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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.

NOT PREPARED WINTER EMERGENCY

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According to a survey conducted by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, about 75 percent of Indiana respondents indicated they did not have a preparedness kit in their vehicles.

"Now is the time to make sure vehicles are ready for winter," says IDHS Senior Public Information Officer John Erickson. "We encourage Hoosier drivers to check tire pressure and tread depth, the age of car batteries, antifreeze levels and age, car heater and defroster operation, and windshield wipers and...

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FOREVER YOUNG - A HEALTHY DAY

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Most of us like to think of ourselves as young: young in heart at least, if not actually young in years. But is it possible to stay "forever young" in terms of health and wellness? Of course, probably no one would want to remain forever young in terms of life experience. Our experiences give us character and contribute to our growth and development as persons.

As we get older, though, gaining skills and possibly wisdom, is it really necessary to suffer physical breakdowns along the way...

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SANTA VISIT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES

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SensoryCritters.com is hosting its second annual Small Business Saturday celebration on Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its retail store, located in the Second Steps Autism Resource Community Center, 4118 North Clinton Street in Fort Wayne. Highlight of this free event will be Santa Claus and his elf Mary, who will be welcoming all of the guests, particularly the families with special needs.

The event is designed to provide an opportunity for families with individuals having...

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REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE YOUR SPINAL SCREENING - A HEALTHY DAY

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Most of us have undergone some type of screening exam in the last several years. Depending on your age, personal history, and family history, you may have needed to go for a periodic mammography, colonoscopy, or cardiac stress test. If everything was fine, you have probably been instructed to follow-up next year, in three years, or in five years or more. As treatment is usually more effective and easier to accomplish in the early stages of illness, screening procedures are an important...

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HELP PROTECT YOUR FAMILY WITH A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR

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Cooler weather has arrived in Indiana, and Hoosiers have started using heating equipment to help warm their homes. While such equipment can be an effective means of heating homes, they can also pose a safety risk if not properly used.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office is encouraging all Hoosiers to use heating equipment with extra caution to avoid starting a fire or exposing themselves to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

Carbon Monoxide
In addition to a smoke alarm, Indiana Fire...

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EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

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Project READS is recruiting volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. Volunteers attend a free initial training session, then are matched one-to-one with a kindergarten through third grade student striving to reach grade-level reading goals. Volunteer tutors meet with their student for one hour each week during the school year at one of sixteen sites throughout Allen County. While all sites will welcome new tutors, volunteers are especially needed in the afternoon, 3:45-4:45 P.M., at...

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