In decades past, very few urban kids had ever even heard of a parsnip, a fennel bulb, or a bunch of kale. In those days, fruit and vegetable consumption typically consisted of apples, bananas, corn, potatoes, peas, and lettuce. Oranges were infrequent and grapefruit was a rarity. Today a veritable
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with extended periods of high temperatures.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued excessive heat warnings and advisories in areas throughout the Midwest. Heat
The metaphor linking the human brain with computer hardware is now so well known that it features regularly in news media stories. But computers have only been with us since Colossus and ENIAC (electronic numerical integrator and computer) were constructed in the mid-1940s. The metaphor linking the
For seven years now, the MDwise Tools for Schools program has been donating drawstring backpacks and school supplies to students at back-to-school events across Indiana.
Locally, 1,000 students throughout Allen County were offered the chance to start the school year off right with the supplies needed
Your family (and friends) may be concerned about your lack of interaction, not responding appropriately or just tuning out. Yet, they remember someone who was quick to respond and was sharp in all their conversations.
What happened to your identity? Are you not the person that you use to be? Wrong
It’s too easy to think we’re invincible when it comes to lightning storms—going outside, staying in the pool, or continuing a softball game as thunder sounds in the distance are not safe activities when lightning and thunder are in the area. Instead, move indoors when thunder roars—FEMA is
Climbing a hill is a useful metaphor for activities involved in accomplishing a major goal, overcoming longstanding obstacles, or achieving a noteworthy milestone. But you must be prepared to engage in such a climb. Striking out without a metaphorical map, compass, bottle of water, or raingear will
Whether we rent or own our home, all of us pay some form of monthly living expenses. Even if we have paid down a mortgage and own our home outright, we still pay monthly utility bills in order to keep our homes functional and livable. We also pay property taxes as part of our participation in various
These options continue to make life better.
Life can be better for those that suffer from hearing loss with the use of digital hearing aids. Unlike personal sound amplifiers, those inexpensive, online or magazine items that make sound louder…ALL sounds LOUDER, digital hearing aids can be adjusted
Looking to broaden the positive impact it has had on the community via its urgent care clinic in Lutheran Health Plaza, RediMed has teamed up with New Haven Parks & Recreation to support an area-wide wellness series for people of all ages.
“We are excited to be part of the RediMed 4 Wellness
It has long been known that over evolutionary time the human organism developed in tandem with a vast host of microbial fellow travelers. The 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts assist in numerous physiological processes critical to our health and well-being. The intestinal
Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana marks the ceremonial start to highway construction season and seeks to increase public awareness of motorist and worker safety.
In order to take care of our existing highways and bridges and aggressively build for the future, the Indiana Department of Transportation
The potential for an unanticipated emergency to wreak havoc on our lives is a constant threat. Floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and a host of disasters can strike suddenly, putting your home, yourself and your family in danger. However, by planning now and creating an emergency preparedness
It seems that at least once a month, some sort of senior fitness competition is featured on the sports page of local and national newspapers. The Senior Olympics was the forerunner of these types of events, and the designation quickly morphed into the National Senior Games. Soon localities and municipalities
For thousands of years, humanity has struggled to understand the place of men and women in the universe. All sorts of explanations have been brought forward, many proposing that humanity is part of a greater whole and helps contribute to the welfare of all. Equally many theories suggest that humanity
Having a pair of healthy hips is a key to healthy aging. But healthy hips are not only important for people in their 60s, 70s, and beyond. Your hips are one of your most important structural components, regardless of how old you are. Whether you’re 20, 30, or 40, your hip joints provide biomechanical
You’ve finally decided to paint your kids’ bedrooms. Not only that, but you’re going to do it yourself. Congratulations. Or your rooftop gutters have become so filled with leaves that the only place for overflow rainwater to go is down the sides of your house and seep into the foundation, and
As winter weather visits us once again, so does the problem of “winter skin”- that dreaded skin dryness on the face, hands, and feet. For many of us, winter skin means more than just an uncomfortable, tight, dry feeling: our skin becomes so moisture-deficient it begins to chap, flake, and even
Core strength is critical for everyday activities such as placing heavy grocery bags into the trunk of your automobile, carrying a gallon jug of milk from the refrigerator to the dining room table, and even walking to the mailbox. When your core strength is diminished, even bending over to pick up
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.
RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the convenience
As our 55 and over population continues to rise, so does the concern of health professionals regarding how to best manage their health and safety. One such concern is for the number of medications that are prescribed for seniors. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, nearly
During the wee hours of Sunday, November 1 we did the “fall back” thing— gaining an hour of sleep. While that may sound like the perfect way to recover from weekend fun, this adjustment can be hard on the body. Try these tips from Jason Minich, owner of Catalyst Fitness, to transition back to
Certain things in life just go together naturally. In the kitchen, peanut butter and jelly is a classic combination. Another such pairing is apple pie and ice cream. Other categories of life experience, such as human performance, prize the association of freedom and creativity. And in the field of
What to expect? That depends on your expectations. Your expectation(s) is probably the primary variable that will determine how well you do in the first few weeks of wearing a hearing aid for the first time. (Note: In this case I am looking at “…first time“ users who have never used a hearing
Even experienced exercisers sometimes find it difficult to know how much to do. For the beginner this uncertainty represents a significant stumbling block. Fortunately well-established guidelines and protocols exist to provide assistance to all exercisers, regardless of your skill level.