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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.

"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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IPFW DIRECTOR OF MUSIC THERAPY TO FACILITATE DRUM CIRCLE

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In January, Cancer Services launched a drum circle for people with cancer and their families. The program allows people to express emotions by making music—beating a drum, striking a bell, tapping sticks together, etc.

On August 22 and September 26, Nancy Jackson, PhD, MT-BC, will facilitate the group. Jackson is the Director of Music Therapy at IPFW and understands the healing power of drumming.

"We are thrilled that Dr. Jackson will be facilitating our drum circle in August and September,"...

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WALKING AS A LIFESTYLE CH0ICE - A HEALTHY DAY

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Everyone knows he or she "should" be doing regular exercise, but most people have not exercised in so many years that they don't know where to begin. As a result, people start and stop various training programs and routines. They join gyms, buy workout clothes, spend hard-earned income, and ultimately fail to follow-through because they don't have a clear idea of how to exercise effectively.

One of the issues relates to the many choices available. You can lift weights, swim, ride a bicycle...

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