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Wellness

Healthy Spring Living Tips for Seniors

Health is always an essential consideration for a well-lived life. In this current day and age, however, it has become more important than ever. As the world reacts to the coronavirus by asking millions of people to shelter in place for weeks and months on end, it behooves seniors, in particular, to carefully consider how […]

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Culture

County Health Rankings for Delaware County

The 2013 County Health Rankings were released this week and Delaware County saw a small improvement in their ranking from 87th to 82nd out of 92 counties. While some might want to acknowledge our improvement, we’re still in the bottom quartile. If Indiana was a healthy state, than we might be able to congratulate ourselves, […]

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Wellness

Hoosiers Continue Poor Health Trends

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 of greater than 30. This trend has continued to increase – actually it has doubled since 1990 when obesity […]

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Government

Big Money Over Health

When we choose our representatives that go to Washington, we expect them to carry out the difficult decisions of negotiating policies that benefit “we the people”. While protecting and creating jobs are important to our economy, nobody can argue that our growth at a global level is imposing forces to change those systems that do […]

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Culture

Tobacco Industry’s Design for Civil Wrongs

BY JUDY MAYS, Tobacco Control Advocate/Coordinator, Health Coalition of Delaware County At the very heart of the civil rights movement is the desire and demand for social equality. For over six decades, the tobacco industry has positioned favor in the African-American community by providing equal opportunity programs and financial support of important events and programs […]

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Wellness

YMCA Should Fund Community Wellness Programs

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written about the YMCA, we’ve received many positive responses within the community by citizens who also believe the Y no longer represents the best interests of our community.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, many will not go public with this opinion due to fear of retaliation by this local “Christian” organization which […]