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Fall Sports Are Almost Here! Prevent Bleacher Back

It’s already August, and that means school will soon be back in session, and a new sports season is just around the corner. The excitement of cheering on your favorite team makes it easy to forget just how uncomfortable those bleachers can be, at least until you feel that dull, aching lower back pain. While there’s not an official name for the discomfort caused by sitting on bleachers, this pain is often called Bleacher Back. What is it about those hardwood or metal bleachers that causes so much pain? “Sitting on hard or metal stadium seating causes pain simply because ...

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Meet Dr. Rachel Scott

Hendricks Regional Health Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Dr. Rachel Scott, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, says a remodeling at the nationally recognized facility has helped to maximize its comprehensive, state-of-the-art oncology, radiology and plastic surgery divisions. “There was already a very well-established radiology section for doing mammography and other breast imaging, but when I arrived and the breast surgeons arrived, we decided to combine forces both from a strategy standpoint as well as geography,” says Scott, who joined Hendricks Regional Health in July of 2015. “Hendricks was able to ...

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8 Back-to-School Tips For Parents

Being a first and second grade teacher for many years, a parent, and now a pre-school teacher, owner and Director of Education, I have seen firsthand how important it is to provide a consistent, organized and healthy routine for our children. Switching from summer to school schedule can be stressful for families. Although it isn’t easy to start setting the alarm and waking your children earlier than the relaxing hours of summer, we know that all children thrive on consistency. Having a regular routine, consistent bedtimes and preparing for the next school day helps your child get ready and have ...

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Inspired Media

Greenwood Christian Academy Grad, Jeremy Miller, Launches Marketing Agency Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing For the better part of his childhood, Jeremy Miller struggled with self-doubt after suffering years of abuse and depression that brought him to the precipice of suicide. To escape the dark world he was trapped in, he began drinking and experimenting with drugs. The highs, however, were temporary and he recognized that he needed to find a better way to cope. “I started doing the exact opposite of what every depressed person feels like doing,” says Miller, 18. “I dove into the world of serving — serving ...

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A Warning to Jeffersontown Residents

My 87-year-old grandfather recently received a call from his grandson, Adam. Adam told him he had been in an accident, was in jail and would require $1,800 for bail. The conversation was charged with emotion. Adam was sobbing, hard to understand, but had pertinent information that made sense at the time. He begged his grandfather not to tell his parents and the pressure to get the situation under control before it got worse was evident. Grandpa spoke to a “lawyer”, received instructions to wire bail money and with heart pounding and a desire to help his grandson, he went immediately down to the ...

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School Daze

What School Was Like In Early 1900s Jeffersontown Writer  /  Beth Wilder, Jeffersontown Historical Museum Director When most older residents think of their school days in Jeffersontown, fond memories spring to mind of their beloved Jeffersontown School that once stood where Tully Elementary is now located. Jeffersontown had an even older graded school, however, which was located beside a barn and spring at the foot of Water Street (now College Drive). For those of you who may be unaware that College Drive originally had another name, there was probably a good reason it was called “Water” Street. In the early ...

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Chocolate to Bragg About

Chocolate Gallery is Center Grove’s Newest Candy Store Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer A bought-out candy store, an empty space in a strip mall and encouragement from their son was all it took for John and Tracey Bragg to open Chocolate Gallery in Center Grove. The Braggs were in the process of buying out Chocolate Gallery in Speedway when their son came to their house and talked about opening the store in Center Grove. The building had no paint on the walls and nothing on the floor, but they decided to open there instead of in Nashville, ...

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Q&A with Town Council Member Greg Zusan

What is your background? I am a graduate of Burlington (Wisconsin) High School, attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking. I currently work at the Brownsburg branch for the State Bank of Lizton in commercial lending. How long have you been in Avon? My family has been living in Avon since 1990. My wife and I are the proud parents of four daughters who all have been part of the Avon School System and graduated from Avon High School. When we first moved to Indiana, we didn’t know where ...

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Avon Farmers Market Is Back

Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing The Avon Farmer’s Market has kicked off again. Every Tuesday, from June through September, between 4 to 7 p.m., local vendors congregate in the south parking lot of the Avon Hendricks Regional Health Building off of US Hwy 36 to sell fresh produce, baked goods and unique handcrafted items. Tuwanna Roberson, owner of Louise’s Sweets, has been a vendor at the market for three years, selling marshmallow pops, bubblegum necklaces, gourmet flavored Oreos and caramel and chocolate-covered pretzel rods. “I started this business full-time in 2013 and always enjoy being out at the market, interacting with ...

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Summertime Pregnancy Survival Guide

We all know pregnancy is a beautiful thing…but carrying a baby in the summer? Still beautiful, just a little hotter, sweatier and more swollen. Don’t fret though, it’s easier than you think to stay cool and comfortable when pregnant during the summer months. Stay hydrated. Few things are more important to a mom-to-be than drinking plenty of water. “Dehydration can worsen pregnancy aches like swelling,” said Marty Cox, registered nurse and service line director for women’s health at Indiana University Health West Hospital. “It can even trigger contractions and increase the risk of preterm labor.” While regular H2O is best, ...

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