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Your Kids Can Have a Million-Dollar Camp Experience on a Budget

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TheStreet explores how parents and caregivers can give kids the Best.Summer.Ever. while still staying within budget. 

Fighting a National Epidemic by Investing in Prevention

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Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced significant cost-savings from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and groundbreaking steps HHS will likely soon take to extend the program to Medicare beneficiaries at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 
The Huffington Post

Chinese Immigrants Find Safe Haven in YMCA of Greater New York

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For New York Daily News

Thanks to the Y's New Americans Initiative, immigrants are given the support they need to acclimate to their new communities.
New York Daily News

YMCA Feeds Children During School Break


In Honolulu, where 24 percent of kids struggle with hunger daily, the Y stepped up to make sure children had access to meals throughout spring break. 

The Quiet Research That Led to a Resounding Success in Diabetes Prevention

A scene from a diabetes prevention program at the Bronx Y.M.C.A. on Castle Hill Avenue. Lourdes Ventura, the lifestyle coach there, weighs the participants at the end of each class.

Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

More than 86 million people, including 22 million people 65 or older, have pre-diabetes, which increases their risk of heart disease, strokes or diabetes. As we’ve watched that number grow, it has somehow felt that despite billions of dollars of research and intervention, there’s little we can do.That feeling shifted last week when Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of health and human services, announced that Medicare was planning to pay for lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity to prevent Type 2 diabetes. It’s an example of small-scale research efforts into health services that have worked and that have expanded to reach more people.
The New York Times

How to exercise and what to eat after a cancer diagnosis

"A diagnosis of cancer is shocking news, but it can create a teachable moment for the patient," says the Washington Post in this piece highlighting steps cancer survivors can take following treatement--including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.  
The Washington Post

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