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?
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.
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.
Coaching youth baseball isn't exactly rocket science. It won't cure cancer either.
State vaccination proponents are calling attention to a virus often linked to cervical, anal, vulvar, vaginal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers.
SCHERERVILLE | Two local teens who set out to earn community service hours for school are helping bring comfort to cancer patients.
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…
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MUNSTER: | “I used to say I’m never going to get breast cancer. I was determined. Then I got a different kind of cancer.”
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.
PORTAGE | The Carpenter family knows what its like to make a hospital waiting room their home.
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.
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.
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.
MUNSTER | A Munster woman is asking a federal judge to compel the state to recognize her as a married woman before she dies.
MERRILLVILLE | A free event will be offered for adult female cancer survivors and patients.
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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.
For several days last week, The Times reported on the top causes of death in Northwest Indiana. Some of the information might surprise you.
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.
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