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.
What 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.
Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor Offers Same-Day Testing & Autoimmune Therapy
With 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.
It’s easier to take care of a health problem when we can physically see it changing our bodies. However, many maladies begin on the inside, and if left untreated can move an okay situation into the realm of dire. This is why we have doctors, individuals trained in different sections of the medical world who help us maintain our health.
Vicki Olds, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, left, is consoled by longtime friend Tanisha Basham, of University Park, Ill., before they spoke at an annual and emotional Donate Life Prayer Service at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer April 23.
Sciatica is a common back ailment that affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States. It is most prevalent in people between the ages of 25 and 45. Sciatica is characterized by a shooting pain that originates in the lower back and travels down through the hip, buttock and back of leg. The pain can be so severe that it inhibits mobility and can prevent people from working, taking care of their home, or just enjoying their life. Traditionally, doctors have treated the condition with medications and some invasive therapies, but chiropractic treatments have been found to be extremely effective in alleviating the pain and curing the condition.
Bone health is a topic that is often overlooked. We don’t see our bones; therefore we don’t think about them until something goes wrong. Breast health shouldn’t be a taboo subject. Breasts are part of our bodies, and we need to take care of them just like we take care of the rest of ourselves. The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center has important tips that can help you maintain good bone and breast health. They are easy to follow and your body will thank you.
The loss of a loved one is always difficult to deal with, but the loss of an infant brings up pain that nothing can compare to. For those who know, it is a pain that never leaves you. But there are those who are taking steps to ease the trauma that is caused when new parents lose a child in a stillborn birth or shortly after being born.
Not many of us can say that we have spent 100 years preserving the community and improving the lives of its citizens. Even after all this time, Methodist Hospital is still going strong. April 2016 was Donate Life month so to raise awareness of a great need in the community, Methodist hosted a flag raising ceremony urging people to donate organs and tissue.