Health News

Run Honors Fathers And Community

“Encouraging” was a word many race participants used in describing their dads, and, sometimes, their grandfathers. William Harris, 79, of Fort Wayne, spoke of his father's extraordinary…

Lisa Hollister - Bike Safety

Warm weather brings bicyclist out on the road. Both bike riders and car drivers need to take preventitive measures to alleviate bike accidents. Lisa Hollister, Director of Trauma and Acute…

Dr. Trina Chapman-Smith- St. Martin’s Healthcare Clinic

Dr. Trina Chapman-Smith talks with us today about St. Martin's Healthcare Clinic located in Garrett, IN. St. Martin's Heathcare Clinic provides quality medical and dental care for acute and…

Fort Wayne Girl Scout Awarded For Saving Mom’s Life

One day in May 2016, Morgan was home with her mother, Katie Bracht, when Katie Bracht became unresponsive. A diabetic, Katie Bracht’s blood sugar level had become dangerously low. Morgan, a…

Mark Deister - Heart Ball Survivor

Local business owner and stroke survivor,  Mark Deister, shares his story of his recent stroke and the importance of recognizing stroke symptoms. Mark woke up in late November 2016 and was…

Mark Deister - Heart Ball Survivor

Local business owner and stroke survivor,  Mark Deister, shares his story of his recent stroke and the importance of recognizing stroke symptoms. Mark woke up in late November 2016 and was…

New Program Works to Improve Kids’ Lives

Whether the needs to be met involve education, medical or mental treatment or help with nutrition and housing, “I think what we're seeing is that Allen County has the resources, but we are…

Richmond 10-Year-Old Helps Others with Diabetes

Avery is a 10-year-old in Richmond who was diagnosed a year ago with Type 1 Diabetes. She has learned a lot in the last year about overcoming the challenges of this disease and wants to help…

Golf Event Has Raised $400K to Fight Parkinson’s

A golfer in Richmond was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease eight years ago. He has made lemonade from that lemon! He created an annual golf charity event that has raised $400,000 to fight…

We Are the Majority March in Greenville

Students took a stand against drugs this week as about 200 students, parents and teachers marched down Broadway. Darke County We Are The Majority is making a difference!  Here's the story:

Dr. Lisa Bergeron - Autism Spectrum

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics revealed that certain medications increase the risk of obesity in children diagnosed with Autsim Spectrum.  Dr. Lisa Bergeron, Pediatric…

Coalition Educates Community

The Coalition for a Healthy Darke County is a group of community leaders who are doing wonderful things for our community! They are working hard to educate our students and parents on the…

Kidney Recipient Thriving 5 Years Later

Five years ago, a Facebook post saved a life! Then professor, now dean at IU East, Jerry Wilde, needed a kidney. A former student created a Facebook page looking for a donor, and they found…

Group Raises $133K to Fight Cancer in Darke County

Seven years ago, a group of friends raised $5,000 for a friend battling cancer and the Cancer Association of Darke County. Every year, the event has grown. The group has raised about $133,000…

Brooke Farrington - Eating Disorder/NEDA WALK

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Director of Farrington Specialty Counseling, Brooke Farrington, provides information on how to recognize an eating disorder or body image issues in an…

Jo Faulkner -A Hope Center Banquet

Jo Faulkner, Executive Director of A Hope Center, Fort Wayne shares information about A Hope Center's upcoming Banquet to be held at the Memorial Coliseum on April 25. Bay Forrest of Focus…

Children’s Hospital Patients Get New Sheets to Feel ‘more like home’

Even the most basic items can make a tough situation, better. Young patients at Lutheran Children’s Hospital learned that Wednesday when Sheets from Home presented them with new sheets for…

3 in Union City Receive National Honors for Community Efforts

Congrats to Kevin Lawrence, Lisa Lyons, and Sharon Price on receiving national honors for their work against drug addictions in Union City! They started a support group and go above and…

Huntington Fire Department partners with American Red Cross to give out free smoke alarms

This is a great opportunity to enhance the safety of homes for our Huntington, IN families!  HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WPTA 21) - Huntington residents can protect their residences better thanks to…

Judy Tillapaugh - 2017 IPFW Health Fair

Registered Dietitian, Judy Tillapaugh, provides information about the upcoming 'Be Empowered" Health Fair held at IPFW's Walb Student Union. The Health Fair will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00…

Six local middle schools get “Breakfast in the Classroom”

Thanks to a grant received by Fort Wayne Community Schools, students from six local middle schools will have a free breakfast to start their day. "Breakfast in the Classroom" assures 2,200…

Though retired from hockey, Kaleigh Schrock always ready to dance - Komets

Though he earned almost 1,000 penalty minutes during six years with the Komets, about the only thing that scares him as much as clowns is dancing, particularly in public. So when the…

Tom Canon - Friendship Banquet for Cross Road Christian Recovery Center for Women

Tom Canon, Director of Cross Road Christian Recovery Center located in Richmond, Indiana, will be sharing information about the center's upcoming Friendship Banquet held on March 10, 2017 at…

LIFE-SAVING GIFTS: Steel Dynamics presents AEDs to Sheriff’s Department

LIFE-SAVING GIFTS: Steel Dynamics presents AEDs to Sheriff's Department Source:  The Post & Mail, Proudly Serving Whitley County, IN Columbia City, IN "Steel Dynamics has donated three…

Winchester Hopes to Start Program for Addicted Mothers

The City of Winchester is moving forward with plans to open a shelter for moms dealing with addictions.  Moms who wish to go through the program could bring up to two children with them so…