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Horizon Bank: Promoting Health & Wellness


Horizon Bank has long been known for sponsoring popular fitness events in the community such as Tour de La Porte, but they also place a great emphasis on health and wellness among their team. With a wellness program that boasts many incentives for employees to engage in healthy activities and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Horizon has cultivated an atmosphere that truly values fitness and health.

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Full Hearts at the LaPorte Goes Red for Women Breakfast


Members of the La Porte County community donned their brightest red attire and convened at Michigan City’s Uptown Center on March 16th for a very special morning of celebration, nourishment, support, and action. Presented locally by Franciscan Health Michigan City, as well as Team Toyota, and Strack & Van Til, the La Porte County Goes Red for Women Breakfast opened the door to one and all, inviting them to participate in a fun, social environment that was tempered with awareness for women’s heart issues. As Jennifer Young, Socials Director for American Heart Association, put it, “LaPorte County Goes Red, made possible by Franciscan Health Michigan City, Team Toyota, and Strak & Van Til is uniting the county raise awareness for the number one killer of women - heart disease. Today, our hearts were impacted as we are challenged to be...

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Valpo YMCA and St. Mary Medical Center Team Up for Health Fair to Promote Community Wellness

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On a bright and bustling Saturday morning, the Valpo YMCA, in partnership with St. Mary Medical Center, held a health fair to benefit the community members passing through their doors.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Grant and Scholarship Applications Available until March 16, 2018

Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe mission of the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte is to empower residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte, Indiana to achieve the vision of La Porte becoming one of the 10 healthiest communities in Indiana by 2030. In pursuit of this mission and vision, HFL has grant applications for health and wellness projects and scholarships for students pursuing degrees in health-related fields available until March 16, 2018.

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Community Healthcare System’s 13th Annual Hearts of Hope spreads Awareness


St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart hosted the 13th annual Hearts of Hope program on Thursday as part of its effort to combat a major illness that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year: heart disease. Hearts of Hope is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and also to raise funds in support of cardiovascular research at Community Healthcare System. St. Mary Medical Center is one of three hospitals in the Northwest Indiana-based healthcare system.

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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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Pediatric Office Urges Safe Use of Car Seats This Winter


As the bitter cold continues, and snowy or icy roads make way for slippery driving and an increased risk of car accidents, staff members who work the Permanent Car Seat Fitting Station at La Porte Physician Network Pediatric Care in La Porte are giving tips for the safe use of car seats in the winter.

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Franciscan Health: Women Inspired to Live Happier, Healthier Lives


A Franciscan Health, Inspiring Women Happy, Healthy Holiday event drew nearly 200 attendees to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton Nov. 30, where they were offered screenings for balance, blood glucose and pressure, bone density, body mass index, foot health and skin cancer, along with entertainment, refreshments and a wealth of information from expert speakers such as William Espar, MD, who is shown discussing heart health for the holiday season.

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Franciscan Health: Alison Sweeney urges crowd to Move It, Shake It, Live It!

Franciscan-Health-Alison-Sweeney-urges-crowd-to-Move-It-Shake-It-Live-It-2017_01Actress, TV host, producer, director and author Alison Sweeney, known as a woman who can balance career, family, health and wellness, brought an inspirational message to nearly 300 Northwest Indiana residents Oct. 8 as keynote speaker at the Inspiring Women Move It. Shake It. Live It! event at the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. The free event was sponsored by Franciscan Health and focused on women’s health, also by offering free health screenings for women of all ages.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy Accepting Paramedic Training Applications through November 1st


CROWN POINT | The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for its next paramedic training program, which will take place starting in January.

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HFL to Use $79,000 INPTOA Grant to Assess Opioid Addiction in La Porte County

Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is proud to announce its participation in the Indiana Network for the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction (INPTOA). Through this network, HFL has received a $79,000 grant to be used to support INPTOA’s purpose of providing single county and multi-county collaborative grants to assess, prevent, and treat opioid addiction, and provide community financial support for housing, employment, monitoring, and counseling.

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