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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

Unless you've been under a rock or your wallet is $100 lighter, you've had a bucket of ice water dumped on your head in the name of ALS recently. Who knew such a thing would bring such awareness and resources to ALS?

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- medical marijuana

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Medical marijuana.

September 06, 2014 8:24 pm
Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

EAST CHICAGO | Removing the risk to human health caused by more than a century of lead and arsenic contamination in soil in one East Chicago neighborhood is the top priority of a $26 million settlement reached this week, officials said.

September 04, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Coach helps team, player's mom hit life's curveballs

MARC CHASE: Coach helps team, player's mom hit life's curveballs

Coaching youth baseball isn't exactly rocket science. It won't cure cancer either.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
Teens equip cancer patients with goody bags

Teens equip cancer patients with goody bags

SCHERERVILLE | Two local teens who set out to earn community service hours for school are helping bring comfort to cancer patients.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sometimes changing diet is Rx for health

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sometimes changing diet is Rx for health

This summer I am celebrating three years of improved health. I want to share my story with others because maybe I can help someone else who is feeling lost and hopeless. There had been a period of five years during which I suffered with various autoimmune diseases that resulted in numerous d…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Carrots saluted with soup recipe and fun facts

FROM the FARM: Carrots saluted with soup recipe and fun facts

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
From no symptoms to Stage 4 cancer

From no symptoms to Stage 4 cancer

MUNSTER: | “I used to say I’m never going to get breast cancer. I was determined. Then I got a different kind of cancer.”

June 01, 2014 7:00 pm
Cancer Survivors Day creates camaraderie

Cancer Survivors Day creates camaraderie

MUNSTER | An old-fashioned ice cream social, bingo and a ukulele concert created a celebratory atmosphere during Sunday’s Cancer Survivors Day event at Veterans Memorial Park pavilion.

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Portage family creates foundation in honor of father who died from cancer

Portage family creates foundation in honor of father who died from cancer

PORTAGE | The Carpenter family knows what its like to make a hospital waiting room their home.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor to talk knee options

FLOSSMOOR | Dr. David Smith, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a lunch discussion at noon April 23 at Ingalls Family Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway.

April 15, 2014 10:45 am
After the smoke clears, health harms linger

After the smoke clears, health harms linger

The hazards of smoking and secondhand smoke are well known, but non-smokers can be exposed to another type called thirdhand smoke. The after-effects of smoking, such as toxins embedded in carpet fibers and settled on surfaces, are called thirdhand smoke.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

GARY | The Student Nurses Association at Indiana University Northwest is hosting a 5k walk/run at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

April 03, 2014 3:22 pm

Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

MUNSTER | A Munster woman is asking a federal judge to compel the state to recognize her as a married woman before she dies. 

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Program offered for female cancer survivors, patients

MERRILLVILLE | A free event will be offered for adult female cancer survivors and patients.

March 25, 2014 11:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Get moving on improving region's health

For several days last week, The Times reported on the top causes of death in Northwest Indiana. Some of the information might surprise you.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Charity with ties to Munster gives $100K to cancer study

MUNSTER | A Chicago-based charity with Munster ties has donated $100,000 to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kimmel Cancer Center to fund research in pancreatic cancer prevention and detection.

February 20, 2014 5:00 pm
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