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“We’ve done air quality studies, we’ve done economic impact studies, and we have seen that there has been no change in the revenue that is collected from those places that are smoke-free,” says Judy Ochs, the director for the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control.

Before an advance screening at witf of the new WPSU documentary, "Why We Dance: The Story of THON," Shane Beecher painted a moving portrait of his young son Charlie's cancer journey- from the anguish of a diagnosis to the comfort that the doctors, nurses, child life specialist and music therapists offered the family along the way. The Four Diamonds Fund & THON made this possible. 

Did you know that on average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers?  And, that more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined? (CDC.gov)  These are some good reasons to seriously think about taking steps towards quitting.

Brian Gaughan and his wife Laurie are the co-founders of Pink Hands of Hope in Mechanicsburg, PA.

A hayride and reception in the peach orchard kicked off the 2012 Farm to Table event at Strite’s Orchard in Harrisburg. “You can turn around and see the orchards where your food is coming from. It’s a special connection with what you eat and how you eat,” Louise Sukle, the event chair said.

Linda Fisher, a breast cancer survivor, recalls people saying, “I don’t know what to say or do,” when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. They tended to back up, making her feel at times like she had a contagious disease. “Staying away is not the answer when a friend is facing cancer,” she says.

You asked, we answered.  PinnacleHealth Dietitian Marykaye Flatley, RD, LDN shares some tips for creating a safe and healthy meal on the grill.

“Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels welcome when they come in, and that we let them know that we’re here for them.” Those are the words of five-year breast cancer survivor Diana Klunk about the store she founded called LifeChanges Boutique.

“Wings of Angels to me means comfort,” says breast cancer survivor Linda Fischer. She knows just how important comfort can be after an involved surgery like a mastectomy. That’s why she started a recovery care basket business, Wings of Angels, which provides care and hope to women who are recovering from breast cancer surgery.

Grilling food can potentially be dangerous if cancer-causing carcinogens are created from flare-ups and too much smoke.  PinnacleHealth Dietitian Marykaye Flatley, RD, LDN and Harrisburg Hospital/Sodexo’s Executive Chef Paul Gusst show us the way to minimize your risk and enjoy grilled foods that are both flavorful and nutritious.

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