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On the Beat – Health & Fitness

February 15th, 2018 by

GROUP IS HELPING BLOOMINGTON BECOME A MORE DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

Jan. 13, 2018

Linda Margison, Bloom Magazine

A group of ten local residents urge businesses to create a welcoming environment for dementia patients. This includes becoming certified and training at least 50 percent of employees to properly interact with patients, such as allowing extra time for them to answer questions.

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MILLENNIALS FLOCK TO NURSING AT TWICE THE RATE OF BABY BOOMERS, STAVING OFF SHORTAGE

Jan. 5, 2018

Shari Rudavsky, IndyStar

After baby boomers began retiring, the nursing industry faced a potential workforce shortage. Fortunately, the millennial generation is “nearly twice as likely to be nurses” as its grandparent’s generation, said IndyStar health and medicine reporter.

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 FUEL FOR WHEREVER YOU GO: LOCALLY-MADE MEAL BAR PRESENTS HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

Nov. 30th, 2017

Annie Browning, Bloomington Beat

In 2013, former IU Track and Field coach Rachel Walter invented her own all-natural snack bars with enough nutritious ingredients to act as a meal while traveling. Four years later, the bars are sold in 18 different states and are featured around IU’s campus.

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RISE OF 24-HOUR-GYMS ALLOW LOCALS TO ACHIEVE THEIR FITNESS GOALS REGARDLESS OF SCHEDULE

Nov. 30th, 2017

Briana Huskin, Bloomington Beat

When the balance between school and work provides slivers of workout time for locals, they rely on 24-hour gyms. In addition to providing access at odd hours, the personal interactions between staff and customers set gyms like The Iron Pit and Anytime Fitness apart from others.

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COLLEGE STUDENTS FAR OVERESTIMATE STIMULANT ABUSE, RESEARCH FINDS

Nov. 17, 2017

Caroline Anders, Indiana Daily Student

A University of Washington study found that college students “have an inflated view of prescription stimulant abuse,” often overestimating the number of peers using medications like Adderall and Ritalin for nonmedical purposes.

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