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Waynedale Health

We like to keep our Waynedale News readers safe and healthy! These are the most current articles and stories to improve your body and mental health written by our original, local writers from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana Community.

ORTHODONTIC BRACES - Ask The Expert

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WILL MY CHILD HAVE TO HAVE BRACES TWICE?
One of the good things about the advances in orthodontics is that now we can use orthopedics to address certain growth problems with the bones and jaws early on in a child's life.

When necessary, early treatment addresses bite and jaw issues before the adult teeth come in. In these cases, the first phase of orthopedic treatment usually ends before the adult teeth erupt. When that happens, it is usually necessary for the child to have a second phase of...

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DEMENTIA AND THE EVERY DAY REALITY FOR CAREGIVERS

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Hello, again! I'd like to begin by telling you a little about myself. I'm a wife, mother to a beautiful 18-year-old daughter, step-mother, step-grandmother, and am very blessed to be "Mimi" to two beautiful little girls that I nanny two days each week. I would love to hear from you, my readers! Please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I look forward to hearing from you...

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HOOSIERS ENCOURAGED TO PROTECT AGAINST TICKS

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As Hoosiers continue to take advantage of the warm weather by spending more time outdoors, State Health officials urge Hoosiers to be aware and protect themselves from ticks.

Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are often found in naturally vegetated areas or woodlands throughout Indiana. Ticks can transmit illnesses, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Last year, Indiana confirmed 101 cases of Lyme disease, two cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and 22 cases of...

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FREQUENT FLYING - A HEALTHY DAY

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Most of us, at one time or another, have traveled for business. Some of us do this fairly often, and when we travel for business, we're usually getting where we're going by plane. Air travel used to be quick and easy. But lately, within the last ten years, maybe not so much. By now, we're used to long lines at security checkpoints, extended downtime waiting for our scheduled flights to depart, and an almost total absence of healthy food choices on our travel days. That said, there are several...

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A PERFECT GIFT FOR THE ELDERLY

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If getting up and down from a chair or sofa is not as simple or safe as it used to be for a loved one, a power lift and recline chair may be a wonderful gift. Not only are lift chairs comfortable and practical, they provide safety for anyone finding it hard to get up without rocking forward to stand.

Selecting the right lift chair is important.

First, you must decide whether a single motor or dual motor chair has the needed features. A single motor chair offers both lift and recline features...

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PREVENTING FALLS AT HOME

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Have you ever walked into your own home, and really stopped and looked at the fall hazards that exist? I'm guessing, probably not. But, if you have elderly family members who visit, or more importantly, live with you, that's exactly what you need to do. You'll be amazed at how many exist. Yes, I know that red and ivory throw rug is beautiful in your kitchen, and after all, it WAS on clearance...but,a I promise you that when your 87 year old father trips and breaks his hip, you're going to wish...

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