help.

  • A day of disability awareness at AUM

    Yellow Springs resident Debra Williamson, here with her son Alex Oliver, is organizing a conference on the issues facing those with mental and physical disabilities. “Valuing Diversity: A Day of Disability Awareness and Education” is Friday, Dec. 5, at Antioch University Midwest. (Submitted photo)

    Antioch University Midwest will host an all-day conference on disability on Friday, Dec. 5, aimed at raising awareness about the issues facing those with physical and mental disabilities.

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