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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.

CONCERNED ABOUT ANTHRAX?

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There is a medical condition that causes excessive pungent odor of the feet. Do you think you might be a candidate for having this condition? Take the following quiz:

If taking off your shoes causes potted plants within 15 feet to wilt...you may be a candidate.

If you remove your work boots and green smoke comes out of them...you may be a candidate.

If you buy industrial strength "odor eaters", they eat the odor and then throw up...you might be a candidate.

If you go to see a doctor about...

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MISTLE TOE, SHMISTLE TOE-MY FEET HURT!!!

 

The day after Christmas our phone rang. An elf was calling. His boss was in dire need of our assistance. It seems the day and night before he had traveled many miles and had delivered millions of presents.

The objective findings of this case include an overweight, round, jolly, older man with white hair and beard and a very painful Achilles tendon. I also noticed some soot in his hair and the residue of cookies and milk in his beard.

In our office...

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Could It Be Asthma?

 

Approximately 15 million people in the United States have asthma. It remains the most common chronic disease in children. Asthma is a lung disease in which the linings of the airways become inflamed and swollen, and muscle spasms restrict the flow of air to the lungs. The incidence of this disease has grown substantially in recent years.

Although the exact cause of asthma is not fully understood, there are a number of factors that are known to trigger asthma. Common...

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“HOME” AT RIVERBEND

Details (photo from left to right) Maxine Brown, Barb Woodfin (Dietary Manager), Rita Martin, and Betty Cunningham not knowing each other prior to coming, have become friends and do many of the activities and outings together. Maxine states, “I have made some good friends, quite a lot of friends here at Riverbend. The nurses are nice, too.” Indeed it has become these ladies’ home and they, as well as the other people, are encouraged to bring items from home that will make their room special.  “I have brought my pictures, bedspread, and rocking chair to make my room like home. I have always crocheted and I’m working on a bedspread right now,” commented Betty. Some things may be different than at home, though. As Rita stated, “ I really enjoy the food, especially since I do not have to cook or wash the dishes.”

Betty, Rita, and Maxine—three ladies who have come together and become friends. They enjoy having coffee hour mid-morning, lunch in the small, quiet dining room or eating out at one of the restaurants close by. Afternoon Bingo, movie and popcorn, or musical entertainment. All of this happens at their home that they now call Riverbend Health Care Center. Rita commented, "It took me a little while to think of this as home, but now I do and I love it! I enjoy it here!"

Riverbend, located at 7519...

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ELVIS SIGHTED in Waynedale... and he has a hammertoe.

The other day a strange looking man appeared at the Waynedale Foot Clinic. It was apparent from his demeanor that he was trying to hide his identity. He had a hat pulled down over his forehead and a trench coat with the collar pulled up. As he entered the treatment room he looked vaguely familiar to me. Shaking his hand I began the conversation, "Good morning sir. Welcome to the friendly confines of the beautiful Waynedale Foot Clinic."...

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FAMOUS NOTORIOUS PLANTAR WART!!

 

In mid September of this year tropical storm Gabrielle hit Florida. A few years ago hurricane Hugo tried to turn parts of South Carolina into a parking lot. My question is why do we give these storms a name as though they have a personality? Is there something about the human psyche that necessitates naming a particularly painful experience?

If you were a Dodger fan when Bobby Thompson hit his home run you have had to live with the memory of "the shot heard...

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