Health



City Hall. File photo.

City of Muncie Offers Cooling Centers During High Heat

Muncie, IN—During these times of such high heat indexes, starting today (7/22) and lasting till Sunday (7/24), Mayor Tyler along with other organizations are opening up cooling centers throughout the city. City Hall’s first floor will be open along with all seven of Muncie’s fire stations to assist with citizens…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. File Photo.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Awarded Accreditation From Joint Commission

Muncie, IN— Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its healthcare quality and safety. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and…




Glow sticks are a safer alternative to traditional sparklers, especially for younger children. Photo by Mike Rhodes

Fireworks Laws and Safety Tips Hoosiers Need to Know

By: Indiana Department of Homeland Security— Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer. “Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their…


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Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings on July 21

Muncie, IN —Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a free cervical and breast cancer screening at the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Practice Center on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The screenings offered are a…


Camp MD – Muncie, 2015 Campers. Photo by: Joe Lopilato

Camp MD is a Free Camp for High School Students Interested in a Health Career

Muncie, IN – In an effort to increase the number of physicians who are underrepresented in medicine and who elect to practice in underserved, rural areas, the Northeast Indiana AHEC is proud to sponsor this free event: Camp MD – Muncie. In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, NEI-AHEC…


Bike/Walk event on May 25th for Longfellow Elementary students. Photo provided.

Bike/Walk Event Celebrates Longfellow Students

By: Gerry Moore, Principal, Longfellow Elementary School— There is an African adage that states, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”  This statement was put into action in a unique way last month for Longfellow Elementary students. Bright and early on Wednesday, May 25, volunteers from a bevy…


Muncie Mall. File photo

Muncie Mall’s New Mall Walker Program Begins May 3rd

Muncie, In —Muncie Mall, East Central Indiana’s family-friendly shopping destination, will launch the Mall Walker Program on Tuesday, May 3rd  to support the healthy lifestyles of Muncie residents. This initiative, sponsored by Waters Edge Village, will feature monthly breakfasts, early access to Muncie Mall and added amenities. “We’re proud to…




BMH Bike Club Ride. Photo by: John Disher

Healthy Community Alliance Launches April 14th in Muncie

By: John Disher— Leaders of local organizations are encouraged to learn more about a new community initiative aimed at making our community become a healthier place to live learn, work and play. The Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware and Blackford Counties will hold information sessions on April 14 to explain…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. File Photo.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement

Muncie, IN— Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has selected Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and…