Health

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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Out of sight… sulfites

Out of sight… sulfites

| December 8, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition

Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition

| December 1, 2016

(GIN)—A disabling medical condition linked to child marriage and early childbirth is receiving limited attention from the Nigerian government, according to medical professionals in published reports. Doctors say the condition, known as obstetric fistula, is the result of prolonged labor without prompt medical intervention, causing a hole in a woman’s birth canal which leaves her […]

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Love of birds, animals

Love of birds, animals

| November 30, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Innercity stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive. Often, there is little water for them to drink, warm shelter is scarce and there is little food to be gotten from the barren trees and secured garbage receptacles. Birds and animals […]

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Vitamin D is desirable

Vitamin D is desirable

| November 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing an early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Although it is not certain exactly how much vitamin D should be taken on a daily basis, it is suggested that at […]

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Halloween will make your child scream

Halloween will make your child scream

| October 25, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Well, here it is again, Halloween, which is usually celebrated on Oct. 31, before All Saints Day. It is observed especially by children who masquerade in costumes and go from door to door collecting and ingesting foods and candies that contain high concentrations of sugar, food colorings and other chemicals. […]

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This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

| October 19, 2016

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| October 19, 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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African-American Healthcare Alliance to host 20th Scholarship Ball

African-American Healthcare Alliance to host 20th Scholarship Ball

| October 16, 2016

Judge Glenda Hatchett keynote speaker FORT WAYNE—The African-American Healthcare Alliance of Fort Wayne is scheduled to hosts their 20th Annual Healthcare Scholarship Ball ,at 6 p.m., Oct. 22 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The scheduled keynote speaker for the event is Judge Glenda Hatchett. Hatchett presided over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, […]

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The Lutheran Foundation awards grant to Brightpoint

The Lutheran Foundation awards grant to Brightpoint

| October 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Brightpoint announced that they have received a grant of $32,000 from The Lutheran Foundation for the Covering Kids and Families (CKF) program. Brightpoint’s CKF program has licensed Indiana Navigators that provide free help to Hoosier families to enroll and understand state and federal health insurance programs such as Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Presumptive Eligibility for […]

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