A Healthy You / Medical Reference

Opioid Recovery Website

posted Oct 4, 2017, 8:21 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 9:50 AM ]

Hoosiers battling opioid addiction have a new online resource to help them find the help they need Level Recovery.

It’s designed to be a one-stop hub of information on the state’s opioid crisis. That includes facts and data, as well as information about what state lawmakers and others are doing to curb drug abuse. In addition to resources for those with substance abuse disorder and their families, the website also has information for health care professionals, emergency responders, and community leaders.

It’s Never to Early to Get a Flu Shot (8/3)

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:45 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

Posted on August 3, 2017
Author Anita Goodan, WKVI 

Local pharmacies and health departments are getting ready for the flu season. Flu shots will be available soon.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect against influenza. The flu vaccine is said to reduce doctor’s visits and missed work and school. Those who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications, including the elderly, infants, pregnant women and those who suffer from certain health conditions, should get a flu shot early.

The CDC says the composition of the U.S. flu vaccine is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses.

If children have fast breathing or trouble breathing, bluish skin color, suffer from dehydration, can’t interact, or develop a fever with a rash, these are symptoms that require an emergency room visit.

If you suspect you have the flu, stay home from work or school, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue to prevent the spread of the virus, wash your hands often with soap and water, and clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.

Vouchers Available for Free Mammograms

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:26 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

Posted on July 26, 2017
Author Anita Goodan, WKVI 

Women in Starke or La Porte Counties who do not have the resources to pay for screening and diagnostic mammograms may apply for a voucher for these services.

Vouchers are available for low-income, uninsured or underinsured women age 40 and older and women of any age who are at-risk for breast cancer. Women should contact their physician’s office to see if they meet the qualifications for a voucher.

Vouchers are made available thanks to grant funding through the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. $18,000 in grant money was secured for this year to help in this effort.

Contact the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte for more information at (219) 326-2471.

Is It Heat Exhaustion OR Heat Stroke?

posted May 18, 2017, 4:21 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:37 AM ]

From the Facebook page of the North Judson - Wayne Twp Volunteer Fire Department:  As the temps go up remember stay hydrated and try to keep cool.

Tornadoes: Plan Ahead for Safety

posted Mar 22, 2017, 11:52 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

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

SAD = Seasonal Affective Disorder

posted Feb 15, 2017, 10:37 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:39 AM ]

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   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

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.

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   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:36 AM ]

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 May 24, 2017, 11:37 AM ]

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

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