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Volunteer advocates for needy adults in Lake County are sworn in


2019--fhThe Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) organization of Franciscan Health Hammond welcomed 11 new members during a swearing-in ceremony recently with Lake Superior Court Judge Bruce Parent and Probate Commissioner America McAlpin.

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June dates set for blood drives at Franciscan Health


2019-blooddriveFranciscan Health will host several Heartland blood drives in June. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome and will be seen if the schedule permits. Photo ID is required. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. For more information about these drives or to schedule an appointment, visit www.heartlandbc.org or call 800-7-TO-GIVE.

    • Wednesday, June 5, 9 AM to 2 PM, Franciscan Physician Network Hammond Clinic, mobile coach, 7905 Calumet Ave., Munster. Donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat while supplies last.
    • Thursday, June 6, noon to 4 PM, Franciscan Health Dyer, 4th Floor – Classroom G, 24 Joliet Street, Dyer. Donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat...

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Porter Regional Hospital Earns Blue Distinction Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Porter Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

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Advanced Dental Concepts offers Dental Wellness Program to patients

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Whether it’s toothaches, cavities, or just a standard check-up and cleaning, we rely on our dentists to provide us with the healthcare we need. Though they are a crucial part of adequate oral hygiene, these treatments can be difficult to afford if insurance won’t cover much of the cost, or if patients don’t have insurance at all. Fortunately, Advanced Dental Concepts (ADC) in Crown Point is making sure everyone can access the dental care they need with their Dental Wellness Program.

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VNA of NWI Forever Society to present Contingency Notebook workshop


vna-logoThe public is invited to attend a Contingency Notebook workshop on Monday, April 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Porter County Public Library—Portage Branch, 2665 Irving Street in Portage. The workshop is sponsored by the VNA Forever Society of the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI.

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Marram Health Center forms strong connections three years out

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When the pediatrician at your health center says he feels like a grandpa to the hundreds of children he has cared for, you know you have created something special.

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Porter Regional Hospital Partners with The Milk Bank, Accepts First Milk Bank Donation

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A new milk depot at Porter Regional Hospital is offering babies in our communities access to the highly-nutritional benefits of human breast milk, while providing an opportunity for local mothers to donate their excess breast milk for our tiniest infants in need.

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Cancer Resource Centre in Munster Offers Free Music Wellness Classes for Cancer Patients, Caregivers

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If you listen carefully, you may hear the sound of music coming from the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster every first and third Monday of the month. The Centre is offering free Music Wellness classes to cancer patients and their caregivers.

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Porter Regional Hospital - Need to See the Doctor? Check in Online and Do the Waiting at Home!

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Porter Health Care System’s CareEXPRESS urgent care clinics, ERs, and primary care doctors with Porter Physician Group are turning your living room into your own private waiting room, with a convenient online check-in service. InQuicker online check-in is now available at porterhealth.com.

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Porter Hospital - Preventive Care is Investing in Your Future

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Perhaps one of the best investments we can make is taking charge of our health. And while we can’t always control what our bodies will do, especially when it comes to genetics, there are several steps we can take to help detect and prevent diseases.

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Get Ahead of Post-Surgery Recovery with Trilogy Services' Prehab Plan


avalonspringscover.Here is the typical scenario: A man learns he needs a hip replacement, so he schedules the surgery for the following weekend. Leading up to it, he is told by his doctor his body will be weakened and he will need rehabilitation services to help him get back into shape.

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