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Now's Your Chance to Become an EMT with Franciscan Health Medical Services Academy 2017 Summer Course


franciscan-health-2016ppEnrollment is open for persons interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians.

The Franciscan Health Dyer and Hammond Emergency Medical Services Academy will offer a summer course from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 1 to Aug. 17, at the Hammond campus, 5454 Hohman Ave. A fall course will be offered the first week after Labor Day.

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Costochondritis: Can Chiropractic Help?


article-117-costochondritisCostochondritis, also called Tietze syndrome, is often misdiagnosed due to the varied symptoms. It involves the ribs and, depending on the area affected, the pain, discomfort, and other symptoms can mislead doctors to underdiagnose or misdiagnose.

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NorthShore Health Centers Smoke Free Policy


 rot1The Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County would like to recognize NorthShore Health Centers for their adoption of a smoke free policy. NorthShore Health Centers is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. The following smoking policy that has been adopted shall apply to all employees, visitors, and patients of NorthShore Health Centers.

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How Chiropractic Helps Children That Suffer From Knock Knee


article-116-knock-kneeKnock knee is a condition that many children acquire when they are toddlers. Often, within a few years they grow out of it and their legs straighten naturally with no lasting effects.

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How Smartphones Are Killing Our Spines & What To Do About It


article-115-smartphones-killIt’s no secret that almost everyone has a smartphone. In fact, a series of surveys by The Pew Institute in 2015 showed that 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind. They keep us connected, offer us flexibility, and provide us with access to endless information.

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Guiding Students with Sensory Processing Disorder to Academic Success


Brain-Balance-2-28Sensory processing disorder (SPD) can be experienced in different ways, making it particularly challenging to manage for parents and teachers. Some children experience hypersensitivity while others have hyposensitivity. For a few, they might have both.

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Q&A: How Does Coronary Artery Disease Develop?

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A: “First, let’s discuss what coronary artery disease is,” said Cardiologist Akram Kholoki, M.D., FACC. Dr. Kholoki explained that coronary artery disease (CAD) is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries as a result of a buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries.

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Centers For Pain Control and Vein Care Holds A Free Health Fair: "Love Your Legs! "


This Thursday, I was one of many people to learn how to truly love my legs at the "Love Your Legs" event hosted by the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care in Valparaiso.

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Hearts of Hope Lights the Way for Cardiovascular Research in Northwest Indiana

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The 12th Annual Hearts Of Hope ceremony was held at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart on Wednesday. The Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the Cardiovascular Research program at the hospitals within the Community Healthcare System. The Cardiovascular Research program provides local access to new treatment options available only through national clinical trials and studies, which aim for better detection, treatment and prevention of heart disease.

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What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Occipital Neuralgia


article-112-occipital-neuralgiaMany headaches that people classify as migraines are actually not migraines at all. Two of the most common headaches confused with migraines are sinus headaches and occipital neuralgia.

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Watch How Easy It Is For Bacteria To Become Resistant To Antibiotics


article-111-antibiotic-resistanceAntibiotics have long been used to treat infection and illness. While they can be effective, there is a down side. Antibiotics can have some unpleasant side effects.

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