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Porter Regional Hospital: All About That Brain


Porter-Regional-Hospital-All-About-That-Brain-2016Several studies clearly show that physical activity contributes to enhanced mental health as well as maintaining a “younger” brain. However, by strictly focusing on physical forms of exercise, we tend to forget the merits of cognitive, or brain, exercises.

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Franciscan Health: Less Pain and Shorter Stays - Close To Home


Franciscan-Less-Pain-Shorter-Stays-Close-to-HomePatients at Franciscan Health Crown Point soon will have another reason not to travel to big city hospitals for the latest surgical advancements that offer smaller incisions, less pain, faster recoveries and shorter hospital stays, even for complicated procedures.

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Tiny Balloons Yield Big Results in Non-surgical Weight Loss Approach at Community Hospital


Tiny-Balloons-Yield-Big-Results-in-Non-surgical-Weight-Loss-Approach-at-Community-HospitalIf you are one of the 400 million people who needs to lose weight and have tried to lose excess pounds repeatedly in the past without success, there is new hope in the form of a minimally-invasive procedure being offered at Community Hospital in Munster.

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Pink & Lavender Lights Glow With Hope of a Cancer-free Future


LOL-Honorees-Listing-2016Shelly Recktenwall is a caregiver. A special education teacher from Crown Point, she raised five of her own children before serving as a constant companion to a senior citizen in Munster. When she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in January of 2014, she was more determined than ever to continue to help others along her journey. She turned to the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster.

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American Heart & Stroke Association Recognizes Methodist Hospitals Patient with Lifestyle Change Award


American-Heart-and-Stroke-Association-Recognizes-Methodist-Hospitals-Patient-with-Lifestyle-Change-AwardThis year’s recipient of the Lifestyle Change Award is Bennie Muhammad, a Methodist Hospitals cardiac rehab patient. In Oct. 2008, Bennie began experiencing shortness of breath so he went to his doctor's office. He was told that his heart was in atrial fibrillation (beating at 300/minute). The doctor told Bennie that he was on the verge of having a stroke so he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. As a result Bennie had a procedure called Cardiac Ablation. This procedure successfully took care of Bennie's irregular heart problems. At this point, Bennie realized he had to change his lifestyle and follow a strict diet.

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Rose Parade Float Honors Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors, Carries Messages From the Heart


Rose-Parade-Float-Honors-Organ-Eye-and-Tissue-Donors-Carries-Messages-From-the-Heart-01For a sixth year, families gathered with Community Healthcare System staff members, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network representatives and Indiana Lions Eye Bank officials to honor the area’s organ, eye and tissue donors.

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Franciscan Health Hammond and Dyer Garner 5-Star Ratings for Services


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Porter CareEXPRESS Clinics Launch Online Check-In System


Porter-in-quicker-2016Porter’s CareEXPRESS urgent care clinics are turning your bedroom into your own private waiting room, with a new, convenient online check-in service. InQuicker online check-in is now available at PorterHealth.com for the three CareEXPRESS locations in Valparaiso, Chesterton and Portage.

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NWI Nephrology Making Patients’ Life Easier with Home Dialysis


NWI-Nephrology-Making-Patients-Life-Easier-with-Home-Dialysis-1Rick Steinhilber of Hebron is a patient at Northwest Indiana Nephrology who up until around four months ago was travelling to dialysis centers around Northwest Indiana for his treatments. Steinhilber would drive to Centers in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Portage and Chesterton for treatment just to break up the monotony of travelling to the same place multiple times every week.

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Porter Health Care System Encourages Women to Stop Smoking


Porter-Health-Care-System-Encourages-Women-to-Stop-SmokingLung cancer used to be thought of as a man’s disease, but that’s no longer the case. Over the years, the rate of new lung cancer cases for men has dropped 32 percent, while it has risen 94 percent for women. In fact, lung cancer now surpasses breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Meet the Team at Porterfield Family Chiropractic: Jessica Clark

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Unlike most people, being in and out of her doctor’s office made Jessica Clark more attracted to the medical field. Her job at Porterfield Family Chiropractic is a rung on a career ladder that she has wanted to climb for a long time.

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