Thursday, October 30, 2014

 Barb Knutson reads a magazine on her back deck. She and her speech therapist regularly use magazines to help rebuilt her speech skills. Knutson suffered severe expressive aphasia after a stroke eight years ago, meaning she has trouble producing and ordering words to express her thoughts.

Barb Knutson was a healthy woman in her late 40s when she had a stroke while she was asleep. Now, years later, Barb and her husband, Bruce, share their story and work to help other stroke patients in honor of World Stroke Day.

Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.
 In this 2009 file photograph LPN Alisha Michael gives Leona Baker a flu shot at the Middlebury CVS. Seniors will be able to get flu shots and other health screenings at an upcoming expo hosted by Catholic Charities and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of St. Joseph and Elkhart counties

The event will offer flu shots and a variety of health screenings, including vouchers for hearing and vision exams.

Posted on Oct. 27, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.

The free, six-week workshop "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" will focus on adults age 55 and older or anyone living with chronic conditions.

Posted on Oct. 27, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.
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 Walgreen's pharmacy manager, Whitney Workman injects a customer with a flu vaccine Sept. 1, 2009, in Columbia, S.C. The Elkhart County Health Department will hold three flu vaccination clinics from October to November in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.

The Elkhart County Health Department will hold flu vaccination clinics on Oct. 28, Nov. 3 and Nov. 18 in Elkhart.

 Drawing over 2,000 participants, the mid-size Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon affords beautiful autumn views during the its loop through Fort Harrison State Park.
Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Ditching her lesson plans and report cards, community blogger and school teacher Esther Swartzentruber shares her experience running the 19th Annual Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon.

 Tony Coleman smiles for a photo with wife, Barbara, and grandaughters Sherri Moore, 13, center, and Angel Moore, 10, on Oct. 2, 2014, outside their home in Elkhart. Coleman suffers from end-stage renal disease and is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Through kidney failure, countless rounds of dialysis and an endless stream of doctor’s appointments, Tony Coleman has waited for an organ donor to save him. Find out how you can help at an upcoming event.

 FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, licensed clinician Margaret Chilcott removes her outer gloves before disrobing and sanitizing, in Anniston, Ala.  As hospitals across the country prepare for a possible new case of Ebola, demand for impermeable gowns and full-body suits has surged. Equipment manufacturers and distributors are scrambling to keep up with the glut of orders, doubling staffs and still facing weekslong backlogs. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health has opened a call center to answer the public’s questions about the symptoms, screening and diagnosis of the Ebola virus.

 County hospitals are seeking an exemption from making doctors and staff's salaries public.
Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

The workshop runs six weeks and is free and open to the public.

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