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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.

ASK THE DENTIST...WITH DR. DAVID REICHWAGE

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OUR TEETH CAN REVEAL OUR AGE, OR...

FOOL MOTHER NATURE

 

Dear Dr. Reichwage,

I'm a nail technician and I'm amazed that so many of my clients drive nice cars, pay attention to their appearance, take care of their nails, hair, and do whatever they can to look good or younger (many have had face lifts) but they're oblivious to the appearance of their teeth!

My own teeth were awful and bothered me a lot until I had cosmetic work done. Now they're beautiful and I feel like a different person....

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Here's To Your Health has another personal story this week, it's titled "My Chance To Live," from the Fourth Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA gave this teenager the tools to climb out of her dark abyss of despair: "I came through the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous at age seventeen, a walking contradiction. On the outside, I was the portrait of a rebellious teenager, with miles of attitude to spare. On the inside, I was suicidal, bloodied, and beaten. My stride spoke of a confidence I...

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This weeks "Here's To Your Health" is another personal story and it's from a fellow living in Bucharest Romania:

I never thought I'd be making address labels to send someone mail in jail. But today, I put my computer skills to work and made labels for my brother. I write him a few times a week, and it is to the point where it's easier to make labels so I don't have to keep writing the address over and over again. ‑Of course, there are many things I told myself I'd never do, but one by one I...

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PLAY HARD…PLAY SAFE

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From major league stadiums to small-town diamonds, America's favorite pastimes make great memories for many. But for more than 42,000 athletes, those memories are ruined by eye injuries, the vast majority of which were preventable.

In recognition of April's designation as Sports Eye Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and ophthalmologists across the nation urge all athletes to wear appropriate protective eyewear.

"Athletes need to choose protective eyewear because eye injuries...

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's "Here's To Your Health," is a continued story titled "Me An Alcoholic?" Today we begin with..."After my last binge I came home and smashed my dining room furniture to splinters, kicked out six windows and two balustrades. When I woke up, my handiwork confronted me. It's impossible to tell of my despair, I can only list a few of its elements."

I'd had absolute faith in science, "Knowledge is power." Now I had to face the fact that knowledge of this sort, as applied to me, was...

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ASK THE DENTIST...WITH DR. DAVID REICHWAGE

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IF IT DOESN'T HURT, WHY FIX IT?

Dr. Reichwage, every time I see my dentist, he keeps saying I have an old silver filling that's got decay under it and has to be replaced with a cap, and that I have gum disease.

Here's my question. My mouth doesn't bother me. I hate to pay for something that I don't think needs to be done because it doesn't hurt at all. I'd rather wait until I've got some symptoms so I know something's going on.

Eric M., New Haven 

 

Dear Eric;

What a great...

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