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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.

ORIGIN OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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There's an early AA history that precedes the AA history written in the book "Alcoholics Anonymous?" That earlier history began when a man named Rowland Hazard who was from a wealthy New York Textile family and a "chronic alcoholic" of the most hopeless description, visited Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). After already having visited several famous medical and psychiatric doctors in the United States without success, Rowland was referred to Sigmund Freud, a psychiatrist in Vienna, Austria. But...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's Here's To Your Health is a continuation of Steve C.'s story, we ended last week with ...My parents got fed up with my alcoholism and bought me a one-way ticket back to Colorado... Dad was kinder than Louise (my wife); he gave me $100.00 and a one-way bus ticket. But, by the time the bus reached East St. Louis I was broke again and in another blackout and I never regained consciousness until my bus was driving down Pueblo's main street.

 

Soon after getting off the bus I was...

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DID YOU KNOW?

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The main objective of "Here's To Your Health" is to educate the general population what Alcoholics Anonymous is and what it is "Not." A.A. is not in favor of alcohol prohibition and they are "not" against anybody's God given right to drink it, they are simply here for people who have a desire to stop drinking, but cannot.

 

A South Bend history professor sent the following email to Barleycorn: Alcohol prohibition (1921-1933) put honest brewers, distillers and bar owners out of business, put...

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UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL INSURANCE EOBS

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When I first started my practice, I came in blind about the whole insurance game. I had no idea what a deductible, co-insurance, co-pay or benefits were. In fact, I learned how to do everything by calling Anthem and fortunately they were kind enough to go over a bill with me. After many headaches I finally figured out this insurance game and in this article I am going to walk you through what is called an EOB (Explanation Of Benefits) and give you some pointers on how to be prepared in knowing...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's Here's To Your Health is a continuation of Steve C.'s story.

 

From the time my third daughter was born on April 3, 1972, and for the next 20 years I made everybody who came into contact with me, just as miserable as I was. Today, I believe one of the most baffling things about alcoholism is the total and absolute denial of our alcoholism and addictions. I was positive in my alcohol soaked brain that I couldn't be an alcoholic; surely that didn't pertain to me! I suffered from...

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OSTEOARTHRITIS VS OSTEOPOROSIS

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I recently had a patient come into my office and ask me, "Dr. Nill, if I have osteoarthritis, will I get osteoporosis?" As I answered the question, I started to realize what an important and good question it was. Not to mention how confusing this issue can be. So I decided to take some time to enlighten you on which is what along with ways to prevent and treat each condition and their symptoms.

Osteoarthritis is considered an inflammatory condition (-itis means inflammation in Latin) of the...

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