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Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute celebrates expanded facility

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Patients embarking on their weight loss journey will find more comfortable surroundings after an expansion of the Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute that has doubled its size.

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Oral appliances help reduce or eliminate snoring

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When dentist Dr. Michael Uzelac opted to explore the relatively new field of dental sleep medicine several years ago, his first stop was to look in the mirror.
“I was my first patient,” he said.

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Franciscan Health Foundation partners with Purdue Extension and Duneland Health Council to bring healthy cooking to Michigan City

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Members of the media are invited to the first of a series of classes on preparing healthy meals being held in a new mobile kitchen facility that was made possible by a grant from the Duneland Health Council.

Weather permitting, Chef Erik Tannehill will present the 45- to 60-minute class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Walker Park Community Garden at 900 Walker Street. Chef Tannehill will be taking produce out of the garden and preparing a meal. Attendees will receive an Aldi gift card and shopping list to purchase the ingredients to prepare the meal at home. The first class of 10 participants has been filled.

The project is an outgrowth of the community garden project in Michigan City’s Eastport neighborhood. Franciscan Health Michigan City is a key sponsor of the effort to help limited-income families eat...

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StoryPoint Chesterton Celebrates Grand Opening 2019

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The Chesterton community welcomed StoryPoint Senior Living with excitement at their grand opening on June 11. Residents, StoryPoint staff, and community members celebrated with a ribbon cutting, food, drinks, and live music from Emmanouel Fokianos.

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Text Neck: How Smartphones Are Killing Your Posture & What To Do About It

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The human head is heavier than most people realize. Weighing an average 10 pounds, the head can put a great deal of pressure on the neck when placed in different positions – especially when angled down while looking at your phone.

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Running the Region with Kellyn: Wheeler High School freshman Emma Hellwege qualifies for state

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Wheeler High School track athlete Emma Hellwege had always been told she had talent. From the time she started running as a 6th grader, her coaches noticed she had a gift, and couldn’t wait to coach her up into the high school level. This year, finally a freshman, she ran her first season at the high school level, a journey that ended with something young runners everywhere dream of: a trip to the State finals.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital present Healthy Night Out


Many people have loved ones that have suffered from breast cancer. It’s important to be familiar with the risk factors and signs of breast cancer in order to know when to reach out to a medical professional for a screening.

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital hosted a Healthy Night Out, where Jennifer Sanders, Mammogram Tech and Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital, gave a presentation on breast care at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, Ind.

Healthy-Night-Out-2019-11There were also vendors offering massages, manicures, and more. The vendors included Wellness & Retreats, Kauffman Chiropractic, KEPT Concepts in Healing, and...

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St. Catherine Hostpital offers health classes


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MOVING FORWARD-STROKE EDUCATION

St. Catherine Hospital offers classes for stroke survivors and caregivers to learn how to prevent future strokes through risk detection and management in a five-part series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Catherine Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. This program is FREE. Call 219-392-7641 for more information. To learn about other programs offered by Community Healthcare System, visit our website COMHS.org.

ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL OFFERS
BONE DENSITY SCREENING

St. Catherine Hospital offers bone density screening to determine your risk related to osteoporosis. The bone strength screening with same day results is performed using the heel of the foot. Screening is available from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, at St....

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Porter Regional Hospital invites the community to support groups in June

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Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following free support groups in June:

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What Every Chiropractic Patient Ought To Know About Staying Hydrated

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Just about everyone has heard about the need to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning hydration. How much do you need to drink? What should you drink? When should you drink? It can all be a little overwhelming.

Fortunately, staying hydrated is not as complicated as it may first appear. A little knowledge and some helpful tips are all you need to ensure that your body always has the fluids it needs to stay healthy and fully functional.

Understanding Hydration

Why is hydration important? Your body is composed of around 60% water. Adequate hydration is necessary for your body to function properly. Water makes it possible for your body to maintain its temperature, to process waste products and for your joints to remain lubricated. When you do not...

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Hammond Fire Department captures Battle of the Medics title

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Area first responders enjoyed camaraderie, food and friendly competition in the annual Battle of the Medics, held at Franciscan Health Hammond, Dyer and Munster in celebration of EMS week May 20-24.

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