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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.

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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LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Details 2014 lls Candidates

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced the 2014 Northeast Indiana Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale Gala on Friday, May 30 at Ceruti's Banquet & Event Center. The titles were awarded to the top fundraising male and female campaign participant.

LLS is honored to present the titles to 2014 Man of the Year Mike Kelley, raising more than $40K, and Woman of the Year Amy Fisher, raising over $45K in support of the LLS mission and goals.

Five community leaders competed...

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MAKING HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES

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You can become overweight when you eat more calories than you use. A calorie is a unit of energy in the food you consume.  Your body needs this energy to function and to be active. But if you take in more energy than your body uses, you will gain weight.

Many factors can play a role in becoming overweight. Behaviors, such as eating too many calories or not getting enough physical activity are often the case. Cultural reasons such as bigger portion sizes, little time to exercise or cook healthy...

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