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Methodist Offers Parkinson’s Support Group, Kickboxing and Yoga Classes


rot1Methodist Hospitals offers a variety of programs for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Listed below is the schedule of summer programs in June, July and August:

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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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Pumps Fitness: Teen's Need Exercise Too


Pumps-Fitness-Beginners-Guide-to-FitnessSo get 'em off the couch, pull the cell phone out of their hands, and send them to the field and the gym.

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Pumps Fitness: The Power of Habit


Pumps-Fitness-The-Power-of-Habit John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”
Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”
And Aristotle noticed that, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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Why Hydration Is Important To Your Spine


article-181-hydration-spine Water. We know that it is a vital part of our health and wellbeing. Doctors and experts have been telling us for decades. You probably already knew that adequate hydration promotes optimal organ function, good digestion, healthier skin, and even encourages a healthy weight, but did you know it is also vital for good spine health? Just as the rest of your body needs water to function properly, so does your spine. When you don’t drink enough water, and become dehydrated (even mildly) it can create problems, some of them painful.

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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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A Porterfield Family Chiropractic Success: Isabelle Wheeler

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Isabelle Wheeler and her family spent four years searching for help after an accident that left her in excruciating pain. After years of travel, specialists, and no real answers, she finally found Dr. Ryan Porterfield and the hope that she’d been longing for.

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Pumps Fitness Pilates Reformer Classes Begin June 11, 2018


Pumps-Fitness-Pilates-Reformer-Classes-Begin-June-11-2018One of the best things about the reformer is its versatility.

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StoryPoint Senior Living Gears Up For Casino Day With Celebratory Breakfast

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While the Chesterton community anxiously awaits the opening of StoryPoint Senior Living, the staff isn’t waiting to get started on great events. Partnering with Addison Pointe next door, StoryPoint offered future residents and seniors in the local community a chance to take an excursion to the new Four Winds Casino in South Bend.

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Franicscan Health: Cancer Survivors Celebrate

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Spirits were high and the weather was clear as a National Cancer Survivors Day event, sponsored by Franciscan Health, was celebrated at a Gary SouthShore Railcats baseball game recently. More than 500 survivors, who were treated at Franciscan Health’s Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Munster and Michigan City campuses, were on hand and had a premium view of the game, which the Railcats won, 2-0; in sections 101 and 102 along the third-base line.

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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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