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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.

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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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Last week's, "Here's To Your Health," began with the story of a man of considerable means that is trying to cope with his alcoholism. This is a continuation of his story titled: "Me An Alcoholic?" It ended with the man who said, "How could such a successful man be called an alcoholic is continued this week with...Whatever the root of my unhappiness might be, I thought, it could not possibly be booze.

Of course I drank, everybody did, in the crowd I regarded as the apex of civilization....

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Here's to Your Health has mentioned many people who influenced AA's birth and rapid growth, but before we wrap up Barleycorn's version of AA's history, there are two more people I should mention, pictured is Willard Richardson. Bill Wilson said of him, ""One of the finest servants of God and man that I shall ever know!" I'd also like to quote Dr. W. W. Bauer who said under the auspices of the American Medical Association on NBC network: "Alcoholics Anonymous is no crusader; not a temperance...

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WHEN IS A COUGH CHRONIC?

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How many bottles of cough medicine did you buy last winter? Do you usually carry a package of cough drops? A cough may seem like a common thing, you just dose it and ignore it. Don't do that. Your cough, if it is a chronic one, may be serious.

Has your cough been hanging around for a month or more? Then you may have a chronic cough. It doesn't matter that you cough only in the morning when you get up, or only at night when you lie down. If you have been coughing for more than a month your...

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