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How Posture Affects Your Health

article-087-postureYour mother always said don’t slouch – turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point: Scholarships will Aid in Medical Career Quests

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Health-Crown-Point-Scholarships-will-Aid-in-Medical-Career-QuestsLeah Gouwens, left, of Demotte, and Vincent Renta, of Crown Point, were the latest winners of the annual Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Health Provider Scholarships, which provide each recipient $1,000 to be used toward medical career pursuits. Renta is a junior at Loyola University in Chicago, where he is studying to become a surgeon. Gouwens is a senior at Kankakee Valley High School and plans to attend Indiana University also to pursue surgical studies.

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Northshore Health Centers' Lake Station Location Celebrates National Health Center Week with Health & Fun Fair


NorthShore Health Centers' Lake Station location celebrated National Health Center Week with a Health & Fun Fair in their backyard. On August 9th, they invited the community over for some table games, pony rides, and information about the health services available to them through NorthShore.

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How Porterfield Chiropractic Benefits Senior Citizens

article-085-senior-citizensThe aging process can usher in a variety of conditions and health issues that are confined (mostly) to the elderly. Chronic pain, arthritis, loss of mobility, and other issues can occur as a person get older, but senior citizens are finding that chiropractic provides some great benefits for the older demographic.

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Want Another Way To Fight Inflammation Caused by Arthritis? Eat These Foods

article-083-foods-inflammationArthritis pain can be debilitating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between the years of 2010 and 2012, an estimated 22.7 percent, or 52.5 million, adults in the United States alone were diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, or fibromyalgia – annually.

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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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Porter Hospital Presents Help Prevent Cancer Seminar with Dr. Vijaya Chapala


Vijaya Chapala, M.D., recently joined Porter Physician Group and her impact on the community is already evident. 

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FirstLight HomeCare of Northwest Indiana Hosts Educational Senior Fair


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


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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