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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.

MEDITATION AND ME - A HEALTHY DAY

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For many of us, the practice of meditation seems like a totally foreign notion. In an era of full-time, morning-to-night distractions and distractibility, the concept of quietly sitting with nothing else to do seems impossibly ridiculous. Why would anyone do that, we ask, as we text message with one hand and channel surf with the other.

Of course, this lack of ability to pay attention and focus for more than 15 seconds at a time is at the core of many of our health issues. Learning how to...

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HEPATITIS: KNOW IT, CONFRONT IT & GET SCREENED TODAY

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Did you know that hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, can be caused by a virtual alphabet of different viruses? It's a major reason the World Hepatitis Alliance, working in partnership with the World Health Organization, recognized the sixth annual World Hepatitis Day on Sunday, July 28, 2013. The main themes for this year were "This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it," and "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil."

Hepatitis is a silent epidemic. In the U.S., the most common types of...

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"FILL THE BOOT" FOR MDA

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Fort Wayne Firefighters Raise Money & Awareness for MDA
The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 124 will be out this Thursday through Saturday, August 22-24, with their "Fill the Boot" campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

FWFD crews throughout the city will position themselves at high traffic inters- ections and collect monetary donations from cars stopped at traffic lights. "Every year during the...

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SHAPING THE CULTURE OF SPORTS

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The Canterbury School Athletics Department is hosting a free presentation Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m. in Canterbury High School Summers Auditorium, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN

"Shaping the Culture of Sport" with national speaker Jim Thompson, Positive Coaching Alliance. Whether you coach a Little League team, AAU, club sports, a school sport or at the college level, this presentation will help coaches and administrators with tools to assist in your professional development including...

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND PAIN MANAGEMENT-IS MY PAIN SERIOUS? - A HEALTHY DAY

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In the field of medicine, the term pain management is code for drugs and intraspinal steroid injections. Pain management drugs are almost always opioids such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and morphine. Intraspinal steroid injections are at best a temporary fix, are often based on best guesses, and can have devastating side effects if done incorrectly.

On the other hand, chiropractic pain management always uses conservative methods of care. Chiropractic care does not introduce foreign substances or...

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HUNDREDS TO TAKE STEPS FOR CROHN’S & COLITIS

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Join us on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Indian Trails Park in Fort Wayne! The Indiana Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation will be hosting its annual Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk and celebration to raise critical funds for research and support programs. Take Steps is the organization's primary tool for spreading awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

IBD affects more than 30,000 Hoosiers, or 1 in 200...

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