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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Recognize the Gift of Organ, Tissue Donation in April as Part of Donate Life Month

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April is National Donate Life Month. The hospitals of Community Healthcare System, in partnership with Gift of Hope and the Indiana Lions Eye Bank, will recognize the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation with events and activities at its three area hospitals: Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Dyslexia, At Home Activities to Strengthen Reading Skills


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Dyslexia-At-Home-Activities-to-Strengthen-Reading-SkillsDyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and how they relate to letters and words on a page. Dyslexia is a fairly common learning disorder and is diagnosed in about 5 to 10 percent of all school-aged children. As with other learning challenges, early identification can open the door for early intervention, increasing a child’s chances of success in the classroom. Knowing the signs of dyslexia can help parents and educators identify children who need specialized instruction, learning strategies and home-based reinforcement.

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Community Healthcare System Expanding Behavioral Health Reach Serves Northwest Indiana

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For more than 50 years, one health system's mental health division has stood above all others in delivering compassionate and expert care to some of society's most vulnerable members.

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Now's Your Chance to Become an EMT with Franciscan Health Medical Services Academy 2017 Summer Course


franciscan-health-2016ppEnrollment is open for persons interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians.

The Franciscan Health Dyer and Hammond Emergency Medical Services Academy will offer a summer course from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 1 to Aug. 17, at the Hammond campus, 5454 Hohman Ave. A fall course will be offered the first week after Labor Day.

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150 Runners Brave the Conditions for the 14th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K

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Saturday morning was dreary and rainy, but that didn’t stop more than a 150 runners from lacing up their running shoes and putting feet to pavement during the 14th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K.

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La Porte Hosptial Encourages Residents to "Put their Best Fork Forward" at Spring Health Fair

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La Porte Hospital's first-ever Put Your Best Fork Forward: Diabetes Alert Day and Nutrition Healthy Fair took place today in La Porte and featured an expert team of nutritionists, dietitians and diabetic educators on hand to give out information to the attendees. The fair also featured a raffle, healthy food sampling and much more.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Healthiest Summer Ever Scholarship Program


ymca-logo-red-orangeLa Porte Hospital and the Y are partnering to ensure every child in our community has access to programs that promote health and well-being!

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You Can Feel Brand New With Spa Blu

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Have you ever wanted to just escape for a day? Maybe you have had one of those weeks and just need to disconnect and relax. Do you have a lady’s day to plan? Have a birthday coming up? Well, Spa Blu is right here in the region and has all you need to be the perfect match for all your spa needs. The team at Spa Blu keeps very up to date with all the hot new services and they asked that I come and try some of the latest new services they offer.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Play Date Tips for a Child with Social Struggles


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Play-Date-Tips-for-a-Child-with-Social-StrugglesOne of the biggest challenges of parenting children with social struggles is worrying that they’ll be socially isolated. You know that your child has a huge heart, a silly side and a lot of interesting ideas, but will the other kids in her class realize that? Organizing small, controlled play dates is the perfect way for your child to build social skills, make new friends and enjoy all the fun of childhood.

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

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In recognition of the 2017 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12 to 18, Hoyt Ervin and Misty Fancher were crowned the “Pulmonary Rehab King and Queen” during a special celebration at St. Mary Medical Center. Both patients are active members of the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

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2017 La Porte Hospital Women’s Fair: Save the Date!

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La Porte County’s most popular and largest health event returns in 2017 in a brand new location, at a new time of year, and with a fresh makeover that incorporates input from local fairgoers in the past.

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