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Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute celebrates expanded facility

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Patients embarking on their weight loss journey will find more comfortable surroundings after an expansion of the Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute that has doubled its size.

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Franciscan Health Foundation partners with Purdue Extension and Duneland Health Council to bring healthy cooking to Michigan City

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Members of the media are invited to the first of a series of classes on preparing healthy meals being held in a new mobile kitchen facility that was made possible by a grant from the Duneland Health Council.

Weather permitting, Chef Erik Tannehill will present the 45- to 60-minute class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Walker Park Community Garden at 900 Walker Street. Chef Tannehill will be taking produce out of the garden and preparing a meal. Attendees will receive an Aldi gift card and shopping list to purchase the ingredients to prepare the meal at home. The first class of 10 participants has been filled.

The project is an outgrowth of the community garden project in Michigan City’s Eastport neighborhood. Franciscan Health Michigan City is a key sponsor of the effort to help limited-income families eat...

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Running the Region with Kellyn: Wheeler High School freshman Emma Hellwege qualifies for state

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Wheeler High School track athlete Emma Hellwege had always been told she had talent. From the time she started running as a 6th grader, her coaches noticed she had a gift, and couldn’t wait to coach her up into the high school level. This year, finally a freshman, she ran her first season at the high school level, a journey that ended with something young runners everywhere dream of: a trip to the State finals.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital present Healthy Night Out


Many people have loved ones that have suffered from breast cancer. It’s important to be familiar with the risk factors and signs of breast cancer in order to know when to reach out to a medical professional for a screening.

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital hosted a Healthy Night Out, where Jennifer Sanders, Mammogram Tech and Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital, gave a presentation on breast care at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, Ind.

Healthy-Night-Out-2019-11There were also vendors offering massages, manicures, and more. The vendors included Wellness & Retreats, Kauffman Chiropractic, KEPT Concepts in Healing, and...

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St. Catherine Hostpital offers health classes


ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL OFFERS
MOVING FORWARD-STROKE EDUCATION

St. Catherine Hospital offers classes for stroke survivors and caregivers to learn how to prevent future strokes through risk detection and management in a five-part series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Catherine Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. This program is FREE. Call 219-392-7641 for more information. To learn about other programs offered by Community Healthcare System, visit our website COMHS.org.

ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL OFFERS
BONE DENSITY SCREENING

St. Catherine Hospital offers bone density screening to determine your risk related to osteoporosis. The bone strength screening with same day results is performed using the heel of the foot. Screening is available from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, at St....

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Porter Regional Hospital invites the community to support groups in June

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Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following free support groups in June:

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Hammond Fire Department captures Battle of the Medics title

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Area first responders enjoyed camaraderie, food and friendly competition in the annual Battle of the Medics, held at Franciscan Health Hammond, Dyer and Munster in celebration of EMS week May 20-24.

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Senior Caregiver Open House Is June 27 at Franciscan Health Dyer


Those caring for an aging parent or spouse can learn more about services offered by Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness Dyer at a senior caregiver open house from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, June 27 at the Franciscan Health Dyer South Pavilion.

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Volunteer advocates for needy adults in Lake County are sworn in


2019--fhThe Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) organization of Franciscan Health Hammond welcomed 11 new members during a swearing-in ceremony recently with Lake Superior Court Judge Bruce Parent and Probate Commissioner America McAlpin.

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June dates set for blood drives at Franciscan Health


2019-blooddriveFranciscan Health will host several Heartland blood drives in June. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome and will be seen if the schedule permits. Photo ID is required. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. For more information about these drives or to schedule an appointment, visit www.heartlandbc.org or call 800-7-TO-GIVE.

    • Wednesday, June 5, 9 AM to 2 PM, Franciscan Physician Network Hammond Clinic, mobile coach, 7905 Calumet Ave., Munster. Donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat while supplies last.
    • Thursday, June 6, noon to 4 PM, Franciscan Health Dyer, 4th Floor – Classroom G, 24 Joliet Street, Dyer. Donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat...

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Building ‘Yes Brains’ at Porter-Starke Services’ 2019 Living, Balance & Hope Symposium

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“What we give attention, what we really pay attention to, can change how our brain is firing and wiring," said Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, keynote speaker at Porter-Starke Services’ tenth annual Living, Balance & Hope Symposium.

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