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DODGING THE DOCTOR: Real men get an annual check-up

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Research shows that men are four times less likely to consult a doctor when they experience medical problems. As a result, men are much more likely to need an emergency admission to a hospital with a serious or life-threatening condition that could have been prevented or dealt with at an earlier stage. Many of the health issues that affect men are preventable, which makes these tests and an annual checkup, even more important.

Here are a few of the recommended screenings for men:

BLOOD PRESSURE

Why:Keeping a close eye on blood pressure levels can help with early detection of hypertension or pre-hypertension. If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, strokes and kidney disease.

When:Healthy men should have their blood pressure...

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St. Catherine Hostpital offers health classes


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MOVING FORWARD-STROKE EDUCATION

St. Catherine Hospital offers classes for stroke survivors and caregivers to learn how to prevent future strokes through risk detection and management in a five-part series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Catherine Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. This program is FREE. Call 219-392-7641 for more information. To learn about other programs offered by Community Healthcare System, visit our website COMHS.org.

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BONE DENSITY SCREENING

St. Catherine Hospital offers bone density screening to determine your risk related to osteoporosis. The bone strength screening with same day results is performed using the heel of the foot. Screening is available from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, at St....

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La Porte Health Sciences Students Recognized for Excellence

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Abbi Kroll, a registered nurse for the La Porte Hospital emergency room, loves her job. So much so that she’s working towards a Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing degree at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Senior Caregiver Open House Is June 27 at Franciscan Health Dyer


Those caring for an aging parent or spouse can learn more about services offered by Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness Dyer at a senior caregiver open house from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, June 27 at the Franciscan Health Dyer South Pavilion.

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Companies Are Creating Healthier Worksites to Help Improve Employee Well-being


2017-uhcThroughout my career, I’ve learned from employers and employees about worksite hurdles – those issues or hassles that prevent employees from being engaged, successful and happy at their jobs. To help encourage employees to be satisfied and more productive, an increasing number of employers are looking to their employee well-being programs for answers.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City nursing team members make ‘You Can Be a Nurse’ presentation at Edgewood Elementary School


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-You-Can-Be-a-Nurse-2019_01 In celebration of National Nurses Week, nursing team members from Franciscan Health Michigan City presented their annual “You Can Be a Nurse” program at Edgewood Elementary School.

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Portage EDC's Healthcare 360 shows students every angle of healthcare

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With futures full of possibilities, Portage High School students explored careers in healthcare in the first part of an event called Healthcare 360.

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La Porte Hospital Offers Free Community Health Screenings


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Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.

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St. Mary Medical Center to host 2019 Stroke Symposium: Time is Brain on Friday, May 3

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When it comes to stroke, seconds count. That will be the message on Friday, May 3, as St. Mary Medical Center hosts its 2019 Stroke Symposium: Time is Brain, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the West Lobby and Auditorium at 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart.

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High school students get real world healthcare experience with Community Hospital

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High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their careers thanks to a partnership between the Munster school system and Community Hospital.

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Purdue Northwest’s Day of Giving a “roaring” Success


Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) received an impressive $756,244 in contributions during Wednesday’s (April 24) sixth annual Purdue Northwest Day of Giving.

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