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Mallwalkers Hear How Walking Can Help Prevent, Control, Diabetes

fransiscan-mall-walkersLucy Cole, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator with Franciscan Medical Specialists, explains how walking can be “a powerful tool” in efforts to prevent and control diabetes, to participants in the monthly Franciscanfit Mallwalkers program April 23 at Southlake Mall in Hobart. She told how physical activity on the whole can be a key ingredient for preventing and caring for diabetes and offered nutrition tips and safety guidelines for diabetics who wish to increase activity.

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Community Hospital Offers Free Diabetes Screening

Aquapheresis-TherapyGet a Free Diabetes Screening on May 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Community Hospital Outpatient Center, located at 7651 Harvest Dr., Schererville, Ind.

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Hartsfield Village Offers Free Support Group

Elderly-CoupleAn Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group will be held for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia on May 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The group will meet at Hartsfield Village, located at 10000 Columbia Ave., Munster, Ind.

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Avalon Springs Health Campus to Host Caregiver's Day Off Program

fillerFree educational session offers coping tips and tools to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's of Other Forms of Dementia.

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Beyond the Baby Blues - NWI Peer Support Group

beyond-the-baby-bluesThis support group is a self help group for women who are experiencing a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety disorder. Including depression, anxiety & panic disorder.

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Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists Newsletter, April 21, 2014

exercise-therapy-orthopedic-and-balanceDear Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I found it a great time to reconnect with family and friends, to reflect on the passing year, and to to look ahead with renewed hope and excitement for what the new year will bring. I know I will be spending a lot of time in the bleachers cheering on my daughter Alex who plays Travel Volleyball and my son AJ who plays basketball at the Courts. I am also excited for my co-owner, Noel and his wife Diana, as we anticipate the arrival of their first child, Noah Ryan, in early February.

To a healthy and prosperous 2014,

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Health and Wellness Update from Dr. Porterfield: How to Avoid Neck and Shoulder Pain While Using an iPad

rot2It is estimated that up to 300 million tablet computers such as the iPad may be sold by 2015, which seems entirely possible, given their ubiquitous appearance on trains, in cafes, and even at the supermarket. It has already been shown that frequent texting on your mobile phone can cause problems with neck pain, but those who use their tablet for everything from surfing the internet to watching full-length movies may be in for even more pain. Commonly referred to as "iPad neck," increasing numbers of people are showing up in their chiropractor's office with neck pain and stiffness due to the use of this device.

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