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Journey Senior Living Hosts Dr. Mark Simaga for Information Session on Alzheimer's and Dementia Diseases

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso is working every day to weave itself into the fabric of Valparaiso. One of the many ways they endeavor to do so is by hosting educational events for the community aimed at bringing additional knowledge to those in attendance. Thursday’s presentation by Dr. Mark Simaga was no exception as he came to discuss Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

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NorthShore Health Centers Celebrate National Chill Out Day with Kona Ice

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The NorthShore Health Center of Portage and Kona Ice of the Dunes teamed up on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate this year’s National Chill Out day - the official end to the tax season.

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Life Care Center of Valparaiso Receives 5-Star Rating

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Life Care Center of Valparaiso has been celebrating some great news lately. The team was recently awarded a 5-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an achievement which has generated much excitement around the facility!

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How Chiropractic Helps Asthma Sufferers


article-173-asthmaAsthma is a chronic lung disease that is marked by narrowing and inflammation in the airways. The condition causes recurring periods of symptoms that include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. It often starts in childhood, but it affects people of all ages and adults can suddenly experience an asthma attack. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAI), approximately one in 12 people in the United States has asthma – and that number is growing each year.

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Rittenhouse Holds Wii Bowling Championship

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The 3 Rittenhouses (Valpo, Portage, & Michigan City) have had a resident Wii Bowling Championship for 3 years.

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Porter Regional Hospital Dedicates April 2018 as Donate Life Month

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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

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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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Vein & Laser Institute Offers Nonsurgical Option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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A new cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment is now available in NW Indiana for men looking to treat their enlarged prostate symptoms without the risks and complications associated with surgery.

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Pumps Fitness Spotlight on Tom Yogan

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My name is Tom Yogan and I have been a member of the Valparaiso community since 1993.

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Porter Regional Hospital First in the Nation to Achieve Heart Accreditation

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Porter Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services for Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation – Version 3. The hospital was notified of the achievement at the end of February, during national heart month, culminating a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with atrial fibrillation, commonly called afib.

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David Steinberg Ensures Continued, Meaningful Advancement at Porter Regional Hospital

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With the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the healthcare system, hospitals must strive for continued improvement and innovation. Over the last year, Porter Regional Hospital has seen such growth, with much of the credit going to David Steinberg, Quality Improvement Data Manager, who has recently been named Non-Clinical Manager of the Year.

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