Health

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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Back-to-school tobacco-free

Back-to-school tobacco-free

| September 5, 2016

By Nancy Cripe With Labor Day just around the corner of the upcoming weekend and the new school year fully in swing, summer is a wrap for Allen County’ children. Their days are packed with renewing and building friendships, adjusting to new schedules and teachers, laboring over homework, and stretching to find time for beloved […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| August 24, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally but, more often, were befriended by strangers who had more interested in […]

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Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

| August 24, 2016

What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. as we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another […]

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Taking a closer look at black mental health

Taking a closer look at black mental health

| August 22, 2016

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges—from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues—the African American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden. […]

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