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Scholarship Applications Available March 31 for Students from La Porte in Health and Wellness Fields

Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) takes great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in the La Porte community, a tradition started by the La Porte Hospital Foundation in 1983. In addition to multiple scholarships available through HFL, scholarship opportunities funded by the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary will also be accessible through the same application process. Over $32,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded.

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


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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Guiding Students with Sensory Processing Disorder to Academic Success

Brain-Balance-2-28Sensory 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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Med Watch – Heart Medications


When you take medications for heart conditions – such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, clogged arteries or stroke prevention – it’s important to know their purpose and how they interact. A pharmacist is an important part of your healthcare team, and a great resource about medications. In this article, prepared by the pharmacists at La Porte Hospital, you can learn about heart disease medications. This is informational only; please be sure to follow your doctor’s orders with all your medications, and don’t make changes until you speak with your healthcare provider.

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Hearts of Hope Lights the Way for Cardiovascular Research in Northwest Indiana


The 12th Annual Hearts Of Hope ceremony was held at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart on Wednesday. The Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the Cardiovascular Research program at the hospitals within the Community Healthcare System. The Cardiovascular Research program provides local access to new treatment options available only through national clinical trials and studies, which aim for better detection, treatment and prevention of heart disease.

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Woah! Be Careful Out There: How to Walk Safely on Snow and Ice

Woah-Be-Careful-Out-There-2017Walking on snow or ice is especially treacherous and wearing proper footwear is essential. A pair of well insulated boots with good rubber treads is a must for walking during or after a winter storm.

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Northwest Indiana Health Institutions Team with Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest - Gary to Provide Local Residency Opportunities to Local Students


You might remember that back in 2014, there was some talk about a shortage of primary care physicians in Northwest Indiana. While this is still may be the case, we’re here to bring you the good news, as always.

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Fear Not – Knowledge is Power When It Comes to Health


Every day, people decide to delay or skip important health screenings because they are apprehensive. Most of the fear comes from the unknown. Porter Health System professionals are weighing in on three important diagnostic tests that can help calm your fears and maybe even save your life.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Grads Ready for Real-World Experiences

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Grads-Ready-for-Real-World-ExperiencesThe Franciscan Health Crown Point School of Echocardiography Class of 2016 was honored during a graduation program that took place Nov. 17 at the Marian Education Center. The School of Echocardiography is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that prepares students for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International examinations, which are recognized as the leading choices for credentialing in the field of cardiac ultrasound.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Opens November 1; La Porte Hospital again Offering Free Application Assistance

IU-Health-LaPorte-HospitalIf you need help comparing plans or filling-out an application on the Health Insurance Marketplace, La Porte Hospital is once again offering free assistance during Open Enrollment, November 1 – January 31, 2017.

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