Health

Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

| September 21, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The cause of snoring is due to the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth resulting in a hoarse noise, which usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while sleeping? Snoring ain’t funny, yet family members who […]

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Leaves of healing

Leaves of healing

| September 14, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience that I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall. After a summer of building food for the tree so that it can endure the cold months, the leaves seem to say, ‘I am […]

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Dr. Mary Wilger joins Visiting Nurse

Dr. Mary Wilger joins Visiting Nurse

| September 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse recently announced that Dr. Mary Wilger has joined the medical team of Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne. Dr. Wilger, a Milwaukee native, has been hired as the associate medical director of the 128-year-old hospice. She is an emergency medicine physician and has been practicing in Fort Wayne since 1999. […]

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Autism Society of Indiana plans third annual ‘Autism Acceptance Walk’for Sept. 11

Autism Society of Indiana plans third annual ‘Autism Acceptance Walk’for Sept. 11

| September 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) will be hosting an Autism Acceptance one-mile walk fundraiser from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 11, at the Allen County Fairgrounds. One goal of this event is to bring local families together for fun, family-friendly activities to raise awareness about autism. Families and walk participants will have […]

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HU’s nursing program awarded funding for White Coat Ceremony

HU’s nursing program awarded funding for White Coat Ceremony

| September 7, 2016

Nursing students to help with Parkview Health flu vaccinations HUNTINGTON—The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that Huntington University is one of 50 nursing programs across the nation selected to receive funding to host a White Coat Ceremony. Developed to champion scientifically-sound, compassionate care, the APGF-AACN […]

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Mayor’s Commission to hold Teen Issues Safety Conference

Mayor’s Commission to hold Teen Issues Safety Conference

| September 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mayor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Harassment is scheduled to host its T.I.P.S.-Conference (Teen Issues-Protection and Safety) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 24 at South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St. The conference is free to any teen and/or parent to attend.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided along […]

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Clubhouse International board member Steven Manning appointe to expert behavioral health panel

Clubhouse International board member Steven Manning appointe to expert behavioral health panel

| September 7, 2016

CHICAGO—On Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, the Medical Directors Council for Behavioral Health is scheduled to convene an expert panel in Chicago to develop a monograph focused on access to psychiatric services and the growing work force shortage. The panel will investigate contributing causes and propose a wide range of solutions. The monograph will then […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| September 7, 2016

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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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix t!

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix t!

| September 7, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Twelve years ago, I wrote an article to the politicians and suggested the need for doctors to address the use of triplicate prescriptions to control abusive drugs in our communities. Twenty two years have passed and illicit drugs have taken over our communities and destroyed millions of lives. With […]

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Suicide Survivor candlelight ceremony set for Sept. 8

Suicide Survivor candlelight ceremony set for Sept. 8

| September 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, Allen County based STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana coalition is scheduled to host a suicide survivor candlelight ceremony at the historic Wells Street Bridge on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The public is invited to the candle lighting ceremony that is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on the […]

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