Health

FWPD to host  first ‘Light it up BLUE’ 5K Walk/Run to benefit NEIN Autism Connection

FWPD to host  first ‘Light it up BLUE’ 5K Walk/Run to benefit NEIN Autism Connection

| May 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On May 16, the Fort Wayne Police Department, along with other area organizations, is scheduled to host a walk/run to benefit the Northeast Indiana Autism Connection. Guests will run/walk with the FWPD Recruit Class and other community partners. The event is intended to raise awareness about the disorder among individuals in multicultural communities, as […]

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Children’s Mental Health Initiative serves all 92 Indiana counties

Children’s Mental Health Initiative serves all 92 Indiana counties

| May 12, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month INDIANAPOLIS—May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s  (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) have combined efforts to connect children with appropriate mental health services without court intervention. The Children’s Mental Health Initiative […]

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Stroke death rate down, but work remains

Stroke death rate down, but work remains

| May 12, 2015

By Joseph Broderick, M.D. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new building, everyone looks up and marvels at the shiny structure. The reality is, this overnight sensation was years in the making. It took time to draw up the plans, raise the money and then to actually build it, from the framework to screwing in every […]

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Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

| May 12, 2015

Racing fans invited to donate devices in May; $50,000 HopeLine grant going to immediate aid INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon, INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway recently announced joint participation in a HopeLine drive throughout May to raise critical funds and awareness of domestic violence prevention.  The drive invites racing fans to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories from […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| May 1, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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FOP Bicycle Helmet Day, LEGO® City playsets giveaway

FOP Bicycle Helmet Day, LEGO® City playsets giveaway

| April 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fire Police City County FCU and Fraternal Order of Police is scheduled to host a Bicycle Helmet Day and Lego® City giveaway from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, May 9, at the Credit Union, 10123 Lima Road. Children will be properly fitted for a free bicycle helmet  while supplies last. The public is welcome. […]

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A rap to the bladder

A rap to the bladder

| April 29, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH Just below the navel on your body is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress. The bladder, of course, is the storage space for urine that is derived from both kidneys. When the bladder […]

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Paul George makes heartfelt plea for Americans to learn stroke warning signs

Paul George makes heartfelt plea for Americans to learn stroke warning signs

| April 23, 2015

NBA star Paul George and his mom Paulette have teamed with the American Stroke Association to teach the acronym F.A.S.T. for stroke warning sign recognition.

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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

| April 17, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the […]

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Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

| April 16, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode black women’s physical and mental well being, an emerging body of research finds. Over time, this steady drip of double-discrimination can lead to higher maternal mortality and lower birth weight rates, hypertension and heart disease, aggressive cancers, […]

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