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Foot Dysfunction: How Overpronation & Oversupination Cause Chronic Back Pain


article-122-pronation-supinationThe human body is an intricate machine and everything is connected so when something goes wrong in one area, it can cause problems in other areas. The back carries a lot of the stress in the body so when there is a problem with the hips, knees, or feet, the back can bear at least some of the brunt of the pain and other effects.

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How Chiropractic Helps Trigger Finger


article-121-trigger-fingerStenosing tenosynovitis, also known as “trigger finger,” is a repetitive strain injury that is one of the most common injuries in the workplace. It is marked by one finger or thumb that is stuck in a bent position and pops or snaps when straightened. It is caused by an inflamed or irritated flexor tendon.

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction: Can Chiropractic Help?


article-120-posterior-tibial-tendonPosterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a very common ankle and foot problem that occurs when there is a tear or inflammation in the posterior tibial tendon – the tendon that is at the back of the ankle and is the key player in stabilizing the foot. The inflammation or tear affects the integrity of the tendon, weakening it so that is no longer provides the support or stability of the arch of the foot. This results in what is commonly known as flatfoot.

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NorthShore Health Centers' "Big Brother & Sister Class" Gives Kids a Dose of What to Expect When Mom is Expecting

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Throughout the region, there are many resources like birthing classes, parenting classes, and even support groups for expectant mothers. But what resources exist for young children who are about to become a new brother or sister?

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How Chiropractic Helps Relieve Stress


article-119-stress-reliefEveryone experiences stress at some point in their life. In fact, it is becoming a sort of new normal in today’s hectic, fast paced, high pressure society.

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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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