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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
Controlling Your Blood Pressure

Controlling Your Blood Pressure

Sphygmomanometer isolated on white background blood pressure

January 17, 2014 2:53 pm
male doctor with heart

male doctor with heart

bright picture of male doctor with heart

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Smiling medical doctor woman with stethoscope.

Smiling medical doctor woman with stethoscope.

Smiling medical doctor woman with stethoscope.

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

JOHN DOHERTY: Are injury prevention priorities misplaced?

For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.

January 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Extreme weather blamed for local injuries

At least one local person was treated for a hand injury related to unclogging a snow blower Monday, as the bitter cold and snowy conditions landed people in local hospitals.

January 06, 2014 6:02 pm

IU Health, UnitedHealthcare fail to reach agreement

2013 has come and gone, and IU Health and UnitedHealthcare have still not reached a new agreement for the new year.

December 31, 2013 2:00 pm
Schererville woman to ride on Rose Parade float

Schererville woman to ride on Rose Parade float

SCHERERVILLE | Viewers who tune in for the Rose Parade at 10 a.m. on New Year's Day may see a familiar face among the mums and marigolds.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Medical records should be easily accessible

The point of requiring electronic medical records is to make patient information easily accessible. But in Northwest Indiana, that hasn't happened yet.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am
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