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NorthShore Health Centers' "Big Brother & Sister Class" Gives Kids a Dose of What to Expect When Mom is Expecting

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Throughout the region, there are many resources like birthing classes, parenting classes, and even support groups for expectant mothers. But what resources exist for young children who are about to become a new brother or sister?

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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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NorthShore Health Centers Smoke Free Policy

 rot1The Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County would like to recognize NorthShore Health Centers for their adoption of a smoke free policy. NorthShore Health Centers is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. The following smoking policy that has been adopted shall apply to all employees, visitors, and patients of NorthShore Health Centers.

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Guiding Students with Sensory Processing Disorder to Academic Success

Brain-Balance-2-28Sensory processing disorder (SPD) can be experienced in different ways, making it particularly challenging to manage for parents and teachers. Some children experience hypersensitivity while others have hyposensitivity. For a few, they might have both.

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Q&A: How Does Coronary Artery Disease Develop?


A: “First, let’s discuss what coronary artery disease is,” said Cardiologist Akram Kholoki, M.D., FACC. Dr. Kholoki explained that coronary artery disease (CAD) is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries as a result of a buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries.

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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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