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A device for new mothers in crisis, born out of one woman’s experience as an abandoned infant, is now available at Franciscan Health Michigan City, as the Safe Haven Baby Box received its formal blessing on Tuesday.
Members of the military put their bodies through tremendous stress every day, both physical and emotional. Add to that injuries that gamut from minor to serious trauma and you have a strong case for chronic pain. Often, this pain affects our veterans and soldiers on a daily basis, interfering with their normal activities and impacting their ability to perform their regular daily tasks. All too often, doctors will dismiss the pain as “something you just have to live with” and write prescriptions for narcotics that impair and incapacitate the patient. There are better ways to manage a good bit of the chronic pain that members of the military live with each day. We’ll explore one way, mainly chiropractic, in today’s article.
In observance of National Donate Life Month this April, Porter Regional Hospital held a flag-raising ceremony to spread awareness and hope while encouraging attendees to act now and make the decision to become an organ, eye or tissue donor.
The volunteers at Porter Health Care System enjoyed a celebratory luncheon at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso on April 11, during National Volunteers Week.
On Thursday evening Dr. Meyer from South Shore Foot and Ankle hosted a presentation at Extra Mile to discuss heel and foot pain with a group of more than 20 runners. Meyer discussed typical foot problems, methods of dealing with pain, and why it is important to take care of issues early on.
The ARA Gary Dialysis Center started bustling with patients back in January, but official opened its doors on Thursday April 11 when Northwest Indiana Nephrology and the American Renal Associates (ARA) celebrated the new facility’s Grand Opening. An open house allowed patients and community members to explore the highest standards for renal care in the Region.
Located right off I-80/94 at 1705 W. 25th Ave., the new dialysis center is directly connected to Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Gary office. Featuring state-of-the-art treatment options and comfort care in a convenient location, NWI Nephrology and ARA strove to make dialysis as easy and comfortable for patients as possible.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Porter Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
Three Northwest Indiana residents, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Community Healthcare System were honored Wednesday, March 27, during the 13th annual Disability Awareness Awards at Genesis Convention Center, Gary. The awards, from the Mayor’s Organization on Disabilities (MOD) and Gary Human Relations Commission, honor those who make outstanding contributions to improving the lives and opportunities of people with disabilities.
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are two very similar conditions, but one is more severe than the other. Both conditions are decreased bone density, but osteopenia is to a lesser degree than osteoporosis. Osteopenia is still a problem though because it can increase a person’s chances of breaking a bone due to bone fragility.
Franciscan Health representatives joined Indiana first lady Janet Holcomb, health advocates and Northwest Indiana leaders at a luncheon on April 4 to address the state’s high rate of infant mortality.