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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…


Betty and Bill Retherford. Photo provided.

Early Detection is Key: Lung Scan Saves Veteran’s Life

By: Jacob Taylor—  “Nag them. Urge them. Love them. $49 Lung Scans.” Those are the words that Betty Retherford saw on a billboard while traveling to Muncie in late August of 2015. She instantly thought of her husband, Bill Retherford, and decided to register him for a scan at Indiana…



Seren Frost Fryatt. Photo provided.

Former Muncie Woman, Seren Fryatt Helps Transform Liberian Youth

By: Brenda Mackey— Within four days, former Munsonian Seren Frost Fryatt earned two honors: She appeared on Beyond Sport’s list of 50 Most Inspiring People in Sports (along with David Beckham, Muhammed Ali and Billie Jean King) and also earned the organization’s Courageous Use of Sport Award. Seren today leads…



Ontario Systems. File photo.

Ontario Systems Achieves Five-Star AchieveWELL Rating for Worksite Wellness

By: Casey Stanley— Ontario Systems, a leading receivables and revenue cycle management technology and services provider, announced it has achieved a Five-Star AchieveWELL rating for worksite wellness from the Wellness Council of Indiana. The company was awarded a three-star rating last year and has since worked to advance its programs…


2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit

Eight Local Companies Recognized as Being Wellness Certified

By: Nancy Norris— The 2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit was held on October 8th in Indianapolis.  Eight companies from Muncie Delaware County (see list below) were recognized and received awards for meeting the criteria from the Wellness Council of Indiana to be wellness certified. According to America’s Health Rankings conducted…



Krista Barnes applies a TruDenta® cold laser treatment to a headache patient.

Muncie Dentist Greg Pyle Successfully Treats Patients With Chronic Headaches

By: Mike Rhodes— About 2 years ago, Muncie Dentist Greg Pyle began implementing the TruDenta® pain relief system to treat patients experiencing issues with recurring headaches and migraines. The TruDenta® system was born from the Sports Medicine Industry and much research was put into developing the unique pain relief system. TruDenta® is…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. File Photo.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Receives American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Award

By: Neil Gifford— Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to…


Cover-Tek staff outside their building at 926 W. Main St., Muncie

Cover-Tek Celebrates Two Years of Growth in Muncie

By: Melanie Howe— In 1986, Cover-Tek opened its doors for blood work, and corporate drug and alcohol testing. Thirty years later, they’ve expanded to offer comprehensive health and wellness screenings to both corporate and private entities, as well as immunizations, safety training, and DNA paternity testing. When the opportunity to…


Female competitors performing WOD 1 Cluster ladder during Downtown Throwdown II.

2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition Celebrates Fitness

Photos and story by: Lorri Markum— The 100 block of Walnut Street in Muncie became the proving ground for the area’s top CrossFit athletes this past Saturday during the Second Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition, hosted by The Arsenal. Drawing 33 athletic teams from Bloomington, South Bend, and other surrounding…


IU Health Blackford Hospital Wins Nation’s Most Wired Award

By: Lucy Harcourt Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital recently earned the 2015 National Most Wired Hospital recognition  for the second year in a row. IU Health Blackford Hospital continues to provide phenomenal techniques by joining technology with patient engagement. Hospitals and Health Networks sponsor the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard…



Heart Scan for $49 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Lower Your Risk of a Heart Attack with a $49 Heart Scan

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States? Did you know that every year about 1.1 million people in the United States have heart attacks? Early detection and knowing the symptoms play important roles in heart attack…