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Franciscan Alliance Offers Free Health Insurance Information

fillerFranciscan Alliance is conducting a series of free informational sessions to provide guidance on navigating the health insurance marketplace.

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health Feeds Area Needy through Food Donation

Franciscan-St-Margaret-Health-Feeds-Area-Needy-through-Food-DonationFranciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond officials recently donated 55 cases of canned food items to be distributed to clients of the First Baptist Church’s City Rescue Mission and the St. Joseph Church Food Kitchen. The items were delivered to the hospital by its cafeteria provider, Michigan-based Gordon Food Services, and later distributed. The donation idea was said to be that of Thomas Gryzbek, hospital president (far right), but he refused to take credit, stating, “It was everybody’s idea – it is just good to help the community.”

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Porter Regional Hospital Presents Community Wellness Events for November

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in November:

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Meetings Offer Information on Value of Patient Navigation for Cancer Victims

fillerFranciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point is offering free informational meetings on the advantages of patient navigation for cancer care from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the hospital’s Marian Education Center, located on the hospital campus at 1201 S. Main St.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Recover from Back Surgery

article-116-back-surgeryLuckily, surgery is only necessary in a relatively small number of cases involving back problems. Non-invasive methods such as chiropractic care are available for treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including back pain, sciatica and herniated discs. However, in some severe cases, particularly those involving fractured vertebrae, scoliosis, kyphosis, and when degenerative disc disease has progressed to a point where the spinal nerves are being compressed and causing constant pain, surgery may be necessary.

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Porter Health Care System Offers Support Groups in November 2014

PCH womens-health 040914-3Porter Health Care System will offer the following monthly support groups in November:

Breast Cancer Support Group –
Hope & Healing Porter Regional Hospital offers Hope & Healing, a support group for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor. The group offers emotional support, information, education, and guest speakers. It also provides the opportunity for individuals to share their unique concerns and feelings brought on by breast cancer. The Hope & Healing Support Group will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Porter’s Education & Rehabilitation Center, 1401 Calumet Ave in Valparaiso. For more information, contact Cheryl Wallace at 219-983-6171.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Childbirth Education Classes for November 2014

Flag-RaisingPorter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in November:

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