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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.

O’BRIEN ON TOP OF HER GAME

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Kristi O'Brien, a graduate of Bishop Luers and IUPUI entered her first ever Q-School in Palm Springs, California. Basically in the California desert. I'm sure she was more nervous than anytime in her entire life. Over the last few years this was the week that Kristi has geared all her hard work towards~Q-School, an LPGA Qualifying Tournament-Stage I! They play it on 2 courses-The Arnold Palmer course, and the Diana Shore course. This is an LPGA Major tournament. It used to be called The Diana...

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BLOOD DONORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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The American Red Cross is urging blood donations during September to help support the initiatives of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.

"Our blood donors help make a difference for many types of patients, including children with cancer and those who need ongoing treatment for sickle cell disease," said Sharyn Whitman, CEO Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. "Blood transfusions are crucial to both groups of individuals and play an important part...

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELPS YOUR BODY BE SMARTER

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Your body's awareness of where it is in three dimensions is critical to your ability to function effectively in the world. This awareness depends on proprioceptors. These specialized nerve endings are part of your nervous system - your body's master system.

Nerve signals are transmitted from proprioceptors in joints and muscles, along nerve pathways, to spinal nerves. Spinal nerves connect to the spinal cord, and from there signals are transmitted to the brain. But spinal nerves are a...

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HEALTH CARE FIGHT

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Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on recently.

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint was scheduled to rally conservatives against it, while the liberal Americans for United Change organized a Statehouse news conference to seek support for the law earlier in the day.

The debate began when President Barack Obama's health care law was first crafted in 2009 and has continued through its implementation. As the key October 1...

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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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