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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.

GREAT PROSTATE CANCER CHALLENGE

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A fun and challenging run through Fort Wayne's beautiful Wildwood Park neighborhood on the near west side off West Jefferson and Ardmore happened on Sunday, October 2, 2011. The inaugural 5K race kicked off at 8:30am from the Portage Middle School. Enjoying the fall colors through one of Fort Wayne's historic neighborhoods were over 300 participants. A pancake breakfast provided by IHop Restaurant was served by Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana following the race.
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ARE THOSE REALLY SWEATERS ON MY TEETH IN THE MORNING?

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If They Are, Who's Knitting Them?

The fuzzy feel on our teeth are really biofilms that are a complex community of microbes. These microbes multiply fast and furious in areas that are dark, warm, moist, acidic and devoid of air. They are impossible to fully and permanently eliminate, even with professional dental visits. The perfect places for the bacteria to hide and then start growing are in between teeth and around the gums. This leads to a fuzzy sweater feel on your teeth.

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A HEALTHY DAY

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Principles of Posture

Most of us think good posture involves thrusting out the chest and pulling back the shoulders. Informing a person that he needs to improve his posture usually results in a sudden, robot-like increase in stature, the person stiffly incorporating most or all of these muscular stresses.

However, none of this is helpful.

Long ago and far away, a fourth-grade teacher told a student to "stand up straight - you look like a pretzel". The unthinking adult only offered criticism...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's HTYH is a continuation of a medical doctors story: In 1953, after a ten-year depression, Bill Wilson said that almost all of his emotional problems stemmed from his need for approval. He needed, craved, lived for and was motivated by people's approval. I've held grown men in my arms and rubbed the back of their heads and told them that I loved them while they told their darkest secrets--secrets they swore they'd never tell anybody. They must have initially thought that I would...

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A HEALTHY DAY

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Anxiety

Wide-Ranging Health Effects

Humans appear to be hard-wired for modest levels of anxiety as a fear-arousal warning mechanism. Anxiety may be characterized as uneasiness, fear, worry, and apprehension. Anxiety is a common psychological state in which the basic message is "get away from this situation". The state is usually accompanied by numerous physiologic components including surges of the hormone adrenaline, increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure, and increased blood flow...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's HTYH is a continuation of a medical doctor's story: My grandfather was the town drunk who died from drinking bleach in the Mayfield, KY city jail in 1934. My mother was the adult child of a chronic alcoholic who was physically, mentally and sexually abused by him. On the first page of the chapter entitled "The Family Afterward," in our Big Book it says: A doctor said, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some...

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