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Franciscanfit Mallwalkers Program Addresses Skin Cancer Risks

sun-senseSun Sense: Risk Factor and Skin Cancer Prevention, was the title-topic of discussion at the June Franciscanfit Mallwalkers program at Southlake Mall in Hobart. Presenter Margaret Mudd, clinical manager of dermatology for Franciscan Medical Specialists, told attendees of skin cancer risk factors, how to make sense of sun protection products and methods to be proactive with skin cancer screenings. Blood pressure screenings also were available.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health to Offer Diabetes Education Classes Later in 2014

rot4Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point will offer a series diabetes courses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July, August, and September. The program is recognized and fulfills the standards governed by the American Diabetes Association.

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Volunteer Appreciation Event Thursday, June 26th

Tobacco-education-prevention-logoThe Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County is having a Volunteer Appreciation event at Zao Island on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Community Hospital Community Programs in July 2014

Aquapheresis-TherapyCommunity Hospital Offers Free Stroke Support Group
Our Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors, caregivers, and family to educate them on their continued path to recovery, increase confidence, and create a forum to share experiences and provide hope to others. The next group will meet on July 16 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at Community Hospital, located at 901 MacArthur Blvd., in Munster, Ind.

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Franciscan Alliance Facility Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

rot3Franciscan Healthcare Munster’s outpatient Imaging Department located at the Munster Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

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Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp Provides Lessons for on and off the Court

diabetes-basketball-campEric Minor (center), Chicago Bulls Training Academy lead instructor for the fourth-annual Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness-Schererville, provides instructions for proper layup techniques to some of the approximately 30 campers on hand this year. The free program, which ran June 23 to 25, is offered for children and young adults, aged 5 to 18, who have diabetes. Diabetes educators from Omni and from Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond, Franciscan Medical Specialists and from other area hospitals, also were on hand to monitor participants’ blood sugar levels and provide other assistance.

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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage”

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, July 19 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women mammography screenings and a complimentary brunch one Saturday a month.

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