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Top 10 Health Articles on PortageLife in 2018

We published hundreds of articles on the PortageLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Health articles from PortageLife in 2018!


Dr. Siatras and Dr. Segel of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center Prep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is approaching fast and for most people that means pumpkins, Halloween, and a chance to indulge in candy and other sweets. For those at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center, though, the start of October kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month and a strong emphasis on their goal to stop breast cancer in its tracks.

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Center for Hospice Care and the Hospice Foundation Host 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice and 33rd Annual Walk for Hospice

Center for Hospice Care and the Hospice Foundation held their 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice this morning. For the first time, the ride was held at Center for Hospice Care's Mishawaka Campus, adjacent to Central Park alongside the St. Joseph River. The motivation for the new location was to bring attention to the Mishawaka campus and to connect the participants more closely to the cause they are supporting. The event was a double affair: Sunday morning also included the 33rd annual Walk for Hospice. The fundraiser hosted more than 400 participants and focused its support on the continued availability of compassionate care to eligible patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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Addison Pointe Stays on the Cutting Edge of Fun, Effective Physical Rehab

Getting yourself or a loved one back on their feet after a surgery seems like a daunting task at first. Rigorous physical training, often outdated methods, or simply taking the time out of a day can all make it difficult. Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton has made it a goal since they first got their start to stay on the cutting edge of rehab programs and make sure that their guests have a fun, quick, and successful experience that gets them back into their everyday routine.

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NorthShore Health Centers Breaks Ground on New Facility in Portage

On a brisk September afternoon, NorthShore Health Centers broke ground on their new flagship medical facility in Portage. The large health center will include a wide variety of services under one roof, as well as their administration. Excitement stirred from the attendees, which included NorthShore staff, politicians, and members of the community.

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Community Healthcare System Treats the Athlete in All Through Sports Medicine Program

Those with an active lifestyle or have children involved in athletic programs know the risks involved with sports and strenuous movement. Avoiding all the risks isn't an option, but being prepared is when a problem arises. That's why Community Healthcare System has an amazing group of athletic trainers involved in their Sports Medicine program who are dedicated to treating the athlete in everyone!

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Advanced Dental Concepts Wants to Change Your Perception of a Trip to the Dentist

For many people, going to the dentist can be a daunting experience. Everything from the tools to the procedures can cause a great bout of anxiety in anyone. But in the right environment with the right professionals, that anxiety can melt away. Advanced Dental Concepts has cultivated a new attitude towards dentistry by offering compassion and care along with expertise and experience.

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Rittenhouse Village at Portage Presents Donation Check to Bonner Senior Center

Staff members of Rittenhouse Village at Portage came together at the Bonner Senior Center on Tuesday afternoon to present the Bonner center a donation check.

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Porter Regional Hospital Dedicates April 2018 as Donate Life Month

Giving the gift of life through organ donation is one of the most selfless acts one can do. For the over 120,000 people currently waiting for a transplant, that gift means the world. The medical staff at Porter Regional Hospital knows this fact all to well, which is why they have decided to recognize April as Donate Life Month, an event which they kicked off on Thursday with a flag ceremony.

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Porter Regional Hospital Teams Up with Ivy Tech to Offer 2018 Spring Into Health Fair

The human body is very complex, there are so many systems that can break or decline, sometimes without the operator even realizing something went wrong. Porter Regional Hospital is constantly looking for ways to keep people aware of their health as well as potential problems and ways to prevent them. That is why they partnered with Ivy Tech to host their Spring into Health fair, to show people from across the Region that quality care is right in their neighborhood.

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WorkingWell, Franciscan Health Grows to Meet Health Needs in Portage

There is and always will be a need for health services. These services come in all forms. From ambulance and emergency services, to simple doctor's visits for a checkup and even urgent care, hospitals and clinics come in all kinds of sizes.

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