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Food/Drink Wellness

Salmon Farming: Is it Killing Canada’s Salmon Industry?

MUNCIE, Indiana – We’ve talked about the cozy relationships between industry and our federal government. Lobby groups for corporate America spend millions of dollars lobbying Washington and Hoosier to make sure politicians are catering to their best interest. America isn’t the only country who suffers from this influence as the video we found uncovers that […]

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Spiritual

In Line With Our Spiritual Self

By Madisyn Taylor In a world where we have routines to get everything done, we rarely have a routine for our spiritual self. In a world where we have routines for nearly everything—our route to work, our physical fitness regimen, and our weekday schedule—it’s amazing how many people forget to create a routine for meeting […]

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Wellness

Is Healthcare.gov the Future? We Ask a Health Futurist

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Ian Morrison is a health care futurist. Companies, trade groups and nonprofits call on him to speak about trends in health care and offer prognostications of what the future brings. I’ve heard him speak a few times and his knowledge and sense of humor drew me in right away. Last Friday, […]

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Government Wellness

Indiana Loses $63 Million From Big Tobacco for Starters

(Photo courtesy of www.indianapublicradio.net) Muncie, Indiana – News kind of trickled out this week that due to Indiana’s inability to collect from cigarette companies that were not part of an original tobacco legal settlement, the state will lose $63 million in next years annual share of tobacco settlement funds – but unfortunately, that’s just for […]

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Wellness

Obamacare Health Exchange Issues: Which One Is Right?

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This weekend, I read two very different takes on the three-week-old Healthcare.gov health insurance marketplace (another phase of Obamacare). One was hopeful; the other decidedly not. Both are worth your time. Writing for the National Review, Yuval Levin explains that he spoke to several longtime sources at the Centers for Medicare […]

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Wellness

What Hoosiers Need to Know About Obamacare

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the next major step in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, takes place next Tuesday, October 1st when all Health Exchanges go live. What does this monumental event mean to 5.5 million Hoosiers? Well, if you’ve watched our congressman Luke Messer and governor Mike Pence on Fox News, […]

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Wellness

Concerns About E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices that claim to contain no tobacco, but are designed to look like conventional cigarettes. They are intended to be inhaled, (known as vaping), similar to how a smoker uses conventional cigarettes . They produce a mist or vapor upon each inhalation that resembles and tastes like the smoke produced […]

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Wellness

Silence: The Origin of Everything

by Madisyn Taylor Silence can make us nervous thinking we need to fill the void, but there is immense strength in silence. All sounds, from a whisper to a classical symphony, arise out of silence and disappear into silence. But silence is always there beneath sound and is the space where sound can exist. We […]

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Wellness

Health Rankings: How Does Indiana Rank?

The following graphic was provided by Aldo Baker from www.topmastersinhealthcare.com.

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Wellness

Drug Prescriptions: Do You Trust Your Doctor?

by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Your doctor hands you drug prescriptions for a blood pressure and high cholesterol. But are they the right ones for you? You’re searching for a new primary care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name […]