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Franciscan Health: Focus On - Seasonal Affective Disorder

Franciscan-Health-Focus-On-Seasonal-Affective-DisorderSeasonal Affective Disorder, commonly called SAD, doesn’t just occur when the days get shorter and colder, it also can happen when they are longer and warmer, said Jean Lubeckis, a Franciscan Alliance licensed mental health therapist.

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Porter Regional Hospital Celebrates National Donate Life Month with Flag-Raising Ceremony


On Tuesday, Porter Regional Hospital, honored the sacrifices of organ and tissue donors and celebrated the lives of those they saved in observance of National Donate Life Month. Every April, Porter Regional Hospital marks Donate Life Month with a ceremonial flag-raising and gathering.

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Doggone Cute Puppies Are a Tough Act to Follow at Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Community

Doggone-Cute-Puppies-Are-a-Tough-Act-to-Follow-at-Hartsfield-Village-Continuing-Care-CommunityPlayful pups from the Humane Society of the Calumet Area are a welcome sight for patients and residents at Hartsfield Village Rehabilitation Center. Recently, Shelter Director Todd Howard brought a couple of frisky dogs to brighten the seniors’ day.

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Pam Daly Loves the Innovative Nature of Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals


The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is known for being the first center in Indiana to use the 3-D mammography technology for breast health. Mammography Technologist Pam Daly is proud to be a part of that accomplishment.

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Online Registration Ends Soon for Biggest Loser Race Series

Biggest-Loser-Run-Walk-Logo"The Biggest Loser" Race Series is coming to Crown Point, Indiana on Sunday, April 30th, as it hosts a Half Marathon, 5K, and a new "Motivational Mile." The half marathon will start at 8:00 a.m., the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the "Motivational Mile" will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Lake County Fairgrounds. The last day to register online is April 28.

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New Program To Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

New-Program-To-Help-Pregnant-Women-Quit-Smoking-2017_01Mental Health America of Lake County (MHALC), a non-profit prevention and early intervention agency, is trained and certified to offer Baby & Me – Tobacco Free Programtm, a program aimed at helping pregnant women quit smoking.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: A Time and Place to Remember Those Who Gave of Themselves for Others

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-A-Time-and-Place-to-Remember-Those-Who-Gave-of-Themselves-for-OthersThe Rev. Dr. Lenny Wisehart, a heart valve transplant recipient, is shown with his wife, the Rev. Joy Wisehart, as he addresses the congregation during an annual National Donate Life Month remembrance celebration in the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan Health Crown Point April 17. The Valparaiso man expressed gratitude to his donor, for giving him a new lease on life 10 years ago, as did Kathy Sojka, also of Valparaiso, who received a cornea transplant 12.5 years ago from another donor.

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Schererville Parks and Recreation Department Offering an Array of Exercise Programs in Summer of 2017

Schererville-Parks-and-Recreation-LogoThe Schererville Parks and Recreation Department is offering an array of different exercise programs this summer.

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2017 VNA Stroll for Hospice Just Around the Corner


The Visiting Nurse Association's 16th annual VNA Stroll for Hospice is right around the corner - Sunday, May 7th. Onsite registration begins at 12 noon and the stroll steps off at 1:15 pm at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. For advance online registration, go to www.vnanwi.org/latest-events and click on the registration link. Registration forms are also available at the Visiting Nurse Association’s Administration Building at 2401 Valley Drive in Valparaiso, or may be printed from the link above. Registration is $10 per walker, with children 18 and under free. Teams of 6 or more may register for $50 per team. For more information call 219-531-8049.

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Methodist Hospitals Community Health Calendar, April 2017

rot1The following programs are being offered by Methodist Hospitals to members of the Northwest Indiana Community in April.

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Dr. Giovanni Infusino Gives a Breath of Fresh Air to Symphony of Dyer


“You know, breathing is pretty important.”

Dr. Giovanni Infusino specializes in that one aspect of life most people never think about and take for granted.

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