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Woman claims mistreatment by Lake County sheriff employees

HAMMOND | In a federal lawsuit filed late Friday afternoon a former Crown Point woman claims she was mistreated following her arrest by Lake County sheriff's employees.

October 10, 2014 7:02 pm

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. | Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

October 08, 2014 4:31 pm
GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

As WCIA-TV evening news anchor Dave Benton shared his own devastating health news with viewers across central Illinois recently, he made it a point to acknowledge cancer is a battle many people and their loved ones face every day.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
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.

June 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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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
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