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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.

PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL POISONING AT HOME

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Spring is here and, along with the warmer temperatures, homeowners will begin the traditional spring cleaning. That means using household chemicals that can increase the risk of accidental poisoning, especially around small children. Another very real poisoning risk for children is common household medicines.

According to the National Poison Prevention Week Council, approximately 30 children die every year due to accidental poisonings, and approximately 1 million phone calls are placed to...

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A HEALTHY DAY

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Scoliosis

 

A patient walked into my office concerned because her family physician told her that she had scoliosis. She had shown signs of increased curvature for 2 years and it was monitored with x-rays. She was told that the curvature in her spine was getting worse and that she might need bracing or surgery. The patient was in her adolescence and did not want bracing or surgery. Her mother heard from someone that scoliosis can be treated with chiropractic care. The patient's mother looked...

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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 Sister Ruth's story. We ended last week's story with...it doesn't matter what new-comers smell, look, or act like, or how much money they have, they need help and since we were once sick too, we unconditionally love them; until they can learn to love themselves...You have no idea what this meant to me. I'm a nun, but I didn't find God in the convent, religion or at home. I found Him around the tables of AA. I owe my life to Sister...

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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 Sister Ruth's story, we ended her story last week with...I could not say the words, "My name is Ruth and I'm an alcoholic." I was so ashamed that I just sat in a corner and wanted to disappear...I was at Suitland, Maryland four months and just couldn't get through the steps. In Step One, I could admit that I was powerless over alcohol because I couldn't quit drinking it, but I couldn't admit that my life was unmanageable. I knew God had...

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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 Sister Ruth's story, we ended her story last week with...My evaluation said that I had another problem besides depression and that I should go to a place on the East Coast where they specialized in treating people with drinking problems. All I could do was cry and I looked out at the Pacific Ocean and said to myself, "That ought to be enough water to do it," but even though I felt cursed and couldn't stop crying, I promised Sister...

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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 Sister Ruth's story. We ended last week with...The blackouts started again and so did the delirium tremens, sometimes I'd be on call and go into work and not remember it. I'd check the charts and sure enough I was there alright because they were in my handwriting, but I didn't want them to know that! I was really scared because I couldn't predict what would happen. I didn't know if I would drink a little or a lot and then I began seeing...

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