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New Franciscan Health Program Fit to Provide Help in Addiction Recovery


rot4Franciscan Health and The Intrepid Phoenix are excited to announce a collaboration to provide fitness services to residents of Porter and Lake counties who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

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Center for Hospice Care’s 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice will be September 23, 2018


Bike-Michiana-for-Hospice-2018 Center for Hospice Care (CHC) and the Hospice Foundation are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018. For the first time, the ride will start and finish at Center for Hospice Care’s Mishawaka Campus next to Central Park, along the scenic St. Joseph River. This year's ride is presented by Trek Bicycle Store Granger, and will have many exciting changes.

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Franciscan Health and Fitness: Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp Offers Lessons for on and Off the Court

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Coach Isaiah Webster watches a shot go up during the second day of a three-day, eighth-annual Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp at Franciscan Health and Fitness Centers in Schererville. Webster and coach Anthony Wofford are from the Chicago Bulls Training Academy and led the free program, which had 24 participants.

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Your Allergy Questions, Answered


your-allergy-questions-answered Your nose is running, your eyes are itchy and you have a pounding headache. You may be suffering from allergies, along with more than 50 million other Americans. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States and can be caused by things like pollen, dust, food, insect stings, animal dander, mold, drugs and latex.

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Eyewear Designer, Warby Paker Accepts UnitedHealthcare Vision Plans


eyewear-designer-warby-paker-accepts-unitedhealthcare-vision-plans At our core, UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. That is why we were thrilled last year when eyewear designer Warby Parker began to accept UnitedHealthcare vision plans, marking the first time ever Warby Parker accepted any insurance. This enabled millions of UnitedHealthcare vision plan participants to purchase prescription eyewear for only the price of their copay at Warby Parker online or at their retail locations.

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For Long-term Neck Pain that Just Won’t Go Away, Try PT

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Cervical spine pain is a common diagnosis and for many it can last more than three months (then you are labeled as a chronic pain patient). Physical therapy is a definitely something to consider if you are looking for chronic neck pain relief.

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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years of Patient Care

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St. Catherine Hospital will celebrate 90 years of advanced technology, patient satisfaction and quality care in Northwest Indiana with a health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.

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St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Awards $21,000 to Area Students

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Twenty area students pursuing a higher education degree in healthcare have been named recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary scholarship program for the 2018-19 academic school year. A total of $21,000 was distributed to the students during an afternoon reception at the hospital, 4321 Fir St., in East Chicago.

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Community Healthcare System Hosts Celebration for School of Medical Laboratory Science Graduates, Earns Accreditation in 2018

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They may be one of the smallest graduating classes in Northwest Indiana with just seven students, but they are ready to make a big difference in the lives of patients at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. Kelli Lynn Belcher (East Detroit, Michigan), Rachel M. Kometz (Whiting), Joseph Anthony Lucente (Chicago), Monica Jasmin Mendoza (Merrillville), Marisha Lynn Miskus (Dyer), Brenda Rayburn (Gary) and Shantelle Williams (Sauk Village, Illinois) are ready to go to work and have accepted jobs at the hospitals.

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Franicscan Health: Cancer Survivors Celebrate

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Spirits were high and the weather was clear as a National Cancer Survivors Day event, sponsored by Franciscan Health, was celebrated at a Gary SouthShore Railcats baseball game recently. More than 500 survivors, who were treated at Franciscan Health’s Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Munster and Michigan City campuses, were on hand and had a premium view of the game, which the Railcats won, 2-0; in sections 101 and 102 along the third-base line.

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Major Gift to Center for Hospice Care will Advance Medical Education


Hospice-Foundation-LogoA generous $1.75 million gift from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust is increasing the number of hospice and palliative care physicians in northern Indiana and will help improve the quality of medical care provided in the region for generations to come.

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