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Colorectal Cancer Screening Is a Slam Dunk


Mens-Health-colorectalThe ball is in your court to take action to reduce your risk for this preventable cancer.

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Allergy Center Opens at St. Catherine Hospital


Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor Offers Same-Day Testing & Autoimmune Therapy

chs home bannerWith one in three Americans suffering from some form of allergy, and doctor-diagnosed environmental allergies affecting one in about 50 adults, Dr. Kedar Kakodkar is taking an active role to diagnose and treat allergies in Northwest Indiana.

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Support our Military with Tips from MHA of Porter County


Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyMental Health America of Porter County supports our service men and women and honors their service to our country. Whether a reservist or full-time military person, return from deployment means the embrace of family and friends, and resuming everyday life.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology, P.C. is Here for Your Health

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It’s easier to take care of a health problem when we can physically see it changing our bodies. However, many maladies begin on the inside, and if left untreated can move an okay situation into the realm of dire. This is why we have doctors, individuals trained in different sections of the medical world who help us maintain our health.

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Loved Ones Live On Through Organ Donations at Service at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer


dyer-ceremony-2016Vicki Olds, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, left, is consoled by longtime friend Tanisha Basham, of University Park, Ill., before they spoke at an annual and emotional Donate Life Prayer Service at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer April 23.

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How Porterfield Chiropractic Helps Those That Suffer from Sciatica


Sciatica is a common back ailment that affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States. It is most prevalent in people between the ages of 25 and 45. Sciatica is characterized by a shooting pain that originates in the lower back and travels down through the hip, buttock and back of leg. The pain can be so severe that it inhibits mobility and can prevent people from working, taking care of their home, or just enjoying their life. Traditionally, doctors have treated the condition with medications and some invasive therapies, but chiropractic treatments have been found to be extremely effective in alleviating the pain and curing the condition.

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Pumps Fitness Blog: The 7 Worst Items in Your Kitchen


sodaSure, you consider yourself to be a healthy person, but do you really have healthy food in your kitchen? You’d be surprised how many fattening foods you’re still buying and eating. Keep reading to learn the 7 Worst Items inside your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator.

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Count on Porter’s CareExpress Urgent Care Centers for Prompt Care of Minor Illnesses and Injuries

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When you need to see a doctor but you can’t get an appointment until next week, what do you do? Take the next available opening? Go to the ER? Decide to tough it out? With Porter’s CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers you now have another choice – a smart, cost-effective and convenient one.

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Breast and Bone Health Tips from Methodist Hospitals Breast Care Center


NWIndiana-Breast-Care-Center-HealthTipsBone health is a topic that is often overlooked. We don’t see our bones; therefore we don’t think about them until something goes wrong. Breast health shouldn’t be a taboo subject. Breasts are part of our bodies, and we need to take care of them just like we take care of the rest of ourselves. The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center has important tips that can help you maintain good bone and breast health. They are easy to follow and your body will thank you.

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Porter Regional Hospital is First in the Region to Receive “CuddleCot™” to Help Bereaved Parents

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The loss of a loved one is always difficult to deal with, but the loss of an infant brings up pain that nothing can compare to. For those who know, it is a pain that never leaves you. But there are those who are taking steps to ease the trauma that is caused when new parents lose a child in a stillborn birth or shortly after being born.

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Porter Physician Group’s Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center Expands Service in Portage


portage-hospitalPorter Physician Group’s Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center recently opened a new location at Portage Hospital, 3630 Willowcreek Road.

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