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All dressed up and going home: John Moffit graduates from therapy at Addison Pointe

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As we age, the smallest of falls or the simplest of colds can turn into major health issues, quickly. And, it usually takes longer to recover. Facilities like Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center like to celebrate when their patients graduate from sickness to health.

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St. Mary Medical Center Participating in National Smoking Cessation and Lung Screening Trial


chs-stock St. Mary Medical Center is one of 18 hospitals or health centers nationwide participating in the Cessation and Screening to Save Lives (CASTL) Trial, which looks to identify the most effective tobacco-cessation techniques for lung cancer screening programs. The study is being conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health and the Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Centers of Excellence Network which includes St. Mary Medical Center.

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter to Host Community Forum in Valparaiso


Alzheimer-s-AssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is hosting a Community Forum in Valparaiso to better understand the needs of the community and reach more residents affected by the disease. The public is invited to come together to ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities.

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Pumps Fitness: 7 Resolutions You Can Keep


Pumps-Fitness-7-Resolutions-You-Can-Keep-2019_01 Are you feeling reluctant to create New Year’s Resolutions? After years of failed resolutions past, I don’t blame you. However, if you pick the right resolutions, you’ll face the New Year head on, ready to make good on your big plans from January 1 all the way to December 31.

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3 Ways Cruciferous Vegetables Prevent Cancer


article-213-cruciferous-vegetablesVegetables are part of a healthy diet; they contain many vitamins and minerals. Many are rich in fiber as well. However, research has given us even more reasons to pile those veggies on our plates. Several studies show that certain types of vegetables, specifically those known as cruciferous vegetables, have certain properties that could make them effective in preventing cancer.

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Robert J Franko: Trust is the Cornerstone of Care at VNA of Northwest Indiana

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It’s my privilege to serve as the new President/CEO of the VNA of Northwest Indiana. I’m humbled and honored beyond words to lead this organization and know that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants of past board members, supporters, and especially founder Laura Harting. To be given the trust of our board and staff, of our patients and community is an awesome thing. Trust.

It’s a big word. It means a lot of things in different contexts; bankers think about it one way, investors have a different take, but for most of us it is the foundation of our relationships. Trust is the conglomeration of a lot of different components such as integrity, faith, loyalty, and commitment. It is not to be taken lightly, nor is it a commodity whose value fluctuates with whatever conditions exist. I take it very seriously.

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High Points in Community Healthcare System

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With its vast network of outpatient clinics, physician offices, and extensive network of services, Community Healthcare System provides Northwest Indiana with greater access to high quality healthcare.

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Anytime Fitness Valpo Encourages New Year New You Habits, Now Offering FREE Bootcamp to Members

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New year, new you. Sound familiar? We all say it, but sometimes fail to follow through. Enter Anytime Fitness, a place where new habits are built every hour of every day.

This year, Anytime Fitness is adding a new feature to help members build healthy new-year-new-you habits! New trainer, Jessie Casas, is now offering FREE boot-camp training 5 - 5:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The boot camp entails 30 minutes of straight workouts with breaks, shifting between cardio and weight work.

“It’s a quick boot camp that will really hit every aspect of a full workout. It’s also nice and early in the morning,” Felicia Stearns, Manager at any time explained. “You can go to work and not worry about going to the gym afterward--oh, and it’s free!”

By utilizing these classes,members can save the...

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Elvis Is Back In The Building at Journey Senior Living

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Residents, family, and friends got All Shook Up Friday night as Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso rolled out the red carpet to give guests the star treatment for their Elvis is Back in the Building Event.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Offer Training Program for Entry-level Pharmacy Technicians


chs-stock High school students looking to pursue a career in healthcare may want to consider the new Pharmacy Technician program available through the hospitals of Community Healthcare System.

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How Sugar Is Detrimental To Your Health


article-212-sugarMost people now acknowledge just how bad sugar is. The problem is, many are not willing to give it up. The evidence is clear though, over the last three decades chronic disease like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease have grown exponentially in occurrences that correlate strongly with Americans’ ever-increasing intake of sugar. But while this may not be new information, people are still unwilling to make the changes necessary – even with the threat of poor or worsening health (and even death) hanging over their heads.

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