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Heart Specialists at Community Hospital, Munster Perform Northwest Indiana’s First Minimally-invasive Heart Valve Replacement Procedure

chs-stockCardiac specialists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Community Hospital in Munster Wed., Jan. 11, successfully performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in Northwest Indiana. The less invasive technique gives hope to patients who suffer from severe heart disease, but who are not ideal candidates for a complex open heart surgery.

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Running or Not… Shoes Donation Makes Difference in Cancer Care for Women


When Running or Not…Shoes, 1842 B 45th Street, decided to host a fund raising event in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, owner Heather Loredo said it was important that the $1,000 raised through shoe sales stayed in NW Indiana to benefit family, friends and neighbors.

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Michael Drone Dentistry and Prosthodontics: Dental Technology


At Drone Prosthodontics, we have a strong commitment to using technology when appropriate for your comfort and safety. In our office, we use digital technologies for easy and convenient patient communications, as well as for diagnosing and planning treatments. There are some new dental technologies that are also very helpful in shortening both treatment and recovery times for our patients, and we are always researching new ideas that are being introduced in the dental industry.

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Community Healthcare System Offering Free Programs & Events

chs-stockCommunity Healthcare System is the region's largest integrated healthcare system. As non-profit facilities, the hospitals offer numerous free programs, special events, preventative screenings and support groups that help to improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.

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Methodist Hospitals is Offering Smoking Cessation Classes in 2017

rot1Methodist Hospitals is offering Smoking Cessation classes to members of the community. Classes are seven 90-minute to two-hour sessions over a seven week period for $60.00 per person. The program is based on the highly successful American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program which has helped people across the U.S. take control of their health by quitting smoking.

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Michael Drone Dentistry and Prosthodontics: Oral Hygiene Care

Michael-Drone-Dentistry-and-Prosthodontics-Oral-Hygiene-Care-2017Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth enable you to look and feel good and to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.

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New Laser Procedure at Community Hospital, Munster Erases Unwanted, Outdated Tatoos

COMHS-Munster-Tattoo-Removal-2017If you have a tattoo that no longer fits your lifestyle because of the design, message or placement, specially trained staff at The Laser Erase Center of Community Hospital can help remove it safely and effectively. The center offers the most advanced, FDA-approved laser technology, called PicoSure®, that successfully removes tattoos of various colors and sizes with fewer treatments and less discomfort than other methods.

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2017 Hearts of Hope Ceremony Shines Light on Advances in Cardiovascular Research

Community-Healthcare-System-Annual-Hearts-of-Hope-Ceremony-Shines-LightIn recognition of February as American Heart Month, the public is invited to attend the 2017 Hearts of Hope tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the West Patient Tower Lobby of St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart. Cardiovascular patient Lachunda Young will share her personal story and light a tree that shines in honor of those whose lives have been affected by cardiovascular disease.

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Brain Balance Success Story: Riggin

Brain-Balance-Success-Story-RigginEvery teacher he's had said he's just sharp as a tack but he can't understand anything he reads. He can read you 12 grade level book but he couldn't say anything about it.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Latest Medics Set to Hit the Streets

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Latest-Medics-Set-to-Hit-the-StreetsThe Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Training Academy honored its latest graduates during a recent program in the hospital’s Marian Education Center. The academy trains most of the medics who serve south Lake County. Shown front row, from left, are: Drake Cogley of Schererville; Joe Arce, Crown Point; Ashley Truth, Hammond; and Ryan Potter, Lowell.

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Porter Regional Hospital: 5 Ways to Start Your Year the Healthy Way

Porter-Regional-Hospital-5-Ways-to-Start-Your-Year-the-Healthy-WayIf your New Year’s resolution involved getting healthy in 2017, it can be hard to know where to start. Try these tips to get on the right track.

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