- Health & Fitness
WIC Program provides more than just formula
The Indiana Women, Infants and Children program is well known as a resource to provide infants with formula at no cost, but health officials want Hoosiers to know that many more benefits, like breastfeeding education and support and improved access to fruits and vegetables, are available to them through WIC.
Alzheimer’s Association honors caregivers
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
MinuteClinic opens inside CVS on Margaret Avenue
MinuteClinic, a provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened its first walk-in medical clinic in Terre Haute inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 670 Margaret Ave. It is the first MinuteClinic location in Vigo County and the 33rd in Indiana.
Safety first: Terre Haute company honored with rare safety award
A Terre Haute company is a new “star” in the eyes of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Newsmaker: Nov. 14, 2012
An insulin pump “should certainly be an alternative” to multiple daily injections for selected Type 1 diabetic patients in clinical practice, according to Debbie Griffin, a family nurse practitioner at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.
ISU clinic serves community
Lindsey James appreciates the counseling field, knowing that it helped her. When it came time to decide on a career, the Terre Haute resident enrolled in the master’s level clinical mental health program at Indiana State University.
Paris hospital honors nurse practitioners
For many patients, nurse practitioner are health care providers of choice because of their unique combination of medical and nursing skills.
Dine with a Doc welcomes orthopedic surgeon
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the usual fourth Wednesday of the month Dine with a Doc has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Wabash Senior Citizen’s Center at 300 S. Fifth St.
SUPPORT GROUPS: Nov. 14, 2012
Wound care expert to discuss MRSA
Wound care expert Joel Beam will discuss community-associated MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in conjunction with the University Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Indiana State University’s Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I.
Dine with a Doc to welcome optometrist
Senior Education Ministries Inc. has scheduled its next Dine with a Doc - West Terre Haute from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at Providence Housing Corp. All Place, 219 North Providence Place, West Terre Haute.
Anytime Fitness to host Tough Hero contest
Anytime Fitness in Terre Haute is hosting a Tough Hero Competition at 10 a.m. Saturday to benefit the Active Heroes Charity, an organization that provides financial assistance and job placement services to military families in need.
Health briefs: Nov. 7, 2012
March of Dimes breakfast planned
Seminar on knee pain relief scheduled
Maple Center offers Zumba Gold
Sign up for Red Cross classes
More than 3,000 pounds shredded
Tune into ADA Case Law Update
Newsmaker: Nov. 7, 2012
Reid Sutton has received national recognition for providing quality diabetes care to his patients.
Sutton has been an internal medicine physician at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center in Paris, Ill., for the past 35 years.
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese issues recall
A south-central Kentucky business has issued a voluntary recall on certain cheeses after testing found the presence of bacteria in a few samples.
Chickenpox outbreak reaches countywide level
Today, Health Commissioner, Enrico I. Garcia MD declared a chickenpox outbreak in Vigo County.
State Health officials assisting with Ameridose recall
The Indiana State Department of Health is working with hospitals, clinics, local health departments and health care providers to ensure all products from Ameridose LLC are removed from circulation following a national recall Wednesday.
Hamilton Center honors Health Service Corps Scholars
Hamilton Center honored its National Health Service Corps Scholars commemorating NHSC Community Week on Oct. 19.
SUPPORT GROUPS: Oct. 31, 2012
Exchange candy for toys
Kool Smiles is offering a program designed to give kids’ teeth a post-Halloween break.
Called Operation Troop Treats, the program offers children the opportunity to bring their Halloween candy to the Fort Harrison Road Kool Smiles Dental Office in exchange for a choice of a toy.
Spirituality and Health Conference is Thursday
Union Hospital’s Chaplain’s Office is hosting its annual Spirituality and Health Conference Thursday.
SENIOR MENU: Oct. 31, 2012
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance at all senior citizen dining sites in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties. For dining site locations, call Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled nutrition program offices at 1-800-489-1561.
HEALTH/FITNESS BRIEFS: Oct. 31, 2012
• Torner Center to offer new yoga class
• Sessions on chronic health conditions set
• Workshop covers healthy cooking
• Bingo for Alzheimer’s Association planned
• Alzheimer’s series scheduled at library
• Rise and Shine Dine with a Doc on Nov. 9
Q: When I turned 65, I chose a Medicare Advantage Plan that might not be the best plan for me now. I think I might need to switch a new plan. What should I do now?
CHRIS DAVIES: Exercise, away from technology, will bring amazing benefits
When was the last time you solved a problem by sitting in front of the television?
As the general discussion goes, we are a fat nation because of technology.
Parkinson’s talk will focus on family
The value of family support for people coping with Parkinson’s disease will be discussed at a public gathering Friday.
Union, Regional hospitals proclaimed ‘Fit-Friendly’
The American Heart Association recognized 31 Indiana companies as Fit-Friendly Companies for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace, including 14 recognized for the first time.
Healthcare Career Night scheduled for Nov. 1
Choosing a career path can be a challenge.
SUPPORT GROUPS: Oct. 17, 2012
New Support Group
The WILL Center will host its first sign language class/support group at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at The WILL Center, One Dreiser Square, Terre Haute.
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