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Franciscan Health Foundation partners with Purdue Extension and Duneland Health Council to bring healthy cooking to Michigan City

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Members of the media are invited to the first of a series of classes on preparing healthy meals being held in a new mobile kitchen facility that was made possible by a grant from the Duneland Health Council.

Weather permitting, Chef Erik Tannehill will present the 45- to 60-minute class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Walker Park Community Garden at 900 Walker Street. Chef Tannehill will be taking produce out of the garden and preparing a meal. Attendees will receive an Aldi gift card and shopping list to purchase the ingredients to prepare the meal at home. The first class of 10 participants has been filled.

The project is an outgrowth of the community garden project in Michigan City’s Eastport neighborhood. Franciscan Health Michigan City is a key sponsor of the effort to help limited-income families eat...

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Running the Region with Kellyn: Wheeler High School freshman Emma Hellwege qualifies for state

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Wheeler High School track athlete Emma Hellwege had always been told she had talent. From the time she started running as a 6th grader, her coaches noticed she had a gift, and couldn’t wait to coach her up into the high school level. This year, finally a freshman, she ran her first season at the high school level, a journey that ended with something young runners everywhere dream of: a trip to the State finals.

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Methodist Hospitals Offering Farmer’s Market

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Methodist Hospitals Food Services Department will once again be offering a series of Farmer’s Markets to promote nutrition and enhance the availability of fresh produce to the Gary and surrounding communities.

The Farmer’s Market will be held on the following Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northlake Campus in Gary. The Farmer’s Market will be held in the parking lot directly across from the Administration Building and next to McDonalds:

  • Friday, June 14
  • Friday, June 28
  • Friday, August 16
  • Friday, September 6

Look for the big white tent and the Farmer’s Market signs. There will be lots of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices. Baked good from local vendors will also be offered.

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Glidefit Class at Fitness Pointe Takes Small Group Cross-training to a Whole New Level


Glidefit-Class-at-Fitness-Pointe-Takes-Small-Group-Cross-training-to-a-Whole-New-LevelIf you like a challenge and enjoy the water, the new GlideFit CardioWave “floating fitness” workout is designed especially for you.

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How running relieves stress during finals week

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With finals week either already here or fast approaching for college students across the nation, stress levels are at an all-time high. Many students turn to caffeine to get them through these final days of the semester, pulling all-nighters and pushing their bodies and minds to the brink of exhaustion. While this less-than-healthy method has been labeled as generally acceptable and something to be expected by the average college student, it doesn’t have to be the norm. There is a simple way for students to find some much-needed stress relief and regain motivation during finals week. All they need is a pair of running shoes.

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St. Catherine Hospital Helps Create Home Gardens with "Let It Grow"

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A pot, some soil, water, and a handful of seeds can turn into a sustainable source of healthy, convenient food on a budget. On Wednesday, St. Catherine Hospital partnered with a Lake County Master Gardener and Purdue Extension wellness coordinator and the City of East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department Greenhouse and Aqua Garden manager to demonstrate that process and help community members start eating healthier.

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“Feel Good Friday” – Girls on the Run & SoleMates


Feel-Good-Friday-Girls-on-the-Run-and-SoleMates-2019Ironically, the words escape me when I try to explain how big my heart is after reading about this week’s Hometown Happenings’ “Feel Good Friday” edition. There is no greater gift in this world than the gift of a future for the next generation. It is a gift that is invisible to the untrained eye, provided only by time, patience and love, but can be felt by the heart for a lifetime. As a proud and active sponsor, Hometown Happenings is thrilled to share this story, because that is exactly what Girls on the Run is giving young girls of all ages and backgrounds — Stepping stones to a bright and beautiful future.

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Marram Health Center: treat lifestyle changes like an adventure

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Treating lifestyle changes like an adventure instead of a chore is a smart way to take ownership of your health.

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Community Healthcare System offers dozens of free classes, events to improve community health

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In the Spring of 2019, Community Healthcare System (CHS) will be offering an extensive range of free classes, programs, and presentations at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Community Healthcare System media and public relations specialist Elise Sims says these programs are intended to improve the quality of life for community members.

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UnitedHealthcare Presents Longest Stair Climb in the Country

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For those suffering from lung disease, every breath can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, lung cancer, air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases. UnitedHealthcare, the American Lung Association, and residents of Northwest Indiana are literally stepping up to raise funds for research, education, and patient programs at the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago on March 10.

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Cubii™ Compact Elliptical Machine Trial Implemented at Spring Mill Health Campus

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For many surgical patients, rehabilitation can be very challenging. Physical therapy in itself can be exhausting and cumbersome even at a comfortable and skilled facility such as Spring Mill Health Campus. Often, access to therapy can be an issue. To help patients achieve maximum post-surgical rehabilitation and activity levels, Spring Mill Health Campus is working with Orthopedic Surgeon and Total Joint Replacement Specialist Dr. Vineet Shah from Methodist Physician Group on a new trial that is already showing promising results.

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