Health

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…


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…