To better understand what they could do to help resolve the opioid epidemic, La Porte residents and officials representing gathered to hear the findings on the crisis from the Health Care Foundation of La Porte.
It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Advanced planning had not taken place, and each member of the family has an opposing idea of what should be done.
The human body is very complex, there are so many systems that can break or decline, sometimes without the operator even realizing something went wrong. Porter Regional Hospital is constantly looking for ways to keep people aware of their health as well as potential problems and ways to prevent them. That is why they partnered with Ivy Tech to host their “Spring into Health” fair, to show people from across the Region that quality care is right in their neighborhood.
On Wednesday, April 4th, Geminus Family Services held their annual conference to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect issues during Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s topic was sex trafficking.
Horizon Bank has long been known for sponsoring popular fitness events in the community such as Tour de La Porte, but they also place a great emphasis on health and wellness among their team. With a wellness program that boasts many incentives for employees to engage in healthy activities and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Horizon has cultivated an atmosphere that truly values fitness and health.
Members of the La Porte County community donned their brightest red attire and convened at Michigan City’s Uptown Center on March 16th for a very special morning of celebration, nourishment, support, and action. Presented locally by Franciscan Health Michigan City, as well as Team Toyota, and Strack & Van Til, the La Porte County Goes Red for Women Breakfast opened the door to one and all, inviting them to participate in a fun, social environment that was tempered with awareness for women’s heart issues. As Jennifer Young, Socials Director for American Heart Association, put it, “LaPorte County Goes Red, made possible by Franciscan Health Michigan City, Team Toyota, and Strak & Van Til is uniting the county raise awareness for the number one killer of women - heart disease. Today, our hearts were impacted as we are challenged to be...
The Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital held their Healthy Night Out with the Girls event Thursday night, bringing women together for pampering as well as health education. The focus for this quarterly event was the new blood pressure guidelines.
Centers for Vein Care in Crown Point hosted their first Health Fair of 2018 on Saturday, offering the community a look into the Region’s premier vascular care facilities and procedures. Featuring free chair massages, ultrasounds to detect vein issues, and a Health Jeopardy! Game with prizes, the Centers for Vein Care looked to highlight the often overlooked importance of vascular health.
On a bright and bustling Saturday morning, the Valpo YMCA, in partnership with St. Mary Medical Center, held a health fair to benefit the community members passing through their doors.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies of heart disease- but with the right knowledge and lifestyle changes, that number could easily plummet. Methodist Hospital hosted a presentation and blood pressure screenings at Innsbrook Country Club on Thursday, with the hope of arming the community with the information they need to be more heart healthy.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, making up for one of every three deaths each year in females. No one knows heart health like Porter Regional Hospital, which houses Northwest Indiana’s only Heart Center for Women. That’s why they hosted a fun, educational evening on Wednesday, gathering women of all ages and backgrounds to talk to professionals in the field on how to build and maintain a healthy heart, in very surprising ways.