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

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

Small Business Citizenship: The Full-Participation Practice of Dr. Gus Galante

Small Business Citizenship: The Full-Participation Practice of Dr. Gus Galante

Many people know who Dr. Gus Galante is by sight, before they are introduced, simply because he is everywhere.

October 11, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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IMA Physicians Perform 250th TIF Procedure

Physicians affiliated with Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) were recognized by EndoGastric Solutions Inc. for outstanding achievement for th…

September 04, 2014 10:00 am Related

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

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

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

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 Cance…

August 30, 2014 10:30 am 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 detaile…

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…

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 bein…

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 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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Ask the Expert: Dr. Gustavo E. Galante

Ask the Expert: Dr. Gustavo E. Galante

DR. GUSTAVO E. GALANTE

August 20, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Cardio Risk: Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in women

Cardio Risk: Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in women

The number one killer of women in America can go completely unrecognized until it’s too late.

August 19, 2014 10:25 am

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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T-Levels can cause a wide range of effects

T-Levels can cause a wide range of effects

Though hormones are most often associated with women, men are just as affected by these chemical messengers.

June 18, 2014 4:00 pm

Around the Clock: Sleep disorders can have wide-ranging consequences

Around the Clock: Sleep disorders can have wide-ranging consequences

Ulcers, hyperglycemia, diabetes, hypertension, gastric intestinal problems are not always caused by diet - they could be linked to a disrupted…

June 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Sleep-friendly foods for a good night's rest

Sleep-friendly foods for a good night's rest

On any given night, over 50 million Americans are having difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night or unable to call it …

June 18, 2014 9:29 am

Hearing Loss and Aging

Hearing Loss and Aging

Hearing problems often start as nuisance before developing into a truly debilitating issue. Luckily, help is available to lessen the hurt of h…

June 17, 2014 4:06 pm

Centenarians: On the rise and proud of it

Centenarians: On the rise and proud of it

Centenarians serve as motivation for living healthy, outgoing lives.

June 17, 2014 3:54 pm

Men's cardiac awareness can help avoid disease

Men's cardiac awareness can help avoid disease

Most men may attribute to feeling low energy, being easily fatigued or experiencing shortness of breath as being out of shape, but they may be…

June 17, 2014 9:34 am

Lung cancer rates higher in men

Lung cancer rates higher in men

More than 200,000 new cases of lung cancer will be detected this year.

June 17, 2014 9:29 am

Dementia impacts patients, loved ones

Dementia impacts patients, loved ones

Forgetfulness is a normal part of the aging process and it can be hard to know when forgetfulness goes from a momentary lapse to a serious med…

June 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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

Yoga could be answer to a good night sleep

Yoga could be answer to a good night sleep

Lacking restful sleep? Experts say yoga might be the answer.

June 16, 2014 9:29 am

A good night's sleep is important for healthy minds

A good night's sleep is important for healthy minds

"I get four to five hours of sleep." So say some high-profile high achievers. It can make some people wonder if they're just not being as prod…

June 16, 2014 9:29 am Photos

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Baghar Mohideen

Ask the Expert: Dr. Baghar Mohideen

Dr. Baqhar Mohideen is the medical director for the Porter Regional Hospital Center for Sleep Medicine and is a diplomat of the American Board…

June 15, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Running for a Cause: Local races raise money for charities

Running for a Cause: Local races raise money for charities

Doug Early isn't the most experienced runner among his racing friends, but he perhaps has the most to gain.

June 13, 2014 11:52 am Photos

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Men's skin doesn't have to be rough and rugged

Men's skin doesn't have to be rough and rugged

If you’re a man, you probably shave every day. No big deal. Grab a razor, slather, scrape, inspect, and you’re done. But maybe you shouldn’t be.

June 13, 2014 9:29 am Photos

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Three-dimensional view: 3D mammography offers better chance to diagnose breast cancer at earlier, more treatable stages

Three-dimensional view: 3D mammography offers better chance to diagnose breast cancer at earlier, more treatable stages

Always one to take care of her health, Valparaiso resident, Teresa Linzy decided to have her annual mammogram at the new Valparaiso Health Cen…

May 19, 2014 2:58 pm

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