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Franciscan Health: Women Inspired to Live Happier, Healthier Lives


A Franciscan Health, Inspiring Women Happy, Healthy Holiday event drew nearly 200 attendees to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton Nov. 30, where they were offered screenings for balance, blood glucose and pressure, bone density, body mass index, foot health and skin cancer, along with entertainment, refreshments and a wealth of information from expert speakers such as William Espar, MD, who is shown discussing heart health for the holiday season.

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Franciscan Health: Alison Sweeney urges crowd to Move It, Shake It, Live It!

Franciscan-Health-Alison-Sweeney-urges-crowd-to-Move-It-Shake-It-Live-It-2017_01Actress, TV host, producer, director and author Alison Sweeney, known as a woman who can balance career, family, health and wellness, brought an inspirational message to nearly 300 Northwest Indiana residents Oct. 8 as keynote speaker at the Inspiring Women Move It. Shake It. Live It! event at the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. The free event was sponsored by Franciscan Health and focused on women’s health, also by offering free health screenings for women of all ages.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy Accepting Paramedic Training Applications through November 1st


CROWN POINT | The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for its next paramedic training program, which will take place starting in January.

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HFL to Use $79,000 INPTOA Grant to Assess Opioid Addiction in La Porte County

Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is proud to announce its participation in the Indiana Network for the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction (INPTOA). Through this network, HFL has received a $79,000 grant to be used to support INPTOA’s purpose of providing single county and multi-county collaborative grants to assess, prevent, and treat opioid addiction, and provide community financial support for housing, employment, monitoring, and counseling.

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Community Healthcare System's PVD Awareness Symposium Educates the Public on Specifics of the Disease


Education is key to maintaining the health of the community, and that’s exactly what Community Healthcare System is doing with their L.I.V.E. Program and their Peripheral Vascular Disease Awareness Symposium that they held at Community Hospital on Thursday.

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La Porte Hospital: Get Creative to Kick Butts


You know you should quit smoking, but you’re afraid of another failed attempt. This time around, try a different approach.

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La Porte Hospital: Your PCP Has it Covered

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According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, primary care doctors spend a weekly average of 33 hours in direct encounters with patients.

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La Porte Hospital: 3D Mammography – Early Detection is a Beautiful Thing

LaPorte-Hospital-3D-mammographyNow that 3D mammography is available at the La Porte Hospital Women’s Imaging Center, you may have some questions. We have answers.

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La Porte Hospital: Natural Childbirth Offers Women Personalized Birthing Experiences

birthing-center-La-PorteThe labor and delivery staff at La Porte Hospital knows one thing for sure: the birthing experience is personalized for every woman. Highly-skilled physicians and nurses offer women an array of options, from births assisted by epidurals, to natural childbirth with water laboring and water births available.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Future Nurses Given Leg Up on Their Educations

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Future-Nurses-Given-Leg-Up-on-Their-Educations Audrey Rice, of Westville, and Mackinnon Tracy, of Mill Creek, are co-recipients of the annual Franciscan Health Michigan City Maria Petti Scholarship. The $2,500 awards are given to students who are pursuing education in surgical healthcare and exemplifies excellence through volunteer work, leadership and academic promise.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and Hospital Auxiliary Award $32,750 in Scholarships to La Porte Students


The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 28 students with scholarships totaling $32,750 at a scholarship reception on June 27, 2017. HFL and the Auxiliary take great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in the La Porte community, a tradition started in 1983. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in health science occupations.

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