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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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Northwest Indiana Health Institutions Team with Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest - Gary to Provide Local Residency Opportunities to Local Students


You might remember that back in 2014, there was some talk about a shortage of primary care physicians in Northwest Indiana. While this is still may be the case, we’re here to bring you the good news, as always.

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NorthShore Health Centers Form "My First Tooth" Coalition to Battle Early Childhood Tooth Decay


Visits to the dentist rate pretty low on the priorities list for some families in the United States. 60% of our children will experience dental decay before the age of five.

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Porter Regional Hospital: When It’s Not A Heart Attack

not-a-heart-attack-hero_0Your heart has two systems, vascular and electric. The vascular system is made of veins that carry blood into the heart and arteries that carry blood from the heart to cells throughout your body. The electrical system stimulates the heart muscle to contract. “Heart disease” is often used synonymously with “heart attack.” However, a heart attack (the total blockage of an artery that leads to the heart) is a vascular problem. There are other kinds of heart conditions as well.

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Northshore Health Centers Teach Residents to Stretch their Wallets with "Healthy Living on a Tight Budget" Class


"Healthy Living on a Tight Budget" is one of two monthly classes provided free to the public by a partnership between NorthShore Health Centers and Purdue University Northwest. It features open conversation, delicious snacks, and tips on how to stretch your food and wallet without sacrificing your health.

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Porter Regional Hospital: 7 Reasons to Visit Your Primary Care Provider

Porter-7-Reasons-to-Visit-Your-Primary-Care-ProviderYour primary care provider (PCP) can attend to the majority of your health needs.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offering eLearning Online Childbirth Education

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonThis online version of the Childbirth Education class offers an alternative for women and their support person who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints.

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Fear Not – Knowledge is Power When It Comes to Health

Stress-test-PorterEvery day, people decide to delay or skip important health screenings because they are apprehensive. Most of the fear comes from the unknown. Porter Health System professionals are weighing in on three important diagnostic tests that can help calm your fears and maybe even save your life. To schedule any of the exams at Porter Health Care System sites, call (219) 983-8399.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Grads Ready for Real-World Experiences

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Grads-Ready-for-Real-World-ExperiencesThe Franciscan Health Crown Point School of Echocardiography Class of 2016 was honored during a graduation program that took place Nov. 17 at the Marian Education Center. The School of Echocardiography is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that prepares students for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International examinations, which are recognized as the leading choices for credentialing in the field of cardiac ultrasound.

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Porter Regional Hospital: Tips for Battling Heartburn at the Holidays


Everyone likes to feel the warm, cozy glow of the holidays, unless, of course, it’s heart burn. This common condition can give a new meaning to “fire in the belly,” and can even be dangerous if not managed well. Doing so can be more difficult during the holidays, with the temptation of large meals and acidic foods.

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Do You — or Someone You Know — Need Health Insurance?

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonNow is the time to evaluate coverage options on the Health Insurance Marketplace: Open Enrollment runs November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

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