Building Healthier Lives

Go Red Takes Aim at Cardiovascular Disease WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CASSIE MILLER The cascade of tragedy that surrounded 2016 was due to an abnormally large amount of celebrity deaths. From actors and singers to athletes and icons, 2016 did open...
They travel, sometimes for days – families clinging to hope, making sacrifices and praying for help. Across India, across Vietnam, across Colombia, they come with dreams. With them are children, teens and adults whose medical needs – so easily...

Making a Difference

5 Local Nonprofits Improving the Lives of Others Words by M. Diane McCormick Photography by Kelly Ann Shuler They are woven into our lives like fiber on a loom. Today’s charities run like businesses, with eyes on outcomes and returns on investment,...
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area's Penguin Plunge WORDS BY M. DIANE MCCORMICK Why am I doing this?” I was standing at river’s edge, and that was my last thought before a sea of humanity surged around me and headed into the water....
Whether it’s a memoir or a novel, for many people, an item on life’s bucket list is to see their name on the cover of a book. But too many of those same aspiring writers unwisely embark on the...

Did You Know?

WORDS BY RICK DAPP Central Pennsylvania is, providentially, endowed with a number of first-rate colleges and universities: Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Elizabethtown, Dickinson – to name just a few. Harrisburg, though, has had a somewhat difficult time of it, over...

Doing Good: Tech for Tanzania

Tech 4 Tanzania BY AMY KEHM You wake up, reach for your smartphone and check Twitter for overnight news before logging onto Facebook to post obligatory “Happy Birthday” messages. As your Keurig brews your coffee, you ask “Alexa” to play your...

Be Well: Preventing Diabetes

Preventing Diabetes with Nutrition WORDS BY BENTZ P. TOZER, JR., B.S., CPT According to The American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called...
Woman Finds Fulfillment and Friends in 40-year Career WORDS BY SCOTT CAMPBELL Having recently crept into her 60s, and with 40 years logged in her occupation, it might be expected that Linda Folmer could see retirement on the horizon. Not so. “As...

Going Red

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) solution to saving women’s lives.  Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer.  More women die each year of...