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Franciscan St. Anthony Health Auxiliary Hosts Amish Bakery Fundraiser July 15

rot6The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Auxiliary will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 9:00 a.m. July 15 in the hospital lobby, 1201 S. Main St.

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Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition of Porter County Honors Volunteers

pc-tobacco-free-2014-1Health professionals and members of the community gathered at Zao Island Thursday evening for the Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition of Porter County’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Night.

“Each year we like to say a special thank you to our volunteers because they have dedicated their time over the past year to help educate citizens about the dangers of tobacco and promote the resources available to those wanting to quit,” said Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition Program Coordinator Susan Gleason. “Some have utilized their time within their organizations, while others volunteer to assist in whatever ways are needed.”

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Franciscanfit Mallwalkers Program Addresses Skin Cancer Risks

sun-senseSun Sense: Risk Factor and Skin Cancer Prevention, was the title-topic of discussion at the June Franciscanfit Mallwalkers program at Southlake Mall in Hobart. Presenter Margaret Mudd, clinical manager of dermatology for Franciscan Medical Specialists, told attendees of skin cancer risk factors, how to make sense of sun protection products and methods to be proactive with skin cancer screenings. Blood pressure screenings also were available.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health to Offer Diabetes Education Classes Later in 2014

rot4Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point will offer a series diabetes courses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July, August, and September. The program is recognized and fulfills the standards governed by the American Diabetes Association.

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Listen Up, Ladies! Program Provides Direction on Healthy Living

ODonoghue-03Michael O’Donoghue, M.D., a dermatologist with Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, discusses facial aging and skin cancer during a recent Listen Up, Ladies! event at Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City. The free program was sponsored by the Franciscan Alliance Spirit of Women healthy living initiative and also included discussions by Chad Glazer, M.D., a Franciscan St. Anthony Health facial plastics specialist, who also addressed aging and skin care; and David Fumo, M.D., a Franciscan St. Anthony Health gastroenterologist, who related methods to treat and prevent heartburn.

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Volunteer Appreciation Event Thursday, June 26th

Tobacco-education-prevention-logoThe Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County is having a Volunteer Appreciation event at Zao Island on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Meet Porter Regional Hospital's High Performing Associate: Sarah Grcich

Sarah-Grcich 1Sarah Grcich, MSN, Ed., RN, BC, CWOCN, takes nursing to a whole new level with her devotion and passion to helping patients and caregivers live with and care for ostomies.

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