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Douglas A. Smith Shares Outlook on Happiness at Annual Cancer Resource Centre Fundraiser


Douglas-A-Smith-Shares-Outlook-on-Happiness-at-Annual-Cancer-Resource-Centre-FundraiserTeacher, writer and advisor Douglas A. Smith will share his advice on how to maintain a positive outlook on life as the guest speaker for the 11th annual Share the Love event, Tue, Jan. 23 at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. Smith is the author of Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy. He also teaches an undergraduate course at DePauw University and leads sessions at the Canyon Ranch health resorts on “The Science & Skill of Happiness.”

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Pam Engelhart Uses Massage Therapy to Aid Patients at Kostidis Chiropractic

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At the chiropractor's office, one may not normally expect to be referred to a massage therapist. Kostidis Chiropractic Clinic does just that, though, and sends people along to their in-house licensed Massage Therapist, Pam Engelhart.

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Methodist Hospitals Recognized for Fragility Fracture Patient Care


rot1A broken bone on a patient with osteoporosis is considered a fragility fracture. Fragility fractures are a serious complication of osteoporosis and often the first sign that a person has the disease. Unfortunately, only about 20% of the nearly two million individuals who experience fragility fractures each year are tested or treated for osteoporosis.

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New Linx Procedure at Munster Community Hospital Has Patients Saying Goodbye to GERD


New-Linx-Procedure-at-Munster-Community-Hospital-Has-Patients-Saying-Goodbye-to-GERDA flexible quarter-sized device being used by surgeons at Community Hospital in Munster is greatly improving quality of life for many chronic heartburn sufferers. LINX is currently the only medical device approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Pets Are Therapeutic for Hospital Patients


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Pets-Are-Therapeutic-for-Hospital-PatientsA nearly 2-year-old Pet Therapy Program and some of its participants at Franciscan Health Crown Point took center stage as the topic at a recent Crown Point Rotary Club meeting at Youche Country Club. Program originator and coordinator Julie Canady of Crown Point, far right, shown with Mieko; explained the program’s workings and advantages to the group. The dogs are known to bring relief and comfort to inpatients and are available upon request during hospital stays.

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


Pink-and-Lavender-Lights-Glow-With-Hope-of-a-Cancer-Free-Future-2017_01 As a radiology technician with Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster, Laura Zlamal helps women understand the importance of regular mammography screenings for early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer runs in her family. Both her mother and grandmother survived breast cancer diagnoses.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Earns Top Patient Safety Honor


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Earns-Top-Patient-Safety-Honor-2017Franciscan Health Michigan City recently received the Indiana Hospital Association’s 2017 Patient Safety Innovation Award and was a nominee in the Service and Leadership Award category.

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Porter Regional Hospital Only Hospital in Region to Receive National Recognition From American College of Surgeons

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Porter Regional Hospital is one of only 66 participating hospitals nationwide to have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care, as recognized by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is the only one in the region with the prestigious distinction.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology Highlights Enthusiasm at their Hammond Location

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The Hammond location of Northwest Indiana Nephrology is one of several similar centers in Northwest Indiana. Across the Region, the nephrologists on hand are dedicated to providing their patients with loving care of the highest quality. Having been a staple in the Hammond community for 25 years, the Hammond office of Northwest Indiana Nephrology changed its location about a year and a half ago.

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Franciscan Health Receives Funds to Help Fight Infant Mortality


rot4Franciscan Health’s Northern Division is among recipients that will have a share in $11 million in grant funds the Indiana State Department of Health is awarding to hospitals, local health departments and nonprofit organizations for projects designed to help reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate.

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Porter EMS Recognized With National Award for Community Outreach

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The American Ambulance Association has given Porter EMS a national 2017 AMBY Award for Charitable Giving and Engagement, recognizing the department’s continued commitment and success in supporting the communities they serve.

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