The 12th Annual Hearts Of Hope ceremony was held by St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart on Wednesday. The Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the Cardiovascular Research program at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. The Cardiovascular Research program provides local access to new treatment options available only through national clinical trials and studies, which aim for better detection, treatment, and prevention of heart disease.
Because of the heart’s vital role in pumping blood, heart trouble can wreak havoc on other parts of the body. If you experience unexplained physical symptoms like the ones listed below, pay attention — your heart may be trying to tell you something.
The statistics are sobering. The typical American diet far exceeds the daily recommended intake levels in calories from sugars and solid fats, sodium, refined grains, and saturated fat. It is also lacking in the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, dairy, whole grains, and oils. The result is obesity and experts project that by 2030, in the United States alone, half of all adults will be obese.
Out of sight, out of mind – that’s what happens when health problems that we cannot see occur. It’s hard to ignore a problem when we can see it, but when we go through health issues that are on the inside, in this case we’re speaking of sinus issues, it’s more difficult to deal with.
We all love our children, and we want to see them do well. In order to help newer generations succeed, the preceding generations must provide proper tools and pass on their knowledge. This is happening in Portage Schools, thanks to the combined efforts of the Portage Township YMCA, St. Mary Medical Center, and the Porter County United Way.
Exercise is important to good health, but can it have a detrimental effect on our teeth? Studies have shown that exercise and fitness habits can result in an increase in dental decay and tooth erosion. Exercise can impact our oral health in many ways, including:
On Friday, Methodist Hospitals hosted a community baby shower on their Northlake Campus for pregnant mothers and mothers with infants up to six months old. The event, called “Baby Steps”, featured community groups, private retailers and healthcare professionals who offered families and expecting mothers information on resources available to them as well as prizes and refreshments.