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Curable cancers provide hope to patients

Curable cancers provide hope to patients

New progress in treating cancers is bringing hope to patients as malignancies once terrifying become treatable, thanks to research and earlier…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Experimental cancer treatments yield lifesaving results

Experimental cancer treatments yield lifesaving results

Northwest Indiana patients are participating in clinical trials in cancer research, yielding results that may save or prolong lives. And other…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Whiplash: Hidden symptoms can be serious

Whiplash: Hidden symptoms can be serious

You’re suddenly hit from behind while driving. You tell the officer you’re OK, but is it possible a hidden injury is lurking, not yet ready to show?

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm

The Body Shop: Vocal exercises keep voices in shape

The Body Shop: Vocal exercises keep voices in shape

Has your voice become hoarse or raspy, or are you having trouble hitting some high notes while singing? Does your voice suddenly become deeper…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

While fitness trackers have become popular devices for monitoring exercise, sleep, and nutrition, the people who may need them the most aren’t…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Survivor Spotlight: Oak Lawn carpenter gets a helping hand with disc replacement surgery

Survivor Spotlight: Oak Lawn carpenter gets a helping hand with disc replacement surgery

As a professional carpenter, Ed Stalzer uses an array of tools to work on his artisan craft projects. But the 46-year-old Oak Lawn man is the …

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Spinal fusion improves quality of life for victims of trauma, arthritis and pain

Spinal fusion improves quality of life for victims of trauma, arthritis and pain

Spinal fusions, a surgery to permanently join together two or more vertebrae in the spine so there is no movement between them, are more commo…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Back Pain: Chiropractic techniques offer long-term solutions for chronic conditions

Back Pain: Chiropractic techniques offer long-term solutions for chronic conditions

“Unfortunately people don’t understand chiropractic services or they would rather take medication for pain, which just covers it up,” says Deb…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Sciatica can be a symptom of a bigger problem

Sciatica can be a symptom of a bigger problem

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back all the way down to the toes says Alan Walker, Doctor of Chiropractic at the Healing Arts Center in…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Confidential Care treats mental health disorders with expertise

Confidential Care treats mental health disorders with expertise

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 9 percent of adult Americans experience feelings such…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Ask the Expert: Dr. Ankit Mehta

Ask the Expert: Dr. Ankit Mehta

Dr. Mehta is a neurosurgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, part of the Community Healthcare System. He also is currently on the faculty…

October 22, 2014 3:29 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’…

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 …

August 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, earn highest distinction in hospital safety scores

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, earn highest distinction in hospital safety scores

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster and Franciscan St. Anthony Health recently received A grades, the highest given, as a reflection of superior hos…

August 30, 2014 11:00 am

The changing face of bariatric

The changing face of bariatric

The face of bariatric surgery has changed, and with that, has come new advancements that are helping patients in the region regain their lives.

August 24, 2014 4:14 pm

Despite legalization, medical marijuana’s future in question

Despite legalization, medical marijuana’s future in question

While medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states, including Illinois, questions surround its role as a treatment option for a range of …

August 24, 2014 3:52 pm

Technology, training offer better response to medical emergencies

Technology, training offer better response to medical emergencies

Response to medical emergencies, wherever they occur, continues to evolve and improve with advances in technology and training. Levels of in-t…

August 24, 2014 10:15 am Photos

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Was Atkins right all along?

Was Atkins right all along?

When the Atkins Diet was first introduced more than 40 years ago, its popularity soared. After all, as a good friend told me, you can eat all …

August 24, 2014 9:35 am

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

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 in…

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 …

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 …

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 i…

August 23, 2014 10:15 am Related

Combined therapies: New tools for addiction and illness for mental health professionals

At Confidential Care in Munster which provides services for mental health and substance use issues, Drs. Vijay and Sanker Jayachandran, both b…

August 23, 2014 10:15 am

Something That Works: Corporate partnerships with healthcare centers are a win-win for employees and employers

Something That Works: Corporate partnerships with healthcare centers are a win-win for employees and employers

More and more employers are realizing that fitness is good business.

August 23, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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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

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…

August 22, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert

Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert

Whether it’s within the walls or out in communities, health care facilities strive to be ready for emergencies from power outages to extreme w…

August 22, 2014 11:00 am

Franciscan St. Anthony Health–Crown Point receives national kudos for emergency care

Franciscan St. Anthony Health–Crown Point receives national kudos for emergency care

The Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care has been awarded to Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point.

August 22, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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GERD study on the cutting edge of gastroenterology

GERD study on the cutting edge of gastroenterology

The staff at the Methodist Hospital GERD Center hopes that patients are finding permanent relief after having an incision free procedure the h…

August 22, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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Survivor Spotlight: Doctor repairs 'time bomb' aneurysm

Survivor Spotlight: Doctor repairs 'time bomb' aneurysm

A new method of treating thoracic aortic aneurysms means better outcomes for patients like Olivia Browder, of Schererville, and the 15,000 oth…

August 20, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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Painkiller options for expecting mothers

Painkiller options for expecting mothers

Expectant moms have a lot of choices. Picking out a crib and baby clothes may be fun, but she also faces many choices when it comes to pain ma…

August 20, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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Basketball gives players a shot of energy, health benefits

Basketball gives players a shot of energy, health benefits

In her three years at Valparaiso University, Jessica Carr is in the best shape of her life.

August 20, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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Marvella Bayh Memorial Scholarship at IU Medical School continues fight against breast cancer

Marvella Bayh Memorial Scholarship at IU Medical School continues fight against breast cancer

Marvella Bayh – the wife of former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh and mother of former Indiana governor and current U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh – twice fought b…

August 20, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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Fitness Pointe class puts new spin on cycling class

Fitness Pointe class puts new spin on cycling class

Fitness Pointe is putting a whole new spin on the traditional cycling class.

August 20, 2014 6:30 am

Going On: How we cope with grief and loss

Going On: How we cope with grief and loss

The specter and eventuality of loss are always there, hovering and waiting to pounce and engulf us causing grief—pain, anguish and an overwhel…

August 20, 2014 6:30 am

Sharp Seniors: Guided autobiography program helps memory and recall

Sharp Seniors: Guided autobiography program helps memory and recall

When Leslie Darrow, executive director at Hartsfield Village in Munster, discussed the idea of using Guided Autobiography with Brenda Obinger,…

August 20, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Mini-strokes can be a sign of something larger to come

Mini-strokes can be a sign of something larger to come

Suddenly an odd weakness or numbness in the arm or face is noticed, and you can’t seem to say what you want to say. Somehow your vision isn’t …

August 20, 2014 6:30 am

REWARDS OF PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATION: Local healthcare systems get ready for anything by prioritizing constant outreach

When the one of the first two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed up at the emergency room at Community Hospital…

June 17, 2014 2:00 am

Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

When Charles McDowell was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost two decades ago, he and his doctor, Dr. P.R. Unni, a board certified urologist…

June 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Narcolepsy dominates lives of patients

Narcolepsy dominates lives of patients

During the fall of 2004, Patrick O’Neill began having episodes where he would get weak and dizzy, and his vision would blur.

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HEALTH ISSUES: Replacing risk and fear with education and a willingness to help others

The saga is ongoing and confusing. One week you get a bill for a simple test that costs as much as a compact car and you are thinking how is t…

May 10, 2014 12:00 am

Jean Krapac - Cardiac Floor Nurse, Community Hospital

In these days of advanced technology, often times live interaction between "homo sapiens" is almost non existent. That wasn't the case with my…

May 06, 2014 4:37 pm

Michelle Terwilliger—RN, Methodist Hospitals

Michelle Terwilliger—RN, Methodist Hospitals

Michelle is a very dedicated nurse. She gives 110% to her patients. During her off time, she is very involved with fundraising related to MS. …

May 06, 2014 3:36 pm

Melinda Jones-Saah—RN, Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus

Melinda Jones-Saah—RN, Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus

When I think of an awesome nurse the first name that comes to mind is Melinda Jones-Saah. Nursing, in my opinion, is a much higher spiritual c…

May 06, 2014 3:28 pm

Maria DeLeon—LPN, Merry Millers Manor

After raising five children, in her later years she went back to college to receive her degree. She not only had to compete with the younger k…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Myrtis Humphrey—RN, Methodist Hospitals Heart Center

From the time she did my interview, she has always made me feel welcome. She goes to bat for all of the employees. She goes above and beyond w…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Heidi Dennies—RN BSN, Total Home Health

Heidi Dennies—RN BSN, Total Home Health

Heidi is special because she goes the extra mile for her patients. She's sweet and kind and takes the time to listen to the family or patient.…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

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