HOUSE CALLS I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care. More importantly, I hope to relate the importance of ear doctors who listen and take a good medical and social history from a patient versus the eye […]
Last week, we looked at the Beyond Basic Assistance program offered by the Fort Wayne Urban League. Today, we will take a step back to discover why such programs, which are critical to so many people in our community, are also so under-funded.
FORT WAYNE—Dr. Thomas Gutwein, chair of the Matthew 25 Board of Directors, recently announced a leadership transition at Matthew 25. The organization’s current CEO/Director Nancy Schenkel, is scheduled to retire on Sept. 27. Gutwein said that the last 14 years, Schenkel has been a wonderful leader and a compassionate custodian of Matthew 25’s mission and […]
When a 15-year-old Georgia resident was denied an opportunity to get on the heart transplant list, allegedly because of his lifestyle, the dark underbelly of the transplant system was exposed. A thinly-veiled overriding determining factor seemed exposed—who lives and who dies depends on who has the money.
Getting help in our community by Denise Porter-Ross Leathers Both Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou often refer to the quote, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you KNOW better, DO better.” That expression describes well the Beyond Basic Assistance program that the Fort Wayne Urban League has offered for the past […]
HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Gerald Deas I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal is not followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they […]
Getting help in our community by Denise Porter-Ross Leathers In August, more than 200 people came to together locally to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it would impact us in Fort Wayne. This act, often called ObamaCare, has been tossed around like a political hot potato, but as the dust is settling, we […]
HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Gerald Deas—It was reported in the news around and about, 1990, that former President Bush rejected outright the taste for broccoli. It was plain that he was not an advocate for this most nutritious vegetable. In reflecting on the state of our worldly affairs today, maybe this explains why we are in a devastating war.
Fort Wayne–On Saturday, Aug. 31, Organizing for Action volunteers will “Get Out the Facts” about Obamacare, calling out efforts to mislead and misinform people about the law. OFA volunteers will make sure their neighbors know the truth: millions of Americans just like them are already benefiting from the law, and millions more stand to benefit with enrollment […]