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Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

GARY | Hospital officials and community leaders on Monday celebrated Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus' designation as an in-process Level III trauma center, with some calling for the hospital to pursue an even higher level of care.

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C.P.-based lab company to offer video physician visits

C.P.-based lab company to offer video physician visits

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point-based lab testing network has an alternative solution for patients who want to consult with a physician regarding their lab results but prefer to do it on their own schedule without visiting a doctor’s office.

September 05, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Local nurses open hospice company

VALPARAISO | Two local nurses with ties to the Northwest Indiana health care community have opened Dunes Hospice LLC.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

IMA Physicians Perform 250th TIF Procedure

Physicians affiliated with Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) were recognized by EndoGastric Solutions Inc. for outstanding achievement for their ongoing contributions to treating and improving the quality of life for patients with Gastroesop…

September 04, 2014 10:00 am Related

Wagering on good health

HAMMOND | Employees at Horseshoe Casino now have access to health care without stepping foot off the boat.

September 03, 2014 12:00 pm

CENTER FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGY & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY: Dr. Bethany Cataldi's individual approach tailored to patients' unique beauty needs

CENTER FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGY & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY: Dr. Bethany Cataldi's individual approach tailored to patients' unique beauty needs

In addition to being one of Northwest Indiana’s most accomplished ear, nose, and throat surgeons, Dr. Bethany Cataldi is also one of the area’s premier facial plastic surgeons. As the only female facial plastic surgeon in the region, Dr. Cata…

August 30, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Preventive Mastectomy Reduces Breast Cancer Risk to Less than 1%

Preventive Mastectomy Reduces Breast Cancer Risk to Less than 1%

Maureen Carlson of Homewood never imagined she’d be mentioned in the same sentence as movie star Angelina Jolie – much less share anything in common with her. Their paths have never crossed, and they probably never will.

August 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Q&A: Gene Diamond, CEO Franciscan Alliance's Northern Indiana Region

Q&A: Gene Diamond, CEO Franciscan Alliance's Northern Indiana Region

Q. What are the great strengths of your health care system?

August 30, 2014 1:54 pm

Several breakthroughs in cancer research proving to increase survival rates

Several breakthroughs in cancer research proving to increase survival rates

When there is a diagnosis of cancer, the best, most advanced treatments are essential. Michiana Hematology Oncology Advanced Centers for Cancer Care is a place where screening, diagnosis and treatment options are state-of-the-art and personal…

August 30, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Paper being cut from blood donation process

Paper being cut from blood donation process

The likelihood of donors getting a paper cut as they prepare to give blood has dropped significantly, as donation centers rely more on electronic registration. 

August 27, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Bionic body parts: Technology and innovation create fully functioning replacements

Bionic body parts: Technology and innovation create fully functioning replacements

Microprocessors are being used to replace and renew body parts thus creating bionic limbs, functions and systems.

August 24, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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Q&A: John Gorski, COO Community Healthcare System

Q&A: John Gorski, COO Community Healthcare System

1. What are the great strengths of your healthcare system?

August 23, 2014 4:30 pm

Low-Cost Provider: HealthLinc expands a holistic approach to underprivileged

Low-Cost Provider: HealthLinc expands a holistic approach to underprivileged

HealthLinc now takes a holistic approach to meeting the healthcare needs of the uninsured and the underinsured.

August 23, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Modern Midwifery: The best of birth at a center or a home

Modern Midwifery: The best of birth at a center or a home

Though the vast majority of expectant mothers in Europe employ the assistance of midwives, it's a different story on this side of the Atlantic.

August 23, 2014 4:14 pm

Innovation in imaging: MRI technology experiences rapid advances

Innovation in imaging: MRI technology experiences rapid advances

The days of patients being fed into a horizontal tube with expectations to stay there for sometimes half an hour while a machine snaps detailed images are fading, as MRI technology makes way for wider, sturdier machines.

August 23, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Infraredx Technology: A global study to see heart attacks before they happen

Infraredx Technology: A global study to see heart attacks before they happen

A Nobel Prize winner and a leader in the research on the causes of heart attacks is excited about a new, large-scale study aimed at preventing heart attacks. He’s also delighted that Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville are vigorously…

August 23, 2014 1:15 pm

Kidney Stone Dissolution: A modern method for treating painful scourge

Kidney Stone Dissolution: A modern method for treating painful scourge

Laser surgery is a long-accepted procedure to correct many conditions, from cataracts to plantars warts. Yet new uses for laser are still being discovered for alleviating conditions ranging from aggravating to life-threatening.

August 23, 2014 1:15 pm

Community Healthcare forms a clinical integration model for patient care

Community Healthcare System will soon be implementing an integrated approach to its patient care. Community Healthcare Partners, a clinical integration organization, is designed to develop ongoing clinical initiatives to provide a higher qual…

August 23, 2014 12:30 pm

Neonatal Care: Special technology dedicated to saving the youngest and most fragile

Neonatal Care: Special technology dedicated to saving the youngest and most fragile

It takes a certain type of medical professional to work in the hospital unit that treats the most fragile patients.

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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The Specialists: Cochlear implants taking root in Northwest Indiana

The Specialists: Cochlear implants taking root in Northwest Indiana

Cochlear implants have been provided for decades, but often only at large, often university-affiliated hospitals. Now, Dr. Matthew Provenzano has brought his training and expertise to Porter Physicians Group in Valparaiso, where he is perform…

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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A Mystery Disease: Clinic delves into the locus painful gout attacks

A Mystery Disease: Clinic delves into the locus painful gout attacks

Just try nudging the big toe of someone who’s enduring a gout attack in that joint and you’ll probably hear an agonized yelp. In fact, “A bad gout attack can make a grown man cry,” says Dr. Kevin Joyce, rheumatologist in gout at Franciscan Me…

August 23, 2014 10:45 am

Putting an end to GERD: Non-surgical TIF procedure stops acid reflux

Putting an end to GERD: Non-surgical TIF procedure stops acid reflux

Cathy Reed was suffering from acid reflux, also known as GERD, when she read about the transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure in the newspaper. Rather than treating the symptoms of acid reflux as medications do, a TIF procedure…

August 23, 2014 10:15 am Related

Gary hospital tapped to take on most critical patients

GARY | The sickest, most injured patients in Northwest Indiana no longer will be transported out of state or the area for immediate care.

August 22, 2014 5:00 pm Related

New Age of E-Health: Providing care online and at home sparks an industry

New Age of E-Health: Providing care online and at home sparks an industry

Telehealth, in all its forms, has become an important tool for both medical professionals and their patients.

August 22, 2014 3:52 pm

Top state doc calls it quits

Top state doc calls it quits

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess announced Friday he is resigning for personal reasons.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm

Stopping Arthritis Pain: Advances in rheumatology progress to eliminate suffering

Stopping Arthritis Pain: Advances in rheumatology progress to eliminate suffering

There it is—that pain, the one that seems to holler, “inflammation!” It comes and goes, but each time it’s just as hard to endure. Or maybe it’s the nagging pain that’s a constant reminder of another chronic condition.

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The subtle message in moving away from the word 'cure' towards finding a way to 'prevent'

The subtle message in moving away from the word 'cure' towards finding a way to 'prevent'

What we talk about when we talk about a disease that has no cure

August 19, 2014 9:01 am Photos

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Cyber attack hits local hospital system

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Local patients affected by a recent cyber attack will be offered free identity theft protection, after their personal information was compromised.

August 18, 2014 6:10 pm

Want to stop smoking? Quit Week starts Monday

CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Bugged by head lice?

Bugged by head lice?

With school back in session, students will be sharing pencils and glue, but there's a chance they could share even more.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago hospital names new CFO

East Chicago hospital names new CFO

Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

More than 1K navigate Hoosiers through health care coverage process

The Indiana Department of Insurance announced the state has more than 1,000 people trained to help Hoosiers apply for health care coverage.

August 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Health care system names two directors

Health care system names two directors

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Two new directors have been hired within Porter Health Care System.

August 13, 2014 1:45 pm Photos

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Quick fixes make that homey feel a snap

Quick fixes make that homey feel a snap

Creating the comforting ambiance of personal and permanency in a rental space takes some planning, otherwise there goes the damage deposit when moving on.

August 09, 2014 10:47 am Photos

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Local center among two in Indiana to receive HHS funding

PORTAGE | North Shore Health Centers was one of two Indiana health centers awarded federal funding to expand behavioral health services.

July 31, 2014 5:00 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Breast cancer support Aug. 6

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will host a support group for Hope & Healing, geared for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor.

July 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Foreign exchange students not immune from health requirements

Foreign exchange students not immune from health requirements

International students spending time learning in the United States are not immune from immunization requirements.

July 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Local food blending company gains investors

Local food blending company gains investors

Necessity was the mother of invention for one local mother. When their feeding tube-fed son AJ could not keep down eight types of formula, Chesterton parents Julie and Tony Bombacino looked to the Internet for help.

July 27, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Report grades Indiana low for new parent workplace support

Indiana is nearly failing when it comes to policies supporting working mothers and fathers when a new child arrives, according to a report issued last month.

July 27, 2014 5:00 am

Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion

Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion

MUNSTER | A $60 million to $70 million expansion project has begun at Franciscan Healthcare-Munster to create a medical center campus.

July 25, 2014 5:15 pm

New law limits abortion doc's Gary practice

New law limits abortion doc's Gary practice

GARY | The Indiana State Department of Health has notified a local doctor he cannot perform abortions at a Gary clinic because he failed to submit documentation proving hospital admitting privileges, which is required by a new state law.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Hospital announces new board officers

Hospital announces new board officers

GARY | The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors recently elected new officers. 

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Local Franciscan hospitals join Anthem network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana announced Monday eight hospital campuses in the Franciscan Alliance system are new participating providers for Anthem members who bought individual health plans through www.healthcare.gov, the onli…

July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital offers babysitting classes

MICHIGAN CITY | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City will offer its next Safe Sitter babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29. 

July 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Fair, festival food not often fair fare

Fair, festival food not often fair fare

From corn dogs and funnel cakes to less traditional fare like deep fried butter and doughnut sundaes, those salty and sweet treats draw crowds year after year to local festivals.

July 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Hoosiers warming to parts of health care law

Although not supported as a whole, elements of the Affordable Care Act are becoming more palatable to Indiana residents, a new study shows.

July 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Rainy days, sunny days help hospital rooftop garden flourish

Rainy days, sunny days help hospital rooftop garden flourish

HARVEY | A new innovation at Ingalls Memorial Hospital is not inside the hospital but on top.

July 17, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Dyer hospital renovations remain on track

DYER | The first phase of renovations at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer is finished, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 2:15 pm

More workers at mental health center unionize

MERRILLVILLE | Support staff at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted Tuesday night to unionize.

July 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Porter to add emergency department to Valpo center

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System on Tuesday announced plans to open a full-service emergency department at the Valparaiso Medical Center, 1900 Roosevelt Road.

July 15, 2014 5:15 pm
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