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Drug-Free Workplace Symposium

Empower-Porter-CountyThe Drug-Free Workplace Symposium is hosted by EMPOWER Porter County, the county's initiative to reduce substance abuse, the Valpo Chamber, the Duneland Chamber, and the Portage Chamber, as a service to help provide valuable information and will allow for candid exchange of ideas to reduce the liability of employers, ensure the safety of employees, and increase the productivity and profitability of the business.

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New Parent Classes Offered from NorthShore Health Centers, Babies R Us

NorthShore-BabyNorthShore Health Centers has partnered with Babies R Us to provide classes for new parents!

Breastfeeding 101
Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as a Certified Lactation Consultant offers professional advice and practical tips to help prepare you for a successful nursing experience.

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IU Northwest Students to Offer Free Health Screenings on Gleason Path Oct. 3, 24, Nov. 14

‘Healthy Path’ program is public service provided by health services students

rot3Area residents who frequent the walking path at the Gleason Golf Course in Gary, immediately west of Indiana University Northwest, will have the opportunity to get free health screenings between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., October 3, 24 and November 14.

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Respiratory Care will be Addressed at Oct. 16 Franciscan Alliance Program in Crown Point

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Crown-PointFranciscan Alliance will host a respiratory symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Marian Education Center Suite C at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St.

Topics, presented by guest speakers, will include advances in intervention pulmonology, the future of health care solutions, auto servo ventilation for complex sleep apnea, the synchronicity of ventilation and lung cancer screenings.

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Lymphedema Program Oct. 22 at Breast Care Center

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Crown-PointFranciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point will offer a “Prevention and Management of Lymphedema,” program at noon Oct. 22 in the Breast Care Center of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, located on the third floor of the Burrell Professional Center (southwest of the hospital’s main entrance).

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Porter Health Care System Offers Emergency Medical Services Class

Emergency-Medical-ServicesPorter Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course (EMT-B) beginning Nov. 4, 2013 through May 28, 2014. The class will be presented on Mondays, Wednesdays and an occasional Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at EMS Station 2, 2206 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso.

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Porter Regional Hospital Presents October 2013 Community Wellness Programs

October-2013-ProgramsPorter Regional Hospital will present the following free community wellness programs in October:

Dietary Supplements: “To Use or Not to Use?” That is the Question

One day you read this “new supplement” is the latest and greatest, and the next day you read just the opposite. So do you take it or not? Join Internal Medicine Physician Crystal Tuncay, D.O., to learn the truth behind dietary supplement claims and provide you with evidence to ensure their proper usage. The...

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Surviving and Thriving as a Working Mother

WorkingMother2013-2Working mothers gathered in the community room of the Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday night to hear life coach Dana Samardzich, ACC, CPC, present, “Surviving and Thriving as a Working Mother.” The speech was hardly a lecture, however, as audience members were called upon to discuss topics and perform written exercises throughout the presentation.

Samardzich started by asking the audience, “What are ‘core values?’”

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St. Mary Medical Center to Host Alzheimer's Symposium

Alzheimers-Symposium-Sept-2013Attend physician and attorney presentations, and browse a consortium of vendors providing helpful information and resources on everything from assisted living to home monitoring.

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Put a Stop to Diabetes

PedometerJoin NorthShore in the fight against Diabetes by attending one of our Diabetic Education Groups. NorthShore will provide each participant with healthy snacks, free pedometer, and free exercise stretch band.

September 27th at 1 pm
October 31st at 1 pm
November 22nd at 1 pm
December 20th at 1 pm

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Porter Regional Hospital’s Healthy Woman Program Presents Surviving and Thriving as a Working Mom

Healthy-WomanTo help women learn how to better navigate their role as a working mother, Porter Regional Hospital’s Healthy Woman Program will present, “Surviving and Thriving as a Working Mom.” The free program will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

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