First, let’s be clear, Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is extremely rare. I know of only one documented case in the last 25 years in Indiana.
The phrase "serious health care problem" usually refers to cancer, heart disease and other disorders. There's another looming health care problem that must not be ignored by policymakers, however. The United States is not generating enough new doctors to meet anticipated demand.
Unfortunately, beautiful flowers and warm weather can also mean itchy, watery eyes, sneezing fits and nasal congestion.
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Congressman Visclosky salutes Franciscan St. Anthony paramedics who assisted in Superstorm Sandy efforts
U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Merrillville, congratulated, presented letters of commendation and spent about 45 minutes hearing the experiences of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point-affiliated paramedics, who volunteered to travel to New Jersey to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief operations.
If seismic devices monitoring planet earth could measure the universe of health care, health geologists would report significant tremors. As heat and pressure shift the tectonic plates beneath our feet, economic pressures and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change the infrastructure and landsc…
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Emergency Medical Services is looking to hire local residents as EMTs for part-time positions.
Dr. Kristi Kirschner wasn't surprised by recent study results that showed tai chi may reduce falls among older adult stroke survivors.
The worst may be over for the flu season that hit earlier than expected this season. Influenza levels in Illinois are no longer "widespread," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent data.
Millions of Americans will join others around the world this month in observing Rare Disease Day (February 28).
Every day, patients and those who care for them must make important decisions about their health care. There are many options to choose from, and too often we do not have reliable information to make good decisions.
On the obstacle course of weight loss, many people get caught in the same spot again and again. Members of the medical community can help when trying to navigate the way to healthier living.
Dieting is frustrating for most of us, but for some, it’s nearly impossible. Bariatric, also known as weight-loss surgery, can be a viable option.
All who are interested in health or health care in Northwest Indiana should read the section on health in the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators report. This, among other studies, points to Northwest Indiana as one the areas of the state where citizens rank lowest in categories commonly used as…
When it comes to heart care, specialized doctors evaluate and treat people who have heart disease, which is often also called cardiovascular disease.
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.
A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.
Every year, about 935,000 Americans experience a heart attack.
Eating a heart-healthy diet is essential in maintaining good health, dietitians say, and by following some easy tips, is entirely possible.
While physicians say prevention, a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to prevent a heart attack what do you do if you start to feel chest discomfort or pain?
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