Health / Wellness

What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is an important law that  protects the privacy of people who are receiving medical care. HIPAA does a few different things, including preventing medical professionals like nurses, doctors,... read more

Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day

Content warning: suicide Every year nearly 800,000 people around the world take their own lives. In 2016 alone, Indiana lost 1,042 Hoosiers to suicide. Many more attempt suicide. In the United States, it’s the 10th leading cause of death overall, and the second... read more

Alternative Medicine

When seeking medical treatment, people may look at many types of care options. Beyond the common approaches of medicine or surgery, some people may look at alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is also sometimes called complementary or integrative medicine, and... read more

August is National Breastfeeding Month

On August 6, 2011, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) declared August as National Breastfeeding Month. The USBC was formed in 1998 as an independent nonprofit organization. Their mission is to “drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that... read more

How Soap and Hand Sanitizer Kill the Coronavirus

How Does Soap Inactivate Coronaviruses? Published: March 20, 2020 Total Running Time: 00:03:16 Coronaviruses are surrounded by the same type of membrane that surrounds human cells. Learn how disrupting this membrane with soap or alcohol inactivates the virus. Find out... read more

A Good Story Can be the Best Medicine

I love a good story. I have since childhood when I spent a great deal of time around much older adults who would tell us stories about their lives growing up. Stories are great medicine. I think of them as medicine for the soul. Remember the Chicken Soup for the Soul... read more


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