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JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease

Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…

July 07, 2014 5:15 pm
MERS patient released from hospital

MERS patient released from hospital

MUNSTER | The patient who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome at The Community Hospital was released Friday, health officials said. 

May 09, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Global health initiatives protect American lives

GUEST COMMENTARY: Global health initiatives protect American lives

Recently the USA’s first incident of MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) appeared in Northwest Indiana. The person involved arrived from Saudi Arabia, where cases of MERS have grown rapidly.

May 05, 2014 4:02 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
male doctor with heart

male doctor with heart

bright picture of male doctor with heart

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
doctor holding a red love heart pillow

doctor holding a red love heart pillow

doctor holding a red love heart , Health care concept, asian people

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: You're responsible for maintaining your health

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: You're responsible for maintaining your health

Beginning Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act will give millions of newly insured Americans access to health care, many for the first time.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

September is Recovery Month. Just like diabetes and hypertension, mental health and substance abuse disorders are diseases that can be managed, enabling patients to live healthy and rewarding lives.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Bailly Elementary School third-grader Matthew Cady, right, and classmate Mackenzie Alfaro, right, play with balloons during a party announcing Matthew's surprise Disney cruise from the Make-A-Wish foundation at the school in Chesterton.

September 12, 2013 5:38 pm
Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Bailly Elementary School third-grader Matthew Cady checks out his cake during a party announcing his surprise Disney Cruise from the Make-A-Wish foundation at the school in Chesterton.

September 12, 2013 5:37 pm
Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Bailly Elementary School third-grader Matthew Cady glances at his mother, Tracy Cady, during a party announcing Matthew's surprise Disney Cruise from the Make-A-Wish foundation at the school in Chesterton. Cady has Moyamoya disease which is a rare cerebrovascular disorder.

September 12, 2013 5:37 pm
Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Matthew Cady gets a Disney wish

Bailly Elementary School third-grader Matthew Cady poses for a photograph with his mother Tracy Cady during a party announcing Matthew's surprise Disney cruise from the Make-A-Wish foundation at the school in Chesterton.

September 12, 2013 5:37 pm
Concussion deal 'a good gesture,' player says

Concussion deal 'a good gesture,' player says

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Progress, but no cure yet, for Alzheimer's

YOUNG VOICES: Progress, but no cure yet, for Alzheimer's

Can you imagine waking up and not remembering your own son or daughter? Well, that was the case with both of my grandmothers. They had Alzheimer's, a neurological disease that affects the brain and causes those afflicted with it to slowly and increasingly forget.

August 05, 2013 11:20 am
Sleep Apnea and CPAP

Sleep Apnea and CPAP

June 21, 2013 4:36 pm
Mid-level Practitioners are Redefining Roles in Health Care

Mid-level Practitioners are Redefining Roles in Health Care

Mid-level Practitioners are Redefining Roles in Health Care

June 05, 2013 10:53 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: How to save your mother's life

GUEST COMMENTARY: How to save your mother's life

Sadly, hundreds of thousands of young women ignore a ticking time bomb called triple negative breast cancer, and they don't even know it.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Biopharmaceutical innovation boosts Hoosiers' health, wealth

GUEST COMMENTARY: Biopharmaceutical innovation boosts Hoosiers' health, wealth

Pearl Pathways, a life sciences consulting firm, recently announced plans to expand its operations in Indianapolis. This decision serves as a clear reminder that biopharmaceutical research plays a vitally important role in the Indiana economy.

March 06, 2013 12:00 am
When Should You Call the Pediatrician?

When Should You Call the Pediatrician?

Newborns need vaccinations in those first months to protect against potentially dangerous diseases, including hepatitis B, polio, whooping cough (also known as pertussis), tetanus, diphtheria, Hib, pneumococcal and rotavirus.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side

Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side

Diabetes strikes African-Americans on Chicago's South Side at twice the national average. An innovative program strikes back with fresh food options, health care and exercise to combat the high prevalence of the disease.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
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