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What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

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.

February 15, 2014 10:30 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

JOHN DOHERTY: Crucial for coaches to care for selves

It's just more than three years since I last wrote about this topic, but with the circumstances of the last two weeks, it demands attention again.

November 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Texans' head coach collapses as Colts rally to win

Texans' head coach collapses as Colts rally to win

HOUSTON | The Houston Texans' once-promising season has devolved into a disaster.

November 04, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: Still a soft spot for softball season

PHIL WIELAND: Still a soft spot for softball season

The Valparaiso Parks Department men's softball season opener was Wednesday, which explains the sobbing you might have heard coming from me late that afternoon.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am
Heart Health Heroes

Heart Health Heroes

When it comes to heart care, specialized doctors evaluate and treat people who have heart disease, which is often also called cardiovascular disease.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Angina a symptom of underlying heart issues

Angina a symptom of underlying heart issues

Angina isn't a disease; it's a symptom of an underlying heart problem, and physicians say if left untreated, it can turn into a fatal problem.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Exercise is crucial to a healthy heart

Exercise is crucial to a healthy heart

Erica Hein, a screening coordinator and cardiac rehab phase three at Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, said it's important to do cardiovascular exercise that you enjoy.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Exercise is crucial to a healthy heart

Exercise is crucial to a healthy heart

Erica Hein, a screening coordinator and cardiac rehab phase three at Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, said it's important to do cardiovascular exercise that you enjoy.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NWI to go red for heart health campaign

People across the country will don red clothes Friday to draw attention to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of American women and men.

January 30, 2013 7:15 pm
Success stories give hope for heart disease sufferers

Success stories give hope for heart disease sufferers

Success stories for patients are among the most rewarding stories of all, for both the patient and the doctor.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Beer: A healthier choice than wine?

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages, but its health benefits have been largely ignored, while the benefits of wine have come to the fore. But some studies now show that beer is actually healthier than wine.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Top 10 tech tips for a healthier heart

Top 10 tech tips for a healthier heart

The message that a healthy lifestyle helps protect your heart isn't new. If you'd like to do more to take care of your heart, here are 10 ways technology can make that easier.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

Survivor Spotlight: Minor checkup reveals cardiac arrest

Paul Zlamal, for the most part, is the picture of good health.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you prepared to face an emergency?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you prepared to face an emergency?

Recently while on vacation, I was involved with two individuals suffering medical emergencies. Fortunately, both of these strangers ended up being fine. Afterward, the conversation revolved around the benefits and hesitations that people share when providing care. In particular, the discussi…

July 15, 2012 12:00 am

Munster symposium to focus on heart health

MUNSTER | It takes a half hour on the treadmill to burn off the calories in two chocolate drops and two to three hours of working out to burn off the calories consumed in the average sports drink.

March 07, 2012 6:30 pm
Stopping heart attacks in their tracks

Stopping heart attacks in their tracks

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February 22, 2012 11:46 am
Lifetime risk of heart attack or stroke higher than people think

Lifetime risk of heart attack or stroke higher than people think

Researchers monitored traditional indicators for heart disease and discovered that even one elevated factor, present at any age, substantially increases an individual's lifetime risk for heart problems.

February 02, 2012 9:00 am

Heart attack presentation offered in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | Information about heart attacks will be presented at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist Hospitals Cardiac Rehab Center, 753 E. U.S. 30 in Merrillville.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am

What causes a heart attack?

During an ice storm on Christmas Eve in 2009, she suffered a broken arm that severed a nerve, resulting in a pain so bad that it—in her words—"ruined my life."

February 02, 2011 12:00 am
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