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Bike it safely this summer

There’s no doubt about it. Bicycling is great exercise.  It’s good for the environment, too.  And thanks to communities like Lancaster, PA, which are implementing bike share programs, repair stations, and dedicated bicycle lanes on city streets, it is safer than in the past. Unfortunately, reports about bicycling accidents still frequent local and national headlines,

PA Horse Racing – Ensuring the Safety and Integrity of Racing Every Day

Pennsylvania’s horse racing and breeding industries provide tens of thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania, plus billions in annual statewide economic impact. At Grantville’s Penn National Race Course, as is the case at all six of Pennsylvania’s race tracks, there are no bigger priorities than the integrity of racing, and the safety of the athletes, both

FAST thinking and dialing 911 can reduce stroke damage

“Think FAST.” These are two of the most important words to remember during Stroke Awareness Month — and all year long. Keeping this phrase top of mind can help reduce the risk of speech problems, permanent weakness, brain damage, or even death as a result of stroke. What is a stroke? A stroke, also called a cerebrovascular

6 Simple ways to improve your health by building a great relationship with your doctor

What are the most important relationships in your life? Family? Friends? Co-workers? Your health-care provider? The last may not always be top-of-mind, but when it comes to attaining and maintaining your best possible level of health and wellness, no relationship is more central. With open communication and easy access–whether in-person or virtually–you and your doctor

UGI Supports S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation Efforts in Hands-On Science Education

Imagine if children were excited about science instead of bored by the same old “experiment”—or worse, the dreaded worksheet. This curiosity and enthusiasm would improve literacy across subjects, could lead to a career in the sciences, and even benefit society at large. The proof is in the professors and engineers. Ask almost any scientist about

If you Spot it, Stop it: Pennsylvania Commits to Keeping Kids Safe

In the wake of the recent arrest of Louise and David Turpin, a couple accused of torturing 12 of their children, many neighbors are looking inward and asking themselves if there was something they could have done to prevent it. For most, a child’s safety is paramount, and the details of the abuse committed by

Say yes to a colonoscopy: It can save your life

If you could have a test that could prevent you from developing colon cancer, would you say no? Unfortunately, too many Americans 50 and older are doing exactly that. By ignoring recommendations for a colonoscopy, they are missing out on a lifesaving opportunity. Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United

130/80 is the new high blood pressure: What this means for you

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released guidelines lowering the definition of high blood pressure and made new recommendations for blood pressure control.  The new guidelines now define high blood pressure as 130/80 rather than 140/90. This means 46 percent of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure, or hypertension, placing

If you have type 2 diabetes, weight-loss surgery could help

If you have type 2 diabetes, recent guidelines backed by the American Diabetes Association and 44 other respected health organizations say that weight-loss surgery could be a treatment option to consider, even if you are not considered morbidly obese. These recommendations highlight the profound effect of bariatric surgery on the treatment of diabetes associated with obesity. Are you