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MERRILLVILLE | Representatives of local agencies on Wednesday learned ways to use and present data to improve grant applications and better communicate their message to their audience.
From lowering sodium and cutting fat to adjusting recipes to exclude gluten, region food producers are trying to keep up with the evolving dietary demands of their customers.
MERRILLVILLE | Javier Nunez was a big man with a big heart.
Students working toward a master's degree in social work at Indiana University Northwest in Gary have a new internship option.
GRIFFITH | What appears to be a tear-stained cheek on a statue of Mary on the grounds of St. Mary Catholic Church is moving some people to tears as others caution against a rush to judgment.
The Times Media Co. has named Joe Battistoni as new digital advertising director.
GARY | Indiana ranks 45th in the country when it comes to babies living to see their first birthday.
GARY | Local health leaders and community health care providers gathered Friday to discuss infant mortality, a top health concern in Indiana.
BURNS HARBOR | From maintaining a healthy blood pressure to incorporating more exercise into their lives, a group of ArcelorMittal employees pledged Wednesday to lead healthier lives.
The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separate treatment facility dedicated to those victims, many of whom increasingly are children.
Not since December have the phones been ringing so much at the federally qualified health center HealthLinc in Valparaiso.
MUNSTER | An executive with 22 years of experience in customer service and call centers has been named as director of customer service for Lee Enterprises, parent company of The Times Media Co.
If nearly 270,000 Americans can support an effort to deport Justin Bieber, surely a fraction can sign a petition to help sick boys.
Inside a deep freezer in a Crown Point medical office is a shelf loaded with bags of breast milk.
With a looming doctor shortage, local hospitals are making efforts to attract and retain physicians, and local colleges and universities are adapting their programs to meet the needs of the area.
Parts of the Affordable Care Act focus on keeping people out of hospitals as a way to cut costs and to focus on patient care. That shift is putting more emphasis on areas like home-based care and transitional care.
A component of the Affordable Care Act is forcing a philosophical shift on how health care and hospital stays are viewed, with Medicare reimbursement dollars as the incentive.
When it comes to health, Indiana consistently falls among the lowest in the nation.
Several years ago, a man walked into a local urology office in mid-December. He was wearing shorts and requested a certain March date to undergo a vasectomy.
Hospitals that imposed visitation restrictions during flu season are starting to relax the policy.
EAST CHICAGO | From the outside, the HealthLinc mobile unit looks like a recreational vehicle a family would drive on a summer trip to the Grand Canyon.
Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.
A new partnership between a Hammond medical laboratory and a California-based diagnostics company will expand the lab's testing capabilities, introducing new automation and new equipment.
For Pamela Ward, auditioning for a spot on a food-themed reality television show was like throwing cooked noodles against a wall.
HAMMOND | The community will have a new resource for affordable health care starting Monday.
MUNSTER | A new partnership between a local hospital system and ambulance company focuses on transporting and caring for critically ill patients in the region.
Uninsured Americans have less than a month to enroll in health care coverage, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
LAPORTE COUNTY | A narrowing 60-day extension on the life of the LaPorte County Council on Aging has local health leaders concerned about the fate of the sick and elderly who rely on the agency.
CROWN POINT | It's called liquid gold.
A drop in inpatient volumes is to blame for layoffs and position eliminations at multiple Franciscan Alliance locations in Northwest Indiana.
People wearing red today can take heart in knowing they're part of a national effort to draw attention to cardiovascular disease in women.
Between 240 and 758 Hoosiers could die annually because Indiana has not opted to expand Medicaid, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and City University of New York.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Local elected officials addressed questions involving everything from economic development to gay marriage Saturday during a legislative forum.
MUNSTER | A central Indiana-based hospital has bought the Munster Med-Inn, a 225-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
A new report on smoking estimates 151,000 Indiana youths will become smokers and die prematurely, a figure that translates into 9.5 percent of Hoosiers 17 and younger.
With a gently winding foyer staircase, sunlight streaming through windows and hardwood style floors underfoot, a new residential facility designed to serve the homeless feels more like a college dorm.
Locally, consumer spending saw a slight increase in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Higher education is going through a push-and-pull with attendance and funding.
After months of decline, consumer confidence and spending is on the rise nationally and locally.
Although off to a slow start in 2014, the retail industry is expecting to see a strong first six months.
With shovel-ready sites and expansion of some existing businesses, Porter County is poised for increased development in the coming months.
In agriculture, trends are key. Farmers keep an eye on them to make informed decisions about what to plant, how to plant it, how much to spend and other factors, Porter County farmer Tim Stoner said.
One of the biggest challenges facing the local world of entertainment is discounting.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, continues to be the dominant variable in the health care industry, locally and nationwide.
HIGHLAND | A local emergency response company is changing the way it handles customer feedback and is using that data to better pair its workers and clients.
MERRILLVILLE | Community leaders on Friday learned about the process to apply for grant money under a new initiative through the Legacy Foundation.
With the wind chill dipping well into negative digits and snow that continues to fall and drift, hospitals are seeing an influx of patients with weather-related injuries.
"Big Brother is watching you."
When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.
A local doctor will go before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board on Wednesday and respond to comments he made about not reporting an abortion he performed on a 13-year-old girl.
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