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Alzheimer's Association to Host Free Session on Legal and Financial Planning on June 25

AlzheimersAssociation“Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease,” a free workshop on care options and legal and financial issues related to Alzheimer’s disease, will be offered on Tuesday, June 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Portage Public Library, located at 2665 Irving Street in Portage. The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

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High School Advanced Health Class Gets Lesson from the Pros

Woodland-Care-CHSA group of Chesterton High School juniors and seniors were hosted by staff at the Woodland Cancer Care Center of Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City recently, where they were provided information on the disease – its causes and treatments – and given a tour of the facility.

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Looking to Quit Smoking? Call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline

quit-smokingEach year, tobacco use results in 5.4 million deaths worldwide. Indiana joins the rest of the world in celebrating World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

This global health observation was created to teach people about the dangers of tobacco use; to highlight public health efforts in the fight against the tobacco epidemic; and to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe.

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Conference Helps Families Relate to Loved Ones with Dementia

AlzheimersAssociationOn Friday, June 28, the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting its Spring Caregiver Conference at the Avalon Manor Banquet Center at 355 E. US Highway 30, Merrillville. The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting family members of those living with dementia as well as professionals to explore communication and behavioral management around persons with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Porter Regional Hospital Presents Community Wellness Programs for June 2013

Joint-Replacement1Porter Regional Hospital will present the following free community wellness programs in June:

A Holistic Approach to Pain and Fatigue

Do you ache all over? Are you always tired? Join Family Medicine Physician Dr. Omer Ansari to learn about the integrative holistic approach for the treatment of chronic fatigue and chronic pain. This informative and practical presentation will help you learn of various natural treatment options.

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Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine to Present ‘Signs and Symptoms of Stroke’

Center-for-Cardiovascular-MedicineIn honor of May being Stroke Awareness Month, Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine will present “Signs and Symptoms of Stroke” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Valparaiso Medical Center, 2000 Roosevelt Road in Valparaiso.

The free presentation will feature Porter’s Stroke Coordinator Nicole Stevens, RN, who will share key ways to reduce your risk of stroke and how to act FAST when a stroke occurs to save lives and brain cells.

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Portage YMCA Rocked Women’s Health Week!

Portage-YMCA-childrens-center-womens-health-week-5This past week was National Women’s Health Week. And from May 13-17, the Portage YMCA celebrated the ladies. Each day there were different activities and classes held within the YMCA and free screenings for people to participate in. They partnered with St. Mary Medical Center who helped to provide the educators and equipment necessary to make this week’s idea a reality.

“The Portage Y has partnered with St. Mary Medical Center in order to enhance the quality of life in the community through education about healthy living practices,”Danny Gonzales, RN and Health and Wellness Coordinator at St. Mary Medical Center, explained. “With the variety of total wellness opportunities that the YMCA has to offer and the hospital’s preventative screenings and education, this will help the community capture the ultimate balance of life.”

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