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VNA Taking Tricia’s Scholarship Applications


VNA-Taking-Tricias-Scholarship-ApplicationsThere is still time to apply for Tricia’s Scholarship. The VNA and the family of Tricia Marie Simpson Russell, a nurse at the VNA until her death, established Tricia’s Scholarship in 2008 to assist individual nurses or nursing students to advance their education. Last year, the committee awarded scholarships in the amount of $3,000.

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The Mop Squad: 5 Health Benefits of a Clean Home

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There are many times we’ve heard people say, “Why bother cleaning the house?” or “Our house is clean… I picked everything up.” What most people don’t realize is that just by picking up the house, they are not being healthy. The Mop Squad has provided us with 5 Health Benefits of a Clean House.

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso Member of the Week for January 1-5, 2018


Journey-Senior-Living-of-Valparaiso-Member-of-the-Week-for-Jan-1-5-2018Congratulations to the Member of the Week for Jan. 1-5, 2018. Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso is a full service Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Valparaiso and surrounding communities. Their brand new state-of-the-art community opening EARLY 2018 is conveniently located near the intersection of US 6 & IN-49 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

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What Chiropractic Patients Need to Know About the Cervical Spine


article-158-c-spine-anatomyNeck pain is one of the most common sources of pain and chronic pain worldwide. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, each year, around 30% to 50% of the general population experiences neck pain and around 15% will, at some point in their lives, have chronic neck pain. Women seem to experience it more often than men and it is most prevalent at around middle age. Neck pain can be debilitating, impacting a person home life as well as their work performance. It can also trigger migraines and limit range of motion. Understanding the cervical spine is integral in understanding how to manage pain in that area.

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Have Fitness Resolutions You Want To Keep For Once? Here Are 12 Game Changing Do’s and 8 Dont's Straight From Fitness Experts

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The gap between the holidays and New Year’s Day can be a long week for some of us. The winter blues combined with too much turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more is enough to make one forgo adulthood in favor of hibernation. While motivation may seem far off, with 2018 around the corner, there’s no better time to pull yourself from the snowy trenches and get crackin’ on paving the way for personal improvement.

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Top 10 Health Articles on ValpoLife from 2017

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We published hundreds of articles on the ValpoLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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How the Quality of Sleep Affects Your Overall Health


article-157-quality-of-sleepWe live in a largely sleep deprived society. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 3 people in the United States does not get enough sleep on a regular basis. Additionally, the National Sleep Foundation reports that 45 percent of adults in the US admit that insufficient or poor sleep has had an impact on their daily activities at least once in the previous week. What’s more, about a third of the people who said they slept the number of hours that doctors recommend reported experiencing poor sleep quality.

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NW Indiana Rusty Strings Spotlights Local Musicians with the Partnership of Pines Village

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NW Indiana Rusty Strings lets string players shine in a community orchestra that features musicians across Northwest Indiana.

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Pumps Fitness New Year's Revolution

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 Okay, so it's no secret Ian of Pumps Fitness gets excited about creating workouts and fat loss programs, and this is no exception.

Ian was so inspired by all the feedback he received from his first outreach a few days ago, discussing how so many people fail at their weight-loss New Year’s resolutions, and end up right back where they were when they started or worse: fatter. He also explained the four reasons why most people fail at their weight-loss New Year’s resolutions:

  • Their goals are probably unrealistic, and so they’ve already set themselves up for failure.
  • They’re unprepared. Sure, they have a general idea that they want to lose weight, but they most likely do not have a game plan.
  • Their goals are unclear.
  • They lack support. The going WILL GET TOUGH, and your support system is what will see you through to your...

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Community Healthcare System Telestroke Partnership Aims to Improve Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes

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Working to further improve stroke care and patient recovery in Northwest Indiana, the hospitals of Community Healthcare System have partnered with Rush Medical Center’s TeleStroke Network. The network utilizes telemedicine to bring board-certified vascular neurologists from Rush to the patient’s bedside within minutes for stroke assessment through a mobile video robotic system. The TeleStroke technology is currently being used 24/7 365 days per year, to expand treatment options for ischemic stroke patients arriving to emergency departments of Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center.

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StoryPoint Rockford Residents and Staff Create Holiday Magic

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In an effort to foster holiday cheer, StoryPoint Rockford partnered with McBride Studios and Rockford High School’s broadcasting studio, Beyond the Rock, to produce a holiday music video. The so-called “Holiday Together” project launched in early fall of 2017. The idea began with a desire to have the staff and residents of StoryPoint Rockford work in collaboration with the Beyond the Rock high school students to produce an intergenerational art project.

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