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St. Mary Medical Center to Host Stroke Symposium during National Stroke Awareness Month

chs-stockEvery 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, according to the American Stroke Association, and one out of six Americans will suffer a stroke at some point in their lifetime. To raise awareness and help the community evaluate their risk for stroke, St. Mary Medical Center will host its annual Stroke Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 7 at the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart.

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A View Into What’s New with NorthShore Health Centers

FamilyCareNorthShore Health Centers has a new Patient Portal that they are excited to offer to their patients. This Patient Portal is an easy to use, Internet-based portal that makes communication with Providers easier.

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Biggest Loser Nutritionist, Chef to Present at Health Expo

Biggest-Loser-Run-Walk-LogoDr. Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist and chef for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will be sharing insights on healthy eating and lifestyle habits during a presentation at the Franciscan Alliance Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 2, at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The expo kicks off Indiana’s inaugural Biggest Loser RunWalk, which will be hosted in Crown Point on Sunday, May 3.

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Porter Regional Hospital is Asking Patients for Input in Selecting Top Nurses

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital is once again seeking to honor one of its nurses through its annual Patient Choice Award program. This award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day. Continuing the tradition of the last few years, the hospital is asking for input from the community, and one nurse chosen from the nominations will receive the Patient Choice Award at Porter Regional Hospital this June.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health Offers Medical Terminology Course

rot4Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point will offer an introductory medical terminology class beginning May 5 and continuing every Tuesday for nine weeks.

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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage” on April 25th

Pink-at-Portage-2Porter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 25 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women getting their mammography screenings a complimentary brunch and massage one Saturday a month.

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CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers Offer $25 Sports Physicals

Porter-Portage-CampusPorter Regional Hospital’s CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers are offering $25 sports physicals from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at all three Porter County locations. CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers are located in Porter’s Chesterton Medical Campus at 650 Dickinson Road, in Chesterton, in Portage Hospital at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage, and at 809 LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso.

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