Social isolation is becoming an increasingly common issue, with one in five Americans reporting they feel lonely. Seniors are especially vulnerable to these feelings, with nearly half saying they often
September is National Preparedness Month, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosier families to take the necessary steps to make sure households are prepared for all
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will be holding its annual “Meat” the Need Benefit on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, at Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana. This event will consist of a buffet-style dinner
The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross, with the help of its partners, reached at least 26 lives saved in Indiana through the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.
Since its launch in 2014, the
This past month, an Indiana woman in her 30s died unexpectedly and became an organ, tissue and cornea donor. In addition to saving four lives through heart, liver, kidney and lung donation and healing
This year, GiveHear was awarded $35,000 from AWS Foundation for the work of the local nonprofit hearing clinic.
AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations in northeast Indiana working to develop
On March 11, 2019, during lunch at West Noble High School, a student began to choke. A fellow student, Titus Allard, noticed and rushed over to help. Allard performed abdominal thrusts until the student
With warmer weather here, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind pet owners to pay extra attention to provisions for their animals. Animals cannot regulate their body temperature like
Imagine you’ve just cut yourself badly in the kitchen, or drove past a horrific automobile accident and someone in the car has a nasty wound. Would you know what to do?
That’s the aim of one local
The American Red Cross is pleased to announce a $375,000 gift from Steel Dynamics, Inc., funding a state-of-the-art bloodmobile to serve Northeast Indiana. A ribbon-cutting celebration was held on June
The Allen County Department of Health is partnering with Walgreens to offer free, confidential HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day later this month.
Free rapid HIV testing will be available Wednesday,
You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, Secretary of State Connie Lawson reminded financial professionals and the public throughout Indiana to be on the lookout for elder
As pool and lake season approaches, the Allen County Health Department wants to remind the community to practice safe and healthy swimming.
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week was designated May 20–26 by
Lauren Bodnar knows first-hand exactly how crucial Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is to local cancer patients and their loved ones.
The 32-year-old Parkview Cancer Institute worker said while it
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana (“GOTR-NEI) hosted a 5k Run/Walk event at Purdue Fort Wayne.. Pre-race festivities began at 4:00 pm and the race started at 5:30 pm.
Spring has arrived, and with it comes mosquitoes and ticks. These critters are not only a nuisance but can also pose serious health hazards. So the Department of Health is reminding the public of steps
Of the more than 1,300 Indiana residents waiting today for a lifesaving organ transplant, almost 100 live in Allen County. While educational efforts about the importance of being a donor continue all
The Allen County Department of Health has received another grant from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to distribute more naloxone kits to community agencies in an effort to help prevent
The first ever New Haven Health Fair will be held Wednesday, April 10 at the New Haven Community Center, 7500 SR 930 East behind McDonalds, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Theme of the event is “The Healthier
Allen County public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity.
Runway 5/23 at the Fort Wayne International Airport is usually for planes, but on Saturday, April 27, it’s nearly 12,000 feet of asphalt and concrete will be used to raise money for local military
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has launched a new free smoke alarm program for Hoosiers with a goal of installing 10,000 smoke alarms in homes in two years.
The Get Alarmed program
A positive prevention initiative designed to promote inclusion in middle schools was celebrated at Miami Middle School in Fort Wayne on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Representatives from Managed Health
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Babylon/ After Dark will commemorate its 30th Annual AIDS Benefit. The staff and friends of Babylon/ After Dark have generously hosted this event for the past 30 years,