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May "Spirit of Women" Seminars – Don’t Have a Stroke

Spirit-of-WomenFranciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region’s Spirit of Women program presents “Don’t Have a Stroke.”

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is “the third largest cause of death, ranking behind ‘diseases of the heart’ and all forms of cancer. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.”

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Alzheimer's Series to Address Early Stages of the Disease

AlzheimersAssociationThis program is an interactive, three-part series. There is one series for people who have Alzheimer’s and/or dementia and a separate series, running at the same time, for the Caregivers. Attend one or more presentations. These programs are offered at no cost and are open to the public. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register or for more information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association’s Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Living with Alzheimer’s--Early Stage
Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24
6 to 8 PM
Valparaiso Public Library
103 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso

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Porter Health System Presents A Community Health Fair at The Gathering Place

To increase wellness education and the importance of preventive health screenings, Porter Health System will present a Health Fair from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at The Gathering Place, 131 North Main Street in Hebron.

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Valparaiso Campus
814 LaPorte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-263-4600

The Community Health Fair will feature free refreshments, as well as the following free health screenings and education:

  • Blood Pressure: Learn more about your heart’s functions and how important this number is.

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St. Mary Spreading Stroke Awareness Through May Symposium

National-Stroke-Awareness-MonthMay is National Stroke Awareness Month. St. Mary Medical Center is hosting a Stroke Symposium on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Four informative lectures will take place that day:

9 am – Emergency Medicine, Stroke, and TPA
Daniel Kowalzyk, D.O.
Medical Director, Emergency Department

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Feeling Your Best: An Integrative Medicine Approach

St-Mary-Integrative-SessionsStress & Fatigue: How Your Body Responds

Karin Patterson, D.O., St. Mary Medical Center

Family and Integrative Medicine Practitioner Dr. Patterson discusses how your body reacts to stress, as well as the signs, symptoms and treatment of adrenal dysfunction and other common hormonal imbalances. Dr. Patterson is board certified in Family Medicine, fellowship-trained and board-eligible in Regenerative and Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and in the process of obtaining a master's degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Health through the University of South Florida.

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Portage Rotary Hears Update on New Porter Hospital

Rotary-Porter-1On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Porter Health System's CEO Jonathan Nalli & CHS Transition Planner, Colleen Tymensky spoke at the Portage Rotary Club regarding Porter's state of the art replacement hospital and the transition to the new site to a full room of Rotarians, guests and friends. Jonathan Nalli started the meeting with the literal nuts, bolts, dirt and concrete about the new location, the marvelous facility and what it brings to Porter County.

If you thought moving into that new home, or apartment, was complicated because you had to call NIPSCO, the water company, your insurance company, sign a million sheets of paper after a never ending negotiation, pack up all of your belongings besides the kids and pets, you cannot imagine what it takes to build a new facility, get the staff trained on all the new equipment, learn where everything is, while running the existing facility at the same time.

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PNCWA Spring Luncheon Presents "Creating a Healthier Home"

The Purdue North Central Women's Association (PNCWA) will host its spring luncheon, "Creating a Healthier Home' with guest speaker Kristi Marsh on Saturday, April 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144. The luncheon is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for PNCWA members and $25 for non members, which includes lunch and the keynote speaker presentation.

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1401 S US 421
Westville, IN 46391
Phone: 219-785-5200

Guest speaker Marsh was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at age 36 and had three young children at home. At that point, she started on a quest to eliminate harmful chemicals from her life and environment. Marsh will educate the audience on the topic of becoming a self-advocate for their own environmental health. Audience members will get a glimpse on why harmful ingredients are in household products and cleaning products, what their choices are and how to become a more vigilant consumer.

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