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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Two local nurses with ties to the Northwest Indiana health care community have opened Dunes Hospice LLC.
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…
HAMMOND | Employees at Horseshoe Casino now have access to health care without stepping foot off the boat.
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…
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.
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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…
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.
Microprocessors are being used to replace and renew body parts thus creating bionic limbs, functions and systems.
1. What are the great strengths of your healthcare system?
HealthLinc now takes a holistic approach to meeting the healthcare needs of the uninsured and the underinsured.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
It takes a certain type of medical professional to work in the hospital unit that treats the most fragile patients.
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…
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…
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…
GARY | The sickest, most injured patients in Northwest Indiana no longer will be transported out of state or the area for immediate care.
Telehealth, in all its forms, has become an important tool for both medical professionals and their patients.
Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess announced Friday he is resigning for personal reasons.
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.
What we talk about when we talk about a disease that has no cure
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Local patients affected by a recent cyber attack will be offered free identity theft protection, after their personal information was compromised.
CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.
With school back in session, students will be sharing pencils and glue, but there's a chance they could share even more.
Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.
The Indiana Department of Insurance announced the state has more than 1,000 people trained to help Hoosiers apply for health care coverage.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Two new directors have been hired within Porter Health Care System.
Creating the comforting ambiance of personal and permanency in a rental space takes some planning, otherwise there goes the damage deposit when moving on.
PORTAGE | North Shore Health Centers was one of two Indiana health centers awarded federal funding to expand behavioral health services.
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.
International students spending time learning in the United States are not immune from immunization requirements.
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.
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.
MUNSTER | A $60 million to $70 million expansion project has begun at Franciscan Healthcare-Munster to create a medical center campus.
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.
GARY | The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors recently elected new officers.
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…
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.
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.
Although not supported as a whole, elements of the Affordable Care Act are becoming more palatable to Indiana residents, a new study shows.
HARVEY | A new innovation at Ingalls Memorial Hospital is not inside the hospital but on top.
DYER | The first phase of renovations at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer is finished, hospital officials announced Wednesday.
MERRILLVILLE | Support staff at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted Tuesday night to unionize.
VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System on Tuesday announced plans to open a full-service emergency department at the Valparaiso Medical Center, 1900 Roosevelt Road.
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