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Archive for May 2013

Health Ministries Clinic reports second year of school dental screenings

Newton, Kan. – For the second consecutive year, Health Ministries Clinic organized and conducted school dental screenings in Harvey County. During the 2012-2013 school year, nearly 2,800 children – or 95 percent of those enrolled – received a free screening. Students ranged from age 3 to 6th graders at 10 attendance centers including those in…

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Prairie View promotes workplace wellness during Mental Health Month

Newton, Kan. – What happens when stresses of work and family collide? Overwhelmed while caring for her elderly mother after an automobile accident and further burdened by budgetary and supervisory responsibilities where she worked, Catherine (not her real name) snapped at coworkers. She could not concentrate on work or family problems and found herself missing…

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Get up and moving

Newton, Kan. – Do you find yourself running in circles? Prairie View director of recreation Carla Back recommends doing just that. “Any kind of physical activity can give you a ‘feel good’ sensation,” Back said, whether you’re literally running in circles or doing half-marathons. Over time, as physical activity becomes part of your daily routine,…

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Work continues on Pine Street Renovation Project

Newton, Kan. – Thanks to the generosity of those who have given and pledged to the Pine Street Renovation Project, three local healthcare organizations are closer to occupying a new building together, located at 215 South Pine, Newton. Sharing common space will allow Prairie View, Health Ministries Clinic and the Harvey County Health Department to…

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Prairie View awarded KDOT grant for transportation

Newton, Kan. – For the sixth year the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) with its Bureau of Transportation Planning has awarded Prairie View a one-year matching grant for the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program. Funding goes toward the development and maintenance of transportation services for welfare recipients and low-income individuals to and from jobs in…

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Prairie View calls attention to children's mental health

Newton, Kan. – May 9 marks National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. It calls attention to not only the 20 percent of U.S. youth with mental illness, but to those yet undiagnosed. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the United States with half of…

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May is Mental Health Month: "Pathways to Wellness"

Newton, Kan. – “Pathways to Wellness,” this year’s theme for Mental Health Month, calls attention to ways all of us can work toward achieving an overall sense of well-being, including both mental health and physical health. “Wellness is an essential part of living a full and productive life,” said Kathy Pearce, PhD, licensed psychologist and…

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