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Government Wellness

YMCA: It’s Time to Hold Them Accountable for Poor Performance

MUNCIE, Indiana – Being a competitive brand in Muncie, we try to avoid mentioning the Gannett owned, The StarPress, and its Big Brother in Indianapolis, but sometimes we just can’t help it. There is reporting and then there is whitewashing. From my vantage point, we get two kinds of journalism from The StarPress: 1) Reporting […]

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Business Government Wellness

County Health Rankings: Delaware County Ranks 83rd

MUNCIE, IN – The County Health Rankings were released today and Delaware County slipped a spot to rank 83 out of 92 counties in Indiana. We are not surprised since the Gallup WellBeing Index was released yesterday showing Indiana has made no progress over the past year. The County Health Rankings measure the health of […]

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Government Wellness

Gallup Wellbeing 2013 Index: Indiana’s Health and Wellness Ranks Poorly

MUNCIE, Indiana – Gallup Wellbeing Index was the first 2013 health ranking or wellness index released this week with the second one due tomorrow morning. In the last decade, Indiana and Delaware County have been bottom dwellers hovering at or near the bottom quintile with states like Ohio, most the south and West Virginia. For […]

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Wellness

Hoosiers Well-Being Still Near Bottom Quintile

MUNCIE, Indiana – Last year we wrote that Indiana needs a focused effort on improving the overall well-being of Hoosiers as measured by Gallup and other health and wellness indices. We saw no leadership from the state level as the focus of republican leadership has created a pro-business environment and continuing the corporate takeover of […]

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Business Wellness

4 Timesavers for Female Entrepreneurs

MUNCIE, Indiana – A 2013 American Express report revealed that approximately 8.6 million businesses are owned by women in the U.S. If you are among these entrepreneurs, it may feel as though there’s never enough time in the day to get everything accomplished—especially if you have a family. Although it’s almost impossible to eliminate all […]

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Wellness

5 Foods That Fight Fatigue

Are you plagued by the constant craving for sleep? If you’ve lost that spring in your step, spend half your day yawning, and long for your Sealy Posturepedic in the middle of the afternoon–and your name isn’t Rip Van Winkle–you may need to make…

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Culture Wellness

The Many Faces of Addiction

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought new attention to the resurgence of heroin in America and the potentially disastrous effects of substance abuse. In Bill Moyers’ 1998 series, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, Bill and his colleagues…

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Wellness

Residents Fight Against Increase in Diabetes Cases

Diabetes is one of the most significant health problems in the U.S. in 2013. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), from 1980-2011, the number of adults in the U.S. with diagnosed diabetes more than tripled from about 6 million to 20 million. Over a period of nearly 20 years, a similar trend has […]

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Food/Drink Wellness

For Your Health: Organic Food versus Non-Organic

Consumer demand for healthy, sustainably grown food has grown the organic market from just $1 billion in 1990 to nearly $30 billion today. Increasingly, consumers are saying “No” to foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), “No” to highly processed junk foods, and “No” to foods that come from factory farms. Health tops the list of […]

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Government Wellness

Gov. Mike Pence Wants Tax on Hoosiers in Poverty

It’s hard enough when 76% of ALL Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, but Gov. Mike Pence wants to increase taxes on poor people, or as he puts it, “have skin in the game”, when it comes to their health and wellness needs. I guess the idea is if you pay a forced tax into […]