Health

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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PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

| April 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—PTSD doesn’t only afflict combat vets and survivors of rape and natural disasters. Too many American children—especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty—show the effects of racism, street violence, domestic instability and other adversities. Their symptoms look a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder. The big difference for many is that there […]

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Indiana Tech’s Eyes on Psychology Conference set for April 22

Indiana Tech’s Eyes on Psychology Conference set for April 22

| April 15, 2016

Event will focus on diversity, research and treatment FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech’s College of General Studies is partnering with Parkview Behavioral Health, the Lutheran Foundation and Mental Health America to present its second Eyes on Psychology Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 22. This year’s event, Focus on Diversity, Research and Treatment, will be […]

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Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

| April 14, 2016

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers “All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and our world have forgotten or overlooked a large and often voiceless section of our community: frail, older persons.” Marcy Cottrell Houle learned that lesson after walking through Alzheimer’s with her father—and various […]

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