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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.

A HEALTHY DAY: OWNING YOUR HEALTH

Details DR. NILL

Recent discussions in the scientific literature are focusing on monitoring and possibly improving cardiovascular health in children. There's been a lot of conversation and a lot of controversy. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association1 argued that universal screening of children could result in young people being put on cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins. And, according to certain experts, there just isn't sufficient medical evidence to justify such...

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A HEALTHY DAY: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BACK?

Details DR. NILL

Not all back problems are created equal. One person may have been working on a home improvement project and injured her back while simultaneously bending and twisting. Another person may have developed back pain as a result of a vehicular collision. Another person may be experiencing back pain as a result of osteoporosis. Yet another person may have a serious illness which causes back pain as a related problem.

Back pain is a problem common to many types of injuries and illnesses. How can you...

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A HEALTHY DAY: RIDING THE BRAKES

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Every driver knows that you can't get to your destination with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake. For safe, efficient travel you switch smoothly between these two pedals and you reach your goal effectively. But simple machines such as automobiles are fairly easy to operate. There aren't that many options. The human machine, on the other hand, has an almost infinite number of possible operating modes. And the human machine doesn't come with an instruction manual.

As an...

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A HEALTHY DAY: CHIROPRACTIC CARE - A KEY CHAPTER IN YOUR BODY’S INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Details DR. NILL

Hidden physical "gotchas" can slow us down even when we're eating high-quality, nutritious food and doing regular vigorous physical exercise. You drop your keys, bend over to pick them up, and all of a sudden you've hurt your lower back. Or you're inspecting the heirloom tomatoes at the local organic market and someone calls your name. You turn your head in surprise, and suddenly you've twisted your neck. Hidden spinal misalignments may be the cause of these unwelcome problems.
Your chiropractor...

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HEADWATERS PARK ICE RINK TO OPEN FOR TENTH SEASON

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The Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink will open at Noon on Sunday, November 18, for its tenth season with a free skating afternoon from Noon until 4 PM. Admission fees will be waived for all skaters during those four hours, thanks to a gift from the Lincoln Financial Group.

The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through Sunday March 4, 2013. Thanks to Lincoln, and to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, the Edward D. & Ione...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH: LARRY'S STORY PART V

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This week's HTYH is a continuation of Larry's story:

I was in jail and every inmate in there was full of advice and I was not an exception. I told them the things they needed to do to straighten out their lives but it never crossed my mind that I was in jail too. I could see their lives were a mess, but I failed to see my own life was a mess. Everybody in there claimed to be innocent and we couldn't figure out why society locked up so many innocent people? I saw a group of inmates in the...

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