A Look Back at Porter-Starke's Annual Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium
The annual tradition for Porter-Starke Services, Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium is right around the corner and coming up next month. The symposium, which happens each year in May, is vital to Porter Starke Services and their ongoing efforts within the community. The event helps raise awareness on various subjects including mental health, resiliency, and more. Each year, Porter Starke Services donates more than $20,000 to support individuals, programs, and services that aid mental health issues and substance abuse treatments.
A device for new mothers in crisis, born out of one woman’s experience as an abandoned infant, is now available at Franciscan Health Michigan City, as the Safe Haven Baby Box received its formal blessing on Tuesday.
In observance of National Donate Life Month this April, Porter Regional Hospital held a flag-raising ceremony to spread awareness and hope while encouraging attendees to act now and make the decision to become an organ, eye or tissue donor.
The volunteers at Porter Health Care System enjoyed a celebratory luncheon at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso on April 11, during National Volunteers Week.
The ARA Gary Dialysis Center started bustling with patients back in January, but official opened its doors on Thursday April 11 when Northwest Indiana Nephrology and the American Renal Associates (ARA) celebrated the new facility’s Grand Opening. An open house allowed patients and community members to explore the highest standards for renal care in the Region.
Located right off I-80/94 at 1705 W. 25th Ave., the new dialysis center is directly connected to Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Gary office. Featuring state-of-the-art treatment options and comfort care in a convenient location, NWI Nephrology and ARA strove to make dialysis as easy and comfortable for patients as possible.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Porter Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
Did you know the average adult is missing two teeth? Before dental implants, dentists replaced teeth by restoring parts that were visible above the gumline with bridges. The solution allowed the patient to temporarily resume a more varied diet and smile confidently, yet only replaced half of the tooth.
Dr. Danny Hayes from Advanced Dental Concepts (ADC) explained the health and cost benefits of dental implants, and why it’s important to pick the optimal tooth replacement option.
“Tooth replacements in the past relied on fixed bridges or removable partial dentures,” he said. “The advantage of dental implants is that they replace the entire tooth – crown and root - and help prevent bone loss. Without the root of a tooth or a dental implant, bone loss is an ongoing issue and concern,” Hayes said.
Because of this, dentists may...
Three Northwest Indiana residents, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Community Healthcare System were honored Wednesday, March 27, during the 13th annual Disability Awareness Awards at Genesis Convention Center, Gary. The awards, from the Mayor’s Organization on Disabilities (MOD) and Gary Human Relations Commission, honor those who make outstanding contributions to improving the lives and opportunities of people with disabilities.
Franciscan Health representatives joined Indiana first lady Janet Holcomb, health advocates and Northwest Indiana leaders at a luncheon on April 4 to address the state’s high rate of infant mortality.
At Frontline Foundations, the mission is simple: be a hopeful presence for young men and women suffering from substance abuse. Frontline strives to provide effective treatments and an immediate and strong recovery support system to those who are struggling.
The ongoing opioid crisis has no distinct face. Anyone can suffer from addiction, regardless of income, demographics, health, or age. Pregnant women and their newborns represent an affected demographic with unique struggles.