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Franciscan Health Opens New Women’s Center, Infusion Center

Franciscan-Health-Opens-New-Womens-Center-Infusion-CenterA blessing and dedication celebration for the new Franciscan Health Women’s Center Chesterton took place Feb. 16. The event, at the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, which houses the new center, also marked the opening of a new Infusion Center and Franciscan Physician Network offices there, at 770 Indian Boundary Road. The Women’s Center’s services include the latest mammography screening equipment, breast ultrasound and bone mineral density testing.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: A Lifesaving Day of Celebration

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-A-Lifesaving-Day-of-Celebration_01Gabriel Colin of East Chicago was the guest of honor on February 20 as Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness Schererville staff, all of whom are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and members of the Schererville Fire Department, celebrated the saving of Colin’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest while using a treadmill January 20.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Five Non-Traditional Sports for a Child with Social Issues

Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Five-Non-Traditional-Sports-for-a-Child-with-Social-IssuesEvery child needs exercise, but every parent knows that scheduling the recommended 60 minutes of moderate physical activity each day isn’t easy. The challenge is magnified when your child doesn’t like or struggles to participate in the group sports and activities most schools provide. Soccer, baseball, hockey and cheerleading aren’t for everyone. Kids who are easily distracted, uncoordinated, shy or don’t enjoy team environments may prefer one of these five ideas for fun and exercise that help to limit the anxiety that can result from forced group participation:

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Dr. Miljan Stankovic - Making Northwest Indiana and NorthShore Health Centers Home

miljan-stankovicOriginally from the former Yugoslavia, Dr. Miljan Stankovic is now a physician with NorthShore Health Centers practicing at the local health care provider’s Portage-Scottsdale and Chesterton locations.

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Portage Dialysis Center: Making Dialysis Patients Feel Right At Home


American Renal Associates celebrated the opening of the Portage Dialysis Center some months back and, since that opening, the doctors and staff on hand at the Center have worked tirelessly to see that home and in-center dialysis patients get the best care available in Northwest Indiana

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Porter Regional Hospital: Women's Heart Attack Symptoms can be Different from Men's

Kommenini headshotWritten By Cardiologist Maya Kommineni, M.D.

The simple fact is that women ARE different than men and the same applies when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Compared to men, women may experience different symptoms of heart disease, which may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed until she has a heart attack.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bishop Brings Blessings, Healing Words to the Sick

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bishop-Brings-Blessings-Healing-Words-to-the-SickMost Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, visited and prayed with patients, among them Elvira Villarreal of Gary, at Franciscan Health Crown Point recently, during a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick program.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Winter Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Winter-Tips-for-Kids-with-Sensory-Processing-DisorderTransitioning between seasons can be tough for any child, but for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), the arrival of winter can be particularly difficult. With a new season comes a whole slew of new feelings, each of which may be overwhelming and uncomfortable for anyone with a sensory integration dysfunction. Luckily, there are some steps that parents can take to minimize the seasonal transition. The following tips can help ensure kids with sensory issues feel as comfortable and secure as possible during the winter.

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Hearts of Hope Lights the Way for Cardiovascular Research in Northwest Indiana


The 12th Annual Hearts Of Hope ceremony was held at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart on Wednesday. The Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the Cardiovascular Research program at the hospitals within the Community Healthcare System. The Cardiovascular Research program provides local access to new treatment options available only through national clinical trials and studies, which aim for better detection, treatment and prevention of heart disease.

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A Year of Education: A 2016 Recap of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals


2016 was a year of education for both the staff at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals and for patients of the center regarding the breast cancer disease.

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The Women’s Choice Award Names Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Among America’s Best for Heart Care

WCA_HeartCare_2017When it comes to making women and their health concerns a top priority, the hospitals of Community Healthcare System continue to be recognized as leaders in quality care. Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that these Northwest Indiana hospitals are positioned in the top 9 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.

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