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JOHN DOHERTY: Heat rises above head at NATA conference

INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.

June 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Teen headed from the stage to career in medicine

Teen headed from the stage to career in medicine

A brother and sister with autism steered Dolton, Ill. teen Kenye` Askew toward a career in medicine.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: MLB should bid tobacco adieu

The late Ted Williams is the best hitter (career .344) of my lifetime. By the time he was 80-years-old, though, he was compelled to enter Fenway Park on a July 1999 night as passenger on a golf cart. It had been nearly four decades since he had played his final game there, an episode eloquen…

June 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Doctor who performed abortion in Gary scheduled to stand trial next year

CROWN POINT | A doctor who is accused of not properly reporting an abortion he performed on a teen girl in 2012 is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 26, 2015. 

June 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

SAO PAULO | Italy packed Parmesan, olive oil and prosciutto. The U.S. brought oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut butter and A1 Steak Sauce.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Good time to look at local safety as ATCs gather in Indy

A week from now, athletic trainers from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 65th annual Clinical Symposia which runs June 25-28.

June 16, 2014 4:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Plan for future health care needs

We have been saying for some time now that the nation has a looming doctor shortage and that the Affordable Care Act will mean more patients.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Patient cost is sore point in Pence's Medicaid plan

DOUG ROSS: Patient cost is sore point in Pence's Medicaid plan

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's plan to expand Medicaid, but under his terms rather than the federal government's, is getting early praise. It's better than nothing, but it's not the best it could be.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am Video

No new Middle East virus cases reported; governor to join media briefing

MUNSTER | A patient at Community Hospital with the first U.S. case of a deadly virus from the Middle East remains in good condition and is improving daily, according to a statement released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

May 04, 2014 8:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Modernized Internet policy will help shape medical industry

GUEST COMMENTARY: Modernized Internet policy will help shape medical industry

While many have debated how the Affordable Care Act will affect doctors and their patients, far less attention has been given to another law with far-reaching consequences for the medical profession: the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

March 31, 2014 12:17 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers help preserve Medicare Part D

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers help preserve Medicare Part D

Despite the well-documented success of the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, a rule proposed earlier this year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would have negatively impacted Part D – jeopardizing access to needed medicines and reducing choices for Hoosiers.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am

Man sentenced to probation in Medicaid claim fraud case

HAMMOND | A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to one year probation after admitting to fraudulently submitting Medicaid claims totaling $5,000, according to court documents.

March 18, 2014 8:30 pm
Taking care of you from heel to toe: Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery

Taking care of you from heel to toe: Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery

When it comes to choosing the right podiatrist it is easy to get lost in vast amount of information. Traditional research on search engines or word-of-mouth from friends, family or referring physicians simply does not cut it. “The health of your feet are extremely important and you must seek…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Heel Pain Relief Goes Hi-Tech at Friendly Foot Care

Heel Pain Relief Goes Hi-Tech at Friendly Foot Care

Podiatrists Dr. Michael Nirenberg and Dr. Michael Lacey are now using a hi-tech treatment to help alleviate heel pain.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is turning doctors into bureaucrats

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is turning doctors into bureaucrats

As a general surgeon with more than three decades of experience in private clinical practice, I can safely say Obamacare is the culmination of the fundamental changes I've seen in the way doctors practice medicine.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am
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

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Calm, compassionate caring shines in the face of calamity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Calm, compassionate caring shines in the face of calamity

Emergency situations can bring out the best in people, and there was no truer example than the way our community responded in the aftermath of the recent Interstate 94 motor vehicle accident.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana leads Head Health Challenge

The NFL and GE announced 16 winning groups in the first round of their $20 million “Head Health Challenge” just six days ago. Looking at the list of winners, three are from outside the United States. Among the American groups, 12 states are represented.

January 27, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Brush away strict limits on dental hygiene

Indiana is considering legislation that would allow dental hygienists to perform duties without a dentist on site. And why not?

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
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