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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Pet Therapy Program Notes Second Anniversary


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Pet-Therapy-Program-Notes-Second-AnniversaryLiving a philosophy of “man’s best friend also can be a healer,” Franciscan Health Crown Point celebrated the second anniversary of its Pet Therapy program recently, with a gathering in the hospital’s Marian Education Center that was attended by most of the team members and their canines. The program has brought relief and pleasure to hundreds of patients and their families throughout the hospital since its inception, thanks to the two-year effort of coordinator Julie Canady, an administrative assistant in the Franciscan Health Marketing Department. Six dogs initially joined the effort, which now has 27 canines, along with owners and other members.

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Teamwork Ensures Top-quality Care Services for Moms, Babies


Teamwork-Ensures-Top-Quality-Care-Services-for-Moms-BabiesKhendall Jones recently gave birth to the first child born at Franciscan Health Hammond this year and in the process, was the recipient of a three-hospital teamwork of obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit services.

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What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About The Lumbar Spine


article-160-l-spine-anatomyThe lumbar spine, or lower back, take a lot of stress and strain throughout the day. The spine provides stabilization for the entire body and the lumbar spine bears the brunt of much of the movement and activity. This wear and tear shows up as lower back pain in many people. The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 31 million Americans have low back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, the leading cause of disability is low back pain – not only in the U.S. but worldwide.

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Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers Honor Employees at Annual Employee Recognition Awards

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Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers are known for their commitment and dedication to the community and clients they serve. With employees who consistently work to help others, it only makes sense to recognize them from time to time. That’s why each year they hold their employee recognition awards, providing much need praise, scholarships, and awards to those who have worked hard for them over the years.

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Dr. Miller Becomes Cancer Liaison Representative


Dr-Miller-Becomes-Cancer-Liaison-RepresentativeLuke Miller, MD, recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for Franciscan Health Hammond.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers New Heart Valve Replacement Option


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonAn expert team of heart specialists at Porter Regional Hospital is now offering some patients the option of having aortic heart valve replacement without undergoing open heart surgery – a significant advancement in heart care in Northwest Indiana.

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Relax and Rejuvenate With New Results-Driven Treatments at Spa Blu


spa-blu-jan-2015Now that the holiday rush is over, guests at spa blu, the luxurious spa and salon at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, IN, are destressing with the latest face and body treatments.

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WorkingWell, Franciscan Health Grows to Meet Health Needs in Portage

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There is and always will be a need for health services. These services come in all forms. From ambulance and emergency services, to simple doctor’s visits for a checkup and even urgent care, hospitals and clinics come in all kinds of sizes.

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Pumps Fitness Recipes: Sake Marinated Steak


Pumps-Fitness-Recipes-Sake-Marinated-SteakWhat’s better than a salt n’ pepper grilled steak? A Sake Marinated Grilled Steak! The complex flavors contributed by this Sake Marinade combine to create a steak experience that you’ll want to repeat.

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Center for Hospice Care Brings 38 Years of Experience to Patients

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When a loved one faces a life-limiting illness, choosing the right next step can seem daunting, and may even feel impossible. End-of-life care decisions are never easy, but they become more challenging the longer frank discussions are delayed. For many, the decision to contact a hospice organization is seen as the last resort, when in fact, reaching out to a trusted hospice care provider earlier in the process can create an invaluable support system.

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What Chiropractic Patients Need to Know About The Thoracic Spine


article-159-t-spine-anatomyBack pain can be debilitating. A patient can find they have trouble moving or engaging in regular activities like lifting their children or even walking. Pain in the mid to upper back can be caused by a variety of issues, and it can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Many people see chiropractors to get relief from their back pain, but there are some things that chiropractic patients should know so that they can get the most out of their treatments.

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