Health

Living Well With Heart Failure Disease

By: Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation— Muncie, IN—Heart failure, sometimes called a “weak heart,” is a serious and progressive disease that develops over time and is defined simply as, “a heart that is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands.” If left untreated, the inadequate blood flow  causes the organs to progressively fail. This can result in numerous medical complications which reduces quality of life. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart Failure Society of…

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IUSM-Muncie Center Participates in Local Food Bank Distribution & Healthy Lifestyles Promotions

By: Joe LoPilato, Derron Bishop, & Hanna DelaGardelle— Muncie, Indiana—Students, staff, and faculty of Muncie Center for Medical Education/IU School of Medicine-Muncie participated in the Second Harvest Food Bank Distribution. Over 50 members of the Muncie campus helped pass out foodstuffs, including dairy, grain, and vegetable products that will impact an estimated 1000 families. In addition, students went car-to-car to conduct health histories and connect individuals to the new student-run Healthy Lifestyle Center (HLC) in Muncie. In total, they were able to sign up 42…