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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: A Mindful Approach to Behavioral Challenges


brain-balance-mindful-approach-behavior-issuesParents know that children can be a handful, but it’s often difficult to establish when behavior difficulties are normal or are signs of a learning difference or other diagnosis. When do tantrums, acts of defiance and manipulation, fits of anger, arguments, deliberate annoyance or refusal of blame become signs that a child is not merely acting up, but needs intervention?

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Three Hospitals Host Friendly 'Battle of the Medics'


Franciscan-A-friendly-Battle-of-the-MedicsAlexia Weglewski, a Superior Ambulance Service emergency medical technician, turned in an overall winning time of 3 minutes, 57 seconds, in a “Battle of the Medics,” five-station skills and knowledge contest offered during EMS Week May 16, 18 and 20 in conjunction with Franciscan Health Munster and the Hammond and Dyer campuses of Franciscan St. Margaret Health. She received a medal for her efforts. The competition tested contestants’ knowledge and skills and speed in various components of a patient rescue process. Bud’s Ambulance Service had the best average time of 5 minutes, 2 seconds, and was awarded a traveling trophy.

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7 Ways Porterfield Family Chiropractic Benefits Children


article-074-childrenChiropractic is traditionally considered by many to be a treatment for adults. However, research shows that the treatment can be very beneficial for children. It can make birth easier and help give babies a healthy start in life. Young children can benefit from many of the childhood conditions that chiropractic helps treat. If you haven’t thought about chiropractic are for your child, take a look at these benefits of treatment; bet you’ll be convinced.

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Show Mom Some Love at Spa Blu this May


68717Fbo BC MaySpaSpecial WEBCelebrate amazing moms this month with a menu of hand-picked services. Choose any two for $105 or any three for $155, including the 25-minute blu's chaser massage, the 25-minute blu's signature facial, the 25-minute favorite shade of blu body treatment and the 25-minute deep blu tissue massage. The offer is valid Monday-Thursday in May; one discount per person. Call 888-879-7711 ext 2583 to book and appointment today.

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Ask the Doctors at Porter Regional Hospital: How Does Coronary Artery Disease Develop?


stethascope-2Q: How does Coronary Artery Disease develop?

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Porter Pays Tribute to Gary Atherton with Memorial Service

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This is the first year that Gary Atherton, Director of Porter Regional Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Department, did not coordinate his annual EMS Week Breakfast Banquet. It was always a day he dedicated to recognizing the merits of his staff. This time the EMS team spent their morning commemorating their leader, who passed away on January 13, 2016.

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Zounds Hearing is Coming to Munster

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Kevin Hand, owner of Zounds Hearing locations in Valparaiso, Crown Point, and Schererville, is getting ready to open his 4th store in Munster this June.

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FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso Receives National Honor in 2016


firstlight-jim-michelleFirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso, an award-winning provider of non-medical in-home care, today announced it has received FirstLight Home Care’s 2016 Franchisee of the Year award. The Valparaiso, Indiana office was selected from more than 110 FirstLight locations and was one of only three offices nationwide to receive the honor. The award was presented to Jim and Michelle Alex, local owners of FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso.

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Your Future Looks Bright at VisionPoint


VP 600x500 ValPrtLife Brnd May2016If you come to VisionPoint, you’ve got a bright future to look forward to. We have a lot of great services that can get you on your way to a great pair of eye glasses, better vision, and most importantly, a better quality of life.

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5 Benefits of Walking That Every Chiropractic Patient Should Know


article-073-walkingThe case for walking in order to achieve better health is not new. Doctors and fitness experts have been touting its benefits for decades. When you walk, you engage more than 200 muscles – this includes your pelvis and spine. This makes it an exceptional complement to chiropractic treatment. However, if you aren’t convinced, these five compelling reasons that chiropractic patients should walk are sure to win you over.

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8 Cardiac Risk Factors You Can Control or Treat


heart-healthYou CAN make a difference in your own heart health by managing the risk factors within your control. Consider the following eight ways you can reduce your risk for heart disease.

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