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Porter Regional Hospital Partners with The Milk Bank, Accepts First Milk Bank Donation

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A new milk depot at Porter Regional Hospital is offering babies in our communities access to the highly-nutritional benefits of human breast milk, while providing an opportunity for local mothers to donate their excess breast milk for our tiniest infants in need.

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NorthShore Health Centers Skates Alongside Community at Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair

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In honor of National Health Center Week, an annual salutation to the mission and triumphs of health centers across the United States, NorthShore Health Centers invited the public to come celebrate with their team of healthcare professionals. Following the first leg of the fair earlier this week, NorthShore Health Centers took over Sk8 World in Portage to continue their Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair.

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Community Hospital Welcomes Practitioners to Physician Network


chs-stock Community Hospital recently welcomed new physicians to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Wellness Warriors at Inspiration Wood Go Green with Essential Oils for Cleaning

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There is no need to get out the rubber gloves and masks when cleaning this spring. You can make simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from essential oils. Creating your own cleaning products is safer for the environment and for your family and pets as well.

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Addison Pointe Offers Stroke Recovery Program


Addison-PointeAddison Pointe now has two nationally certified stroke rehabilitation specialists: BethAnn Fabugais OTR, CSRS and Flora Ellis PT, CSRS!

Addison Pointe offers:

  • A specialized approach to stroke rehabilitation integrating the clinical expertise of our nationally certified therapists with well-founded evidence based researched strategies to achieve maximum functional outcome utilizing high tech rehab equipment standardized assessments.
  • Evaluations completed in less than 24 hours including weekends.
  • Therapy 7 days a week and follow-up outpatient services with flexible scheduling and private entrance.
  • Specialized rehab equipment to enhance treatment outcomes.
  • Alter G Zero Gravity Treadmill
  • ACP Modalities
  • Biodex Balance Trainer
  • Keiser Hydraulic...

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Okuyamba Fest 2018: Celebrating a 10-Year Partnership Between Center for Hospice Care and PCAU

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On any given day, most would not think twice about the accessibility to over-the-counter medicine for a headache or a visit to the doctor for a fever. For many parts of the world, access to any healthcare is a challenge, especially end-of-life care. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) is focused on expanding access to palliative and hospice care to all in Uganda. PCAU also encourages us to think about our own privileges, be thankful for them, and consider those who are not so fortunate.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology's New Munster Dialysis Center Showcases New Standard for Renal Care

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Many dialysis patients spend three or more hours three times a week at a dialysis center getting essential, lifesaving treatment. For these patients, little is more important than than a modern, comfortable facility with friendly and trustworthy staff. On July 31, the American Renal Associates and Northwest Indiana Nephrology opened their brand new, large-scale dialysis center to the public for an open house to showcase a new standard in the region for renal care.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: A Warming Gesture for Cancer Patients

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As part of a public service campaign in partnership with the Chicago-based Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, International Subaru of Merrillville representatives Chris Smith, sales manager (left, white shirt) and Nick Ferguson (right, white shirt), recently donated 80 blankets, “to spread hope, love and warmth,” for cancer patients at Franciscan Health Crown Point.

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Franciscan Health’s new Munster Cancer Center brings Incredible Technology to Northwest Indiana

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After first breaking ground just three years ago, the Franciscan Health Cancer Center in Munster is now proud to welcome patients from all around Northwest Indiana. What started as a hopeful vision where patients in the Region could receive cancer treatment close to home, has now come to life and is even more incredible than anticipated.

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Inspiration Wood: Ron’s Oil Journey

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In September of 2017, I attended the doTERRA Global Convention with my wife, Kim and my son, Mark. I had not had much experience with oils but went along to be supportive and learn more about the company that my wife loves so much. The first presentation addressed that despite the increasing expense of healthcare in the U.S., Americans are becoming less healthy. I knew that I was an example of this. My weight was out of control and my health was rapidly declining. But I did not know how to change or if change was even possible anymore.

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Community Healthcare System offering Back to School Physicals in 2018

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Cost does not include immunizations, medications and diagnostic tests or follow up. Payment is due at the time of service. Insurance will not be billed for exam. Appointments are required. Please bring school forms.

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