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For Porter-Starke Services' Todd Willis, Helping Others is a Way of Life

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Todd Willis began working in the mental health industry to treat the problems most of us are still unwilling to talk about. As Director of Wellness and Education at Porter-Starke Services, it is his job to get out into the community and teach us people do not have to live with anxiety, addiction, and other mental illnesses.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Hospital Chooses King and Queen of Rehab


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Hospital-Chooses-King-and-Queen-of-RehabPaul Pavot, left, of LaPorte, and Susan Woodrich, of San Pierre; recently were honored as the King and Queen of Rehabilitation during a recent celebration at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Franciscan Health Michigan City. Pavot, an award-winning amateur photographer, who spent two weeks on the unit for treatment of Parkinson’s disease-related conditions, donated three of his photographs to the unit, where they hang on the walls.

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City of Whiting's 2016 "Paint the Town Pink" Initiative Raises $15,460.21 for Methodist Foundation, Breast Health/Cancer Initiatives

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In May 2016, the City of Whiting hosted its annual Paint the Town Pink Initiative, a series of events during the month of May dedicated to raising money and awareness for Breast Health/Cancer Initiatives. After totaling the funds, the City of Whiting presented the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals with a check for $15,430 in August of 2016.

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A New Hope for Aging Hearts at St. Mary Medical Center

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A minimally invasive procedure is providing new hope for patients with heart valve disease in Northwest Indiana. Interventional cardiologist Hussam Suradi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, on staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, and Community Hospital in Munster, recently performed a balloon valvuloplasty assisted by an Impella heart pump at St. Mary Medical Center -- the first time this type of assist has been performed in the state of Indiana.

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Porterfield Family Chiropractic Honored with Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Chiropractic Office


porterfield-ben-franklin-award-2016Porterfield Family Chiropractic of Valparaiso offers its patrons a natural, effective alternative to surgeries and medicine. In May of 2016 it won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Chiropractic Office, making it a competitor even amongst corporate offices in the region.

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Portage Township Schools, NorthShore Health Centers Cut Ribbon on PTS Employee Clinic and Wellness Center

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On Monday, Portage Township Schools and NorthShore Health Centers held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the PTS Employee Clinic and Wellness Center.

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Franciscan Health: Walkers Make Strides Against Heart Disease


Franciscan-Health-Walkers-Make-Strides-Against-Heart-Disease-01Some 100 participants representing Franciscan Health, in addition to 10 supporters from Crown Point High School, gathered before hitting the trails at the Lake County Fairgrounds Sept. 17 for the county’s leg of the American Heart Association’s Northwest Indiana Heart Walk.

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Lorie’s Lakeside Century Showcases Northwest Indiana While Raising Funds for the Visiting Nurse Association

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Lorie’s Lakeside Century is a Midwest bike ride that has been raising money for local charities for 27 years. Over the last six years, that focus has been on raising funds for the Visiting Nurse Association and the programs and services they provide.

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Porter Regional Hospital Talks GERD at 'Heal the Burn' Presentation

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On Thursday, Porter Regional Hospital held a free presentation to educate the community on the latest treatment options for for gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. General Surgeon Dr. Adam Conn and Gastroenterologist Dr. Rajeev Tummuru together presented ‘Heal the Burn - A Long-Term Solution to GERD’ to a packed room at the hospital's community room.

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Healthy Night Out with the Girls Brings Women to the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals

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The Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals offered women an evening of pampering and education at the Healthy Night Out with the Girls. This quarterly event has been bringing women to the hospital for years.

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Porter Regional Hospital Brings Awareness to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) by Asking the Question: “Are You Listening to Your Legs?”

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September is PAD Awareness Month, and in recognition Porter Regional Hospital and Interventional Cardiologist Sandeep Sehgal, M.D., bring awareness to the 5 Ws 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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