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VNA Taking Tricia’s Scholarship Applications


VNA-Taking-Tricias-Scholarship-ApplicationsThere is still time to apply for Tricia’s Scholarship. The VNA and the family of Tricia Marie Simpson Russell, a nurse at the VNA until her death, established Tricia’s Scholarship in 2008 to assist individual nurses or nursing students to advance their education. Last year, the committee awarded scholarships in the amount of $3,000.

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The Mop Squad: 5 Health Benefits of a Clean Home

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There are many times we’ve heard people say, “Why bother cleaning the house?” or “Our house is clean… I picked everything up.” What most people don’t realize is that just by picking up the house, they are not being healthy. The Mop Squad has provided us with 5 Health Benefits of a Clean House.

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Franciscan Health: Women Inspired to Live Happier, Healthier Lives

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A Franciscan Health, Inspiring Women Happy, Healthy Holiday event drew nearly 200 attendees to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton Nov. 30, where they were offered screenings for balance, blood glucose and pressure, bone density, body mass index, foot health and skin cancer, along with entertainment, refreshments and a wealth of information from expert speakers such as William Espar, MD, who is shown discussing heart health for the holiday season.

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Local Physician Weighs in on New Blood Pressure Guidelines


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonThe American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines this month that are sure to re-categorize many Hoosiers into the danger zone for hypertension. Jay Shah, M.D., a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart Valve Center for Porter Health Care System, said that while the new guidelines may seem scary for people who previously thought they were healthy, they represent an opportunity for Americans to recognize the signs of unhealthy blood pressure sooner.

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Franciscan Health: Alison Sweeney urges crowd to Move It, Shake It, Live It!


Franciscan-Health-Alison-Sweeney-urges-crowd-to-Move-It-Shake-It-Live-It-2017_01Actress, TV host, producer, director and author Alison Sweeney, known as a woman who can balance career, family, health and wellness, brought an inspirational message to nearly 300 Northwest Indiana residents Oct. 8 as keynote speaker at the Inspiring Women Move It. Shake It. Live It! event at the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. The free event was sponsored by Franciscan Health and focused on women’s health, also by offering free health screenings for women of all ages.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Celebrates Five Years of Survivors with Pink Party

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Pink balloons swayed in the autumn sun as dozens of women, men and children formed an enthusiastic parade of pink, spreading Breast Cancer awareness for this very special occasion.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy Accepting Paramedic Training Applications through November 1st

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CROWN POINT | The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for its next paramedic training program, which will take place starting in January.

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Community Healthcare System's PVD Awareness Symposium Educates the Public on Specifics of the Disease

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Education is key to maintaining the health of the community, and that’s exactly what Community Healthcare System is doing with their L.I.V.E. Program and their Peripheral Vascular Disease Awareness Symposium that they held at Community Hospital on Thursday.

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Porter Regional Hospital: Injury Pain or Just a Good Workout?

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Is that twinge you feel indicative of an injury, or just the sign of a good workout? Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or someone trying to work fitness into your daily routine, you’ve probably dealt with pain at some point. There’s a difference, though, between the “burn” you feel after a hard workout and injury pain.

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Porter Hospital: Ostomy 101 – Local Support is Right Here


Porter Hospital-ostomy-101Millions of Americans live with wound, ostomy, and continence disorders. There’s a place right here at home where community members can get care and support in a comfortable atmosphere.

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Porter Regional Hospital: Need a Screening Mammogram on a Saturday? Porter Has You Covered.


Pink-at-Porter-RegionalLadies – you’re busy. We know how it feels! Pink at Portage is here to help.

Presented by Porter Health Care System, this special monthly event is offered the third Saturday of each month so women can conveniently complete their annual screening mammogram. The next program is from 7 a.m. to Noon, Sept. 9, in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, 3630 Willowcreek Road, Portage.

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