Health



Scott Smalstig is pictured during a Wednesday press conference at the Suzanne Gresham Center. Scott presented information on Meridian's Maternal Treatment Program. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Meridian’s Rialzo 2018 Theme Announced

By: Beth Clark— Muncie, IN—Meridian Health Services’ Rialzo, its annual charity gala, will have a distinctively magical feel this year designed to focus on the new Maternal Treatment Program. Beth Clark, Meridian’s Vice President of Marketing, unveiled the theme for Rialzo IX at a press conference yesterday which is, Meridian’s…



Randy Brown, MD. Photo provided.

Open Door Health Services Welcomes Randy Brown, MD

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN—Open Door Health Services would like to welcome Dr. Randy Brown, a Board Certified Family Physician, to its Adult Health team. Before becoming a physician, Dr. Brown began his career as a pastor. When asked about this drastic career change he says, “Medicine wouldn’t leave me…


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Poor Health Can Make Cold Temperatures More Intense

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Temperatures across the northern tier of the United States are bitterly cold, but low body fat levels and thyroid dysfunction may make it feel worse, says Jagdish Khubchandani, associate professor of community health at Ball State University. He noted that people without proper levels of body…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Impacted by Damaged Fiber Optic Line

Editor’s Note: 2:24pm— The hospital has indicated all of their systems are back up and running. The hospital still recommends that patients call their provider today before heading out for a scheduled appointment or procedure.   Muncie, IN –Extreme cold temperatures overnight have resulted in an external public fiber optic line freezing…