You may have wondered why your doctor tested your vitamin D level at your last checkup or even suggested you start supplementing. Why is there so much concern about Vitamin D lately?
“Know the 10 Signs,” a free workshop on detecting the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, will be held on February 11, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 at the Village Park Enrichment Center in Valparaiso. The Village Park Enrichment Center is located at 605 Beech Street. The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.
Two iconic organizations are joining together to help save lives. The Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross are hosting Give Blood. Get a Cookie. blood drives in communities across Northern Indiana and select locations in Michigan.
Two cups of cow's milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study.
"One of the common questions I get from parents when their kids become toddlers is, 'how much milk should they be drinking?' But we didn't have a good answer," said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, the study's lead author from Toronto's TARGet Kids! Collaboration.
Quality of Life Award: Honors those businesses that made a significant contribution to the Quality of Life in the City of Portage.
Winners: Porter Regional Hospital and Shoreline Surgery Center
Mike Burgos got a second chance at life—and he’s determined to make the most of it. After a lifetime of poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle, Burgos reached nearly 400 pounds. “I tried everything,” he says, “but I would always lose and then gain it back again.”
Programs help students discover different career paths
High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their career plans through St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.
“Know the 10 Signs,” a free workshop on detecting the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, will be held on January 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the South Haven Public Library in Valparaiso. The South Haven Public Library is located at 403 West 700 North, Valparaiso. The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.
By resolving to donate blood or platelets in the coming year, you can help save the lives of the one out of 10 hospital patients who require blood for emergency or ongoing medical care. Every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. Your frequent donations through the American Red Cross can help keep the nation’s blood supply strong and ensure that it will be available anytime and anywhere it’s needed.
Porter is the only healthcare system that has made the investment and commitment to offer low dose radiation CT scanners system wide. This is a significant safety benefit to our patients, as it delivers high-quality images while simultaneously lowering the radiation patients receive up to 60 percent. Lower radiation dose also helps reduce the potential risk of long-term damage*. (*A New England Journal of Medicine estimates that as many as 2% of cancers in the U.S. are caused by exposure from CT-related imaging alone.)
Quality care navigators help you navigate the complexities of today's healthcare system.
When St. Mary Medical Center nurse Gina Harris helped her father contend with a sudden medical condition six years ago, she never imagined that the support she was providing as a good daughter would eventually become her career.
“My dad thought he was just having a few breathing problems when he went to see...