Jan. 6 is National Bean Day, and there’s a lot to celebrate about the humble bean. Beans are packed with nutrition, can be prepared to suit everyone’s tastes, and are more environmentally sustainable than other sources of protein.

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There’s good news for dogs and their companions—according to recent research, dogs increase their owners’ lifespans.  A study conducted among dog owners in Europe showed a 21% reduction in the risk of death from heart disease over a 12-year period, and researchers are continually finding new health benefits of dog ownership. It’s commonly agreed upon that…

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The leaves are falling furiously in Pottstown. This year, instead of kicking them to the curb, think about composting them for use in next year’s garden. There are many benefits to composting your leaves, from saving money on gardening supplies to reducing the impact on the municipal waste system. You can begin composting leaves with minimal…

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Want to join in on the fun of Halloween without amping up the neighborhood’s sugar consumption? Here are a few alternatives to candy that will make your house a healthy—and fun—stop on the trick-or-treat route.   Best of all, having alternative choices on hand allows kids with food allergies to participate in the fun.  You might…

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POTTSTOWN, Oct. 15, 2019—Unlike many of the grants the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation awards each year, which are used primarily to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors among residents in the region, some grants are used to help support the nonprofits themselves. These stories often go unnoticed because they focus more on behind-the-scene activities,…

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October 14, 2019, Pottstown, PA – Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) has named John Robertson as its new communications assistant who will be responsible for coordinating all the communications of the Foundation as well as expanding its presence through multimedia content including video and photography. “John’s exceptional professional experience, combined with his passion for pursuing good…

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This year, World Mental Health Day is centered on suicide prevention. Suicide rates have been rising steadily over the past decade. Today, it’s the 11th leading cause of death in Pennsylvania and the second most common for people aged 15 to 341. Those at risk of suicide include individuals with mental health conditions such as depression or bi-polar…

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SnapChat. Instagram. YouTube. TikTok. Vimeo. Twitter. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, teens love their social media;over 71% of teens said they use more than one social media platform.  With so many teens using so much social media, what adverse effects is it having on them, and what can you do…

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To say Jim Corum is a tennis fan would be an understatement. In the early 1990s, Jim started tennis programs in the public parks in Pottstown, offering his services on the courts as a coach and mentor to underserved youth. What Mr. Corum began almost 30 years ago⁠—along with his commitment to bringing tennis to underserved…

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Summer may have come to an end, but your gardening doesn’t have to. Whether your passion is for growing ornamentals or vegetables, you can continue to reap the health benefits of gardening into the fall and winter months. Fall is a great time to take stock of your gardens and plan for new additions.  Local…

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