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Porter Health Care System Offers Free Preventive Wellness Screenings

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will offer bone density and blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index screenings in September.

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Porter Regional Hospital Presents Childbirth Education Classes for September 2014

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in September:

Childbirth Education
This comprehensive class covers all aspects of pregnancy, labor, and birth, postpartum and newborn care. Natural coping methods will be discussed, such as relaxation and breathing, as well as the use of pain medication and epidural anesthesia. Your partner or support person is encouraged to attend with you. Register in your fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and take the classes in your seventh or eighth month. Classes will meet for four consecutive weeks from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept.3, 10, 17 and 24 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost for the Childbirth Education class is $65 per couple. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

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Porter Health Care System Presents Healthy Heart Diet Classes

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will present Healthy Heart Diet classes in September. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

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Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness Group Swim Lessons August 2014

Group-Swim-Lessons-Sept-2014Baby/Toddler Swim with Sue
Ages 6 - 36 months
Fridays, September 12 - October 17 from 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 /> Saturdays, September 13 - october 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

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Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness Briefs, August 27, 2014

fillerAqua Flex: 2x/wk for 4/wks ) MONDAY/WEDNESDAY CLASS
Sept., 1st-24th, Oct., 6th-29th, November 3rd-26th and Dec., 1-22 & 29th
Two class times are available - 8:15-9:00am or 9:15-10:00am.
Join our Aqua Exercise Instructor, Jackie Babcock, for this gentle aqua experience. Our program will provide strength, balance & flexibility benefits in a fun, motivating environment. All participants must bring their own towels & aqua shoes are recommended. This program will be offered off-site at our Working Well Regional Occupational Health Facility, 4111 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN. This program will be open to both members & non-members for ($36). Registration must be completed 3 business days prior to start date of class. Minimum attendance required. Cancellation date is 3 business days prior to start date of program. Please call Omni Chesterton at (219) 983-9832 ext.0 to register.

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Get Healthwise with Danny: How to Eat Healthy in the Summer

DannyKnowsGraphic2Danny Gonzalez, RN for St. Mary Medical Center and Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Portage Township YMCA is here to answer all of your health-related questions. It's hard to know where to start when taking steps to better your health these days. Asking the questions are easy, but find the answers...that's another story. Lucky for us, Danny makes it easy with his clear and concise (and humorous) answers to our tough health questions. Get ready to get some knowledge dropped on you!

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Porter Regional Hospital Social Worker Receives Oncology Certification

Antoinette-CardenasAntoinette Cardenas, MSW, LSW, OSW-C, Porter Regional Hospital’s discharge facilitator and social worker, recently received the designation of Certified Oncology Social Worker from the Board of Oncology Social Work.

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