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As March unfolds, so does National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. This year, the campaign … more
In today’s column, you will meet Aimee, 26, Paul, 59, and Natalie, 19. All are suffering from the same nightmare: hidden in their pasts are buried secrets ­— secrets so terrible and … more
Get ready to view your world through the lens of psychological trauma. What’s it like to suffer from an undiagnosed trauma disorder? To answer that question, here are the words of a woman named … more
Child well-being for Hoosier kids improved in the latest data release, though health metrics continue to drag the state's overall rank down. Hoosier children are doing a bit better than they … more

Robb Owen has a story to tell, and the right people are starting to listen. The 59-year-old Crawfordsville resident was diagnosed Oct. 5, 2023, with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. The disease … more
American Heart Month is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about heart health and cardiovascular diseases. It serves as a reminder to prioritize heart-healthy lifestyles, learn about … more
Lonnie Jones, a retired captain with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, hopes his recent health journey resonates with community members, especially those with a history of heart disease. … more
February celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the Franciscan Health Marie Canine Cancer Center in Crawfordsville. The facility has offered expert care and promoted physical, mental and spiritual … more
Today’s column begins by asking you to do a mental experiment. You have just been granted one wish — No, you can’t use it to ask for 1,000 more wishes — what would you wish … more

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you. Purdue … more
LEBANON — Community members are being south to serve as compassionate companions on the None One Dies Alone team at Witham Health Services, Lebanon. No One Dies Alone is a national … more
Whether I like it or not, I’m in the happiness business. Meet Mrs. B: “Dr. Elghammer, my daughter is sad and depressed. Her boyfriend got angry and hit her. Her black eye has healed, … more
Mayor Todd Barton announced that the Crawfordsville Mobile Integrated Health program will now be its own city department. MIH first launched in 2017 as the Mobile Integrated Health Community … more
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you! Purdue … more

Each year, the World Health Organization conducts research to identify which illnesses, diseases or disorders are causing the most deaths, disabilities and lost time from work (www.who.int/whr). As … more
LAFAYETTE – Jerry Silver had tried to quit smoking more times than he could count over the last four decades. Unfortunately, none of those attempts were ever successful, that is until he … more
This column is my attempt to stop you from making New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming 2024 year. I might as well tell you right from the start the really bad news — there is a new … more
In the first part of this series I introduced two young children, Sam and Zoey Tucker, who were caught in the vortex of hostile forces caused by the divorce of their parents. In part two, I gave … more
Usher in 2024 with other outdoor lovers at one of the many First Day Hikes offered Jan. 1 at Indiana’s state parks and lakes. First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start the new year. They … more

Caring for a loved one as they approach the end of life is not the same as caring for someone we expect to get better. Caregivers experience a wide array of emotions — sadness, worry, fear, … more
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