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Culture Wellness

How STD Stigma Negatively Affects Men

Muncie, Indiana Blog – The term “toxic masculinity” is thrown around a lot nowadays by the media and feminist journalistic communities. This isn’t necessarily unfair or unfounded — after all, people like Harvey Weinstein got away with their abusive actions for years before any allegations were taken seriously. While it’s easy to feel attacked when […]

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Culture Government Wellness

Indiana Ranks 28th in Nation for Child Well-being

INDIANAPOLIS — The national 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranks Indiana 28th in the nation for child well-being. Compared to neighboring states, Indiana ranks behind Illinois (22nd), Ohio (25th), and ahead of Michigan (33rd) and Kentucky (37th.) Economically, nearly 20 percent of Indiana children are living in […]

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Wellness

Combatting Springtime Headaches

Muncie, Indiana Blog – Ahhh, spring. The snow thaws, the trees turn green, and the allergens explode. It’s nice to shuck the coats and boots and enjoy the weather — if you’re not plagued by headaches. Luckily, there are ways to combat headaches (whether they be chronic or allergy-related) so you can enjoy the sun […]

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Wellness

How to Improve Health Care for Aging Adults

How to Improve Health Care for Aging Adults Muncie, Indiana Blog– In the next 42 years, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to double to over 98 million. To put this into better perspective, this means that in the next three minutes, approximately 21 people will turn age 65! Many older Americans […]

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Wellness

Managing Personal Wellness in the Workplace

Muncie, Indiana – At the beginning of the new year, many people begin to refocus on personal health and wellness. As an employee, this is extremely beneficial to assess for oneself because it can lead to fewer sick days, heightened productivity, less stress and work as an overall morale booster. When we feel our best, […]

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Government Wellness

How the Health Industry Fails Chronic Pain Sufferers

Blog – President Trump’s recent declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national public health emergency is a great start to tackling the crisis, but it also further brings to light the lack of chronic pain management available for pain sufferers. Currently, the main solution for treating chronic pain is to put out the fire with […]

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Wellness

Camping: 3 Tips For First-Time Campers 

Make Your First Camping Experience Memorable By: Todd Smekens BLOG — If you haven’t been camping before, then you’re missing out. A camping trip for you and your family has both mentally and physically benefits. Not only are you unplugged from any technology, which can be very relaxing, you’re also burning calories from physical activity. […]

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Why Introverts Should Put on a Backpack and Get Hiking

Backpacking is a Great Escape By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Backpacking is a great escape from everyday life. The simplicity of putting on your backpack and heading out into the great unknown is the best vacation that an introvert could ask for. Whether you bring along one of your closest friends or opt […]

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Business City County Government Wellness

Indiana Workers Just Got Sucker Punched by GOP

Hoosiers’ Income Lagging for Decades Muncie, Indiana Blog – As a journalist and progressive, it’s difficult to share these type of facts with workers residing in Muncie, Delaware County, and Indiana. Although each week and month we pay bills, we instinctively know that our incomes aren’t keeping up. We hear the Pope and national leaders […]

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Wellness

How to Sneak Healthy Foods Into Your Everyday Diet

MUNCIE, Indiana  BLOG – Seems just about every time you pick up a magazine or browse online you inevitably see something like, “How to lose weight without even trying!” or “The pill that takes off 10 pounds in a just three days!” It’s ironic, too; according to a recent Gallup poll, one-half of the country […]