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Okuyamba Fest 2018: Celebrating a 10-Year Partnership Between Center for Hospice Care and PCAU

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On any given day, most would not think twice about the accessibility to over-the-counter medicine for a headache or a visit to the doctor for a fever. For many parts of the world, access to any healthcare is a challenge, especially end-of-life care. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) is focused on expanding access to palliative and hospice care to all in Uganda. PCAU also encourages us to think about our own privileges, be thankful for them, and consider those who are not so fortunate.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology's New Munster Dialysis Center Showcases New Standard for Renal Care

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Many dialysis patients spend three or more hours three times a week at a dialysis center getting essential, lifesaving treatment. For these patients, little is more important than than a modern, comfortable facility with friendly and trustworthy staff. On July 31, the American Renal Associates and Northwest Indiana Nephrology opened their brand new, large-scale dialysis center to the public for an open house to showcase a new standard in the region for renal care.

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Chesterton Physical Therapy, Inc. Goes Beyond the Basics

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In this day and age of accessibility, it’s easy to treat ailments through prescribed medications. The problem is, prescription drugs aren’t always the smartest or safest option when it comes to managing pain. Chesterton Physical Therapy, Inc. offers a variety of specialized treatments to manage those tricky circumstances that lead to pain and damage.

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Medical Consequences of Sleep Apnea and Innovative Solutions

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Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is in America alone, with more than 100 million sufferers in the whole world. So, exactly what is sleep apnea? And if suffering from it, what are the solutions?

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Why Senior Citizens Need Chiropractic


article-188-senior-citizensChiropractic care is a safe, natural treatment for people of all ages and senior citizens can definitely benefit from it. It is far more preferable than many other options including pharmaceuticals with their unpleasant and even harmful side effects, and surgery. Several studies have even shown that regular chiropractic treatment benefits geriatric patients and can even help keep them out of long-term care facilities and nursing homes. In short, seniors who get chiropractic on a regular basis are healthier and also enjoy these great benefits.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: A Warming Gesture for Cancer Patients

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As part of a public service campaign in partnership with the Chicago-based Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, International Subaru of Merrillville representatives Chris Smith, sales manager (left, white shirt) and Nick Ferguson (right, white shirt), recently donated 80 blankets, “to spread hope, love and warmth,” for cancer patients at Franciscan Health Crown Point.

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Franciscan Health’s new Munster Cancer Center brings Incredible Technology to Northwest Indiana

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After first breaking ground just three years ago, the Franciscan Health Cancer Center in Munster is now proud to welcome patients from all around Northwest Indiana. What started as a hopeful vision where patients in the Region could receive cancer treatment close to home, has now come to life and is even more incredible than anticipated.

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Why Construction Workers Need Chiropractic


article-187-construction-workersEvery day construction workers lift, stoop, bend, reach, push, pull, twist, and climb. It’s no wonder that 25% of construction worker injuries are to the back. An estimated 1 in every 100 construction workers misses work because of a back injury with an average of seven missed work days. Many just power through the pain which isn’t healthy and can lead to further injury and pain. Repeated back injury and failure to take care of the back by taking proactive steps to prevent injury, can lead to permanent damage, even disability. That can end a construction worker’s career.

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Inspiration Wood: Ron’s Oil Journey

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In September of 2017, I attended the doTERRA Global Convention with my wife, Kim and my son, Mark. I had not had much experience with oils but went along to be supportive and learn more about the company that my wife loves so much. The first presentation addressed that despite the increasing expense of healthcare in the U.S., Americans are becoming less healthy. I knew that I was an example of this. My weight was out of control and my health was rapidly declining. But I did not know how to change or if change was even possible anymore.

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StoryPoint of Chesterton to Offer Independent and Enhanced Living Options for Residents

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StoryPoint Senior Living in Chesterton is already providing great activities to the community. Through community outreach, visits from the Friendly Fork food truck, and other fun events, they’re introducing themselves to Northwest Indiana in a big way.

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Community Healthcare System offering Back to School Physicals in 2018

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Cost does not include immunizations, medications and diagnostic tests or follow up. Payment is due at the time of service. Insurance will not be billed for exam. Appointments are required. Please bring school forms.

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