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Community Hospital Community Programs, January 27, 2015

chs-stockGet Your Body Back After Baby
A Community Hospital physical therapist presents “Get Your Body Back...The Perfect Postpartum Workout Solution” on Feb. 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe located at 9950 Calumet Avenue, Munster, Ind.

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Holy Name Parish Youngsters Reach Out to Help Patients

Holy-Name-Parish-Youngsters-Reach-Out-to-Help-PatientsA recent service project initiated by Mitch Remaly (first row, second from left), a member of Holy Name Parish in Cedar Lake, resulted in a recent $758 donation to Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point to be used to help make patients’ stays more comfortable “however possible.”

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How Chiropractors Help People Who Suffer From Headaches

article-003-headachesIf you are among the 45 million Americans who suffer headaches regularly, you are undoubtedly familiar with the traditional methods that people use to treat them, including taking some type of over the counter medication that is supposed to eliminate the pain and reduce any associated swelling. There are many other types of treatment that you may have attempted as well, including taking pharmaceutical concoctions designed to treat pain. However, none of these solutions provide permanent relief that addresses the problem at the core.

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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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Extra Mile Fitness Company Briefs, January 23, 2015

EXM-Where-to-StartRunning Programs Getting Ready to Start
We announced our training programs for this year about a month ago, and the call out meetings are quickly approaching.

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Auxiliary Gives $65,000 to Franciscan St. Anthony Health; Receives Gratitude

Auxiliary-Gives-65000-to-Franciscan-St-Anthony-Health-Receives-GratitudeFranciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point president David Ruskowski (left) accepts on behalf of the hospital a $65,000 donation from auxiliary treasurer Joel Hamers and president Carolyn Meinbresse, during a luncheon program Jan. 23. Each year, since 1974, the volunteers have raised money, through various fundraisers and the hospital gift shop, that is donated to the hospital to purchase equipment and otherwise enhance its operations.

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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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