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Health & Wellness Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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