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Curable cancers provide hope to patients

Curable cancers provide hope to patients

New progress in treating cancers is bringing hope to patients as malignancies once terrifying become treatable, thanks to research and earlier detection.

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Experimental cancer treatments yield lifesaving results

Experimental cancer treatments yield lifesaving results

Northwest Indiana patients are participating in clinical trials in cancer research, yielding results that may save or prolong lives. And other research has already led to new screenings and new treatments.

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

While fitness trackers have become popular devices for monitoring exercise, sleep, and nutrition, the people who may need them the most aren’t using them much.

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Throwback on Michigan Avenue: LaPorte's Own Downton Abbey

Throwback on Michigan Avenue: LaPorte's Own Downton Abbey

The house on tree-lined Michigan Avenue in La Porte may not be Downton Abbey, but it exudes much of the same elegance and amenities of an earlier era.

September 22, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Dorothy Tristan lights up the screen in new John Hancock film

Dorothy Tristan lights up the screen in new John Hancock film

Actress, model, painter, writer of books, plays, and films, her career focus has gone from glamour to gritty to grandmother in a career spanning six decades.

September 22, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Things are lively at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, where new opportunities for enjoyment of art in its many forms are popping up all the time.

September 17, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Several breakthroughs in cancer research proving to increase survival rates

Several breakthroughs in cancer research proving to increase survival rates

When there is a diagnosis of cancer, the best, most advanced treatments are essential. Michiana Hematology Oncology Advanced Centers for Cancer Care is a place where screening, diagnosis and treatment options are state-of-the-art and personalized for every patient.

August 30, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Low-Cost Provider: HealthLinc expands a holistic approach to underprivileged

Low-Cost Provider: HealthLinc expands a holistic approach to underprivileged

HealthLinc now takes a holistic approach to meeting the healthcare needs of the uninsured and the underinsured.

August 23, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Infraredx Technology: A global study to see heart attacks before they happen

Infraredx Technology: A global study to see heart attacks before they happen

A Nobel Prize winner and a leader in the research on the causes of heart attacks is excited about a new, large-scale study aimed at preventing heart attacks. He’s also delighted that Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville are vigorously joining in the effort.

August 23, 2014 1:15 pm
Kidney Stone Dissolution: A modern method for treating painful scourge

Kidney Stone Dissolution: A modern method for treating painful scourge

Laser surgery is a long-accepted procedure to correct many conditions, from cataracts to plantars warts. Yet new uses for laser are still being discovered for alleviating conditions ranging from aggravating to life-threatening.

August 23, 2014 1:15 pm

Community Healthcare forms a clinical integration model for patient care

Community Healthcare System will soon be implementing an integrated approach to its patient care. Community Healthcare Partners, a clinical integration organization, is designed to develop ongoing clinical initiatives to provide a higher quality, more efficient, less costly care for its patients.

August 23, 2014 12:30 pm
The Specialists: Cochlear implants taking root in Northwest Indiana

The Specialists: Cochlear implants taking root in Northwest Indiana

Cochlear implants have been provided for decades, but often only at large, often university-affiliated hospitals. Now, Dr. Matthew Provenzano has brought his training and expertise to Porter Physicians Group in Valparaiso, where he is performing cochlear implants to help patients hear again.

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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A Mystery Disease: Clinic delves into the locus painful gout attacks

A Mystery Disease: Clinic delves into the locus painful gout attacks

Just try nudging the big toe of someone who’s enduring a gout attack in that joint and you’ll probably hear an agonized yelp. In fact, “A bad gout attack can make a grown man cry,” says Dr. Kevin Joyce, rheumatologist in gout at Franciscan Medical Specialists in Munster. He lists the sudden …

August 23, 2014 10:45 am
Stopping Arthritis Pain: Advances in rheumatology progress to eliminate suffering

Stopping Arthritis Pain: Advances in rheumatology progress to eliminate suffering

There it is—that pain, the one that seems to holler, “inflammation!” It comes and goes, but each time it’s just as hard to endure. Or maybe it’s the nagging pain that’s a constant reminder of another chronic condition.

August 22, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Mini-strokes can be a sign of something larger to come

Mini-strokes can be a sign of something larger to come

Suddenly an odd weakness or numbness in the arm or face is noticed, and you can’t seem to say what you want to say. Somehow your vision isn’t quite right, either.

August 20, 2014 6:30 am
Cardio Risk: Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in women

Cardio Risk: Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in women

The number one killer of women in America can go completely unrecognized until it’s too late.

August 19, 2014 10:25 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 37: Washington Park Zoo

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 37: Washington Park Zoo

There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches away from a monkey, feeding a bird on their shoulders, and having an "Otter Body Experience."

August 11, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Era of Consignment: Looking great with a style all your own

Era of Consignment: Looking great with a style all your own

You know The Look. Two women walk by and you hear one murmur, “fabulous dress” as she turns to eye your outfit. You swing your Michael Kors bag just a little and stride on.

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm Photos

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Great grill-outs in the park

Great grill-outs in the park

When cowboys in the wild West hunkered down over beans and biscuits, it’s all they had. We love the picnic, but why limit ourselves to the usual beans-‘n’-burgers combo? Easy chicken-avocado-bacon wraps deliver can’t-beat-it grilled flavor, and the grill serves double duty for roast corn on …

July 06, 2014 11:46 am
Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

When Charles McDowell was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost two decades ago, he and his doctor, Dr. P.R. Unni, a board certified urologist at Methodist Hospitals, discussed what to do next.

June 16, 2014 12:45 pm
Animal Magnetism: Historic appeal at Washington Park Zoo

Animal Magnetism: Historic appeal at Washington Park Zoo

There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches away from a monkey, feeding a bird on their shoulders, and having an "Otter Body Experience."

June 16, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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A good night's sleep is important for healthy minds

A good night's sleep is important for healthy minds

"I get four to five hours of sleep." So say some high-profile high achievers. It can make some people wonder if they're just not being as productive as they could be.

June 16, 2014 9:29 am Photos

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Men's skin doesn't have to be rough and rugged

Men's skin doesn't have to be rough and rugged

If you’re a man, you probably shave every day. No big deal. Grab a razor, slather, scrape, inspect, and you’re done. But maybe you shouldn’t be.

June 13, 2014 9:29 am Photos

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Art Deco Splendor: Grand Beach home brings the 1920s to life

Art Deco Splendor: Grand Beach home brings the 1920s to life

The style and sophistication of Art Deco design had been a seductive siren calling to Chuck and Julie Kaplan for years. In response they had collected pieces enough to outfit a home. So when the decision came 13 years ago to move from Illinois to the Michigan shoreline they‘d visited for yea…

June 13, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Lloyd Wright's legacy alive in Long Beach

Sharon Porter’s family grew up in a Frank Lloyd Wright home and loved it. But what they saw at John Lloyd Wright’s “Tile House” in Long Beach, Ind., surprised and delighted them. Now, years later, young and older still gravitate to the house nestled into a Lake Michigan dune.

May 17, 2014 3:32 pm
Mishawaka and South Bend combine rural charm with big city culture

Mishawaka and South Bend combine rural charm with big city culture

For a quick getaway with plenty to see and do, head east for the attractions of South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana. The two cities’ shared border makes exploration of each a convenient combo.

May 15, 2014 9:12 am Photos

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Feng shui for outdoors: Get into the spirit of your gardens

Feng shui for outdoors: Get into the spirit of your gardens

Gardening isn't just all about plants and soil. It's also about providing spaces that encourage the flow of chi; call it feng shui for the outdoors.

April 26, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Perennial interest: Why going native is good

Perennial interest: Why going native is good

Before you head for the garden center, make sure you're not choosing species that can threaten native Indiana plants, chase away bees and butterflies, and affect the ecosystem in a bad way.

April 19, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Senior Scope: How to prevent broken bones

Senior Scope: How to prevent broken bones

They’re one of the most feared events for an older adult: falls that cause fractures. A broken bone can mean surgery, hospitalization, and certainly pain, but there are ways to lessen the odds of them ever happening.

April 16, 2014 1:20 pm Photos

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House and Grounds: A tranquil retreat in the great outdoors

House and Grounds: A tranquil retreat in the great outdoors

When the hurly-burly of city life began to grate, John Natsis and Tom Hemingway sought relief along Lake Michigan’s quieter shore in southwestern Michigan. They found it in a Zen-like retreat at their rehabbed Union Pier home.

April 08, 2014 9:32 am Photos

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In-office child care benefits emloyers and employees

In-office child care benefits emloyers and employees

The phone is ringing, the baby is fussy, and paperwork waits to be sorted. But the mother is not multi-tasking at home. She’s one of a small but growing number of parents who have the option of bringing baby to work.

April 06, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Kids’ snack attacks: What parents can do

Kids’ snack attacks: What parents can do

Children are bombarded with snack food commercials on TV, billboards, even fast-food signs can trigger a snack attack.

April 03, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

When parents play board games with their children, there are scads of opportunities for the kids—and their parents—to learn.

March 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Ciao Bella serves fine Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting

Ciao Bella serves fine Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting

When great food and award-winning wines are served in a beautiful setting, the experience is bound to be memorable. Guiseppe “Joe” Scalzo has created that experience at Ciao Bella, where authentic Italian dining is true to his family’s roots in their native town of Calabria, Italy. Scalzo di…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Family-run Blink Appliances inspires confidence

Family-run Blink Appliances inspires confidence

What makes a customer confident that a business is reliable, providing excellent customer service and top-quality appliances? A family-owned business just naturally captures consumer confidence, especially when the family has been in the business for years.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Seattle Sutton meals make healthy weight loss manageable

Seattle Sutton meals make healthy weight loss manageable

Seattle Sutton is helping people lose weight steadily and sensibly, the kind of healthful eating that sheds pounds and keeps them off.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Blue Skies Hospice continues mission of service despite setbacks

Blue Skies Hospice continues mission of service despite setbacks

Oncology nurse and nurse practitioner Lisa Guzman established and opened Blue Skies Hospice in Hammond, Ind., in 2002. Her mission was to provide palliative care and hospice treatment to Northwest Indiana and Chicago suburban patients at their most vulnerable time—after being recently diagno…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rich, hearty dishes served at family-owned Giovanni’s

Rich, hearty dishes served at family-owned Giovanni’s

The aromas from the Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s are tantalizing, promising dishes sure to satisfy everyone. That’s because family-owned Giovanni’s has been true to its tradition of serving up the savory flavors of Italy for nearly 48 years. From a welcome weekday dinner to a special-occasi…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Losing weight naturally

Losing weight naturally

For anyone deciding it’s time to grab onto a diet plan and hang on for dear life, there are plenty of diets out there. But which to choose?

February 19, 2014 9:00 am Related
Senior Scope: Maintaining a healthy weight

Senior Scope: Maintaining a healthy weight

You’re a senior who expects to maintain a healthy weight, but the scale numbers are creeping up. What’s going on?

February 19, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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House and Grounds: A lakeside home with tropical influence

House and Grounds: A lakeside home with tropical influence

Key West influences, a flair for design and a splash of fun have made Alex and April Tompsidis' Michigan City, Ind., beach home a welcome retreat.

February 18, 2014 2:28 pm Photos

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Get to know our local political history: Many famous politicians called the midwest home

Get to know our local political history: Many famous politicians called the midwest home

With politicians from Indiana and Illinois having their quirks and odd trivia and Presidents Day nearly here (Feb. 17) here are fun facts and tidbits about a governor and three presidents.

February 06, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Innovations in cardiac care

Innovations in cardiac care

The year 2013 saw some promising advances in cardiovascular drugs and treatments — good news for doctors and their patients. According to northwest Indiana-area cardiologists, this year should offer patients more comfort and hope and doctors a bigger arsenal to combat the threats of heart di…

February 02, 2014 2:48 pm Photos

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BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Improve your health, improve your life

Zest for life—it’s what everyone wants. If it seems there’s always something getting in the way of fully optimizing your energy, read on. Local experts in health and well-being offer tips for a new you in the new year.

December 29, 2013 11:58 am
Party on: New Year's Eve hair and makeup tips from the local experts

Party on: New Year's Eve hair and makeup tips from the local experts

For the fabulous holiday party of the year you want to be at your fabulous best, right?

December 29, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.

December 22, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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It's beginning to look a lot like retro: Fun, easy tree trimmings evoke Christmases past

It's beginning to look a lot like retro: Fun, easy tree trimmings evoke Christmases past

Want this year's Christmas tree to attract a second look?

December 21, 2013 8:00 am
Express 'YourShelf' for holiday cheer: Glam up walls with festive treasures

Express 'YourShelf' for holiday cheer: Glam up walls with festive treasures

You love it but can't find a place for it - that spun-glass angel, a treasured figurine, the small poinsettia-painted plate.

December 13, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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NWI gives back: Many opportunities to spread love around the region

NWI gives back: Many opportunities to spread love around the region

One woman's sadness over two losses threatened to cast a pall over the holiday season - until she came up with a radical idea that her family embraced.

November 24, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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