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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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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 19, 2014 8:30 am

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

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. 

July 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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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

HEALTH BRIEFS: Methodist Hospitals to host food fair, farmers market

GARY | In an effort to fight the obesity epidemic and educate residents about healthy eating and cooking, the Methodist Hospitals food services department will host a farmers market and food fair on four upcoming dates.

July 15, 2014 12:05 am

Health care settings accommodate obese population

Health care settings accommodate obese population

From extended blood pressure cuffs to roomier dental exam chairs and wider terry cloth hospital slippers, the health care industry continues to adapt to larger patients as America's obesity rate climbs.

July 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Program puts participants in touch with cadavers

Program puts participants in touch with cadavers

GARY | Surrounding cadavers on stretchers, grouped around backlit X-ray boxes and gathered in front of computer screens, participants in this year's International Human Cadaver Prosection Program spent Friday imaging the deceased. 

July 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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City, companies partner on health initiative

GARY | The city of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO are holding weekly wellness-oriented events called Fitness Fridays.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Methodist to start national search for new leader

GARY | The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors voted to start a national search for a new president and chief executive officer.

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Mosquitoes in two Indiana counties test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, state health officials announced Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 8:33 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Group tastes wine Thursday

MICHIGAN CITY | The Alzheimer's Association will host a free volunteer event at 4 p.m. Thursday at Shady Creek Winery, 2030 Tryon Road.

July 08, 2014 12:05 am

Community Hospital birthing center expansion ready Tuesday

MUNSTER | The expanded Family Birthing Center at Community Hopsital will be ready Tuesday for patients.

July 07, 2014 12:30 pm

Munster teen brings best friend's story to D.C.

The two Munster girls met as children, playing along the sidelines at their older siblings' soccer games.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

MUNSTER | After more than three hours of prepping counterweights for a crane and removing a rectangle of roof, workers lowered a 55,000-pound U-shaped magnet into place Wednesday at a new MRI office.

July 02, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Fireworks can trigger unpleasant memories for veterans

The Fourth of July brings booming blasts, crackling bursts and the smell of gunpowder.

July 02, 2014 3:30 pm

Supreme Court ruling draws mixed reaction from Indiana

Politicians and organizations, including some from Indiana, issued comments of support and of disappointment following a Supreme Court ruling regarding contraceptive coverage.

June 30, 2014 5:00 pm

New unit at Community Hospital opens Tuesday

New unit at Community Hospital opens Tuesday

MUNSTER | The new Intermediate Care Unit at Community Hospital will open to patients Tuesday.

June 30, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital offers diabetes education classes

CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will offer a series of diabetes courses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July, August and September.

June 30, 2014 2:45 pm

IRS agents on 'official business' Friday at Munster office

IRS agents on 'official business' Friday at Munster office

MUNSTER | Authorities from the Chicago field office of the IRS Criminal Investigation unit were at a medical office building Friday morning.

June 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Training session focuses on systematic review

MUNSTER | The meeting room on the first floor of the Hampton Inn and Suites Munster is at capacity this week, a sign that the all-day, week-long training session is dealing with a topic that's catching on.

June 25, 2014 4:15 pm

Franciscan, Purdue Cal center partner for project

Franciscan, Purdue Cal center partner for project

DYER | When hospital officials wanted to show employees and the community what was happening beyond the construction barriers at the Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital Emergency Department in Dyer, they turned to a high-tech center in Hammond. 

June 25, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Sleep center accredited

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center Sleep Diagnostics Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 

June 23, 2014 5:15 pm

Distrust can derail workplace wellness efforts

Distrust can derail workplace wellness efforts

When it comes time to proffer a drop or vial of blood, or to step on a scale and to stand tall for a body mass index calculation in the work place, not everyone is on board.

June 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Initiative pushes for increased HPV vaccinations

Initiative pushes for increased HPV vaccinations

State vaccination proponents are calling attention to a virus often linked to cervical, anal, vulvar, vaginal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers.

June 20, 2014 9:00 pm Related

New mobile hospital to take off at air show

New mobile hospital to take off at air show

GARY | Northwest Indiana has expanded its emergency response capabilities by bringing on a fully equipped trailer dubbed a mobile hospital.

June 20, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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HealthLinc opens new East Chicago facility

EAST CHICAGO | HealthLinc will begin accepting patients at its new location starting Monday.

June 20, 2014 10:30 am

PUC poised to offer doctor of nursing practice degree

HAMMOND | In response to demand for advanced practice nurses, Purdue University Calumet is poised to become a doctoral-granting university by participating in a collaboration to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in northwest Indiana.

June 19, 2014 10:00 am

Hospitals earn top grade

Two local hospitals recently received A grades, which is the highest given, as a reflection of superior hospital safety.

June 17, 2014 12:15 pm

Community Hospital achieves honor for women's health

MUNSTER | For the sixth year in a row, Community Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award.

June 17, 2014 11:45 am

Study: More women choosing to be stay-at-home moms

Study: More women choosing to be stay-at-home moms

She went from working 70 hours a week managing an appliance store to working 24/7 without breaks or a vacation.

June 16, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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