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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

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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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FOCUS ON HEALTH

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Stinging Insect Allergies

 

Stings from honey bees, yellow and white-faced hornets, yellow jackets, wasps and fire ants can cause both local and systemic reactions. In general hornets and yellow jackets are more aggressive, but any of these insects will sting if provoked. Stings may occur at any time of the year. However, stings are more common in the summer and fall. Nearly everyone will have some swelling, redness and itching at the site of the sting. However, you may have a serious...

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ASK THE DENTIST

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Dear Dr. Reichwage;

I'm 47 years old and put off going to the dentist. I had a bad childhood experience, so I always wait until I HAVE to go. I want to overcome this. Is there help for me? Jim K.

 

Jim, dentistry has made huge advances since your childhood, but you still suffer from dental anxiety. People assume this anxiety is pain-related, when it may be a claustrophobic response to feeling trapped in the dental chair. Rapid heartbeats or muscle tightness are normal symptoms of...

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CURVES FOR WOMEN ARRIVES IN WAYNEDALE

Details The friendly staff at Curves For Women. Left to right: Judy Elwell, Pam House, Linda J. Sweet-Blanzey, Jamie Beemer, Cindy Borchers, Holly Pieratt

The secret for getting in shape is quite simple. Burn more calories than you consume and find a fitness program you enjoy.

Women all across America are turning to a Quickfit Circuit method of complete exercise. Beginning May 13, the women of Waynedale can check out this safe, fast, effective way to feel better about themselves. Just make a visit to Curves for Women's newest location at Wayne Plaza on Bluffton Road and check it out for yourself.

The Quickfit System is an exercise circuit that...

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