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Implants: The future of dentistry

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Did you know the average adult is missing two teeth? Before dental implants, dentists replaced teeth by restoring parts that were visible above the gumline with bridges. The solution allowed the patient to temporarily resume a more varied diet and smile confidently, yet only replaced half of the tooth.

Dr. Danny Hayes from Advanced Dental Concepts (ADC) explained the health and cost benefits of dental implants, and why it’s important to think twice before replacing a tooth.

“Tooth replacements in the past relied on bridges. Something removable. A partial denture,” he said. “Replacement implants will never decay. They replace the crown and the root of the tooth, the root of the implant itself.”

Roots of the tooth support the entire dental structure and shape of the face, and also stimulate the jawbone to retain...

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BrightStar Care: avoid falls, get care when you do

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Chances of falling and becoming severely injured increase significantly with age. One in three adults age 65 and older falls every year, and 20 to 30 percent of those who fall endure moderate to severe injuries. Perhaps even more troubling is that less than half of those seniors who fall speak to their healthcare providers about it, preventing them from pinpointing potential future risk factors and receiving proper guidance to avoid another debilitating fall.

BrightStar Care of Lake County helped identify some of the key risk factors for falls, and offered helpful precautionary measures designed to prevent your aging loved one from experiencing one.

Here are five common causes of falls, according to BrightStar Care:

1) Impaired vision

Impairments often linked to aging, such as cataracts and glaucoma, can...

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Exotic Education Day at Vale Park Animal Hospital for their Animal Husbandry Demo

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If a pet is not a cat or a dog, it is considered exotic. Exotics include reptiles that live in tanks, but also furry friends like rabbits and guinea pigs. Dr. Harsy shared her personal and professional expertise on a wide range of exotics at Vale Park Animal Hospital on Saturday to offer valuable insights for current and prospective exotic pet owners.

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Children find comfort, lifelong healthy habits at Advanced Dental Concepts

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When little children have their first dental visit at Advanced Dental Concepts, they pretty much run the show. To an extent. In essence, the idea is to get them as relaxed and comfortable as possible so they can build a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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Routine checkups: Not just for humans anymore

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One of the only downsides to owning a pet is that you can’t really hold conversations with them. Yes, over time, you develop little ways of communicating with each other, like when your dog signals it’s time to go outside. But pets rarely will tell you when something is wrong.

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High Points in Community Healthcare System

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With its vast network of outpatient clinics, physician offices, and extensive network of services, Community Healthcare System provides Northwest Indiana with greater access to high quality healthcare.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Offer Training Program for Entry-level Pharmacy Technicians


chs-stock High school students looking to pursue a career in healthcare may want to consider the new Pharmacy Technician program available through the hospitals of Community Healthcare System.

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A Healthy Reminder to Those Traveling During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes an abundance of food, festivities, and family. For many, the holiday season is preceded by long travel times in a seated position. It is important to stay aware about this specific position, as it could cause harm to your health in the long run. Centers for Vein Care wants you to enjoy holiday festivities without health complications by pre-planning preventative care. 

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Vein & Laser Institute at Forefront of Breakthrough Treatments, Appears on the Biggest Medical News Show in the Country

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Vein & Laser Institute (VLI) is making huge strides in providing state-of-the-art procedures to the people of NW Indiana. The newest and most exciting options center on regenerative medicine. These advanced stem cell and blood platelet procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for joint or bone pain, torn or strained tendons and ligaments, and other common injuries and degenerative conditions using a patient’s own cells. Dr. Amjad Alkadri, Medical Director of VLI, and patient Dr. John Feczko, appeared on the American Health Front, the most watched Medical News Program in the country, to explain the procedure and how it made a huge impact on Dr. Feczko’s quality of life. Check it out below!

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Methodist to Offer Medicare Made Simple Seminars


rot1The 2018 Fall Medicare Open Enrollment period is currently underway and ends on Saturday, December 7, 2018. Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing and overwhelming. Attend a free seminar to learn the basics of Medicare and about the options available.

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School of Echocardiography Celebrates 2018 Class of Graduates


School-of-Echocardiography-Celebrates-2018-Class-of-GraduatesThe Franciscan Health St. Anthony School of Echocardiography Class of 2018 was honored during a graduation program on Nov. 9 at the Marian Education Center at Franciscan Health Crown Point.

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