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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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Forks Over Knives Raises Awareness About Health

Published on July 15th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

Muncie Voice was happy to co-host the first viewing of Forks Over Knives in the Muncie, Indiana area with the Muncie Public Library. As highlighted in previous articles, Forks Over Knives is the critically acclaimed food [&hellip... Read More



10 Nutrition Tips from MyPlate

Published on July 7th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

Muncie Voice has been asked to be a Community Partner in the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Network. One of our goals is to promote a healthier lifestyle for citizens of this community since our [&hellip... Read More


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YMCA Should Fund Community Wellness Programs

Published on April 9th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

After the previous articles written about the YMCA, we’ve received many positive responses within the community by citizens who also believe the Y no longer represents the best interests of our community. However, as we’ve indicated, [&hellip... Read More


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Where is the Parity at the Muncie YMCA?

Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by Steven N. Tomboni

According to Webster’s dictionary, parity is defined as, “the quality or state of being equal or equivalent.” Based on my recent experience, I question whether the Muncie YMCA has this quality. The 2nd annual Shamrock 5k/10k [&hellip... Read More


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YMCA Not Deserving Charity

Published on March 14th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

Sometimes it can be very unpopular to point out that the Emperor really is naked, or the sacred cow doesn’t pass the sniff test. Yet, one of my favorite quotes was from Dr. Seuss and his [&hellip... Read More



Well-Being Index for Muncie Area Residents?

Published on December 13th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Thanks to some savvy readers, Muncie Voice learned of a third index used for measuring how well our community is doing in health and wellness. Last week, top public and private sector leaders in Muncie gathered [&hellip... Read More


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Resident Accuses Parks Board of Unfair Treatment

Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

  This past year has been a shaky one for the City of Muncie’s Parks Board, and tonight’s meeting was no different. City resident, Wayne Scaife, complained to the Board, and more specifically to Parks Board [&hellip... Read More

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