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Healthy U @ Work - April 2014

rot5Here is the Healthy U @ Work - April 2014 issue. Healthy U @ Work is a program provided by WorkingWell that is designed help employees keep up a healthy lifestyle while at work or at home. In this issue you will find great information on pertinent topics like:

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Porter Regional Hospital Hosts Women’s Health Seminar

PCH womens-health 040914-1As part of a series of community-focused wellness clinics, Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday evening hosted a seminar to help teach attendees on various aspects of women’s health.

The presentation was given by Annabel N. Yuen, D.O., who practices out of the Westchester Medical Group in Chesterton. Dr. Yuen’s exhibition centered on some of the important facts and numbers surrounding female health, focusing especially on the illnesses and diseases women face as they age.

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Annual Starke County Health Fair May 13, 2014

porterstarke logoKnox, IN–Starke County residents are invited to attend the Community Health Fair Tuesday, May 13 from 2 pm to 7 pm (Central time) at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center, located at 55 E. Lake St.

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Indiana One of Nation's Best in Providing Complete Tobacco Cessation Treatment Coverage

Tobacco-education-prevention-logoIn the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Indiana is cited as one of seven states providing comprehensive tobacco treatment coverage for Medicaid.

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Life Care Center of The Willows Hosting Stroke Awareness Event

Event flyer 2014-page-001May in Nation Stroke Awareness Month. Life Care Centers of the Willows feels that it is important to be prepared in case you or someone you love suffers from a stroke.

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Fall Prevention Advice Offered to Mallwalkers

mallwalkers-1Jennifer Homan (right), trauma program coordinator for Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, discussed how to prevent and treat falling problems during a demonstration titled, Stepping Out: Limit Your Risk of Injuries, which was presented at the March 26 at Franciscanfit Mallwalkers installment at Southlake Mall in Hobart.

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Lifesaving Device is Less Invasive, Offers Patients Alternative Heart Therapy

DrDasariwSICDPatients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest in need a safety net for their heart have a less invasive option available with a new subcutaneous implanted cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD). Electrophysiologist Raghuram Dasari, MD, on staff at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, was first in Northwest Indiana to perform the defibrillator implant with an ICD that does not require leads in the heart. He completed the minimally-invasive procedure Feb. 5 on 26-year old De’lanio Blackman at Community Hospital in Munster.

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