Fort Wayne

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Most ten-year-olds spend their summers playing and taking a break from school but Jaden L. Miller spent his summer managing a lemonade stand by his house. WBOI’s Araceli Gomez-Aldana caught up with Jaden and his friend Karsen Long, while they sold lemonade. They talk about his motivation and what he is going to do with the money he earns. 

You can find Jaden’s lemonade stand on the corner of Sherman Avenue and Putnam Street. 

Dupont Hospital

Dupont Hospital is now one of 14 hospitals nationwide to earn a Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. 

Super Shot

After a measles outbreak in 1992, local hospitals joined forces to provide children free or low-cost immunizations. 

Out of those efforts a non-profit was created with a mission to break down the barriers of access and cost by operating four immunization clinics throughout Allen County. Super Shot has made vaccinations accessible to the community for 25 years. 

Community Fair Aims To Curb Infant Mortality Rates

Aug 6, 2018
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

CareSource is a nonprofit health plan whose mission is to help mothers stay healthy. They hope to curb Indiana’s high rates of infant and maternal mortality by organizing Mom and Baby Community Fairs. The fair was held in Fort Wayne in early August, one of five they are hosting statewide. 

Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Health confirmed its first death associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Indiana typically sees about 20 Hepatitis A cases a year. This year, however, there are 220 cases associated with the outbreak and over 100 hospitalizations, according to the Indiana Department of Health.