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Life Care Center of the Willows Employee Spotlight: Lulu the Shih Tzu

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Lulu, a 7-month old Shih Tzu that works at Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso, is just like any other pup – she’s sweet, playful, and cuddly. What makes the life that Lulu leads in the dog world so special and unique, is the fact that she comes into work every day with Life Care Center’s Director of Nursing Sabra Coons, Lulu’s owner. While Lulu has her puppy moments, she is amazing at fulfilling her role in her part-time position at the Center.

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Why More People Are Choosing Chiropractic


article-182-choose-chiropractic Chiropractic care is enjoying an upsurge in popularity as more people are veering away from invasive procedures and pharmaceuticals in favor of more natural treatment options for their pain. A recent Gallup poll for Palmer Chiropractic College confirms this. Of the people surveyed:

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StoryPoint's Sean Tracy Uses a Boyhood Hobby to Honor Veterans

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Everyone dreams of being able to find the job that doesn’t feel like work for them. For Sean Tracy, an employee with Independence Village and the StoryPoint Communities, he not only does his hobby for a living, but in doing so, honors veterans in these retirement communities.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Podiatrists Drs. Dennis W. Smith and Bruce J. Brincko to Methodist Physician Group Network

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Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of two (2) new Podiatrists, Dr. Dennis W. Smith and Dr. Bruce J. Brincko, to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Drs. Brinko and Smith’s areas of expertise include skin, nail and soft tissue infections/issues, diabetic foot care, wound care, sports medicine, heel pain, surgical correction of deformities and trauma and arthroscopy. They are both Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) and are Fellows by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years of Patient Care

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St. Catherine Hospital will celebrate 90 years of advanced technology, patient satisfaction and quality care in Northwest Indiana with a health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.

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New Cardiologist Inspired by Family, Early Medical Work


Porter-Regional-Hospital-New-Cardiologist-Inspired-by-Family-Early-Medical-Work When Jessica D. Williams, M.D., was 8 years old, her parents bought her a toy doctor’s kit, and it was the most exciting gift she had ever received. The seed was planted, and now this highly-trained non-invasive cardiologist has returned to her home state of Indiana to help patients with heart disease live happier, healthier lives.

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Methodist Hospitals Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2018

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Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Methodist Offers Parkinson’s Support Group, Kickboxing and Yoga Classes


rot1Methodist Hospitals offers a variety of programs for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Listed below is the schedule of summer programs in June, July and August:

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St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Awards $21,000 to Area Students

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Twenty area students pursuing a higher education degree in healthcare have been named recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary scholarship program for the 2018-19 academic school year. A total of $21,000 was distributed to the students during an afternoon reception at the hospital, 4321 Fir St., in East Chicago.

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Pumps Fitness: Teen's Need Exercise Too


Pumps-Fitness-Beginners-Guide-to-FitnessSo get 'em off the couch, pull the cell phone out of their hands, and send them to the field and the gym.

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Pumps Fitness: The Power of Habit


Pumps-Fitness-The-Power-of-Habit John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”
Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”
And Aristotle noticed that, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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