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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: DAVES STORY PART II

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This week's HTYH is a continuation of Dave's story: I suffered from a hundred forms of fear, fear of being less than others, fear of financial insecurity, fear of what my peers thought, fear of the police, fear of the IRS, fear of my wife's lawyer, fear that I wouldn't be invited back, fear of my boss. I'd be in my office and my boss would walk by and I'd asked him, "How are you, Don?" He ignored me so, I asked him again and when he didn't answer the second time my mind went to work: I'll bet...

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A HEALTHY DAY: TRIGGER POINTS & PAIN

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Trigger points are persistent, localized muscle spasms that can cause a great deal of pain.1,2,3 Trigger points alone may be responsible for many cases of neck pain, upper back pain, and lower back pain. This relationship is fairly common knowledge among physicians who treat pain, including chiropractors, rheumatologists, and physiatrists (doctors of physical medicine).

What is not generally known is that trigger points may also be implicated in radiating pain into the arm and hand or...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH: DAVES STORY PART I

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This week's HTYH is the beginning of Dave's story: The age of miracles has not passed, they're happening all around us and if you like happy endings you're in the right place. AA is full of happy endings. There are, of course, a few sad songs about the ones who took an arrow for us so that we might live, but we are the happy survivors. Before my recovery, I spent several months in the hospital and after they tested me for every malady known to science--nothing was found. After that the doctors...

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A HEALTHY DAY: MAN & MACHINE

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Man and Machine

Is a computer like a human brain or is a human brain like a computer? When machines allow us to extend our abilities, are we enhancing our humanness or becoming more machine-like? What are the meaningful distinctions between humans and machines and how do these impact our daily pursuits of health, well-being, and happiness?

One primary practical distinction is that humans initiate spontaneous, unique, non-predetermined actions and machines do not. Advanced machines such as...

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IT’S MY BODY; I’LL EXERCISE IT IF I HAVE TO

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Lately, I have noticed a lot of news regarding all aspects of the body. According to one report I read, this is a multibillion dollar-a-year business. I never knew my body was worth so much money. I'm tempted to sell it, or at least rent it out on a part-time basis.

I did not know how big of a deal this was until one night this past week I had a little trouble sleeping.

One reason I have trouble falling asleep is my deep fear of falling. Actually, it's not the fall that worries me so much as...

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HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH: THE IMPORTANCE OF AA

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While practicing my alcoholism, everything was about me first. AA taught me to think about God first, others second and myself last and suddenly, happiness and serenity began to replace loneliness and fear. I didn't understand it, but life was so much better than it was that I gladly accepted it.

Not every day was sunshine and roses but life was better than it was and I had some new AA tools that allowed me to survive the hard days without picking up any alcohol or, drugs. I was able to see...

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