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Dr. Bewick Offers an Array of Specialty Dental Services

teethFor years, adults and children throughout the area have made Keary A. Bewick D.D.S. in Portage, Indiana, their source for quality general dental care. No matter what you need, Dr. Bewick and his friendly staff tailor the services to you.

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Growing Smiles is Creating a Growing Number of Smiles

Growing-smiles-1A huge fear for many is going to the dentist. I confess that I have this fear myself. The dentists, hygienists and oral surgeons that I have dealt with are great as people, but it’s the experience that I dislike. A doctor can be top-notch in skill and have the ability to fix all sorts of problems that arise, but if the patient doesn’t feel respected or safe, then all of that goes out the window.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health Lauded for Advances in Birthing Efforts

fillerThe March of Dimes and the Indiana Hospital Association recently recognized Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City for its efforts to reduce the number of elective inductions and cesarean-section deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy.

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An Ostomy Doesn’t Have to Put Your Life on Hold


ostomy-life-on-holdPorter Offers Support to Ostomy Patients

The Valparaiso Ostomy Support Group offers a forum for people with any type of ostomy to discuss issues they may be having, get tips from others and hear from guest speakers about relevant topics such as diet, swimming with an ostomy and specific surgeries related to patients needing an ostomy. The goal of the group, led by Sarah Grcich, RN, Inpatient Wound and Outpatient Ostomy Clinic Coordinator, is to help people adapt to life after a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or fistulas. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (excluding November and December) between 6:30 and 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital and is open to anyone with an ostomy, their family members/care givers or persons preparing for the surgery.

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NorthShore Health Centers Optometry Open Now

Optometry-Dept-PicNorthShore Health Centers has added Optometry to their list of discounted services! Dr. Lemon (right) has extensive experience in the field of Optometry and has practiced in multiple settings throughout Northwest Indiana since 1999.

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February 6 is Give Kids a Smile Day at Northshore Health Centers

Give the Kids a Smile 2015This holiday was coined by the American Dental Association in 2003 as a way for dentists to collaborate with their local communities to make sure that low income families get dental services provided for their children.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes Nancy Riley as New Director of Finance

Nancy-RileyPorter Health Care System has named Nancy Riley as the hospital’s new Director of Finance. In her role, Riley will manage and direct all general accounting, accounts payable and payroll functions and staff. She will also coordinate the preparation, reporting and reconciliation of financial information to evaluate the performance of the healthcare system.

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