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Implants: The future of dentistry


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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Porter Physician Group Primary Care Office Now in Wheatfield


Porter Physician Group has opened an office in Wheatfield, Indiana. The new site is located at 3988 W. State Road 10, Wheatfield, IN directly across from Wheatfield High School. The office is open every week day.

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BrightStar Care of Lake County Receives 2019 Best of Home Care – Leader in Excellence Award

BrightStar-Care-of-Lake-County-Receives-2019-Leader-in-Excellence-AwardBrightStar Care of Lake County, Indiana announced today that it received the distinguished Best of Home Care –Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for home care. The Leader in Excellence Award is the highest recognition awarded by Home Care Pulse and is given to select home care businesses that consistently rank among the very highest in 10 or more quality metrics. As a Leader in Excellence, BrightStar Care of Lake County is now ranked among the top 10% of home care providers participating in the nationwide Home Care Pulse Satisfaction Management Program.

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Behavioral Health Services’ treatment helps suicide survivor cope

Behavioral-Health-Services-treatment-helps-suicide-survivor-copeBy Debra Gruszecki
L.E. slit her wrist, parked her car in the middle of the Coronado-San Diego Bay Bridge, said a prayer and jumped into pitch-black nothingness. The aspiring graphic design artist had tried to take her life twice before. She’d grown weary of battling a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and an OxyContin addiction that flared after a snowboard accident.

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Dr. Tariq Hameed joins Franciscan Physician Network

Dr-Tariq-Hameed-joins-Franciscan-Physician-NetworkFranciscan Physician Network Cardiology Crown Point has welcomed Tariq Hameed, MD, FACC, to its staff.

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Marram Health Center: treat lifestyle changes like an adventure


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

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso working together with Porter Home Health to better the lives of their residents

Journey-Senior-Living-of-Valparaiso-working-together-with-Porter-Home-Health-to-better-the-lives-of-their-residentsJourney Senior Living of Valparaiso has many amenities that they offer their residents. One of these great amenities is a fitness center. Residents are able to use the fitness center at their leisure and they can also use it when they are in need of therapy. Journey Senior Living and Porter Home Health have come together to ensure that when residents are in need of a therapy service, Porter Home Health is willing to provide these services right in the comfort of their own home.

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Dr. Neal Jain to Join Medial Team as Orthopedic Consult for Addison Pointe

Dr-Neal-Jain-to-Join-Medial-Team-as-Orthopedic-Consult-for-Addison-PointeDr. Jain became interested initially in orthopedics as an undergrad at Northwestern. There, Jain majored in biomedical engineering, which he was than able to tie into orthopedics. Jain also enjoys building and constructing things, which he says ties together with medicine through orthopedics. Orthopedics is the perfect bridge between the two interests, enabling him to build people up to get back to their desired level of activity.

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Addison Pointe Testimonial: James Grogan

Addison-Pointe-Testimonial-James-GroganTwo weeks ago, James Grogan was on path to go home, but things changed when his blood sugar level dropped. According to James, “If it were not for the nurses at Addison Pointe responding to hearing me gurgling, I would not be here today.” James believes that Addison Pointe is a fantastic place to get therapy. He has been to other nursing centers but believes that Addison is the best around.

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Doctors join Franciscan Physician Network in Michigan City

Doctors-join-Franciscan-Physician-Network-in-Michigan-CityFranciscan Physician Network Coolspring Health Center and Franklin Health Center in Michigan City have each welcomed a new doctor to their staffs.

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer-s-AssociationMemory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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