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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.

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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TIPS

 

Questions to ask your health care provider about heart disease and stroke:

What are my risk factors for heart disease?

Am I at risk for a stroke?

What are the warning signs or symptoms of heart disease and stroke?

Do I need to lose or gain weight for my health?

What is a healthful eating plan for me?

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Have you had a car accident? Call it a "bad" car accident if it causes a lot of pain. But frequent damage to our body doesn't show up as pain. Look at heart disease. The first sign of a decade old problem is frequently a fatal heart attack. Damage to the joints of our spine can be the same way; often not causing any strong pain until our condition is extremely bad. Most of the patients I treat think the cause of their problem was a car accident long ago that didn't get treated or was treated...

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St. Patrick's Revenge–sore toes

 

Last year, the day after St. Patrick's Day, I was sitting at my desk at the office when one of our assistants informed me, "Doc." "There is a patient waiting for you in room #1 and he's little, strange."

"What do you mean he 'a' little strange?"

"I didn't say he 'a' little strange. He's little all right but he is seriously strange."

"What do you mean?"

At this point she just grinned at me and said, "You'll see." This peaked my interest. As I entered the...

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOUR BODY HAS BEEN RECALLED

 

Industry sends notices when they discover a product defect. Why not MDs?

Remember the Pinto? Rear end gas tanks could blow up if hit from behind! Uncle Sam required Ford to send a recall notice to Pinto buyers. Basically, "Bring it in, we'll fix it."

MDs ought to send a recall notice. Those doctors who said, "Aw, Vitamin C is useless," ought to be required to tell you. "Hey, research shows it's good for you."

Ever get a recall notice from an...

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Be My Valentine...Get Me Good Shoes That Fit.

 

Is it a sign that I am getting older? When my sweetheart asked what I would like for Valentines Day, I responded "Shoes." Can an AARP membership be far behind?

Not just any shoes, but good shoes that fit well.

This brings up two questions:

1. What constitutes a good shoe? And

2. How do I know if it fits correctly?

To give the first question historical perspective, footgear has been made out of just about everything imaginable....

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CAROL BUTLER M.D. CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRICS

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Carol Butler, M.D., of Caylor-Nickel Clinic, P.C., was recently certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Board Certification ensures that a physician possesses a fund of knowledge and competence in the care of patients which satisfies the American Board. Dr. Butler had to pass required tests in order to be certified.

Dr. Butler joined Caylor-Nickel in July 2000 when she completed the pediatric residency program at Indiana University Medical Center. A native of Wells County, she...

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