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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.

HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Throughout recorded history, neither human society nor governments have understood alcoholism. ‑If we turned to Solomon's Proverbs (King James version) he describes an alcoholic by saying, "he who has trouble, sorrows and woes, he who sleeps as if at the top of a mast, who arises in the morning and says, they beat me, but I felt it not," And, "Their eyes, behold strange women (or men)," Solomon concludes by saying, and "Yet they arise and seek it still?" ‑‑Alcoholism was a mystery to Solomon...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH

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Burning or Cramping Toes...You're Getting On My Nerves

 

A common statement from a mother to her child, especially if the child is a teenager, "you're getting on my nerves!" Although commonly used this statement is factually incorrect. Those of us who have studied anatomy and physiology know that unless the teenager in question is into torture techniques it is very difficult to get 'ON' someone's nerve.

There is however a very common malady that, if you have it, resembles medieval torture...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CATARACTS

provided by Ophthalmology Consultants of Fort Wayne

 

Some say if we live long enough, most of us will develop a cataract. Yes, that may be true (1 in 7 people has a cataract). But luckily, cataracts are also one of the most curable causes of vision loss.

Celebrating "Cataract Awareness Month", throughout the month of August, eye M.D.s across the country want to dismiss a few myths about this common problem, and to remind people they don't have to live with vision...

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ASK THE DENTIST

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Dear Dr. Reichwage,

I'm a 31 year-old mom and smoke about a pack of cigarettes daily. I've tried lots of things to quit but I haven't been able to. My husband doesn't kiss me because my breath smells bad. My teeth are yellow and they have a rough build-up. Sometimes they bleed when I brush. Is smoking causing this? Katie C., Waynedale

 

Dear Katie;

First of all, I commend you for trying to stop. I used to smoke, and found when I started to exercise, that I lost my desire for...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH

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Don't Want to Get Sick? Wash Your Hands!

It's estimated that one out of three people don't wash their hands after using the restroom! If you don't properly clean your hands, you pick up germs and contaminate yourself and others.

Also keep in mind that you can catch something more severe than the common cold. You may be spreading or catching something as serious as hepatitis A, meningitis, or infectious diarrhea.

The single most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious disease is...

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ASK THE DENTIST

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Dear Dr. Reichwage,

I only go to my dentist when my teeth bother me. Now my dentist says I need to see a gum specialist for gum disease. My gums don't hurt or bleed, except when he uses that measuring thing. I think he causes the bleeding and my gums are fine. Elizabeth K., New Haven

 

Dear Elizabeth;

You are fortunate your dental team measures the pocket depths at the base of your teeth. Each tooth has 6 pocket sites (called the "sulcus") to measure.

The sulcus measurements...

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