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Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer: Loving and Patient Care Earns Nurse Kudos from Coworkers


Franciscan-St-Margaret-Health-Dyer-Loving- and-Patient-Care-Earns-Nurse-Kudos-from-CoworkersAnnette Wieg, of Munster, left, a 25-year nurse in the Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond Medical-Surgical unit, happily and gratefully accepts the hospital’s annual St. Margaret of Cortona Award for excellence in her field from Linda Kraiko, interim chief nursing officer, during a packed celebration on Aug. 24. Among numerous attributes, nominators said Wieg, “always wears a smile, is smart, caring and patient, works very had to take care of patients, has an exceptional bedside manner and always is willing to help coworkers – a joy to work with.”

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Pumps Fitness Pilates Reformer Classes Taking Place in August and September 2016


pilates-reformer-Aug-Sept-2016What is Pilates Reformer?
One of the best things about the reformer is its versatility.

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Porter Physician Group Seeks to Help Children Start the New School Year off Right


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonKnowing when to take young children to the doctor for well-baby and well-child checkups is easy, because the schedule for immunizations and development checks is fairly standard. However, beyond age 5, things are less clear because children do not need any immunizations until they are around 11 years old and fewer development milestones occur, according to Louis Miceli, D.O., a Family Physician with Porter Physician Group Primary Care.

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How Posture Affects Your Health


article-087-postureYour mother always said don’t slouch – turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues.

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15th Annual Tour de La Porte Helps Community Fight Cancer Together

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The second day of the Tour de La Porte brought out over 1,000 runners and walkers and over 120 volunteers for a total of three races. Held at Soldiers Memorial Park, participants were able to compete in either a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon.

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What Do You Do With Wet Shoes?


EXM-What-Do-You-do-with-wet-shoesWith the rain over the past couple of days, we've had a few calls on what to do with your wet feet and shoes. It basically comes down to GOOD SOCKS & NEWSPAPER.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Earn Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards


Community-Healthcare-System-Get-with-the-Guidelines-2016The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has presented the hospitals of Community Healthcare System with Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center staff for their commitment and success in treating stroke patients with the most appropriate, timely care according to national guidelines based on scientific evidence.

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Shed Those Post-Vacation Pounds in 2016 with Franciscan Alliance, Inc.


Franciscan-Shed-Those-Pounds-2016Now that everyone is winding down their summer vacations and getting ready for the start of the school year, it is time to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to lose some of those pesky vacation pounds from Franciscan’s Kelly Devine Rickert, a registered dietician and health coach.

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Are You Up-to-Date on Your Vaccines?


Porter-Uo-to-Date-on-Vaccines-2016For many parents, back-to-school time means school physicals and immunizations, but it’s a great time for adults to schedule an annual well check, too.

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Franciscan Alliance: Healthy Breakfast Recipes!


rot6Looking for a quick healthy breakfast idea? Check out two of my favorites below!

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Support Group to Help Moms Get ‘Beyond the Baby Blues’


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonIf you are experiencing postpartum feelings, Porter Regional Hospital wants you to know you’re not alone and help is here for you.

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