All our favorite trails have been covered by snow for the past few weeks, but as the snow melts, take advantage of the warmer temperatures and find new places to explore. A few of our favorite are below, but explore more with our outdoor activity finder. Monocacy Hill Recreation Area: There are miles of trails…

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The days are starting to get longer and the temperatures slowly creeping upwards, so it’s a great time to focus on fitness.  Physical activity can help boost your immune system, reduce anxiety, and can ward off weight gain–all benefits that can help us weather the pandemic.   Hit the Trail Brave the cold, bundle up, and…

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Science has long-proven the health benefits of wearing a mask. Surprisingly, masked kids have experienced an additional perk: a superpower in the form of control. Much of the anxiety we have been experiencing during the pandemic has resulted from a loss of control—over our health, daily schedule, and lifestyle in general. Kids especially thrive on…

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Shoveling snow can be a workout—literally.  A 155 pound person burns over 450 calories in an hour of shoveling. It’s a full-body cardiovascular exercise, so take your time, warm up, and stay hydrated as you’re clearing off the sidewalk this winter. Each year, an average of 11,500 people end up in the emergency room as a…

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Flu season has arrived. As we head into the holiday season, keep yourself and your family safe by getting your flu shot today. Montgomery County is offering flu shots at walk-up locations across the county at no cost to those age 6 months and older who live, work, or go to school in the County.…

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Wash hands, wear a mask, and social distance to keep this year’s festivities safe for all. This year’s Halloween celebrations promise to be unique, but with a few small changes, we can keep our community safe while enjoying a much-needed holiday for kids and adults alike.    When it comes to preparing for trick-or-treaters, it’s…

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Local healthcare and community leaders will share the latest information on prevention, vaccines, and answer your questions and concerns. Register today at: http://www.montcopa.org/townhall SPEAKERS:Sadia Benzaquen, MD, Chair of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Einstein Healthcare NetworkNelly Jimenez, Executive Director & CEO, ACLAMO Family CentersValerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair, Montgomery County Board of CommissionersIris…

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Pottstown, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2020)—The TriCounty Health Council, a collaborative comprised of leaders from Pottstown Hospital—Tower Health, Community Health and Dental Care, Creative Health Services, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and other community organizations, is striving to save lives with a newly launched campaign, encouraging Pottstown area residents to seek the care they need.…

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New research suggests that obesity plays a major role in who contracts COVID-19 and the likelihood that the illness will cause severe symptoms or require hospitalization.  The Centers for Disease Control revised COVID-19 risk categories in June, placing obesity in the same risk category as those with compromised immune systems and type 2 diabetes. With…

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 @ 6:00PM–8PMSly Fox Track Club will host six races on Wednesday evenings this year—one each month from April to September. The fourth race in the series will be held July 8. Packet pickups begin at 6 p.m. and the races start at 7 p.m.  Awards will be given to overall male and…

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