Health

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Exercise Your Way Into a New Year

By: Nicole L. Koontz— Muncie, IN—For many Americans, the holidays are several weeks packed with the hustle and bustle and stress over wearing the perfect outfit, picking out the perfect gift and hosting the perfect party. During all of this, they find themselves stressed out and lacking energy. Many forget…


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Donna Corder Lost 185 Pounds And Gained Her Life Back

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Muncie, IN – December 15, 2016, was the beginning of a journey. A journey that, yet unfinished, would amount to losing nearly 200 pounds, walking easier, breathing easier, and looking toward a future filled with confidence and adventure. Donna Corder’s first visit to the IU Health Ball…




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Jay County Leaders Sign Agreement to Join IU Health

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Portland, IN – Jay County Hospital will officially join IU Health on March 1, becoming IU Health Jay Hospital. The announcement followed a vote of approval from the Jay County Council and Commissioners and the signing of the definitive agreement between Jay County Hospital and IU Health. The…


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Bethel Pointe Health & Rehab Earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award 

By: McKensie Monroe, Admissions Coordinator— Muncie, In– Bethel Pointe Health & Rehab has been recognized as a 2017 Bronze – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality…


Photo by: Mike Rhodes in his Beluga Merrell Performance Footwear.

Ready for Black Friday? Comfy Shoes Make All The Difference For Shoppers

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Lacing up a comfortable pair of athletic shoes before hitting the shopping mall this holiday season is highly recommended by Ball State’s Henry Wang, an exercise science professor who studies biomechanics in the university’s College of Health. He points out that athletic shoes designed for walking…


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Six Basic Tips to Frying a Turkey The Safest Way Possible

By: Author Paul Kenny,  former VP of Ingredients at Kraft Foods and supper club enthusiast— Get a turkey that fits in your fryer A turkey in the 12 to 15 pound range will work well. Most turkey fryers will fit a turkey of less than 15 pounds. Larger turkeys increase the chances…




As the 9N Adult Surgical Unit remodel comes to a close, leaders take a tour and learn about the space and upgrades. From left to right: IU Health East Central Region President Dr. Jeff Bird, Administrative Director of Medical/Surgical Services Chanel Venable, IU Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Al Gatmaitan, construction engineers in the background, Clinical Operations Manager Teresa Elliott, and Projects and Plant Operations Manager John Ward.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Opens New Adult Surgical Unit

By: Dawn Fluhler— Muncie, IN—Last month, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital revealed a brand new, modern, spacious and technologically rich Adult Surgical Unit. Located on the 9th floor in the North tower, the new space relocates part of the former 7th floor of the North Tower, where patients stay, when…



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Jon Vanator Named Chief Financial Officer for IU Health East Central Region

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Muncie, IN –Jon Vanator has been named chief financial officer (CFO) for the IU Health East Central Region. A seasoned leader with a diverse range of experience in budget management and operational improvement, Jon will begin his work as CFO effective August 21. “We are excited to…



Dr. Kendal Baker and the Emergency Department team review trauma patient care. Photo courtesy of IU Health/Ball Memorial Hospital.

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $500,000 to Strengthen Medical Education in Muncie

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—A series of grants totaling $500,000 is helping to reshape how future doctors are trained in Muncie. BBF awarded grants for the effort to four partnering institutions: IU School of Medicine-Muncie, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, Ball State University, and Meridian Health Services. The grants…