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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bishop Brings Blessings, Healing Words to the Sick


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bishop-Brings-Blessings-Healing-Words-to-the-SickMost Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, visited and prayed with patients, among them Elvira Villarreal of Gary, at Franciscan Health Crown Point recently, during a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick program.

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Methodist Hospitals Offers Walk-In Clinic Hours at Midlake Campus


rot1Residents of the Gary community now how have access to prompt illness and injury care offered by Methodist Hospitals Nurse Practitioners at the Midlake Campus in Gary. Current hours of operation are Tuesdays and Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Winter Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Winter-Tips-for-Kids-with-Sensory-Processing-DisorderTransitioning between seasons can be tough for any child, but for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), the arrival of winter can be particularly difficult. With a new season comes a whole slew of new feelings, each of which may be overwhelming and uncomfortable for anyone with a sensory integration dysfunction. Luckily, there are some steps that parents can take to minimize the seasonal transition. The following tips can help ensure kids with sensory issues feel as comfortable and secure as possible during the winter.

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Residences at Deer Creek Celebrates Valentines Day 2017

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Love is in the air! Our residents celebrated Valentine’s Day with their significant others at Deer Creek! We captured the pictures of the cute couples, some of which have spent over a half century together as husband and wife!

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Hearts of Hope Lights the Way for Cardiovascular Research in Northwest Indiana

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The 12th Annual Hearts Of Hope ceremony was held at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart on Wednesday. The Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the Cardiovascular Research program at the hospitals within the Community Healthcare System. The Cardiovascular Research program provides local access to new treatment options available only through national clinical trials and studies, which aim for better detection, treatment and prevention of heart disease.

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A Year of Education: A 2016 Recap of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals

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2016 was a year of education for both the staff at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals and for patients of the center regarding the breast cancer disease.

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The Women’s Choice Award Names Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Among America’s Best for Heart Care


WCA_HeartCare_2017When it comes to making women and their health concerns a top priority, the hospitals of Community Healthcare System continue to be recognized as leaders in quality care. Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that these Northwest Indiana hospitals are positioned in the top 9 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.

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St. Mary Medical Center Awarded Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission


chs-stockSt. Mary Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The advanced certification is for critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

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Franciscan Health: Lung Cancer Proves Ex-marine’s Toughest Fight as He Urges Importance of Early Detection


Lung-Cancer-Proves-Ex-marines-Toughest-Fight-as-He-Urges-Importance-of-Early-DetectionAlthough he is a strapping ex-Marine, Todd Fahey of Crown Point could be considered a poster child for smoking cessation.

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Franciscan Health Sleep Disorders Centers Achieve Accreditation


rot4The Sleep Disorders centers of Franciscan Health Crown Point and Franciscan Health Munster have achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc.

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Brain Balance: Common Food Triggers of Behavioral Issues


Brain-Balance-Common-Behavior-Triggers-FoodChild behavior and food have been found to be closely linked. Studies show that certain foods can cause or at least worsen behavioral issues like ADHD and other learning disorders. While changing a child’s diet might seem like a daunting task at first, many parents end up feeling relieved when they see positive changes in their child’s behavior, because it could reduce the need for medication and other treatment options. For this reason, parents whose children have behavioral disorders should consider this list of common food triggers of behavior problems.

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