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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

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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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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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Franciscan Health: Women Inspired to Live Happier, Healthier Lives

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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

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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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Community Healthcare System's PVD Awareness Symposium Educates the Public on Specifics of the Disease

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Education is key to maintaining the health of the community, and that’s exactly what Community Healthcare System is doing with their L.I.V.E. Program and their Peripheral Vascular Disease Awareness Symposium that they held at Community Hospital on Thursday.

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La Porte Hospital: Get Creative to Kick Butts

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You know you should quit smoking, but you’re afraid of another failed attempt. This time around, try a different approach.

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La Porte Hospital: Your PCP Has it Covered

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According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, primary care doctors spend a weekly average of 33 hours in direct encounters with patients.

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La Porte Hospital: 3D Mammography – Early Detection is a Beautiful Thing


LaPorte-Hospital-3D-mammographyNow that 3D mammography is available at the La Porte Hospital Women’s Imaging Center, you may have some questions. We have answers.

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