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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

Progress, development marked region economy in 2012, despite challenges

Gary airport soars again

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Franciscan Alliance acquires Medical Specialists

MUNSTER | In a transaction valued between $15 million and $25 million, the physicians group Medical Specialists has joined Franciscan Alliance, the largest hospital system in Northwest Indiana.

October 03, 2012 3:15 pm

Hospital, NWI physicians group might ink deal

The founder and president of a local physicians group said officials from the largest hospital system in Northwest Indiana have expressed interest in acquiring the practice.

June 26, 2012 9:00 pm

Physician practice expands with new building

MUNSTER | The Munster-based Medical Specialists health care group is expanding with the construction of a new building at the corner of 45th and Calumet avenues.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am
The biggest killers in the U.S. today are chronic diseases and bad habits

The biggest killers in the U.S. today are chronic diseases and bad habits

Our biggest killers today no longer are infectious diseases like polio. Instead, four of the top five leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Our bad habits are now our worst enemy.

December 01, 2011 7:00 am Photos

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U.S.' biggest killers today are chronic diseases, bad habits

U.S.' biggest killers today are chronic diseases, bad habits

From 1840 to the 1950s, a single virus spread person to person terrified families worldwide who worried their children, once infected, might be paralyzed or die if their brain or spinal cord were affected.

November 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Some region medical providers skeptical of conversion to electronic medical records

Some region medical providers skeptical of conversion to electronic medical records

MERRILLVILLE | Federal legislation is offering financial incentives to get physicians and hospitals to convert to electronic record-keeping, but some local medical administrators believe unintended problems could result.

February 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Attorney accuses health care CEO of stalling during sexual harassment deposition

HAMMOND | An Illinois woman who accused the CEO of a Northwest Indiana health care organization of sexual harassment, Medicare fraud and retaliation wants more time to depose the doctor, claiming he stalled and strategically delayed questioning in December, according to court filings made th…

February 05, 2011 12:00 am
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