For several days last week, The Times reported on the top causes of death in Northwest Indiana. Some of the information might surprise you.
The biggest cause of death in the region often follows a circuitry of life choices and genetics, with the final kill switch thrown by the victims themselves.
Many of Northwest Indiana's top killers lurk in our refrigerators, drive-thru lines and convenience stores.
When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.
LA PORTE | Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals are hosting diabetes management classes for those living with this condition as well as their caregivers.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, yet many do not know it. Early signs are hard to detect and are easily missed.
Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …
Beginning Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act will give millions of newly insured Americans access to health care, many for the first time.
As the focus turns from the manufactured shutdown/default crisis in Congress to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, there is one thing Hoosiers should focus on. Indiana is not a healthy state.
Charles "Mike" Mikovetz wears two pairs of socks to keep his feet warm. Even in the summer.
SCHERERVILLE | The Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp, which includes coaches from the Chicago Bulls Training Academy, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness Schererville, 221 U.S. 41.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Diabetes is a disease that is reaching epidemic proportions; approximately 17.9 million Americans have diabetes, and millions more are undiagnosed.
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer have been ranked among the top health concerns in the region. Sound familiar?
Fourth-graders from Eads Elementary School participate in a Fitness is Fun Walk for Diabetes at the Munster High track.
Fifth-graders from Eads Elementary School participate Monday in a Fitness is Fun Walk for Diabetes at the Munster High track.
Fourth-graders from Eads Elementary School participate Monday in a Fitness is Fun Walk for Diabetes at the Munster High track.
Third-graders from Eads Elementary School participate in a Fitness is Fun Walk for Diabetes on Monday at the Munster High School track.
Parent Maureen Gaither provides water for Eads Elementary School students as they participate Monday in a Fitness is Fun Walk for Diabetes at the Munster High track.
Third-graders from Eads Elementary School in Munster participate in a Fitness is Fun Walk for Diabetes at the high school's track.
Mom Paula Deen has passed on her fun and flair for southern cooking to her sons Bobby (left) and Jamie, along with helping fine-tune some recent new options for a healthier spin on traditional menu favorites.
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