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VNA Taking Tricia’s Scholarship Applications

VNA-Taking-Tricias-Scholarship-ApplicationsThere is still time to apply for Tricia’s Scholarship. The VNA and the family of Tricia Marie Simpson Russell, a nurse at the VNA until her death, established Tricia’s Scholarship in 2008 to assist individual nurses or nursing students to advance their education. Last year, the committee awarded scholarships in the amount of $3,000.

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The Mop Squad: 5 Health Benefits of a Clean Home


There are many times we’ve heard people say, “Why bother cleaning the house?” or “Our house is clean… I picked everything up.” What most people don’t realize is that just by picking up the house, they are not being healthy. The Mop Squad has provided us with 5 Health Benefits of a Clean House.

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Residential Clinical Services Proud to Announce 1st in Class Clinical Education Program


Residential Clinical Services is constantly striving to improve the community around them. Though they work primarily with concerns involving home health, they also work to implement programs that will aid the community as a whole.

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Centers for Vein Care Provides Comprehensive Vein Care Treatment

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Millions of Americans suffer from pain, cramping, fatigue and swelling in their legs. The majority of people do not get the proper treatment to relieve their symptoms and simply continue to bear the discomfort. In most people these symptoms are caused by chronic venous insufficiency, which is easily treatable.

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Franciscan Health: Women Inspired to Live Happier, Healthier Lives


A Franciscan Health, Inspiring Women Happy, Healthy Holiday event drew nearly 200 attendees to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton Nov. 30, where they were offered screenings for balance, blood glucose and pressure, bone density, body mass index, foot health and skin cancer, along with entertainment, refreshments and a wealth of information from expert speakers such as William Espar, MD, who is shown discussing heart health for the holiday season.

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Local Physician Weighs in on New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonThe American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines this month that are sure to re-categorize many Hoosiers into the danger zone for hypertension. Jay Shah, M.D., a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart Valve Center for Porter Health Care System, said that while the new guidelines may seem scary for people who previously thought they were healthy, they represent an opportunity for Americans to recognize the signs of unhealthy blood pressure sooner.

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Methodist Hospitals Offering Classes for Emergency Medical Technicians

rot1Methodist Hospitals is offering a Spring Emergency Medical Training (EMT) certification class beginning February 12 and ending on August 9, 2018. Applications are now being accepted for the 26-week session. The spring session meets twice weekly (Mondays & Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are 15 to 20 students per class. EMT certification and work experience are required for those seeking Paramedic training, which is also offered by Methodist Hospitals.

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Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care Offer Resources at Local Health Fairs


Many companies attend health fairs and public events in order to sell a product. However, for Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care, it’s the perfect venue to share the benefits of comprehensive pain management to individuals as well as employers.

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Franciscan Health: Alison Sweeney urges crowd to Move It, Shake It, Live It!

Franciscan-Health-Alison-Sweeney-urges-crowd-to-Move-It-Shake-It-Live-It-2017_01Actress, TV host, producer, director and author Alison Sweeney, known as a woman who can balance career, family, health and wellness, brought an inspirational message to nearly 300 Northwest Indiana residents Oct. 8 as keynote speaker at the Inspiring Women Move It. Shake It. Live It! event at the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. The free event was sponsored by Franciscan Health and focused on women’s health, also by offering free health screenings for women of all ages.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Celebrates Five Years of Survivors with Pink Party


Pink balloons swayed in the autumn sun as dozens of women, men and children formed an enthusiastic parade of pink, spreading Breast Cancer awareness for this very special occasion.

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Geminus Community Partners' Family Fun Night Provides Great Fun, Great Education


Friday night was a night of fun, family, dancing and laughs at the annual Geminus Community Partners Family Fun Night at Chateau Banquets in Merrillville. Families from all over the region flocked to the Fun Night to have great food, hang out with friends, dance, and learn about the community services and opportunities from Geminus’ many community partners.

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