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Electroshock Therapy Making a Comeback for Alzheimer’s Patients

Remember the (good?) old days when electricity was used for treating all sorts of behavioral disorders?  Eventually most of us came to think of that sort of "treatment" as cruel and barbaric, but now electricity is once again being used for treatment of Alzheimer's and similar dementias.  "Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the 'brain pacemaker.'"

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American Heart Association Asks You to Wear Red on February 1

This Friday, February 1, the American Heart Association would like for you to wear the color red.  Why?  To help increase awareness of heart disease.  The American Heart Association says that more than 18,000 people living in Indiana die every year from cardiovascular disease.

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Indiana Health Officials Say Worst Flu Season in Nearly Half a Decade

So far, this year’s flu season has killed 40 people in Indiana – more casualties than the state has witnessed from the flu virus in nearly half a decade.

However, state health officials say it is still too early to determine if the spread of this wicked illness has reached its full capacity

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Is Evansville on the List for Most Bed Bug Treated Cities?

Ugh!  What nasty critters bedbugs are!  They suck your blood at night and leave you hurting and covered in red welts.  All you did was stay at some hotel and the next thing you know, they're in your house!  How did that happen?  Where did you travel to last?  Was it one of these cities?

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Evansville Area Healthcare Educational Learning Partners (HELP)

Ever heard of HELP?  The HELP Group (Healthcare Education Learning Partners) is a group that helps seniors learn about different types of services, facilities and medical equipment available to them.  It's simply to educate seniors about what's out there - for them!

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Migraines, Heart Attacks and Strokes May Be Linked

My wife, Jenny, is a migraine sufferer and I'm sad to read the news that migraines, heart attacks and strokes could be linked.  A recent study involving 28,000 women demonstrated that migraines with "auras" (flashing lights and/or blind spots) contributed to heart attacks and strokes.

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The Albion Fellows Bacon Center Tackles the Topic of Youth Produced Sexual Images or Teen ‘Sexting’

The mission of Albion Fellows Bacon Center is to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our communities through advocacy, education, support services and collaborative partnerships.  So how does this mission relate to the topic of Youth Produced Sexual Images?  Well, in order to understand that relationship we need to look at what this topic is.  This

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Energize Evansville is Back! Fitness In the Park This Saturday Morning

With one year under their proverbial belts, the "Fitness In the Park" events with Energize Evansville are back for 2013. You are invited to attend and participate in these FREE monthly events. The next one is this Saturday, January 19th!

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Fighting the Flu – Evansville Hospitals Have New Visitor Policies

The flu outbreak is really bad and the hospitals in the Evansville area are taking precautions to protect patients. St. Mary's and Deaconess Hospitals have implemented the following visitation restrictions:

No visitors with flu-like symptoms

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Evansville’s Annual ‘Energy for Life Walk’ Set for May 4th

The annual event will help raise funds and awareness for those battling Mitochondrial disease, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects the cells ability to produce the required energy needed for the body to function properly.

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