Browsing the "Wellness" Category



YMCA Should Pay Property Taxes to Fund Youth Programs

Published on June 23rd, 2013 | by Todd Smekens

I read a nice article this weekend from Michelle Kinsey about the youth programs in our parks. According to the article, “About 215 kids are participating in the P.A.R.K.S. Program day camp…that number does not include [&hellip... Read More


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FDA Doesn’t Pull Drugs From Market

Published on April 16th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

FDA Let Drugs Approved on Fraudulent Research Stay on the Market by Rob Garver and Charles Seife, Special to ProPublica On the morning of May 3, 2010, three agents of the Food and Drug Administration descended [&hellip... Read More


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Growing Burden of College Fees

Published on March 31st, 2013 | by Guest Writer

Course Load: The Growing Burden of College Fees At the University of California Santa Cruz, where tuition runs to nearly $35,000 for non-residents, students every year pay more than 30 additional fees — including a small [&hellip... Read More



Drug Companies Handing Out Millions

Published on March 12th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire Dr. Jon W. Draud, the medical director of psychiatric and addiction medicine at two Tennessee hospitals, pursues some eclectic passions. He’s bred sleek Basenji hunting dogs for show. And last [&hellip... Read More


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Medical Industry Requires Further Reforms

Published on March 11th, 2013 | by Todd Smekens

We’ve talked numerous times on Muncie Voice about a variety of systems requiring transformation as we face a new era in the United States. One industry barely altered over the past several decades is the medical [&hellip... Read More


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Hoosiers Continue Poor Health Trends

Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

The United Health Foundation released their 2012 America’s Health Rankings and Indiana’s ranking has dropped from 37th to 41st in the United States. According to the report, nearly 31% of Hoosiers are obese with a BMI [&hellip... Read More


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Why Patients Don’t Report Medical Errors

Published on September 26th, 2012 | by Guest Writer

Why Patients Don’t Report Medical Errors by Marshall Allen, ProPublica I was recently browsing through the nearly 200 stories we’ve compiled with our Patient Harm Questionnaire, when I was reminded again of a troubling truth. Many [&hellip... Read More



How You Can Influence Health Care Quality

Published on September 22nd, 2012 | by Guest Writer

How You Can Help ProPublica Investigate Health Care Quality by Olga Pierce and Marshall Allen, ProPublica Too many patients suffer harm instead of healing in U.S. medicine. That’s why ProPublica’s reporters have investigated everything from deadly [&hellip... Read More


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Wellness: Global Fad or Benefit for All?

Published on September 9th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

Sick days, low productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism, and workflow interruptions are among the indirect costs of poor employee health and it’s the employer who pays for it. In the fight to bolster engagement and reduce these costs, [&hellip... Read More



What is Our “Personal Health Manifesto?”

Published on August 5th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

One area where Muncie and Delaware County will experience the most dramatic changes is our health and wellness. Why? Muncie Voice has published numerous articles about our poor rankings in health and wellness. Based on comparable [&hellip... Read More

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