Health

Tri-Scramble a Smash Hit for Central Y

Tri-Scramble a Smash Hit for Central Y

The Central Y recently held its second annual Tri-Scramble. Nearly one hundred athletes – some of whom have never participated in a triathlon before! – participated in the indoor event, running three miles on the treadmill, cycling 15 miles on a spin bike and swimming 500 yards in the pool.…

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Wellness Wednesday: Banana Blueberry Bread

Wellness Wednesday: Banana Blueberry Bread

I love baking, especially quick breads! I always have a few leftover bananas that ripen past their prime, so what do I do? Bake with them! Here is a staple recipe for the Thayer household… Banana Blueberry Bread Makes 2 loaves Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened 1 1/4…

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Best of 2014: Is our Gluttony for Gluten Compromising our Health?

Best of 2014: Is our Gluttony for Gluten Compromising our Health?

As we bid adieu to 2014, Town Square Delaware has made it an annual tradition to share some of the previous year’s best features with our readers. Cheers to both a new year and new contributions in 2015! The gluten-free diet seems to be all the rage these days; gluten-free…

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Wellness Wednesday: Dedicated December

Wellness Wednesday: Dedicated December

It’s already December; can you believe it? Where did the year go? Well, before it’s over, dedicate the next 31 days to your health. It’s time for Dedicated December 2014! Here is my December way of living… (side note, following this way of living helps to balance out the holiday parties…

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Pink, Purple, and a Race to the Finish!

Pink, Purple, and a Race to the Finish!

More than 1,500 crossed the finish line at last weekend’s Girls on the Run 5K. The Wilmington Riverfront race was filled with teams of young girls and their families, friends and schools, who cheered the runners on in the spirit of excitement and determination. In 2014 more than 500 volunteer coaches dedicated…

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Wellness Wednesday: Fall’s Apple Bounty

Wellness Wednesday: Fall’s Apple Bounty

Fall is the season of visiting orchards and pumpkin patches. Before winter officially arrives, my family and I visited one of our favorites, Linvilla Orchard. Of course we left with pounds of apples, pumpkins, apple pie, and apple cider donuts (shhh). Honestly, I knew I couldn’t eat all of these apples,…

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Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Several high level tennis players competed again this year in the USTA Middle States Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Wilmington’s DuPont Country Club, showing great sportsmanship, skill and maneuverability across the court. Thirty experienced players from towns throughout the northeast participated in singles and doubles events at the September 27-28 tournament, which was sponsored by the…

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Friends of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Welcome Cancer Researcher William Li

Friends of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Welcome Cancer Researcher William Li

More than 100 friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute attended a unique cancer prevention discussion last month at the Wilmington Country Club. Friends of the Cancer Center were joined by William W. Li, M.D., of the Angiogenesis Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Dr. Li shared his thoughts about angiogenesis, abnormal…

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Can We Starve Cancer Through Our Food Choices?

Can We Starve Cancer Through Our Food Choices?

Cancer is very often on the minds of Delawareans, as we have all been touched by it, either directly or indirectly.  Delaware has one of the highest rates in the nation; in 2000, we had the dubious distinction of being #1 in the U.S. for cancer incidence, and today we have…

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Ebola – All is Not Well

Ebola – All is Not Well

While the policy wonks in D.C. and Atlanta mull over the Ebola threat, I keep hearing in my head Kevin Bacon’s voice (from Animal House) screaming ‘All is Well!’  Why? Because my message from the ground to the folks sitting around those polished tables is all is NOT well. Last…

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