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Recovery Connection creates culture of healing

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Living in recovery from substance abuse requires as much support from community resources as it does personal perseverance. Many of those recovering find themselves struggling to find the resources they need to heal and live an effective, engaged life. Recovery Connection’s objective is to create a culture of recovery in the heart of our community.

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Event Salutes Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for Sponsorships of Community Hall, Café at New Franciscan Health Michigan City


event-salutes-horizon-bank-and-nipsco-for-sponsorships-of-community-hall-cafe-at-new-franciscanWith the recognition that the new Franciscan Health Michigan City healthcare facility will be a community gathering place as well as a hospital, Horizon Bank and NIPSCO have sponsored two of the areas that will be used by the public.

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3 Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally


article-216-hormonesMany people have hormonal imbalances and don’t even realize it. Even with medical tests for abnormal thyroid function, it doesn’t always pick up on a thyroid that isn’t functioning as it should. The same goes for the adrenals. When they get overtaxed, the hormonal imbalance that follows can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are some very good natural remedies for hormonal imbalance.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology opens Valparaiso location

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GOOD NEWS ALERT! Northwest Indiana Nephrology Valparaiso is now open! The brand-new facility was designed to expand services and provide state-of-the-art kidney care to patients.

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Exotic Education Day at Vale Park Animal Hospital for their Animal Husbandry Demo

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If a pet is not a cat or a dog, it is considered exotic. Exotics include reptiles that live in tanks, but also furry friends like rabbits and guinea pigs. Dr. Harsy shared her personal and professional expertise on a wide range of exotics at Vale Park Animal Hospital on Saturday to offer valuable insights for current and prospective exotic pet owners.

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Life Care Center of Valparaiso's Gale Kritenbrink loves deeper

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“I know it sounds cliché, but you get what you give,” said Gale Kritenbrink, licensed practical nurse (LPN) for Life Care Center of Valparaiso. “I’m hoping that one day, when it’s my turn to be cared for, what I’ve given comes back to me.”

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UnitedHealthcare Presents Longest Stair Climb in the Country

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For those suffering from lung disease, every breath can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, lung cancer, air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases. UnitedHealthcare, the American Lung Association, and residents of Northwest Indiana are literally stepping up to raise funds for research, education, and patient programs at the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago on March 10.

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Sprain vs Strain: What’s the Difference?


article-215-strain-sprain You are out hiking and twist your ankle. It hurts, but you make it back to your car without much problem. You notice you have some swelling and it is sore, so you head home for some good, old fashioned R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation). You pass it off, saying, “Oh, it’s just a sprain.” However, when your doctor checks you out the next day, he tells you that it is “strained.” Sprain vs strain, what’s the difference?

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What Are Dermatomes and Myotomes?


article-214-dermatomes-myotomesThe spinal cord and brain make up the central nervous system while the spinal nerves (branching to the spinal cord) and cranial nerves (branching to the brain) make up the peripheral nervous system. There are 31 sets of nerves that extend out of the spinal cord and are connected to it by the nerve root. Each nerve branches out about a half inch from the spinal cord before dividing into smaller branches. The dorsal rami are on the posterior side of the branch while the larger ventral rami are on the anterior side.

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Franciscan Breast Cancer Programs Receive Indiana Grants


Franciscan-Breast-Cancer-Programs-Receive-Indiana-Grants-2019The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded $59,380 in grants to support Franciscan Alliance programs that provide screenings and post-diagnostic services. The grants assist lower-income, medically underserved Hoosier women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, with food, transportation, rent and utilities.

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Community Healthcare System opens Immediate Care in Munster

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The last thing most people want when they get sick is a trip to the emergency department. Oftentimes, emergency care isn’t necessary to get you on your way again. Community Healthcare System’s new Immediate Care facility in Munster opened January 28 to help patients get the highest level of care they need without a trip to the ED. They hosted an open house at the new building on Saturday.

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