- Health & Fitness
Gearing up for ‘Basic Herbal Preparation’
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will conduct the annual Basic Herbal Preparation class from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the center at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Cost is $50 and includes light refreshments.
Learn about long-range planning at ‘Last Will’ program
The free educational program “Last Will and Testimony” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the lower-level classrooms B and C of the Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets.
- Briefly: Jan. 15, 2014
PTSD meetings to resume
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder support meetings will resume at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 in The Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center, at 1 Dreiser Square in Terre Haute.
- On the Move: Jan. 1, 2014
Preparing Providers: Students help providers prep for health care law
Andrew Mathis and Alli Milliner are at the forefront of sweeping changes in American health care policy. They’re part of a team of Indiana State University graduate students that is helping health care providers prepare for the implementation of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
State extends Healthy Indiana Plan to some
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is informing more than 10,000 current members of the Healthy Indiana Plan that their benefits will continue through the end of April 2014 to allow additional time for them to obtain new health coverage through the federal marketplace at www.healthcare.gov.
Officials encouraging Hoosiers to enroll in Marketplace
Uninsured Hoosiers have less than two weeks to meet an important deadline with the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. The Indiana Hospital Association, the Indiana Primary Health Care Association and Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, Inc., are encouraging people in need of coverage starting on Jan. 1 to apply through the program operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services before Monday.
Newsmakers: Dec. 18, 2013
Paris (Ill.) Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will offer dermatology services in its Visiting Specialty Clinic in January. Jeremy Youse, MD, board certified dermatologist, and Sarah Minarick, PA-C (certified physician assistant), will see patients on Mondays beginning Jan. 6.
Fight the flu: It’s not too late to get your vaccination against influenza
During National Influenza Vaccination Week, Indiana health officials remind Hoosiers that influenza vaccinations will be available throughout the winter months. So, there is still plenty of time to receive a vaccination and be protected from influenza — the flu.
Steps for healthy eating during holidays
Typically, we gain about 1 pound during the six weeks of the holiday season.
Feeling blue this holiday season? Try these tips
The holiday season is joyous and colorful. Along with all the festivities and celebrations, it also brings a mixed bag of emotions. Holiday blues affect many of us.
Roland Kohr to speak on star of Bethlehem
Dine with a Doc will welcome Dr. Roland Kohr, M.D., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Wabash Senior Citizen’s Center, 300 S. Fifth St.
Maple Center program on healthy holiday ideas Dec. 10
“Surviving the Holidays and Staying Healthy” will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Education Classroom of UAP Clinic at 1429 N. Sixth St.
Cost is $5 per person. Register by Dec. 6 by calling The Maple Center for Integrative Health at 812-234-8733.
- Briefly: Nov. 27, 2013
Newsmaker: Nov. 27, 2013
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Indiana State Chapter honored Pam Grimes of Terre Haute with its MS Superstar Nurse of the Year award at its Moving Forward event Nov. 2 in Indianapolis.
- November’s Senior Menu
St. Ann’s receives ‘substantial grant’ under reform law, allowing greater reach of services
There are exciting changes ahead for a local health center that for years has been providing health services to the poor in the Wabash Valley.
Healthy Homes Summit to offer housing resources
The Healthy Homes Summit will take place at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Greenwood Manor Apartments.
Holiday grief workshops offered at Paris hospital
For many people, feelings of sadness and loss can be especially difficult during the holiday season. To help individuals cope with those feelings, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will present free grief workshops in December.
Seniors encouraged to contact SHIP counselors
Because of reductions the company recently made to its provider network, seniors who have Medicare Advantage plans with UnitedHealthcare, including those sold through AARP, are encouraged to confirm that their preferred providers will be part of the network throughout 2014.
Hospital offers assistance with POLST Paradigm Form
Advance directive laws within the state of Illinois have recently shifted to include a new option for patients: the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradigm Form.
- HEALTH NEWSMAKERS: Nov. 20, 2013
CHRIS DAVIES: While you’re waiting on a quick fix for weight loss, a couple suggestions …
By now you may have heard about a wonder supplement Cortislim. Annoying Cortislim ads claim to rid your body of unwanted belly fat by suppressing the stress hormone cortisol. Like other supplements before, their claims were not proven.
Free car seat instruction Saturday
Safe Kids Vigo County of Chances and Services for Youth, supported by Union Hospital, urges parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed.
Minority Health Coalition to host health fair
The Minority Health Coalition of Vigo County will host a “Getting Healthy for the Holidays” Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Booker T. Washington Park Community Center gymnasium, 13th Street and College Avenue. Admission is free.
Funds to provide defibrillators to rural communities
Union Hospital’s Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health has partnered with Vermillion and Parke counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois to better equip those rural communities to respond to life-threatening heart attack events.
- Briefly: Nov. 13, 2013
Minority Health Coalition to host health fair
The Minority Health Coalition of Vigo County will host the “Getting Healthy for the Holidays” Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Booker T. Washington Park Community Center gymnasium, 13th Street and College Avenue. Admission is free.
Fitness Solutions expands, offers free classes
Chris Davies has expanded Fitness Solutions Inc. at 1101 Walnut St. in Terre Haute.
Fitness Solutions Inc. is offering free classes through Nov. 15.
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