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Keep the Sugar at Bay During the Holidays with Growing Smiles

babyDuring the holidays it’s hard to keep your kids away from sweet, sugary treats. Well-meaning grandparents want to spoil their grandchildren with cookies, holiday parties at school, holiday baking that brings the family together… It’s hard to keep it out of your little one’s hands and off of their teeth. That sugar can wreak havoc on a child’s mouth.

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St. Mary Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

chs-stockSt. Mary Medical Center has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

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Franciscan Medical Specialists: The Answer is, Franciscan Medical Specialists Contestants Winners

Franciscan-Medical-Specialists-The-Answer-is-Franciscan-Medical-Specialists-Contestants-WinnersKeith Reich, DO, center, chairman of the Franciscan Medical Specialists rheumatology department and director its fellowship program, congratulates fellows Julie Jones and Mark Vercel, both DOs, for taking fourth place out of 16 teams competing in a Jeopardy quiz show-style Knowledge Bowl recently at the American College of Rheumatology’s national meeting, which had 16,000 attendees, and took place in San Francisco. No osteopathic rheumatology program previously had achieved that level of success.

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Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Discusses the Importance of Vitamin D

vitamin-d-for-your-teethDid you know that Vitamin D is important in preventing tooth decay?

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Community Hospital Using Powerful 3T MRI Ultrasound Technology in Fight Against Prostate Cancer

3T-MRI-Prostate-ScanMen with elevated and/or rising PSA levels concerned about a prostate cancer diagnosis or men in active surveillance of prostate cancer will get peace of mind with new 3T MRI technology being used at Community Hospital. Radiologists, urologists and oncologists are working together to identify, target and biopsy tumors more precisely than with conventional methods.

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How to Protect and Strengthen the Knee (and Foot)


Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just ‘carry on’, leading to more injury and pain. Rest and medication help reduce pain. However, the residual effects of knee and foot injuries (loss of strength and mobility) are best treated with physical therapy.

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The Hearing Loss-Dementia Connection

reading“Who are you again?” “Mom, it’s me…your daughter…”

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Zounds Offering Free Hearing Aid Evaluations and Trials in November 2015

Zounds-facadeDo you know someone that struggles with their hearing or is unhappy with their current hearing aids? Please consider telling them about Zounds this month. We offer 100% FREE Hearing Evaluations in addition to 100% FREE Hearing Aid Trials.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City Hospital Again Offers Free Valet Parking Service

franciscan-alliance-mcFree valet parking for patients and visitors once again is available at the front entrance of Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City, 301 W. Homer St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Dr. Bewick is in a New Place in Portage

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Here’s a new reason to smile, Dr. Keary Bewick, D.D.S., has a new shingle hanging in Portage. Dr. Bewick, for those who are unaware, is a multi-talented talented dentist who has been practicing for over 30 years. He has been in his new location for about 9 months now, and he and his staff love their new digs.

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Porterfield Family Chiropractic is Collecting Donations for the Asbury Center

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There is a special going on at Porterfield Family Chiropractic this week only! On November 10, patients of the chiropractic business can get a free adjustment in exchange for donations to a local pantry (5 items at least).

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