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Mary Clare Fischer

Health & Wellness Editor

Be Well Philly

The Best Fall Foliage Hikes in and Around Philadelphia

Do all your leaf-peeping at these local parks, trails and nature preserves within 45 minutes of the city.

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The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Tick Season

How to check for ticks, what to do if you get bitten, and how to navigate symptoms of Lyme disease

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5 Shaded Walks to Get Away From Philly’s Summer Heat

Staying inside isn’t the only option to enjoy the dog days of summer.

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How This Pack of Locally Made Playing Cards Helped Me Make Positive Changes

Jen Cohen Crompton, of Ardmore’s Fuel Cycle Fitness, recently released cards with suggestions to ease into a healthy lifestyle.

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What if Art Is the Best Way to Tell a Cancer Story?

Cancer survivor Janine Kirby partnered with pop artist Perry Milou to create a painting that speaks to her cancer journey.

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For Every Serving of Hot Cereal Bought, This Local Company Donates Another One to a Food Bank

The Soulfull Project is trying to reduce food insecurity, one bowl of steaming grains at a time.

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Living Near the Airport Means You’ll Probably Wake Up More in the Middle of the Night

And other insights into the effects of sound on sleep and health from Penn noise researcher Mathias Basner.

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For His 30th Birthday, This Leukemia Survivor Shared His Story in 30 Cities

Vincent Goodwin has used his cancer journey to stoke connection and conversation.

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Announcing This Year’s Health Hero Challenge Finalists

Here are the top three contenders to be the 2019 Health Hero.

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Announcing Be Well Philly’s November Studio of the Month: Teranga Yoga

Roll out your mat this month at Teranga Yoga.

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The Philly Bike Expo Turns 10 Years Old This Weekend

Here’s how it was born.

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How to Find a Therapist in Philadelphia

Your guide to navigating the complex world of counseling.

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How to Find a Candle That’ll Make You Feel Calm and Cozy

We sniffed out the notes that’ll have you breathing easy.

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Why You’ll Walk Out of This Manayunk Spray Tan Studio Glowing

Sasha Fedunchak, owner of Vacay Beauty, makes sure the spray tan experience empowers and bronzes you.

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This Pair of Bison Fiber Hiking Socks Will Make Your Feet so Happy

United By Blue’s bison trail socks are a reason to get excited about the cold weather.