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Porter Drug Free Symposium Addresses Drug-free Workplaces

porter-4The statistics are grim when it comes to employee drug use.

- Of employees who misuse drugs or alcohol, eighty percent steal from their employers.

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Exhale. Better Breathing for People with COPD or Emphysema

ExhaleIf you or someone you love has a chronic lung condition such as COPD or emphysema, don't miss this free seminar led by pulmonologist, Nikhil Madan, M.D. Dr. Madan will present tips and techniques for becoming a better breather, which is vital to the quality of life for people with lung conditions.

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St. Mary Medical Center to Host COPD Event

Gaurav-KumarIn recognition of World COPD Awareness Day, Wed., Nov. 20, St. Mary Medical Center is holding from 1 to 4 pm a FREE community educational health fair and seminar. The event places a spotlight on the signs and symptoms of COPD with a 1 pm presentation by Pulmonologist Gaurav Kumar, MD, on staff at St. Mary Medical Center. In addition, those in attendance will have access to a variety of free screenings including a COPD screening, spirometry testing and demonstrations on exercise and breathing techniques. Other support and resource personnel will be on hand to provide information about respiratory medications, oxygen therapy and smoking cessation.

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Heart Health Seminar at Hobart Family YMCA J.O.Y. Luncheon

YMCA-Yellow-GreenFind out more about Heart Health at a seminar from 11:30 am to 1 pm, Nov. 14 at the Hobart Family YMCA. The seminar, presented by Cardiologist Anas Safadi, MD of St. Mary Medical Center, is part of the J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Fellowship Luncheon.

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Vaccines. Which Ones Do Adults Need?

VaccinesInfluenza. Hepatitis A. Hepatitis B. Shingles. Measles. Pneumonia. Vaccines aren't just for children. Which ones do adults need, and when? Gerontologist and internal medicine physician Tania Ghosh, M.D., will provide the facts you need to make informed decisions.

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Porter Regional Hospital To Present Community Wellness Program "Becoming a Better Breather"

Dr-Nikhil-MadanPorter Regional Hospital will present “Becoming a Better Breather” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

According to Pulmonologist Nikhil Madan, M.D., healthy lungs are a vital part of everyone’s well-being. Join Dr. Madan to learn how to keep your lungs healthy and manage chronic conditions such as COPD and emphysema.

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Breathe. An Asthma Action Plan Can Help You Breathe Easier

Breathe-Asthma-Action-PlanDon't simply cope with your asthma symptoms. Learn how to work with your physician to manage them by developing an asthma action plan.

Join Pulmonologist Nikhil Madan, M.D., to find out how to identify asthma triggers, manage medications if symptoms worsen, and more.

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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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