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Dena Lopez Finds Inspiration and Encouragement at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center


Working in an inspiring and encouraging environment is something many people wish for. For some, when they find that place, it encourages them to become even more involved. For Dena Lopez, a radiologic technologist, the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center was that environment.

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Porter Regional Hospital Rallies Community to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer with "Blow Away Breast Cancer"


A little rain couldn’t offset the mood as dozens of staff, administration, and breast cancer survivors gathered in the main lobby of Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday to celebrate the raising of the flag for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Husband-and-Wife Team Opens Family Practice at Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center

Drs-Christopher-and-Alyssa-Pagliere-OsanThe Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center welcomed two new family physicians to the community recently: Christopher Osan, MD, and Alyssa Pagliere Osan, MD. The husband-and-wife team is looking forward to serving patients and families in Valparaiso and throughout Porter County.

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Kostidis Chiropractic Clinic Serves the Community With Family Oriented Care

Kostidis-Chiropractic-Clinic-2017When something doesn't feel quite right, a chiropractic visit can do wonders. With so many doctors available, though, it can be difficult to find the best fit for a particular need. Every office seems to offer a multitude of doctors, services, and benefits, which can be hard to compare.

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Heart Patient at St. Mary Medical Center to Celebrate Recovery with Physicians, Staff at Reunion Breakfast on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

chs-stockMark Wilkins, a survivor of heart failure, is ready to celebrate life. After spending several days in a coma and completing a month of cardiac rehabilitation, Wilkins is now able to enjoy time with his family and get back to doing the things he loves like working on his Jeep. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., Wilkins will join family, friends, St. Mary Medical Center physicians and hospital staff at a reunion to honor his positive outcome, recovery and future.

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A Tension Headache or A Migraine? How to Tell the Difference

article-143-migraine-tension-headachesHeadaches are a real pain (insert eye-roll here). Many individuals suffer from them, and there are a variety of causes, symptoms, and treatment options. For some, they are a rare occurrence, while others deal with them on a weekly, or even daily, basis. They can range from minor inconveniences to full-fledged life changing afflictions.

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Porterfield Family Chiropractic Lends Relief During Pregnancy

Porterfield-Family-Chiropractic-2017 Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. So much attention is given to the amazing experience, the knowledge that a human life is being formed, and the many milestones that she’ll be able to look forward to with her child. What is less exciting and doesn’t get a lot of attention, however, is the amount of stress and change a woman’s body must go through to support and deliver a child.

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Community Hospital Family Birthing Center Is Ready for the Unexpected


When it comes to having a baby, there are many uncertainties including the expectant mother’s exact due date. While your obstetrician has planned to be present for labor and delivery, in some cases that is not always possible. For those unplanned events, Community Hospital’s Family Birthing Center has a laborist – a board-certified obstetrician – on site to deliver baby 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

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Franciscan Health Dyer Receives 2017 Women’s Choice Awards as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, Breast Care

Womens-Choice-Award-America's-Best-Hospitals-2017Franciscan Health Dyer has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and for Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care.

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Porter Regional Hospital’s Guide to Good Health for Fall 2017

Porter-Regional-Hospital-Fall-Health-Guide-2017_01 Never Too Young for Pain-Free Hips
Advances in surgery and joint implant design are helping people find relief from arthritis in their hips sooner.

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Dr. Gaurav Alreja Found a Home at Northwest Indiana Nephrology


Born in New Delhi, India, Dr. Gaurav Alreja, with a distinct love for numbers and mathematics, grew up wanting to become an engineer. Luckily enough for his patients at Northwest Indiana Nephrology, Dr. Alreja ultimately decided to pursue his medical degree, and he’s now enjoying life in the region and working in renal care to make those same patients’ lives better.

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