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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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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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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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SUNGLASSES—MORE THAN A FASHION STATEMENT

We all know the importance of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays, but what about our eyes? In honor of UV Safety Month, celebrated throughout the month of May, Eye M.D.s across the nation are urging Americans to protect their eyes and those of their children by wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats.

"Recent studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays without protection may cause eye...

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From a neutral position place your right hand on your head and slowly pull the top of your head forward until you reach the limit. This next time from neutral position, turn your head all the way to your left and keep it there. Now place your right hand on your head and slowly pull the top of your head forward until you reach the limit. You will notice that the joints in your neck bind or reach their limit a lot quicker the second time. This means in a whiplash accident your muscles would have...

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ASK THE DENTIST

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Welcome to this new monthly addition to our paper. Intended to respond to your family's dental healthcare concerns, it will answer your questions and focus on new developments affecting your dental health.

David P. Reichwage, DDS, the column's author, is a Waynedale native and practicing Fort Wayne family dentist. He invites you to e-mail questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via his website...

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