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


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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BrightStar Care: avoid falls, get care when you do


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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Crown Point EMS Academy recognizes graduates of 2018 program

Crown-Point-EMS-Academy-recognizes-graduates-of-2018-programNine months of hard work paid off for the nine graduates of the Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy.

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Candace Parker Puts a Full-Court Press on Alzheimer's

Candace-Parker-Puts-a-Full-Court-Press-on-AlzheimersCandace Parker, star of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team from 2004 to 2008, earned a wealth of accolades during her college career. She was the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament championship game, a two-time consensus national player of the year and led the Lady Vols to two NCAA championships.

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Vein & Laser: Top Coolsculpting Practice in the Region


As the premier provider of Coolscultping in the Region, the Vein & Laser Institute is making the world’s #1 non-surgical fat removal treatment procedure convenient and accessible to patients across NWI, by offering up to a 25% discount for new clients.

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Varicose Veins 101: Signs and Symptoms

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Most people know the visual signs of varicose veins—bulging, dark blue or purple veins that commonly appear on your legs and feet. But did you know that over 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease? Furthermore, many go untreated because they are not aware of the signs or symptoms!

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Event Salutes Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for Sponsorships of Community Hall, Café at New Franciscan Health Michigan City

event-salutes-horizon-bank-and-nipsco-for-sponsorships-of-community-hall-cafe-at-new-franciscanWith the recognition that the new Franciscan Health Michigan City healthcare facility will be a community gathering place as well as a hospital, Horizon Bank and NIPSCO have sponsored two of the areas that will be used by the public.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology opens Valparaiso location


GOOD NEWS ALERT! Northwest Indiana Nephrology Valparaiso is now open! The brand-new facility was designed to expand services and provide state-of-the-art kidney care to patients.

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


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


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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UnitedHealthcare Presents Longest Stair Climb in the Country


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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