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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Dyslexia, At Home Activities to Strengthen Reading Skills

Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Dyslexia-At-Home-Activities-to-Strengthen-Reading-SkillsDyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and how they relate to letters and words on a page. Dyslexia is a fairly common learning disorder and is diagnosed in about 5 to 10 percent of all school-aged children. As with other learning challenges, early identification can open the door for early intervention, increasing a child’s chances of success in the classroom. Knowing the signs of dyslexia can help parents and educators identify children who need specialized instruction, learning strategies and home-based reinforcement.

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Community Healthcare System Expanding Behavioral Health Reach Serves Northwest Indiana


For more than 50 years, one health system's mental health division has stood above all others in delivering compassionate and expert care to some of society's most vulnerable members.

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Dr. Keary Bewick DDS: Caring For Your Smile


There are lots of sayings out there about smiling and the positive effects that can accompany a grin. Smiling is contagious, smiling is like medicine and smiling is our first facial expression are just a few but the reality is that the positive benefits of smiling are scientific and hard to ignore.

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Indiana Mental Health Centers Aim to Improve Infant Health

rot001Eight community mental health centers are working together to improve infant health in Indiana through their participation in a pilot program aimed at helping women deliver healthy babies.

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Now's Your Chance to Become an EMT with Franciscan Health Medical Services Academy 2017 Summer Course

franciscan-health-2016ppEnrollment is open for persons interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians.

The Franciscan Health Dyer and Hammond Emergency Medical Services Academy will offer a summer course from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 1 to Aug. 17, at the Hammond campus, 5454 Hohman Ave. A fall course will be offered the first week after Labor Day.

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10 Things Parents Need to Know About Invisalign Teen


1. What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners every two weeks. Little by little, your teen’s teeth gradually shift into place, achieving that confident smile.

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You Can Feel Brand New With Spa Blu


Have you ever wanted to just escape for a day? Maybe you have had one of those weeks and just need to disconnect and relax. Do you have a lady’s day to plan? Have a birthday coming up? Well, Spa Blu is right here in the region and has all you need to be the perfect match for all your spa needs. The team at Spa Blu keeps very up to date with all the hot new services and they asked that I come and try some of the latest new services they offer.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Play Date Tips for a Child with Social Struggles

Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Play-Date-Tips-for-a-Child-with-Social-StrugglesOne of the biggest challenges of parenting children with social struggles is worrying that they’ll be socially isolated. You know that your child has a huge heart, a silly side and a lot of interesting ideas, but will the other kids in her class realize that? Organizing small, controlled play dates is the perfect way for your child to build social skills, make new friends and enjoy all the fun of childhood.

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St. Mary Medical Center Crowns Pulmonary King, Queen During Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week


In recognition of the 2017 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12 to 18, Hoyt Ervin and Misty Fancher were crowned the “Pulmonary Rehab King and Queen” during a special celebration at St. Mary Medical Center. Both patients are active members of the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: New Telemetry Unit Enhances, Expedites Patient Care


A new telemetry/observation area opened March 20 on the second floor of Franciscan Health Crown Point. The unit, an expansion of the existing medical-surgical program, is a 22-bed facility with telemetry capabilities that will improve the efficiencies of patient bed placement through critical care departments of the hospital during times of high census.

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Rittenhouse of Portage Celebrates St. Patrick's Day With Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner

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To the sound of gentle live harp music, people from Bonner Senior Center, and Maria Reiner Senior Center gathered at Rittenhouse Village Portage to enjoy a meal of corned beef and cabbage for a great cause. 

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