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Community Health Worker Training to be Held in Michigan City


A 5-Day Training Session to become a Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist will be held from Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation located at 402 Franklin Street in Michigan City, Indiana.

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FirstLight HomeCare of Northwest Indiana Hosts Educational Senior Fair

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When I walked into the FirstLight HomeCare of Northwest Indiana Senior Fair Saturday Morning, July 16th, I was warmly welcomed and asked if I needed a chair, or a free hot dog. This is the nature of FirstLight HomeCare, kind generous people providing exceptional homecare to seniors.

Senior-minded vendors, including: Avalon Springs, Alzheimer’s association, Dunes Hospice, Comforcare, Rittenhouse, McColly Real Estate, Zounds Hearing, Valpo Care and Rehab, and Attorney Green, met at FirstLight today to help seniors learn about how to better take care of temselves in areas including hearing, and heart attack and stroke awareness. The main focus of the fair, however, was to make seniors and families aware of the resources available to them in the community.

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How Chiropractic Benefits Cyclists


article-081-cyclingNow that summer is upon us and the chilly winds of winter are gone for at least a few months, more people are taking their fitness and recreational activities outside. Cycling is popular activity that fits both bills. It is a great way to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors, but it is also an excellent form of exercise.

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How Chiropractic Benefits Those That Suffer From Migraine Headaches


article-080-migrainesIf you have ever had a migraine before then you know that it is much more than a simple headache. The symptoms of a migraine can be debilitating, lasting hours and even days. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, it is the eighth most disabling disease in the world. It is estimated that 38 million people in the United States alone suffer from migraine headaches. That’s around one in every ten people.

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Northshore Health Centers and the Tobacco Prevention and Education Coalition Hold Fun Family Appreciation Event at Zao Island

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What do Superheroes, kids, families, pizza, arcade games, putt putt, go carts and tobacco have in common? Not much if you think about it, but tonight they had a lot in common; all these things went together if you were at Zao Island from 5-8 this evening.

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Porter Health Care System Offers Tips to Keep Summer Safe in 2016


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonSummer fun is here! Sun, sports, pools, playgrounds, biking and other outdoor activities abound. There’s so much to do, but keeping your children safe from injury while enjoying the great outdoors should be a top priority too. Unintentional injuries are the top cause of death for children ages 1 to 21.*

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How Chiropractic Helps Resolve Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome


article-079-patellofemoral-syndromeAs the weather warms and spring is in full swing, more and more runners are heading outside, hitting the pavement to train for upcoming races or to just step up their game after a long winter. While there are some die hard runners who don’t let even the most brutal winter stop them, most tend to retreat indoors, waiting for warmer days and a more pleasant environment. Unfortunately, increased activity can also lead to an increased risk of injury, particularly patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as runner’s knee.

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Brain Balance Center of Valparaiso Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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Balance. The necessity of balance is evident in virtually every aspect of our lives. We are encouraged to eat healthy by adopting a balanced diet. We are coached to strive for an optimal work-life balance, to reduce stress, improve productivity and ensure a healthy home life. Balance is crucial in our ecology, to help protect the planet. It is essential in yoga, and has been a core element of eastern philosophy, perhaps most popularly imagined in the concepts of Yin and Yang. We even exercise balance daily as we walk. Proper balance is truly essential to a healthy life.

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Summer’s Guide to Good Health from Porter Regional Hospital


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonWe hope you enjoy this month’s health and wellness news from Porter Regional Hospital.

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Brain Balance Center of Valparaiso Holds Luncheon to Celebrate Patients

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The balloons were hanging from the rafters. The room was abuzz with conversation. On Thursday, the Brain Balance Center of Valparaiso celebrated the patients they help.

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How Chiropractic Benefits Kids Diagnosed With ADHD


article-078-adhdAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impulsivity and hyperactivity over a period of more than six months. Symptoms are usually noted and the condition can be diagnosed in children younger than 7 years of age.

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