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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.

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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WAYNEDALE CURVES MEMBER CELEBRATES 1400TH WORKOUT

Details Lois Mangona, member at Waynedale Curves, completed her 1400th workout on June 16th, 2014

It all began back in January of 2003. That's when Lois Mangona took her first step inside Curves for Women just to check it out. Her daughter, Mary, had been trying to get Lois there for the past year. So Lois tried it for a free week and then decided that it was something that made her feel better and she signed up for a year's membership. On Monday, June 16, 2014, at the young age of 86, Lois completed her 1400th workout.

As Lois began her Curves journey, she found that the workouts gave her...

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ASK THE EXPERT ORTHODONTICS…WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT

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We all want what is best for our children. To provide them with the advantages we didn't have is every parent's dream. Achieving the dream can be difficult and even a little overwhelming. There are so many things to think about when considering orthodontic treatment: time constraints, budget concerns and who to trust to give your child a healthy, happy and confident smile.

If you've been hiding your smile because you have crooked teeth or gaps between them, it's time to see an orthodontist...

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TENNIS, ANYONE? - A HEALTHY DAY

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Repetitive stress injuries are typically very difficult to treat successfully. These injuries are the result of actions done repeatedly, frequently, and consistently over time. They've taken a long time to build up and, therefore, the healing process also requires a fair amount of time. Shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome and rotator cuff syndrome are examples of common repetitive stress injuries. These problems are also known as overuse injuries. Tennis elbow is another common injury that...

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