Guests at the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club were recently treated to a special presentation by Michael Uzelac, a dentist representing Sleep Airway Solutions who focuses on the study of sleep medicine. The topic of the day's presentation was sleep apnea, and the warning signs, as well as preventative measures, to keep those with the sleep disorder safe.
Asthma 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.
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.
If you have low back pain, or have had it, you are not alone. Experts estimate that around 80% of people will experience some type of back problem as some point in their lives. The Global Burden of Disease 2010 lists low back pain as the number one cause of disability worldwide. The good news is the majority of back pain is mechanical in origin or is not organic. This means that infection, cancer, fracture, inflammatory arthritis, and other serious conditions are not the cause. In fact, you may benefit by looking to your feet, knees and hips as the culprits.
Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is in America alone, with more than 100 million sufferers in the whole world. So, exactly what is sleep apnea? And if suffering from it, what are the solutions?
There has been an increasing number of professional athletes and athletic teams in recent years that have chosen to use chiropractors to treat their injuries, help manage their pain, and help keep them at the top of their game in terms of performance and stamina. Top athletes like Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Vernon Davis, and Aaron Rodgers recognize that value in good chiropractic care and have incorporated it into their overall health and wellness programs.
Horizon Bank has long been known for sponsoring popular fitness events in the community such as Tour de La Porte, but they also place a great emphasis on health and wellness among their team. With a wellness program that boasts many incentives for employees to engage in healthy activities and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Horizon has cultivated an atmosphere that truly values fitness and health.
Migraines affects an estimated 38 million people, including children, in the United States alone. Worldwide, that total jumps to 1 billion. In fact, migraine ranks number three among prevalent illnesses in the world and number six among disabling illnesses. More than 90% of people who suffer from migraines are not able to function normally or work during an attack.
Members of the La Porte County community donned their brightest red attire and convened at Michigan City’s Uptown Center on March 16th for a very special morning of celebration, nourishment, support, and action. Presented locally by Franciscan Health Michigan City, as well as Team Toyota, and Strack & Van Til, the La Porte County Goes Red for Women Breakfast opened the door to one and all, inviting them to participate in a fun, social environment that was tempered with awareness for women’s heart issues. As Jennifer Young, Socials Director for American Heart Association, put it, “LaPorte County Goes Red, made possible by Franciscan Health Michigan City, Team Toyota, and Strak & Van Til is uniting the county raise awareness for the number one killer of women - heart disease. Today, our hearts were impacted as we are challenged to be...
Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. The onset of symptoms is gradual, steadily worsening over time, then resolving. The entire process occurs over a one to three-year period. The limited range of motion in the shoulder that is a primary symptom is also one of the signs that doctors use to diagnose the condition. An x-ray may be used to determine if an underlying condition such as a broken bone or arthritis may be causing the problem.