Health

Cancer Services in need of shower chairs, other personal care items

Cancer Services in need of shower chairs, other personal care items

| February 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is reaching out and asking the public for donations of plastic shower chairs and other personal care items. These items are essential in helping people with cancer bathe safely at home. Cancer Services served 2,965 families in 2016 by providing emotional support and practical assistance. This assistance included loaning […]

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To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

| February 7, 2017

By Marc H. Morial (President and CEO, National Urban League) “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need—millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of […]

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HU receives funding assistance from Parkview Huntington Hospital for AED replacement

HU receives funding assistance from Parkview Huntington Hospital for AED replacement

| February 5, 2017

HUNTINGTON—Huntington University announced that it has been able to replace eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) thanks, in part, to community benefit dollars provided by Parkview Huntington Hospital. “Huntington University has thousands of visitors, students, staff and faculty that are on and around campus during the year. When seconds count in saving a life, it is […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| February 1, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process. This is long overdue. In fact, this concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools where the art […]

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Chi Eta Phi video addressing infant mortality

Chi Eta Phi video addressing infant mortality

| January 31, 2017

By Denise M. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The nurses of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Zeta Eta Chapter, have a new tool to use when attacking the problem of infant mortality.  They have video!  These videos are not the norm.  These video feature local black nurses, familiar faces in the Fort Wayne community, […]

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A little touch is never too much

A little touch is never too much

| January 25, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the work “touch.” Luckily, I was familiar with the word when my mom was making a cake or pie. She never used measuring spoons. She would just add a touch of this […]

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To beef or not to beef—health is the question

To beef or not to beef—health is the question

| January 11, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef—Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means complain; grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, ‘TB or not TB, that is […]

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To beef or not to beef… health is the question

To beef or not to beef… health is the question

| December 29, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef- Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means complain; grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that […]

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That ain’t all, about Tylenol (acetaminophen)

That ain’t all, about Tylenol (acetaminophen)

| December 28, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. Often, when anybody experienced a headache, muscular aches, backache, arthritis, the common cold, toothaches, menstrual cramps or fever, they may reach for a common over the counter drug known as Tylenol to relieve the symptoms. Tylenol is chemically known as acetaminophen. Often, you will be able to find this drug […]

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Oak Street Health opens Fort Wayne Center exclusively for adults on Medicare

Oak Street Health opens Fort Wayne Center exclusively for adults on Medicare

| December 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Oak Street Health continues to expand their service to Adults on Medicare in Indiana by hosting the Grand Opening of their first clinic in Fort Wayne. The Grand Opening event took place on Dec. 19 in their Fort Wayne center, 436 E. Washington Blvd. Oak Street Health has reduced hospital admissions among its patients […]

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