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.

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


IdentityTheft.gov

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. 

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

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

Wednesdays: 
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

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

Fridays: 
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

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

Diabetic Support Group & Classes

posted Apr 21, 2016, 2:44 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

Starke Hospital offers a full-spectrum diabetes management program with support from certified diabetes educators and clinical dietitians who work closely with your doctor for coordination of care. All classes in the program and open to the public, and some are free. Opportunities are as follows:

Free Pre-Diabetes Classes - 3rd Monday of every month from Noon to 1:00 p.m
Come learn about the risk factors for diabetes and steps to manage pre-diabetes. All are welcome; registration is not required.  Starke Hospital 2nd floor OB Conference Room.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes - Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This is a comprehensive program to empower you to control your own health. A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Classes begin at the start of each month and continue for four weeks. Contact Patty Leonard at (219) 772-1183.

Diabetes Support Group - fourth Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. – Noon
The Diabetes Support Group provides a place to share ideas, experiences, and problems related to diabetes. Patients and support people are welcome; the program is free. The group meets in the Second Floor OB Conference Room at Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road, Knox. Contact Patty Leonard at (219) 362-2478 for information.

Individual Appointments
A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Appoints may be made with either a certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian depending you’re your needs: insulin, injectable, gestational diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring, and nutritional education.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Local Meetings

posted Apr 21, 2016, 2:30 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

You can find other meetings in the area here Area 22, District 55 meeting schedule

SUNDAY
6:00 pm - (O) BASS LAKE
"Sunday go to Meeting" (AL-ANON)
Lions Club Building
St. Rd. 210 S. Lake

MONDAY
6:30 p.m. -  (C) WALKERTON
        Koontz Lake Library
        7954 North State Road 23
        Walkerton, Indiana  46574
        Phone:  574-586-3353

7:30 pm - (C) (Step) WINAMAC
Tippecanoe Group
U.M. Church
US 35 & Spring St.

TUESDAY
7:00 pm - (C) KNOX
"Fellowship Group"
St. Thomas Church
406 Washington St.
Knox, Indiana  46366  
Phone:  574-772-4134

WEDNESDAY
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 p.m. - (O) KNOX 
            Porter-Starke Services (Al-Anon)
            1003 Edgewood Drive
            Knox, Indiana  46534
            Phone:  574-772-4040

THURSDAY
6:30 p.m. - (C) WALKERTON
        Koontz Lake Library
        7954 North State Road 23
        Walkerton, Indiana  46574
        Phone:  574-586-3353

7:00 pm - (C) NORTH JUDSON 
"12 Steppers"
U.M Church
210 Central Street
North Judson, Indiana  46366

7:00 pm - (O) NORTH JUDSON 
Women Only (AL-ANON / Co-Dependency)
North Judson Community Bldg.
417 Lane St.
North Judson, Indiana  46366

FRIDAY
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 p.m. - (O) KNOX 
            Eagle Creek Church (AL-ANON)
            280 S. 700 E. 
            Knox, Indiana  46534
            Phone:  574-772-3558   

7:30 pm - (O) WINAMAC
"Tippecanoe Group"
U.M. Church
US 35 & Spring St.
4th Friday Open Speaker Meeting

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