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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.

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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

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
What's killing the region?

What's killing the region?

Many of Northwest Indiana's top killers lurk in our refrigerators, drive-thru lines and convenience stores.

February 15, 2014 10:30 pm Related

Profits from cancer make finding a cure difficult

Cancer is running rampant throughout the human race. Diagnostics are getting better and better. Treatment is getting better and better. Why isn't there a cure yet?

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
Stats show Indiana sinks at health

Stats show Indiana sinks at health

When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.

January 25, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

This Sept. 14, 2005 file photo shows packs of cigarettes in a store in Brunswick, Maine. It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long …

January 17, 2014 10:41 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: New health center to host grand opening

HAMMOND | The new NorthShore Health Center will host an open house from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday to celebrate its grand opening.

January 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Cash donation helps families facing cancer fight

GRIFFITH | United Federal Credit Union donated $1,000 recently to Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation recently to assist parents and families with children fighting cancer.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: WLS Radio's Larry Lujack dead at age 73

OFFBEAT: WLS Radio's Larry Lujack dead at age 73

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 19, 2013 11:24 pm Photos

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Lowell woman goes viral in breast cancer video

Lowell woman goes viral in breast cancer video

LOWELL | What started as a shocking way to raise money for breast cancer research has turned into a blessing for a local unemployed single mother of three fighting the disease.

December 11, 2013 9:27 pm Video Photos

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Cancer society reaches goal for long-term study

With the help of about 8,900 Indiana residents, the American Cancer Society has reached its participation goal for an upcoming cancer prevention study.

December 10, 2013 11:45 am
Author challenges Indiana's cancer status quo

Author challenges Indiana's cancer status quo

MICHIGAN CITY | Radiologist Dr. Margaret Cuomo challenged Indiana and its cancer rate, which she said was 9 percent higher than the national average.

December 08, 2013 10:30 pm
Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Fire Chief David Nondorf admits he was not looking forward to attending the opening cermony for the city's new Central Park Plaza on Aug. 6, 2011. So, he was glad when he was called away to a house fire.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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