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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Bishop Brings Blessings, Healing Words to the Sick


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Bishop-Brings-Blessings-Healing-Words-to-the-SickMost Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, visited and prayed with patients, among them Michael Meeks Sr. of Michigan City, at Franciscan Health Michigan City recently, during a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick program.

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Symphony of Chesterton Offers Education to Veterans on Entitled Benefits with Seminar

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When you have the information, you have the responsibility to share it. That is how Angela Boland views the services offered by the Symphony of Chesterton: To educate the community and provide the support and benefits they are entitled to.

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St. Mary Medical Center Crowns Cardiac King, Queen During Cardiac Rehabilitation Week


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Crowns-Cardiac-King-Queen-DuringIn recognition of the 2017 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Feb. 12 to 18, Jim Campagna and Margaret Hansen were crowed the “King and Queen of Hearts” during a special celebration at St. Mary Medical Center. Both Campagna and Hansen are active members of the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers Guiding Students with Sensory Processing Disorder to Academic Success


Brain-Balance-Guiding-Students-with-Sensory-Processing-Disorder-to-Academic-SuccessSensory processing disorder (SPD) can be experienced in different ways, making it particularly challenging to manage for parents and teachers. Some children experience hypersensitivity while others have hyposensitivity. For a few, they might have both.

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Franciscan Health Opens New Women’s Center, Infusion Center


Franciscan-Health-Opens-New-Womens-Center-Infusion-CenterA blessing and dedication celebration for the new Franciscan Health Women’s Center Chesterton took place Feb. 16. The event, at the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, which houses the new center, also marked the opening of a new Infusion Center and Franciscan Physician Network offices there, at 770 Indian Boundary Road. The Women’s Center’s services include the latest mammography screening equipment, breast ultrasound and bone mineral density testing.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: A Lifesaving Day of Celebration


Franciscan-Health-Hammond-A-Lifesaving-Day-of-Celebration_01Gabriel Colin of East Chicago was the guest of honor on February 20 as Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness Schererville staff, all of whom are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and members of the Schererville Fire Department, celebrated the saving of Colin’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest while using a treadmill January 20.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Five Non-Traditional Sports for a Child with Social Issues


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Five-Non-Traditional-Sports-for-a-Child-with-Social-IssuesEvery child needs exercise, but every parent knows that scheduling the recommended 60 minutes of moderate physical activity each day isn’t easy. The challenge is magnified when your child doesn’t like or struggles to participate in the group sports and activities most schools provide. Soccer, baseball, hockey and cheerleading aren’t for everyone. Kids who are easily distracted, uncoordinated, shy or don’t enjoy team environments may prefer one of these five ideas for fun and exercise that help to limit the anxiety that can result from forced group participation:

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Portage Dialysis Center: Making Dialysis Patients Feel Right At Home

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American Renal Associates celebrated the opening of the Portage Dialysis Center some months back and, since that opening, the doctors and staff on hand at the Center have worked tirelessly to see that home and in-center dialysis patients get the best care available in Northwest Indiana

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La Porte Hospital: A Team of Cardiovascular Experts Here at Home

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In celebration of National Heart Month this February, we’d like to introduce you to the team of cardiovascular experts that serves La Porte, Michigan City, Knox, and surrounding communities. From cardiology care in the office, to interventional procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab, these providers are here to take care of your heart, and help you prevent and manage heart disease so you don’t miss a beat.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bishop Brings Blessings, Healing Words to the Sick


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bishop-Brings-Blessings-Healing-Words-to-the-SickMost Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, visited and prayed with patients, among them Elvira Villarreal of Gary, at Franciscan Health Crown Point recently, during a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick program.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Winter Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Winter-Tips-for-Kids-with-Sensory-Processing-DisorderTransitioning between seasons can be tough for any child, but for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), the arrival of winter can be particularly difficult. With a new season comes a whole slew of new feelings, each of which may be overwhelming and uncomfortable for anyone with a sensory integration dysfunction. Luckily, there are some steps that parents can take to minimize the seasonal transition. The following tips can help ensure kids with sensory issues feel as comfortable and secure as possible during the winter.

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