Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that typically begins during adolescence or in a person’s early twenties and occurs more often in men than in women. However, once experiences onset, they are affected for the rest of their lives. It is estimated that between 0.2% and 0.5% of individuals in the United States suffers from ankylosing spondylitis. It can cause significant pain, discomfort, and immobility. While there is no cure for the condition, the symptoms can be treated, bringing some degree of comfort and mobility.
NorthShore Health Centers’ "Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair" Brings Lake Station Community Together to Celebrate National Health Center Week
On Tuesday, NorthShore Health Centers kicked off their National Health Center Week celebration by hosting patients and the community at their Lake Station location for the annual Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair.
If you are considering going upright in your workplace or workspace, you are not alone. Companies large and small are recognizing the benefits of this healthy, spine friendly way of working and they are incorporating it into their employees’ work stations. It places the body in an optimal position, between standing and sitting to provide an ergonomic solution to working at a desk that saves space too. Even home offices are getting in on the movement. These case studies tell the stories of four companies that incorporated upright workspace technology for their own organizations.
Sleep. New parents chase it, Type A personalities fight it, but everyone needs it. Thing is, most people don’t get enough of it. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of adults in the United States report that in a seven day period lack of sleep affected their daily activities.
Every new parent has experienced a fussy baby with colic – some more often than others. It is always the same, though, an inconsolable baby and frustrated, frazzled parents who only want to comfort their child but can’t. It hurts to know that your baby is uncomfortable, or worse, in pain, and there is nothing you can do about it.
NWI Great News Show: Porter Health Care System CEO, Steve Lunn On Healthcare Innovation and Dedication to Community Service
Porter Health Care System CEO, Steve Lunn recently met with Ideas in Motion Media (IIMM) Founder, Chris Mahlmann, in the Great News Studio for an NWI Great News Show interview. Topics and questions included innovations at Porter Regional Hospital, the state of health care today, and Porter Health Care System’s dedication to each community throughout the region.
Audrey Rice, of Westville, and Mackinnon Tracy, of Mill Creek, are co-recipients of the annual Franciscan Health Michigan City Maria Petti Scholarship. The $2,500 awards are given to students who are pursuing education in surgical healthcare and exemplifies excellence through volunteer work, leadership and academic promise.
The term “arthritis” refers to more than 100 different conditions and diseases, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and they all have different symptoms and causes. So how do you know what is causing your joint pain?
The workstation is one of the most damaging places you can spend your day when it comes to your spine. Office chairs are not designed to promote good posture or spinal health while desks and computer monitors are notorious for being too low or too high. The result can cause pain in your neck and back, headaches, and a variety of other conditions.
Everyone knows that exercise is great for overall wellness, better health, and a strong body. Many chiropractors will often recommend regular exercise to their patients who need to lose weight, want better mobility, or are seeking relief from depression. A number of chiropractors are turning to Pilates to help their patients get stronger, more flexible, and more mobile.
The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Training Academy will sponsor, beginning when classes resume in August, a free course for Hanover Central High School students in Cedar Lake wishing to become emergency medical technicians.