As a dedicated sports fan and athlete, Jeremy Biella thought he had his life laid out on a map. After signing to play for the Gary SouthShore RailCats in 2006, big dreams of becoming a major league player began to swirl around his mind until an injury prevented him from continuing his baseball career. Biella’s interesting in becoming a chef began to surface after receiving some life-changing and eye-opening news.
With the recognition that the new Franciscan Health Michigan City healthcare facility will be a community gathering place as well as a hospital, Horizon Bank and NIPSCO have sponsored two of the areas that will be used by the public.
GOOD NEWS ALERT! Northwest Indiana Nephrology Valparaiso is now open! The brand-new facility was designed to expand services and provide state-of-the-art kidney care to patients.
When little children have their first dental visit at Advanced Dental Concepts, they pretty much run the show. To an extent. In essence, the idea is to get them as relaxed and comfortable as possible so they can build a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
For those suffering from lung disease, every breath can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, lung cancer, air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases. UnitedHealthcare, the American Lung Association, and residents of Northwest Indiana are literally stepping up to raise funds for research, education, and patient programs at the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago on March 10.
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded $59,380 in grants to support Franciscan Alliance programs that provide screenings and post-diagnostic services. The grants assist lower-income, medically underserved Hoosier women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, with food, transportation, rent and utilities.
The last thing most people want when they get sick is a trip to the emergency department. Oftentimes, emergency care isn’t necessary to get you on your way again. Community Healthcare System’s new Immediate Care facility in Munster opened January 28 to help patients get the highest level of care they need without a trip to the ED. They hosted an open house at the new building on Saturday.
With any health screening, it’s important to make appointments with the mindset of preventing potential risks from escalating.
As we age, the smallest of falls or the simplest of colds can turn into major health issues, quickly. And, it usually takes longer to recover. Facilities like Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center like to celebrate when their patients graduate from sickness to health.
St. Mary Medical Center is one of 18 hospitals or health centers nationwide participating in the Cessation and Screening to Save Lives (CASTL) Trial, which looks to identify the most effective tobacco-cessation techniques for lung cancer screening programs. The study is being conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health and the Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Centers of Excellence Network which includes St. Mary Medical Center.