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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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Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy Accepting Paramedic Training Applications through November 1st


CROWN POINT | The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for its next paramedic training program, which will take place starting in January.

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Munster Med-Inn Hosts "Understanding Your Health Plans" Seminar

Munster-Med-Inn-Understanding-Your-Health-Plans-2017Munster Med-Inn hosted a seminar last night for the NWI community, Understanding Your Health Plans. As we all know healthcare is changing and understanding which plan's that are out there can be difficult. Our corporate office Medicare/medicaid specialists team presented on Medicare, Medicare advantage plans, and Medicaid. We wanted to better educate our community on the many options of health plans out there today and give people the empowerment to choose the best plans that suit their individual needs the best.

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Methodist Hospitals Receive Magnet Distinction from American Nurses Credentialing Center


Early Wednesday morning at the Methodist Hospital Southlake campus, a filled room of nurses and administrators, including CEO Raymond Grady, waited on hold with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to receive a special recognition. A live feed camera, streaming to the Northlake Campus in Gary, was focused on the main table where Grady sat with other administrators who were vital to this mission of receiving Magnet designation. Magnet status is a designation given only to hospitals that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice and is the highest honor awarded by the ANCC.

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