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Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on May 19, 15 at 9:03 am

“Most bug bites and stings can be safely treated at home with topical medication, such as hydrocortisone cream or ointment, or an oral antihistamine to reduce the itch,” said board-certified dermatologist Margaret E. Parsons, MD, FAAD, associate clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, Davis. “Sometimes, however, a bug bite or sting could turn into something serious, particularly if you have been bitten or stung by many insects at the same time.”

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on May 14, 15 at 10:14 am

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. seeks medical care because of a dog bite. Children make up 60 percent of dog bite victims and are often bitten in the face because of their size. In Fort Wayne there were 556 reported bites from animals, 126 of which a child under the age of 11 was the victim.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on May 12, 15 at 8:36 am

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne’s Weed Program kicks off this year on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The Neighborhood Code Department is responsible for enforcing the City’s Weed Program, which calls for weeds or grass to be no taller than nine inches.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on May 07, 15 at 7:41 am
By Melinda Meyers

Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. Don’t let these intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of your landscape. Work in concert with nature to prevent and control these pests and you will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest and landscape filled with beautiful blooms.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on May 05, 15 at 7:35 am

Indianapolis – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) today announced that the hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers enrolled in the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) are now also eligible for the state’s new Gateway to Work program. Gateway to Work, which started today, will help HIP members who enroll identify a career path that could lead to either securing gainful employment or a better job in a new industry.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on May 04, 15 at 9:34 am

What’s a simple way to lose weight, save money and help the environment? Start biking to work and you could see all of these benefits, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 27, 15 at 10:11 am

It’s the kind of moment that causes a parent to cringe — or even panic.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 21, 15 at 7:35 am

Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer two sessions of Driver Education over the summer at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St. Session I will be offered from June 10-26; Session II will be offered July 6-24.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 07, 15 at 1:50 pm

The 2015 Vera Bradley Outlet Sale begins Wednesday, April 8, and this year's selection is bigger and better than ever.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 06, 15 at 8:03 am

Fort Wayne, IN – Residents can add color to their yard while improving drainage and the quality of water runoff into our rivers by attending a Rain Garden Workshop sponsored by City Utilities.