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Community Wellness

Mounds Greenway a Viable Alternative to Mounds Reservoir

East Central Indiana NEWS – The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental policy organization, today renewed its call for establishment of the Mounds Greenway. The organization’s recommended plan would conserve the West Fork White River and provide sustainable economic opportunities for Anderson, Muncie and the communities in between. The Mounds Greenway would be a […]

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Wellness

Commuting to Work: Tips for Surviving Long Drives

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – The United States Census Bureau reported 600,000 U.S. commuters travel 90 minutes to work. And another 10.8 million travel an hour each way. Meanwhile, Gallup consulting firm that focuses on data-driven research discovered a link between commute times and well-being. Those with longer commute times complained of back pain, fatigue and […]

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Business Government Wellness

Lilly Endowment: Link Between Education Dysfunction & Poor Wellness

MUNCIE, IN –NEWS– Last week, we got the results of Gallup-Healthways wellness rankings showing Indiana slipping into the 48th spot, or slightly healthier than Kentucky and West Virginia – two other states known for polluted air and water. There is no coincidence that we also happen to be “coal loving states”. In Indiana, we depend […]

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Government Wellness

Indiana: Republicans are Bad for Our Health

MUNCIE, Indiana –  We’ve always suspected it as Hoosiers, but now we know, republicans are bad for our health. Their policies favor pesticide companies who drown our food in toxic chemicals. They protect companies who repeatedly violate work standards, energy companies who burn fossil fuels, and CAFO’s who farm excessive numbers of animals in confined […]

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Wellness

Fats or Sugars: Which contributes more to Obesity?

Carolyn Hoy Editor’s note: [The intention of this article is to introduce the reader to the glycemic index and is in no way a replacement to medical advice. If you would like more information about sugars, fats, and the glycemic index contact a health…

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Government Wellness

Conservative Hoosier Physician Calls Out Polluters/Politicians

photo courtesy of indianawater.com MUNCIE, Indiana – After a long weekend under a slow news environment, I got very excited when I read an opinion piece about Infant Mortality Rates. It should be noted, I get very little excitement from the conservative newspapers dominating the Indiana landscape – most of them owned by Gannett, but […]

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Business City Community County Culture Education Government Wellness

Mayor Dennis Tyler Declares “Muncie Moving Forward”

MUNCIE, Indiana – This past week, City of Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler gave the “State of the City” address to a packed house of attendees at the Horizon Convention Center. While the address is generally retrospective, I get the sense this is yet another symbol of spring, or the birth of a new life for […]

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Culture Spiritual

Easter Holiday: What is Easter?

MUNCIE, Indiana – Easter is a fascinating holiday tradition filled with both religion and the secular; paganism, Judaism and Christianity. Depending on the language you speak or where you live, it will have different meanings. One fairly constant symbol is it means “life”, or “new life”. We had to dig a bit looking for an […]

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Government Wellness

Obamacare Is Widening the Gap Between “Red” and “Blue” America

The fact that the citizens of “red” and “blue” states live in what are essentially two countries with very different governments has largely flown under the radar, but it may become the defining story of our time. The two major parties are…

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Wellness

Exercise Prescription: Boston Doctors Prescribing Bicycling

Boston Medical Center and the City of Boston just split open a “managed care” melon. Our country has epidemic health issues related to many things, not the least of which is lack of exercise. “Lifestyle diseases” are treatable simply by improving…