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Ask the Doctors: Congestive Heart Failure


Dr-WheatQ: What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

A: Nearly six million Americans are affected by congestive heart failure (CHF), and it is the leading cause of hospitalization in people age 65 and older.* “Heart failure does not mean the heart has stopped working,” said Michael Wheat, M.D. “What it means is that the heart is not pumping blood adequately through the body.”

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Catch the Latest Edition of “The Indiana State Police Road Show”


Indiana-State-Police-logoCatch the latest edition of the "Indiana State Police Road Show" radio program every Monday morning at your convenience.

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Don't Leave Your Health on the Bench


BasketballThis time of year, many men have only one thing on their minds: college basketball. But all that time spent obsessing over your brackets can cause you to lose sight of your health.

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Why Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic First


WhiplashWhiplash associated disorders (WAD) are common injuries of the neck caused by a rapid distortion of the cervical vertebrae. Such distortion occurs when the head undergoes a sudden stop while moving at speed, jarring the muscles and ligaments of the neck, which move forwards and backwards quickly. Whiplash is most typically associated with motor vehicle accidents but may also occur in sporting events (the often brutal stop tackles in football spring to mind) and falls from bicycles, chairs and horses.

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4 Popular Apps Adults Should Monitor


4-Popular-AppsAs more and more teens own smartphones, apps are definitely no stranger to the average household.

Although there are many great and beneficial apps available to all of us, there are several apps that adults need to be aware of- Apps that may keep parents and those working with teens in the dark about such issues as bullying, sexting and attracting pedophiles.

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Heart Health Basics


Heart-HealthAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease

  • is the leading cause of death for men and women,
  • costs the United States almost $109 billion dollars a year in healthcare costs, prescriptions, and lost workplace productivity.
  • and is responsible for approximately one quarter of all deaths every year.

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Schools Can Apply for State Safety Grants


state-flag-indianaThe application period for the second round of Secured School Safety Grants is now open and runs through Monday, March 10, 2014.

The Secured School Safety Grant program is a state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools. These organizations can use grant funds to employ a school resource officer, conduct a threat assessment, and/or purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

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What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About Energy Drinks


Energy-DrinksEnergy drinks are a multi-billion dollar industry, with annual consumption in 2010 amounting to 4 billion cans worldwide, and the numbers are ever increasing. They claim to enhance both mental and physical endurance, and there are now a number of different energy drinks on the market since the first were introduced in the 1980s, each with a slightly different combination of ingredients. However, what makes energy drinks work (and the ingredients common to all energy drinks) is relatively simple: caffeine and sugar.

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How to Stop Your Dog from Nipping


Nipping-DogSome dogs can become overly excited during a game of chase and may start nipping at the heels of their human playmates. What ways do you teach your dog to play without nipping?

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Alzheimer's Association Provides 10 Signs to Watch for During the Holiday Season


10-Warning-Signs-AlzheimersThe holiday season can be busy with travel and visits from family and friends who might not often see one another. This time together may raise questions about a person’s physical and cognitive health. Although some change in cognitive ability can occur with age, memory problems that impact daily living are not a part of typical aging. Recognizing the difference between typical aging and potentially more serious problems can help identify when it may be time to see a doctor.

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Be Wise, Immunize: Adults Need Immunizations


Be-Wise-ImmunizeQ. I’m a grown up with kids of my own. Aren’t I finished with vaccinations?

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