Executive director tapped

New leader of PA's domestic violence coalition

After an extensive nationwide search for its new executive director, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) board of directors announced it has named Susan Higginbotham to lead …

The audacity to survive - Sept/Oct 2017

When I look back over these nine years of my life after cancer, how much I’ve lived and loved and accomplished, it makes me dizzy.  It would have taken audacious hope to think I’d come this far. …

Conquering the enemy within - Sept/Oct 2017

There are very few places my wanderlusting heart doesn’t fantasize about seeing - but because I’m a creature of habit, when I find somewhere I like I have the urge to settle in. I don’t have a …

What you can do

Your defense against robocalls

(StatePoint) Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls -- phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message. As …

1 in 8 adults, 1 in 5 children

Struggling with hunger

During September, Hunger Action Month - a nationwide initiative to raise awareness and take action to help end hunger - the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (CPFB) is partnering with Presenting Sponsor …

2016 Making Strides, Harrisburg, PA

Messages of courage, hope, loss and most of all, love

Clinical trials - myths & facts

Be part of the next cancer breakthrough

Americans can all play a role in the fight against cancer. Every day, progress is made against cancer through innovative research, the dedication of scientists and the bravery of the more than 14 …

Don't give up or give in

Risk factors you can't change

The main risk factors for breast cancer are things you cannot change: being a woman, getting older, and having certain gene changes. These make your risk of breast cancer higher. But having a risk …

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE - Sept/Oct 2017

In 1974, when First Lady Betty Ford went public with her breast cancer diagnosis, it was historic for the time. Breast cancer was a hush-hush subject …

My success story

Keep moving forward

Hi, my name is Natasha Brown. I am 28 years old and a single mother of two boys. I have returned to central PA, after living in New York for 3 months. During my time in New York, I was working …

Different bipolar markers discovered

Treatment may vary between sexes

Men and women react differently to compounds associated with immune system response to bipolar disorder, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings suggest that bipolar …

Ask the hard questions

Taking opioids for pain?

Opioids often are the go-to pain killer for everything from back aches and injuries to post-surgical pain, as evidenced by the more than 300 million prescriptions written each year. While they can …

Disproven & controversial

Breast cancer - know your risks

The American cancer Society reports there are many factors that research has shown are not linked to breast cancer. You may see information online or hear about these disproven or controversial risk …