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Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell have moved to a new location at 308 W. Market St., Crawfordsville. The facility is now open and seeing patients from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday … more
There are three basic types of clinical depression: Cognitive, somatic and affective. Cognitive depressions are based on thinking patterns — I call them “bent thoughts” — … more
There are three basic types of clinical depression: Cognitive, somatic and affective. Cognitive depressions are based on thinking patterns — I call them “bent thoughts” — … more
Franciscan Health is hosting a free, live webinar aimed at increasing understanding of the mental side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients while teaching strategies for managing … more

Franciscan Health will be hosting a virtual diabetes prevention program online, starting in July. The program will meet weekly to discuss lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. The … more
On April 27, the Drug Free Montgomery County Harm Reduction Committee hosted the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day event in the parking lot of the Montgomery County Courthouse. On this … more
Members of the Franciscan Health leadership team welcomed co-workers and community members Friday at the blessing and dedication ceremony for the new Franciscan Health Therapy Services Crawfordsville … more
In a world that often emphasizes communal dining and family gatherings, navigating the world of solo cooking and dining can be challenging. Join Quest for Balance Wellness Grief Education Series … more
I’ve never served in the U.S. Armed Forces, but my life was surrounded and deeply touched by things military: My father, a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, provided medical … more

Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell are in the process of moving to a new location in Crawfordsville. The office at 1640 Crawfordsville Square Drive closed at 10 a.m. Wednesday for services … more
LAFAYETTE ­— Board-certified nurse practitioner Amy Marchand and board-certified physician assistant Jasmine Miller have joined Franciscan Physician Network Neurosurgery & Pain … more
It is 9:35 Friday morning, and I’m sitting in my pickup truck, parked in a rural high school parking lot. In 25 minutes, the future of my 17-year-old patient could be shattered. Zack is in … more
May is mental health awareness month. Drug Free Montgomery County wants to highlight this awareness month and how we as a community can help those who are struggling with mental health issues, … more
In contemporary American society, a silent epidemic looms large, affecting individuals across all walks of life. Loneliness, characterized by feelings of isolation and disconnection from others, has … more

If you’ve ever had laryngitis, you understand how frustrating it can be to communicate even the simplest of ideas to another person. Usually, physical inflammation is short lived and normal … more
In this column, you will read about the lives of three people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder. As you learn about their struggles, ask yourself these questions: Why do people hide their OCD? … more
Introduction:   Today’s column is about childhood obesity. Here is a quiz to get your mind revved up. 1. Childhood obesity is neither an epidemic nor a health crisis.     … more
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in raw milk, fueled by claims of its superior nutritional value and health benefits. Proponents of raw milk argue that it is a natural … more
Have you heard of NARCAN/Naloxone? NARCAN is a brand name of naloxone as there are other formulations of naloxone. Naloxone is a medication, referred to as an opioid antagonist, that can reverse the … more

Keep your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel and your eyes on the ball. Above all, don’t blink, for if you do, the world could vanish. Everyday, the world as we know it is being … more
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