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IWCI Shows Knowledge on Workers Compensation at Seminar

IWCI-Seminar-2014-1The Work Comp 360: IWCI Northwest Indiana Chapter Annual Seminar took place on Wednesday at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville. The IWCI (Indiana Worker's Compensation Institute, Inc.) is a networking group of workplace professionals who promotes and conducts programs of general education in worker's compensation and related areas.

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How Low Back Pain Sufferers Benefit From Chiropractic

article-88-low-back-painHere's your latest Health & Wellness update from Dr. Ryan Porterfield

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Music Helps Cancer Patients Heal on a Positive Note

Ukulele-II-2013If you listen closely, you may hear the sounds of pickin', strummin' and hummin' coming from the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. The Centre is offering beginner and intermediate Ukulele Classes to cancer patients and their caregivers.

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President Honors Volunteers during Red Cross Month

blood-drivePeople worldwide rely on humanitarian aid from the American Red Cross during times of great need. For 133 years, the American Red Cross has been a place where people mobilize to help their neighbors during emergencies and disasters. And each spring since 1942, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President acknowledges that role and encourages volunteerism and blood donation by proclaiming March as Red Cross Month.

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How Chiropractic Can Help Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia-PatellaOne of the most frequent causes of pain in the knees is due to chondromalacia patella, a condition that involves the softening or degeneration of the articular cartilage located behind the kneecap. The pain and inflammation of this condition is usually due to incorrect tracking of the kneecap as it glides across the bottom of the thigh bone. There are a few possible causes for this abnormal tracking: if we examine those with the highest risk of chondromalacia patella, such as young people; women; the knock-kneed and flat-footed; dancers; runners; skiers; and soccer players, we can see why most cases are due to the influence of hormones, misalignment in the hip, knee or foot, congenital defects and excessive wear and tear.

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How to Cope with COPD This Winter

Cope-COPD-WinterWeather changes are one of the many factors that can trigger symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. Some of these symptoms are shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing and mucus production. The third leading cause of death in American, COPD is the collective name for a group of conditions, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airway disease.*

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Porter Regional Hospital Relocates Valparaiso CareEXPRESS to LaPorte Avenue

CareEXPRESSThe Valparaiso CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Center in Porter Regional Hospital’s Valparaiso Medical Center on Roosevelt Road is relocating to 809 LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso on Saturday, March 1. The new site, which is located directly across from the former hospital, will now offer expanded hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week as well as on-site lab and x-ray services – and no appointment is necessary.

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