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Wellness Warriors at Inspiration Wood Go Green with Essential Oils for Cleaning

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There is no need to get out the rubber gloves and masks when cleaning this spring. You can make simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from essential oils. Creating your own cleaning products is safer for the environment and for your family and pets as well.

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Inspiration Wood: Ron’s Oil Journey

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In September of 2017, I attended the doTERRA Global Convention with my wife, Kim and my son, Mark. I had not had much experience with oils but went along to be supportive and learn more about the company that my wife loves so much. The first presentation addressed that despite the increasing expense of healthcare in the U.S., Americans are becoming less healthy. I knew that I was an example of this. My weight was out of control and my health was rapidly declining. But I did not know how to change or if change was even possible anymore.

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St. Catherine Hospital Sponsors Kawann Short STEM and Youth Football Camp

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Every summer for the past three years, NFL stars have gathered on the football field at East Chicago Central High School for a camp hosted by alumnus, Kawann Short. Thanks to a partnership with Community Healthcare System’s St. Catherine Hospital, it grew into something beyond simple coaching into a day for training, education, and, most importantly, health.

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St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Awards $21,000 to Area Students

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Twenty area students pursuing a higher education degree in healthcare have been named recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary scholarship program for the 2018-19 academic school year. A total of $21,000 was distributed to the students during an afternoon reception at the hospital, 4321 Fir St., in East Chicago.

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Community Healthcare System Hosts Celebration for School of Medical Laboratory Science Graduates, Earns Accreditation in 2018

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They may be one of the smallest graduating classes in Northwest Indiana with just seven students, but they are ready to make a big difference in the lives of patients at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. Kelli Lynn Belcher (East Detroit, Michigan), Rachel M. Kometz (Whiting), Joseph Anthony Lucente (Chicago), Monica Jasmin Mendoza (Merrillville), Marisha Lynn Miskus (Dyer), Brenda Rayburn (Gary) and Shantelle Williams (Sauk Village, Illinois) are ready to go to work and have accepted jobs at the hospitals.

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Major Gift to Center for Hospice Care will Advance Medical Education


Hospice-Foundation-LogoA generous $1.75 million gift from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust is increasing the number of hospice and palliative care physicians in northern Indiana and will help improve the quality of medical care provided in the region for generations to come.

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Chesterton Physical Therapy Provides Relief at "Low Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop"

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Almost everyone has suffered from back pain at one point or another. In fact, studies have estimated that at least 80% of the U.S. population will face some form of back pain this year. Fortunately, Chesterton Physical Therapy is available to help treat and cure this stubborn ailment!

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La Porte Opioid Study Presentation Shines Light On Possible Solutions

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To better understand what they could do to help resolve the opioid epidemic, La Porte residents and officials representing gathered to hear the findings on the crisis from the Health Care Foundation of La Porte.

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Porter Regional Hospital Teams Up with Ivy Tech to Offer 2018 Spring Into Health Fair

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The human body is very complex, there are so many systems that can break or decline, sometimes without the operator even realizing something went wrong. Porter Regional Hospital is constantly looking for ways to keep people aware of their health as well as potential problems and ways to prevent them. That is why they partnered with Ivy Tech to host their “Spring into Health” fair, to show people from across the Region that quality care is right in their neighborhood.

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Horizon Bank: Promoting Health & Wellness

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Horizon Bank has long been known for sponsoring popular fitness events in the community such as Tour de La Porte, but they also place a great emphasis on health and wellness among their team. With a wellness program that boasts many incentives for employees to engage in healthy activities and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Horizon has cultivated an atmosphere that truly values fitness and health.

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Full Hearts at the LaPorte Goes Red for Women Breakfast

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Members of the La Porte County community donned their brightest red attire and convened at Michigan City’s Uptown Center on March 16th for a very special morning of celebration, nourishment, support, and action. Presented locally by Franciscan Health Michigan City, as well as Team Toyota, and Strack & Van Til, the La Porte County Goes Red for Women Breakfast opened the door to one and all, inviting them to participate in a fun, social environment that was tempered with awareness for women’s heart issues. As Jennifer Young, Socials Director for American Heart Association, put it, “LaPorte County Goes Red, made possible by Franciscan Health Michigan City, Team Toyota, and Strak & Van Til is uniting the county raise awareness for the number one killer of women - heart disease. Today, our hearts were impacted as we are challenged to be...

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