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How Chiropractic Helps Those That Suffer From Spondylolisthesis


article-114-spondyloChiropractic care is a drug-free, nonsurgical treatment for many types of conditions and to help manage pain. As more and more medical professionals are recognizing its effectiveness and viability for treating many issues in the body, chiropractic is gaining popularity and becoming the treatment of choice for many patients with chronic pain, back problems and other issues. In particular, it has been found to be a very effective treatment for spondylolisthesis. It can not only relieve the pain, but often return the patient’s mobility as well.

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St. Mary Medical Center and Valparaiso Family YMCA Team Up to Host Informative Health Fair

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Valparaiso YMCA and St. Mary Medical Center celebrated their first health fair as partners with free health screenings, medical professionals there to answer questions and a lot of free pens on Saturday morning.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Bishop Brings Blessings, Healing Words to the Sick


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Bishop-Brings-Blessings-Healing-Words-to-the-SickMost Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, visited and prayed with patients, among them Michael Meeks Sr. of Michigan City, at Franciscan Health Michigan City recently, during a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick program.

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The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers


Northwest-Indiana-Breast-Care-Center-at-Methodist-Hospitals-2017-Womens-Choice-AwardThe Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Breast Care Center is in the top 7% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services.

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Franciscan Health Opens New Women’s Center, Infusion Center


Franciscan-Health-Opens-New-Womens-Center-Infusion-CenterA blessing and dedication celebration for the new Franciscan Health Women’s Center Chesterton took place Feb. 16. The event, at the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, which houses the new center, also marked the opening of a new Infusion Center and Franciscan Physician Network offices there, at 770 Indian Boundary Road. The Women’s Center’s services include the latest mammography screening equipment, breast ultrasound and bone mineral density testing.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: A Lifesaving Day of Celebration


Franciscan-Health-Hammond-A-Lifesaving-Day-of-Celebration_01Gabriel Colin of East Chicago was the guest of honor on February 20 as Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness Schererville staff, all of whom are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and members of the Schererville Fire Department, celebrated the saving of Colin’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest while using a treadmill January 20.

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Dr. Miljan Stankovic - Making Northwest Indiana and NorthShore Health Centers Home


miljan-stankovicOriginally from the former Yugoslavia, Dr. Miljan Stankovic is now a physician with NorthShore Health Centers practicing at the local health care provider’s Portage-Scottsdale and Chesterton locations.

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Shannon Houx: Taking on New Challenges in a Familiar Place at Life Care Center of The Willows

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Shannon Houx, the new therapy director at Life Care Center of The Willows, is a Dyer native who attended Lake Central High School. She then continued her education at Ivy Tech Community College where she graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

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Portage Dialysis Center: Making Dialysis Patients Feel Right At Home

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American Renal Associates celebrated the opening of the Portage Dialysis Center some months back and, since that opening, the doctors and staff on hand at the Center have worked tirelessly to see that home and in-center dialysis patients get the best care available in Northwest Indiana

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Porterfield Family Chiropractic: How Upper Neck Misalignments Are Related To TMJ Dysfunction


article-113-neck-tmjThe temporomandibular joints, TMJ, are the lower jaw hinges that sit on either side of the head in front of each ear. They are responsible for the lower jaw opening, closing, sliding, and rotating. The TMJs are the most body’s most complex joints. The typical person uses them more than 5,000 times a day by talking, laughing, yawning, chewing, eating, smiling, and swallowing.

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Porter Regional Hospital: Women's Heart Attack Symptoms can be Different from Men's


Kommenini headshotWritten By Cardiologist Maya Kommineni, M.D.

The simple fact is that women ARE different than men and the same applies when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Compared to men, women may experience different symptoms of heart disease, which may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed until she has a heart attack.

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