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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.

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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REHABILITATION OF CHRONIC PAIN - A HEALTHY DAY

Details Dr. Nill of Nill Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC

Chronic injuries require specific rehabilitation and a long-term approach. Patience is required and it is important to recall that the problem has developed over the course of years and will not be fixed in a matter of weeks or months. Progress should be obtained in the short-term, but such situations usually require consistent, ongoing attention to achieve a long-term solution.

Performing the appropriate rehabilitative activities is critically important and chiropractic care can be of great...

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FREE ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP IN WAYNEDALE

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On the first Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, caregivers will meet for the Alzheimer's Association's support group. The next meeting will be held August 1, followed by September 5. Facilitated by a trained leader, the group meets at Waynedale Public Library located at 2200 Lower Huntington Road in Waynedale.

This Alzheimer's Association support group meets monthly to provide caregivers with an opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from others coping with...

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KNOW HOW TO BEAT SUMMER HEAT

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The heat of summer is here, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with extended periods of high temperatures.

"A combination of high temperatures and high humidity can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions," said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. "Protect yourself by knowing what to do before and during a period of extreme...

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