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Three Hospitals Host Friendly 'Battle of the Medics'

Franciscan-A-friendly-Battle-of-the-MedicsAlexia Weglewski, a Superior Ambulance Service emergency medical technician, turned in an overall winning time of 3 minutes, 57 seconds, in a “Battle of the Medics,” five-station skills and knowledge contest offered during EMS Week May 16, 18 and 20 in conjunction with Franciscan Health Munster and the Hammond and Dyer campuses of Franciscan St. Margaret Health. She received a medal for her efforts. The competition tested contestants’ knowledge and skills and speed in various components of a patient rescue process. Bud’s Ambulance Service had the best average time of 5 minutes, 2 seconds, and was awarded a traveling trophy.

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Show Mom Some Love at Spa Blu this May

68717Fbo BC MaySpaSpecial WEBCelebrate amazing moms this month with a menu of hand-picked services. Choose any two for $105 or any three for $155, including the 25-minute blu's chaser massage, the 25-minute blu's signature facial, the 25-minute favorite shade of blu body treatment and the 25-minute deep blu tissue massage. The offer is valid Monday-Thursday in May; one discount per person. Call 888-879-7711 ext 2583 to book and appointment today.

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Zounds Hearing is Coming to Munster


Kevin Hand, owner of Zounds Hearing locations in Valparaiso, Crown Point, and Schererville, is getting ready to open his 4th store in Munster this June.

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Your Future Looks Bright at VisionPoint

VP 600x500 ValPrtLife Brnd May2016If you come to VisionPoint, you’ve got a bright future to look forward to. We have a lot of great services that can get you on your way to a great pair of eye glasses, better vision, and most importantly, a better quality of life.

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Porter Health Care System Names Director of Newly Expanded Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Portage Hospital

portage-hospitalPorter Health Care System has named Kristen Weinman as Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation.

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Porter Regional Hospital is First in Northern Indiana to Implant Newly Approved Watchman™ LAAC Implant – An Alternative to Long-Term Anticoagulation Medication for AFib Patients

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital announced that it is the first hospital in northern Indiana approved to implant the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. The new implant offers patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term anticoagulation medication such as warfarin.

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Here is What Happens During a Free Hearing Evaluation at Zounds Hearing

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Our ears get neglected when we think about preventative health. Why is that? Is it because we don’t want to admit that we might have a hearing problem? Is it that we don’t think we have a hearing problem? Is it because our ears are on either side of our heard and we can’t see them so an “out of sight, out of mind” thing?

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Porter Health Care System Honors Nurses with Candlelight Vigil During National Nurses Week


Each year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways that the nearly 3.1 million nurses in America work to save lives and improve the health of millions of people. To celebrate and pay special tribute to their nurses, Porter Health Care System held a Candlelight Vigil at Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday that featured the Blessing of the Hands, the Nurses Proclamation, and a Nursing Pledge honoring the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession.

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Porter Regional Hospital Wants to Know: Are You Listening to Your Legs?

legsWhat you need to know about Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), also called peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a common circulatory condition that restricts blood flow to your limbs. While it can be treated, it can also be confused or mistaken for other conditions and often goes undiagnosed, which can lead to serious complications. Interventional Cardiologist Sandeep Sehgal, M.D., discusses the 5 W’S of PAD - the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY – and how it can put you at risk for heart attack, stroke and other dangerous conditions.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Is a Slam Dunk

Mens-Health-colorectalThe ball is in your court to take action to reduce your risk for this preventable cancer.

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Allergy Center Opens at St. Catherine Hospital

Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor Offers Same-Day Testing & Autoimmune Therapy

chs home bannerWith one in three Americans suffering from some form of allergy, and doctor-diagnosed environmental allergies affecting one in about 50 adults, Dr. Kedar Kakodkar is taking an active role to diagnose and treat allergies in Northwest Indiana.

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