EAST CHICAGO | From the outside, the HealthLinc mobile unit looks like a recreational vehicle a family would drive on a summer trip to the Grand Canyon.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program will train 25 community volunteers to become child advocates for abused and neglected children.
Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.
A new partnership between a Hammond medical laboratory and a California-based diagnostics company will expand the lab's testing capabilities, introducing new automation and new equipment.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care awarded Porter Regional Hospital with full atrial fibrillation certification, the first health care facility in the state to earn that honor from the society.
For Pamela Ward, auditioning for a spot on a food-themed reality television show was like throwing cooked noodles against a wall.
LAPORTE | Because of the low number of flu cases locally and statewide, Indiana University Health has lifted visitor restrictions, effective immediately.
HAMMOND | The community will have a new resource for affordable health care starting Monday.
GARY | A book release Saturday will double as a women's health education event called Girl Fight. The book, titled "THE FIGHT: Chronicles of a Champion," was written by Nikia Hammonds-Blakely.
LAPORTE | Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital is offering a Spanish/English medical interpreters course to the public, taught by Medical Communications Ambassadors.
MUNSTER | A new partnership between a local hospital system and ambulance company focuses on transporting and caring for critically ill patients in the region.
Uninsured Americans have less than a month to enroll in health care coverage, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Community Hospital in Munster and Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey have been ranked among the top hospitals in the country.
KNOX | Indiana University Health Starke Hospital named Craig Felty as its new president.
VALPARAISO | A hospital executive with experience in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky has been named CEO of Porter Health Care System.
LAPORTE COUNTY | A narrowing 60-day extension on the life of the LaPorte County Council on Aging has local health leaders concerned about the fate of the sick and elderly who rely on the agency.
CROWN POINT | It's called liquid gold.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Christian Community Health Center is beginning work to expand two facilities it operates in the south suburbs.
Porter Regional Hospital and Portage Hospital have launched a 30-minute ER service pledge.
MUNSTER | A Chicago-based charity with Munster ties has donated $100,000 to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kimmel Cancer Center to fund research in pancreatic cancer prevention and detection.
A drop in inpatient volumes is to blame for layoffs and position eliminations at multiple Franciscan Alliance locations in Northwest Indiana.
Expansion and renovation projects designed to make room for more patients and improve efficiency continue at local hospitals.
Hoosiers who want Indiana to do an about-face on its lack of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will deliver their opinion to Gov. Mike Pence's office Wednesday.
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SOUTH HOLLAND | Hearts in the Right Place, a free heart health education event focusing on women, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Holland Community Center, 501 E. 170th St.
Two local companies are among 47 in Indiana recognized Thursday by the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.
MUNSTER | A basic lifesaving skills class will be offered twice next week.
People wearing red today can take heart in knowing they're part of a national effort to draw attention to cardiovascular disease in women.
Between 240 and 758 Hoosiers could die annually because Indiana has not opted to expand Medicaid, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and City University of New York.
MUNSTER | A central Indiana-based hospital has bought the Munster Med-Inn, a 225-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
MUNSTER | Former "All My Children soap" star Taylor Miller will be the guest speaker for the seventh annual Share the Love event Feb. 12 at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road.
SCHERERVILLE | Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this month, which is American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness about heart disease.
A new report on smoking estimates 151,000 Indiana youths will become smokers and die prematurely, a figure that translates into 9.5 percent of Hoosiers 17 and younger.
With a gently winding foyer staircase, sunlight streaming through windows and hardwood style floors underfoot, a new residential facility designed to serve the homeless feels more like a college dorm.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, continues to be the dominant variable in the health care industry, locally and nationwide.
HIGHLAND | A local emergency response company is changing the way it handles customer feedback and is using that data to better pair its workers and clients.
CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will celebrate the expansion of its Breast Care Center services to include breast tomosynthesis 3D mammography with a screening day from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.
With the wind chill dipping well into negative digits and snow that continues to fall and drift, hospitals are seeing an influx of patients with weather-related injuries.
HAMMOND | NorthShore Health Centers last week celebrated the grand opening of its location at 6920 Indianapolis Blvd.
HOBART | People in need of health insurance can learn what is available and how to enroll during free programs, sponsored by Franciscan Alliance, in January and February at Southlake Mall.
Peering through the glass of a vending machine could give people food for thought in the upcoming year or so, as government regulations will require calorie counts to be displayed.
Members of the Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana will test their knowledge and skills at the inaugral World Team Treatment Planning Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., next week.
Legislation under consideration could give Indiana dental hygienists more freedom in their work.
At least three local hospitals are playing a role in the state's effort to make trauma care accessible for all Hoosiers.
MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals is at the front of the pack for transitioning into electronic medical record keeping.
A group of local health advocates approved a resolution Friday imploring Gov. Mike Pence to expand Medicaid in Indiana.
HAMMOND | The new NorthShore Health Center will host an open house from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday to celebrate its grand opening.
GARY | A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new residential facility associated with Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at the site, 1201 W. 20th Ave.
Flu-related deaths in Indiana are down compared to this time last year.
With the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, one discipline has been largely absent from the regulations: dentistry.
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