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Month: October 2014

Becoming Your Best Self

More than 800 people packed the Hilton Garden Inn to hear Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Neuroscience of Change. Memorial BrainWorks presented the Mary Morris Leighton Lecture “Becoming Your Best Self: The New Science of Stress and Willpower.” Thank you to the Leighton- Oare Foundation for funding the lecture series. Kelly shared insights about the latest research on motivation, temptation and procrastination, and turning them into easy-to-use ideas to transform habits, persevere at challenges and make successful...

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Home Care Takes the Show on the Road

On Sept. 19, Elkhart General Home Care staff held a wellness fair at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community for the residents and staff. Home Care associates talked with about 100 people and provided non-fasting blood glucose, blood pressure, balance and oxygen saturation...

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Rookie of the Year

During the week, Chad Hartzell strategizes recruitment plans and talent development for Beacon Health System, but on weekends, the Director of Talent Strategy strategizes how he’s going to pass another racecar. This past summer marked Chad’s 11th year of professional racing and his first with 600cc non-wing sprint cars. He concluded the season at Plymouth Speedway by achieving a season best second-place finish, finishing third in total points and being named Co-Rookie of the Year. Every Saturday from May to August, Chad raced his sprint car against at least 20 other drivers around a dirt oval track at speeds...

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Heroes for the Half Shell

It sounds like a joke: “What’s the difference between a tortoise with a respiratory infection and one without?” Answer: “A sick tortoise is lethargic!” But Potawatomi Zoo veterinarian Jennifer Boonstra, DVM, MPH, DIPL.ACVPM, knew that red-footed tortoise Nigel’s lethargy, combined with her runny nose and her blood tests, were no laughing matter. Nigel needed an antibiotic, so Jennifer called Memorial Home Care’s Advanced Pharmacy Services. As a compounding pharmacy, they fill specialty orders for physicians, dentists and even veterinarians. “They’ll spend a lot of time working with me,” commends Jennifer. “Flavorings are a major issue for animals,” explains Ann...

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