healthy living

New England News
5:30 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Partnership Aims To Expand Wellness Program To Low Income Berkshire Residents

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Wednesday at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Berkshire Health Systems announced a new partnership with the Canyon Ranch Institute that will bring the Institute’s nationally recognized Life Enhancement Program to medically underserved and low-income individuals.

Dr. Richard Carmona, President of the Canyon Ranch Institute Board of Directors and the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, said prevention needs to be the new focus of healthcare providers.

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New York News
12:36 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

At New Healthy Living Market, Worldview, Food Intersect

This noteworthy pots-and-pans installation greets you in the expansive entranceway to the market. The size of the store rivals many Price Chopper and Hannaford locations.
Credit Hannah Rank

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will announce new legislation to expand markets for farmers and increase the availability of locally-grown food at an event scheduled for this afternoon. The venue for her announcement is the latest addition to the ever-expanding landscape of grocery retailers in New York’s Capital Region. The store is adding a new dimension to the competition for customers by focusing on local and all-natural foods, as WAMC’s Hannah Rank reports.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Local Wellness Initiative Awarded $2 Million CDC Grant

The Go Fresh mobile farmer's market will expand its stops in Springfield because of a federal grant
WAMC

The Centers For Disease Control has awarded a $2 million dollar grant for a wellness initiative in Springfield Massachusetts.  The money will fund several efforts aimed at improving access to healthy eating and physical activity.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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