A Healthy You / Medical Reference

Plan Ahead for Safety

posted Mar 22, 2017, 11:52 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

When the tornado WARNING is issued do you know what to do?

Indiana Tobacco Quitline Offers Free Resources for Hoosier Smokers

posted Mar 16, 2017, 9:24 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Posted on March 15, 2017
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI 

Indiana smokers who want to quit can now get free help from the state. Those who enroll in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline between now and April 2 or until supplies run out, will be eligible for free medication, such as gum or patches.

The Quitline connects tobacco users with trained coaches who help them create a personalized quit plan. Officials with the Indiana State Department of Health note that counseling and medication are more effective when used together.

They add that about 20 percent of Indiana adults smoke, more than 330,000 Hoosiers live with smoking-related diseases, and over 11,000 Hoosiers die each year from smoking. State health officials say that quitting tobacco use lowers the risk for lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and several other health problems.

The Indiana Tobacco Quitline promotion coincides with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips from Former Smokers national tobacco education campaign. For more information, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit QuitNowIndiana.com.

SAD = Seasonal Affective Disorder

posted Feb 15, 2017, 10:37 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

The shorter days and colder weather of winter can make anyone feel down, especially if you live a long way from the equator. The reduced light, warmth, and color of winter can leave you feeling melancholy, irritable, or tired. But if these feelings recur each year, make it tough to function during the winter months, and then subside in spring or early summer, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression can affect your health, your relationships, and your everyday activities. But no matter how hopeless you feel, there are things you can do to keep your mood and life stable throughout the year.

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

posted Dec 30, 2016, 9:40 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

From Starke Hospital:  Think you're having heart trouble? DON'T WAIT. Get to the ER fast! Thanks to the American Heart Association for this great infographic.

Integrity Medical Center

posted Aug 24, 2016, 9:44 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Integrity Medical Center
2 S. Pearl St., Knox, IN 46534


Walk In Clinic; Medical Office Same or next day appointments Dr. Alhamwi, MD also, a Nurse Practioner

2 S Pearl St

Are YOU At Risk For Coronary Heart Disease?

posted Jun 2, 2016, 11:33 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Preparing for Paramedics

posted Jun 2, 2016, 11:31 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library


posted May 10, 2016, 9:04 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. A free government site to report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission, build a step-by-step personalized recovery plan, and put that plan into action. 

This site will: 
  • build your customized recovery plan 
  • walk you through each recovery step 
  • track your progress and adapt to your changing situation
  • pre-fill letters and forms that you can use to deal with business, debt collectors, and even the IRS.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

posted Apr 29, 2016, 11:45 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 2:49 PM ]

Support for those recovering from substance or drug abuse. 

10:30-11:30am - KNOX
Starke Hospital

6 - 7 p.m. - KNOX 
Girl Scout Cabin Next to City Hall
103 Washington St. 
Knox, Indiana  46534    

4:00 p.m. - HAMLET 
Women Anchored in Hope 
Hamlet United Methodist Church 
506 Pearl Street
Hamlet, Indiana  46532
Phone:  574-867-3161
        Services:  Support group for women recovering from substance abuse

6:30-7:30pm - Knox 
Porter-Starke Services
1003 Edgewood Dr, Knox, IN 46534

12-1pm - Knox
Church of the Nazarene
1801 S Heaton St, Knox, IN 46534

6:30 p.m. - KNOX (First Friday of Every Month)
Church of the Heartland
6020 S. 300 E.  
Knox, Indiana  46534
Phone:  574-772-2277

6:30-8pm - Knox
Eagle Creek Church
280 N 700 E Knox IN

4-5:30pm - Knox
Eagle Creek Church
280 N 700 E Knox IN

Diabetic Support Group

posted Apr 21, 2016, 2:44 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Diabetic Support Group @ IU Starke Hospital
Indiana University Health Starke Hospital has a free Diabetic Support Group meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month.  The meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. in the hospital’s conference room, and usually last an hour.  Everyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes is invited to meet and participate.

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