Health

Hoosier Beverage Association Supports Free Fitness in Muncie Through Cardinal Zumba

By: Erin Moore, BSU Office of Community Engagement— Muncie, IN—Twice a week, Muncie residents and Ball State College of Health faculty and students come together at Harvest Christian Church to develop healthy habits through a unique combination of exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition classes. The Cardinal Zumba program – which includes health assessments, food samples, and child care – is absolutely FREE to all participants and meets year-round on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Cardinal Zumba…

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BY5, Open Door to Host Community Baby Shower On Sept 27th

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — New and young parents are invited to attend a Community Baby Shower on Sept. 27, hosted by Muncie & Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. and Open Door Health Services.  The shower will feature several tables of community resources and raffle prizes.  “Caring for our community is at the heart of what we do at Open Door, and we want our new parents to know support for their growing families is never far…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement 

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN— Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has selected Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.  Knee and hip…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns ‘LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’ Designation

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie hospital is one of only 4 hospitals statewide and 406 healthcare providers nationwide to earn the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. Muncie, IN—IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital announced that it has achieved “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for the eighth consecutive year. IU Health Ball was the first hospital in Indiana to earn the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in 2012. The designation was awarded in the 12th edition…


IU Health Ball Ranked Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals For Treatment Of Heart Attack Patients 

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN— IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Award for 2019. The hospital is one of only 225 facilities nationwide to receive the honor.  The award recognizes IU Health Ball’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that the facility has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Ranked Among Indiana’s Top Hospitals For 2019-2020

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN—U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019-2020 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings that name Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital among the state’s top hospitals.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, part of the IU Health system, was named the No. 5 ranked regional hospital in Indiana. Besides IU Health Ball, IU Health has three other hospitals among the 10 top ranked hospitals in Indiana: IU Health Medical Center (#1), IU Health Arnett (#8) and IU Health Bloomington…


Senior Communities Holds Senior Rehab Games

By: Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center— Muncie, IN—Staying active is important for many reasons. It can give you the energy to help maintain your independence as a senior and also help to keep in check the symptoms of any illnesses. It’s also good for your memory, mood and mind. Bethel Pointe Health and Rehab is committed to this truth and recently sent a team of residents to participate in the Summer Rehab Games. Over 120 seniors across the state of Indiana…


Celebrating Mothers And Older Americans In Our Communities

By: Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation— Muncie, IN—One thing that certainly comes to mind every May is Mother’s Day; however, the month of May is also Older Americans Month. Although Mother’s Day has only been an official U.S. holiday since 1914, it had been traced as far back to the period of ancient Rome and Greece. Older Americans Month was established in 1963 via discussions between Presi­dent John F. Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Cit­izens out of concerns…


Open Door Urgent Care Now Open At E. 29th Street Location

By: Suzanne Clem— Muncie, IN —Open Door Health Services is expanding access to walk-in medical care on Muncie’s southeast side. Open Door Urgent Care is now open at 1651 E. 29th Street, next to the south Walmart. The opening marks a relocation of the community health center’s urgent care services. Open Door’s Southway Urgent Care, located in Southway Centre Plaza, saw its last patients May 5. X-ray capability and the new location’s 11 exam and procedure rooms will allow staff to diagnose…


Lower Your Risk of a Heart Attack With a $49 Heart Scan

By: Ball Memorial Hospital— Muncie, IN—Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States? Did you know that every year about 1.1 million people in the United States have heart attacks? Early detection and knowing the symptoms play important roles in heart attack prevention. Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital offers a $49 heart scan to give you peace of mind, keeping you happy and healthy. Most people…