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(Sean Philip Cotter/The York Dispatch)
York County officials praise Good Samaritan bill for drug overdoses

09/29/2014 11:06 AM EDT
At a local motel two weeks ago, a suspected heroin overdose took someone's life. The person who was with the victim had no intention of calling 911, said Northern York County Regional Police Chief Mark Bentzel. 
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Viagra ads target women for 1st time
09/30/2014 08:35 AM EDT - TRENTON, N.J. — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. Full Story

Top billing: Meet docs who charge Medicare most office visits
09/26/2014 11:19 AM EDT - Office visits are the bread and butter of many physicians' practices. Medicare pays for more than 200 million of them a year, often to deal with routine problems like colds or high blood pressure. Most require relatively modest amounts of a doctor's time or medical know-how. Full Story

Fawn Grove, Brogue, Delta to merge ambulance services
09/24/2014 09:40 AM EDT - Emergency medical services in southeastern York County are joining forces. The ambulance divisions of the Citizens Volunteer Fire Company in Fawn Grove and Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company, as well as Brogue Ambulance, have announced their intention to merge. Full Story

Zumba fundraiser to benefit York City girl, 5, with heart defect
09/23/2014 10:34 AM EDT - At just 5 years old, Brittany Lynn Winters already knows what it's like to battle for her health. Diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at 6 months old, the York City girl has twice had lifesaving open heart surgery, said her mother, Alexis Winters. Full Story

York prepares for rare respiratory virus affecting children
09/19/2014 08:23 AM EDT - A rare respiratory virus found most often in infants, children and teenagers is spreading throughout the country. Full Story

Enterovirus prevention tips
09/19/2014 08:09 AM EDT - Infants, children and teens are most at-risk for spreading enterovirus D68, which can cause serious health problems. Full Story

With service dog, Vietnam vet overcomes PTSD at York Revs games
09/12/2014 10:39 AM EDT - Tucked into the back room of Manchester Cafe is a lifesaving bond between comrades. There's Barry Baker, sitting across from his wife, Vicki. Full Story

Bed bugs found, exterminated on Rabbit Transit buses
09/19/2014 06:57 AM EDT - York's Rabbit Transit has occasionally had pests. Since the buses are parked outside and exposed to the elements, it's not uncommon for mosquitoes or bees to pay a visit, said executive director Rich Farr. Full Story

GUEST EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania shouldn't be quick to approve marijuana use
09/16/2014 10:45 AM EDT - Many Pennsylvania residents are aware that there's a proposal in the state General Assembly to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes. Full Story

(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Turnovers are a hearty dinner in hand

These earthy, hearty turnovers work equally well as a fall gathering appetizer and an easy weeknight meal. Full Story
(Bob Mahoney/AP)
Review: Moving story, simply told, in 'Good Lie'

The movie poster for "The Good Lie" features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film's star — not in the essential sense. Full Story