Porter Health Care System will offer Healthy Heart Diet classes in December. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the Valpo Video Board announcement for the "Crucial Catch" campaign fundraiser featuring VHS Football Coach Dave Coyle, Lake Central Football Coach Brett St. Germain and Hana Tepe of the American Cancer Society, produced by the Porter County Career and Technical Center's Video Productions and Media Studies class.
Benjamin Schmid, MD (center), a gastroenterologist, receives the annual McAuley Clinic Gratitude Award from Thomas Gryzbek, Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond president, during a program at the hospital Nov. 20. Schmid, who has been with the hospital for 34 years and volunteered at the clinic since it opened in 1996, said he was “very humbled” to receive the honor, adding, “I didn’t think I deserved it, but I try to do my best to help my patients.” Schmid also thanked the clinic’s staff for its assistance and his wife of 39 years, Ann, for “making me dinners at 10 or 11 at night, when I get home, sometimes.”
Porter Regional Hospital firmly believes that the first step to prevention is education. The hospital held its Battle of the Blood Sugar event on the evening of Tuesday, November 19. Endocrinologist Ashley Therasse, MD, discussed the growing rate of pre-diabetes, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes, and eventually an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and more.