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Barry Sparks

Leisure and Entertainment Options Abound in the Region

South-central Pennsylvania has a long history of leisure and entertainment options: • The York Fair, a 10-day event billed as “America’s First Fair,” began in 1765. • The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the official museum of the commonwealth, was established…

0 Comments / 167 View / September 1, 2018

Vascular Screenings Can Detect ‘Silent Killers’

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. “Vascular disease refers to changes to the blood vessels outside of the heart,” says Dr. Todd Wood, cardiologist, medical director of the vascular clinic at Penn Medicine…

0 Comments / 310 View / May 31, 2018

Employee Benefits Growing in Importance

Although wages receive the bulk of the attention, employee benefits are playing a more important role than ever in attracting employees, retaining them, and creating job satisfaction. The 2016 Aflac Workforces Report reveals that 55 percent of employees are at…

0 Comments / 98 View / May 1, 2018

Preplanning Your Funeral Delivers Peace of Mind and More

Kelly Townsend, of Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, enjoys sharing stories about how preplanning can help personalize funeral services. There’s the story about the elderly lady who gave the funeral home a copy of her secret, never-before-shared recipe…

0 Comments / 118 View / October 1, 2017

Workplace Wellness Programs Benefit Employers and Employees

Five years ago, Renee Covell experienced health issues and was admitted to the hospital. During her stay she reflected on her life. “I asked myself, ‘If I were to die, what three things would I have wished I had done?’”…

0 Comments / 521 View / May 31, 2017

Alcohol Can Negatively Affect Men’s Sexual Health … and More

While alcoholism affects both men and women, men are almost twice as likely to die from an alcohol-related disease as women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year result from the harmful…

0 Comments / 1311 View / June 1, 2016