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Mental Health Spotlight: Dissociative Identity Disorder A mental health disorder with more mythology than fact

In Download Live Wire, Health and Wellness by Ismael Miranda

We all have moments of dissociation. Moments when the mind wanders, lost in a daydream or in-depth train of thought. Moments when one can become oddly aware of them self and pull away in a situation that is overwhelming or stressful. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality …

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Intersections: HIV part two Why non-disclosure laws are unjust and counterintuitive to public health

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy Vicente

Currently, in thirty-two states—including Pennsylvania—it is a crime for HIV positive individuals to engage in sexual activities without first disclosing their HIV status to a sex partner. Charges may include, but are not limited to reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and even attempted murder. To most people, this is justified; however in many cases this is not only unjust, it is …

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Intersections: HIV part one HIV's silent history perpetuates social stigma

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy Vicente

When HIV first made headlines, there was little consensus among medical professionals and public health officials; many myths were embedded into our psyche and into the persisting narrative for the HIV and AIDS communities.  I worked for a local non-profit which provided case management and educational prevention services for people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA).

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Lancaster 5K Wellness Run Fundraiser benefits students and Wellness Program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Nathaniel Chambers

More than 40 people participated in HACC Lancaster campus’s fourth annual 5k Wellness run on Saturday, Oct. 8. The muggy morning did not prevent students and community members from participating in the 9:15 a.m. race. HACC’s President John Sygielski, commonly known as “Dr. Ski”, proudly announced the winners, including first place winner, Joel DeJesus, with a time of 18:41. Race …

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Wellness committee funds exercise stations New equipment complements recently completed trail

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Emilie Stoltzfus

Students participating in the third 5k Wellness Run on Saturday, October 3, 2015, may have notice new exercise stations along the recently completed trail. HACC Central Pennsylvania’s Community College Lancaster campus added four new exercise stations containing a variety of stationary equipment. Jim Bath, a health and fitness full-time adjunct professor, said, “We decided to incorporate some exercises along the …