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Your Allergy Questions, Answered

UnitedHealthcare-2018 Your nose is running, your eyes are itchy and you have a pounding headache. You may be suffering from allergies, along with more than 50 million other Americans. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States and can be caused by things like pollen, dust, food, insect stings, animal dander, mold, drugs and latex.

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Eyewear Designer, Warby Paker Accepts UnitedHealthcare Vision Plans

UnitedHealthcare-2018 At our core, UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. That is why we were thrilled last year when eyewear designer Warby Parker began to accept UnitedHealthcare vision plans, marking the first time ever Warby Parker accepted any insurance. This enabled millions of UnitedHealthcare vision plan participants to purchase prescription eyewear for only the price of their copay at Warby Parker online or at their retail locations.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who offers the best Rehabilitation of them All? Munster Med-Inn!


On Saturday, June 16th, Munster Med-Inn let their inner villain shine as they joined the Town of Schererville in their annual parade. This year’s theme centered on villains and Disney Descendants, creating a stark contrast to their superhero theme of last year.

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StoryPoint's Sean Tracy Uses a Boyhood Hobby to Honor Veterans


Everyone dreams of being able to find the job that doesn’t feel like work for them. For Sean Tracy, an employee with Independence Village and the StoryPoint Communities, he not only does his hobby for a living, but in doing so, honors veterans in these retirement communities.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Podiatrists Drs. Dennis W. Smith and Bruce J. Brincko to Methodist Physician Group Network


Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of two (2) new Podiatrists, Dr. Dennis W. Smith and Dr. Bruce J. Brincko, to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Drs. Brinko and Smith’s areas of expertise include skin, nail and soft tissue infections/issues, diabetic foot care, wound care, sports medicine, heel pain, surgical correction of deformities and trauma and arthroscopy. They are both Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) and are Fellows by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years of Patient Care


St. Catherine Hospital will celebrate 90 years of advanced technology, patient satisfaction and quality care in Northwest Indiana with a health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.

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New Cardiologist Inspired by Family, Early Medical Work

Porter-Regional-Hospital-New-Cardiologist-Inspired-by-Family-Early-Medical-Work When Jessica D. Williams, M.D., was 8 years old, her parents bought her a toy doctor’s kit, and it was the most exciting gift she had ever received. The seed was planted, and now this highly-trained non-invasive cardiologist has returned to her home state of Indiana to help patients with heart disease live happier, healthier lives.

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Methodist Hospitals Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2018


Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Methodist Offers Parkinson’s Support Group, Kickboxing and Yoga Classes

rot1Methodist Hospitals offers a variety of programs for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Listed below is the schedule of summer programs in June, July and August:

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St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Awards $21,000 to Area Students


Twenty area students pursuing a higher education degree in healthcare have been named recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary scholarship program for the 2018-19 academic school year. A total of $21,000 was distributed to the students during an afternoon reception at the hospital, 4321 Fir St., in East Chicago.

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Community Healthcare System Hosts Celebration for School of Medical Laboratory Science Graduates, Earns Accreditation in 2018


They may be one of the smallest graduating classes in Northwest Indiana with just seven students, but they are ready to make a big difference in the lives of patients at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. Kelli Lynn Belcher (East Detroit, Michigan), Rachel M. Kometz (Whiting), Joseph Anthony Lucente (Chicago), Monica Jasmin Mendoza (Merrillville), Marisha Lynn Miskus (Dyer), Brenda Rayburn (Gary) and Shantelle Williams (Sauk Village, Illinois) are ready to go to work and have accepted jobs at the hospitals.

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