To help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Edgewater Health will offer COVID-19 testing for the general public. Starting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 testing will be administered at Fresh County Market (2550 Arthur Street) from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 testing will be available from...
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine. This is the first report to show men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher than average PSA (prostate-specific antigen) values, and this group also has a...
Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors to give now The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown further reduced lifesaving donations. In January, more than 4,600 Red Cross blood and platelet donations...
Everyone is talking about the fact that we are starting a new decade and that “2020” represents clearer vision for what lies ahead. Well, you know I had to take this mantra and add a healthy twist to it! It’s no secret that healthier lifestyle habits can lead to...
By Evonne Woloshyn, health enews, a news service from Advocate Health Care If your newborn infant is getting lots of hugs, that’s a very good thing. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH have found that gentle touching early in life has positive effects on the baby’s brain. The infants learn...
By Abbey Nickel, Purdue University As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and its effect on human health, the need for that information to be accessed – and understood – quickly and easily is vital. Bethany McGowan, an assistant professor and health sciences information specialist at Purdue University, is partnering with the...
By Chuck Dow, Humana Regional President of Medicare for Illinois Humana If you’re one of 56 million Americans eligible for Medicare, it’s important to understand coverage options when selecting your health plan for 2020. Research can take time, and many people find working with a licensed health insurance agent helpful...
As director of Ball State University’s costume shop, Emily Ruiz is used to last second alterations. So, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Indiana, she quickly led her team in making medical masks for area nursing homes. In the last few days, the costume shop in the Department of Theatre and...
By Lynn Hutley, health enews, a news service from Advocate Aurora Health Care A trip to the theatre, a cinema or a museum might be the ticket for seniors looking to avoid depression. A British study found that older adults who participated in a cultural engagement activity such as going to an art museum,...
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration recently announced that Zionsville resident Jay Chaudhary, J.D., will serve as the next director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. Chaudhary (pronounced, “CHAW-dree”) begins in his new role on September 9, 2019. He replaces Kevin Moore, who retired in...