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Why Chiropractic Should Be A Part of Your Everyday Life


article-131-chiropractic-lifeMost people don’t even think about visiting a chiropractor until they’ve sustained an injury or need a quick adjustment to help ease pain. They typically see it as a treatment for injuries or conditions that they’ve already sustained, not as a preventative health care option. And while chiropractic care is an exceptional way to treat existing conditions and injuries, that is only half of the picture. It is also a viable health care approach that is effective in improving overall wellness. There are some very compelling reasons to incorporate chiropractic into your everyday life. Chiropractic can:

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St. Catherine Hospital Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to 23 Healthcare Students

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Twenty-two healthcare career students became recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Award Program for the 2017-18 academic school year.

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3 Ways Pro Athletes Benefit From Chiropractic… & So Can You!


article-130-chiropractic-pro-athletesChiropractic care is a respected, effective treatment for a variety of conditions as well as for promoting overall wellness. Every day patients seek it out manage their pain, find relief from health issues, and recover from injuries.

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Experienced Training and Quick Thinking Lead Valparaiso YMCA & St. Mary Medical Center's Christy Cleveland to Save a Life

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In an emergency, you want someone at the ready who is quick on their feet, has a take-charge attitude, and has the know-how to keep everyone safe and healthy. Thanks to Christy Cleveland, a Registered Nurse at St. Mary Medical Center and Health & Wellness Coordinator at the Valparaiso Family YMCA, a crisis with the potential to turn into a catastrophe was averted with ease and quick-thinking.

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La Porte Hospital 2017 Women's Fair Presents Healthy Information through Interactive Education

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La Porte Hospital held its annual multi-vendor Women’s Fair at Purdue University Northwest’s Student Services and Activities Complex in Westville on Tuesday, and interactive education was the emphasis to appeal to a wide audience of all ages.

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4 Reasons Why Chiropractic Is Good for Your Spine


article-129-4-reasons-healthy-spineYour spine goes through a lot each day. It provides structural support and houses the central nervous system which carries impulses from the brain throughout the body. When it isn’t working as it should, the entire body can be affected. Chiropractic has long been praised as a way to keep the back healthy. Well, now we’ll get down to the nitty gritty and examine just why it is so good for your spine.

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How to Set Realistic Goals that’ll Change Your Overall Health


article-128-set-goals-change-healthNew Year’s Resolutions made by well-meaning but, unfortunately, less than 10 percent of people who make resolutions feel that they successfully achieve them and only 45 percent last past six months. Self-improvement goals like lose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking, and life improvement rank in the top five more popular resolutions. So, what is that 10 percent doing that makes them successful at achieving their goals? What sets them apart?

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St. Mary Medical Center Welcomes Pre-Med Students to 38th Annual Summer Programs

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St. Mary Medical Center staff welcomed 28 medical and pre-med students from local, state and international universities Monday, May 22 to the Hobart hospital. For the 38th year, the students are participating in the hospital’s Summer Extern and Shadowing Volunteer programs.

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Why Water Is So Important to Obtaining a Healthy Spine


article-127-water-healthy-spineThere is no denying that water is an integral part of good health. Dehydration can cause problems with skin, digestion, and organ function. It can cause leg and foot cramps and impair cognitive processes. Staying well hydrated is vital to overall wellness. This is because water is part of every cell in the body. When we don’t drink enough water, the body suffers.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Movement Into Your Workplace


article-126-increase-mvmt-workplaceIf you sit behind a desk all day with little or no activity, you could be compromising your physical health, mental health, and brain health which could impact your productivity at work. From a physical standpoint, it isn’t healthy to remain in one position for too long. It can lead to various health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Experts advise getting up and walking around every hour or so or do exercises at your desk.

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What Chiropractic Patients Want to Know About Hypermobility Syndrome


article-125-hypermobilityHypermobility Syndrome is a condition of the joints. It is characterized by the ability of the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion and is sometimes called “loose joints” or “double jointed.” It is typically a genetic disorder and often identified in children. The gene is passed from parent to child so the condition tends to run in families. It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of children who are otherwise considered to be normal have joints that are hypermobile. However, it can be found in all ages and does not seem to be confined to a particular age group, ethnic group, or population although there are more cases of girls being hypermobile than boys.

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