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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital present Healthy Night Out


Many people have loved ones that have suffered from breast cancer. It’s important to be familiar with the risk factors and signs of breast cancer in order to know when to reach out to a medical professional for a screening.

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital hosted a Healthy Night Out, where Jennifer Sanders, Mammogram Tech and Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital, gave a presentation on breast care at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, Ind.

Healthy-Night-Out-2019-11There were also vendors offering massages, manicures, and more. The vendors included Wellness & Retreats, Kauffman Chiropractic, KEPT Concepts in Healing, and...

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St. Catherine Hospital offers health classes


ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL OFFERS
MOVING FORWARD-STROKE EDUCATION

St. Catherine Hospital offers classes for stroke survivors and caregivers to learn how to prevent future strokes through risk detection and management in a five-part series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Catherine Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. This program is FREE. Call 219-392-7641 for more information. To learn about other programs offered by Community Healthcare System, visit our website COMHS.org.

ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL OFFERS
BONE DENSITY SCREENING

St. Catherine Hospital offers bone density screening to determine your risk related to osteoporosis. The bone strength screening with same day results is performed using the heel of the foot. Screening is available from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, at St....

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Porter Regional Hospital invites the community to support groups in June

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Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following free support groups in June:

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Hammond Fire Department captures Battle of the Medics title

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Area first responders enjoyed camaraderie, food and friendly competition in the annual Battle of the Medics, held at Franciscan Health Hammond, Dyer and Munster in celebration of EMS week May 20-24.

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Senior Caregiver Open House Is June 27 at Franciscan Health Dyer


Those caring for an aging parent or spouse can learn more about services offered by Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness Dyer at a senior caregiver open house from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, June 27 at the Franciscan Health Dyer South Pavilion.

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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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Laugh away your troubles with Laughter Yoga

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From knock-knock jokes, to stand-up comedy, everyone enjoys a good laugh. But what if laughter could provide other benefits in addition to just having a momentary good time? Turns out, it can! Wednesday afternoon, Tanaz Bamboat, certified laughter yoga instructor and ambassador, introduced seniors at Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville to the concept of laughter yoga. She encouraged them to incorporate it into their lives any way they can, even if the laughter isn’t genuine.

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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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Building ‘Yes Brains’ at Porter-Starke Services’ 2019 Living, Balance & Hope Symposium

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“What we give attention, what we really pay attention to, can change how our brain is firing and wiring," said Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, keynote speaker at Porter-Starke Services’ tenth annual Living, Balance & Hope Symposium.

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Companies Are Creating Healthier Worksites to Help Improve Employee Well-being


2017-uhcThroughout my career, I’ve learned from employers and employees about worksite hurdles – those issues or hassles that prevent employees from being engaged, successful and happy at their jobs. To help encourage employees to be satisfied and more productive, an increasing number of employers are looking to their employee well-being programs for answers.

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Jennifer Kasch celebrates every day at Belvedere Senior Housing

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When you elevate a standard work procedure to a celebration, you know you’re working in the right place. Jennifer Kasch has the same realization each time a new resident moves into Belevedere Senior Housing. Rather than treating each new move-in as a routine piece of business, Kasch and her team host an entire ribbon-cutting ceremony, gifting residents a healthy dose of fanfare and a basket of treats, toiletries, and sparkling grape juice.

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