Close to the Heart

They say that the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. For cancer survivors, the connection between your cardiovascular system and your overall health is at the heart of the matter. Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the two most common causes of death worldwide. Together, they constitute nearly half of all deaths in the Read More »

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer poses a threat to nearly every woman in every corner of the United States. Many of us can name friends and family affected by the disease. Fortunately, with early screenings and medical research, breast cancer is no longer a sudden discovery with little hope of recovery. Both men and women should recognize the Read More »

Raising Awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Not only is the DCMH Senior Life Solutions program working to raise awareness during the month of September, but they work hard to engage and educate the community on the importance of emotional well-being every day.  Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone Read More »

Your Hips Don’t Lie

The phrase “hips don’t lie” says it all. Hips not only provide shape and support but also enable movement, making them among the most important parts in the body. PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES! The American Heart Association recommends thirty minutes of physical activity each day. In addition to flexing your creative muscle, dancing is Read More »

My Achy Breaky Body: Orthopedic symptoms you can’t ignore

Does your body sound like a bowl of breakfast cereal—you know, snap, crackle, pop? Many of those joint sounds are actually normal. But, if you’re singing the achy-breaky blues, it’s time to stop ignoring your symptoms and make an appointment to see your doctor. Musculoskeletal problems, such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, and chronic joint Read More »

Grills, Guys and Good Health

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and this summer, take the time to enjoy, kick-back, throw the ball around and fire up the barbecue. Worrying about your health can make life difficult to enjoy, so make sure that this summer, and every season, you are working to help prevent and lower your risk for disease Read More »

May: Better Speech & Hearing Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was founded in 1927, by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The aim of BHSM is to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech, and to take action if they think there might be a problem. Treatment can then be given Read More »

What is the thyroid?

What is the thyroid? The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland located inside the neck in front of the windpipe (trachea) and below your voice box (larynx), helps to regulate the breakdown of food in the body. Working alongside the thyroid is the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain, which produces thyroid-stimulating hormones Read More »

National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the Read More »

Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan for an Emergency?

  While hurricanes Harvey and Irma have dominated the headlines, the reality is flooding, winter storms and other severe weather events can hit Indiana at any time. Natural disasters can strike quickly and force families like yours to evacuate your neighborhood. But families can and do survive such circumstances if they make preparations in advance. Read More »

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