Health

Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

| May 17, 2016

Courtesy of Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Special to Frost Illustrated E-cigarettes and vaping is not as innocent as one might think. Whereas these products are generally believed to be less harmful than regular tobacco-based products, the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping, is not without risk. In response to recent federal […]

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American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

| May 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross (ARC) and Indiana University Health will combine their efforts for a comprehensive nursing service alliance that will engage the state of Indiana from now until 2018. This announcement also coincides with National Nurses Week. The IU Health/ARC alliance will represent the longstanding history of nursing humanitarians that […]

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Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

| May 16, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Paris McFarthing remembers how his father received his Master’s degree one year before he passed and that his mom, Roxsandra Clemons-McFarthing, was just as proud of him then as she would have been if it had occurred 30 years earlier.  Education was important to Roxsandra.  She knew the sacrifices her […]

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Brightpoint helps people soar!

Brightpoint helps people soar!

| May 16, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Frost Illustrated Special Features Editor When I left at 7:30 a.m., to attend Brightpoint’s Second Annual Recap Breakfast at Ceruti’s, there were few bright sunshiny beams the morning of May 4. Yet, when I entered the breakfast area, one could definitely surmise, there was mercy all around the room. Steve Hoffman, […]

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Keep a healthy gut

Keep a healthy gut

| May 11, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The only time that we know we have a gut  is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh! There’s another time we know we have a gut. It’s when you look down and can’t see your knees. That’s really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of […]

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Fuel for school daze

Fuel for school daze

| May 4, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Daze—Confused, befuddled, overcome, stunned, stupefy, dumb. School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. They will be acting up, hyperactive, impulsive, irritable, distracted and antisocial. They will have difficulty with concentration, memory and many other anti-learning characteristics. In other words, they will be in a […]

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Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

| April 27, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. is scheduled to host a Nursing Diversity Career Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 7 at the Grand Wayne convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., in the  Harrison Room. This first Nursing Diversity Career Symposium is designed to bring awareness to potential […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| April 27, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he wrote many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read his poetry […]

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Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

| April 20, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. During my practice of medicine in the ’hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. My wife was my sidekick and kept things on an even keel. My children cleaned and kept the office in top […]

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