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Franciscan Health Now Taking Applications for EMT and Paramedic Training Programs


rot4The Franciscan Health Emergency Medical Services Academy Crown Point will accept applications until 4 p.m. November 30 for its next emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs.

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Franciscan Health: Heat Exhaustion Or Heat Stroke?


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UnitedHealthcare Debunking Your Diet: Coffee


United-Healthcare-Coffee Before you pour that next cup, coffee drinkers, have you heard all the health news on your beverage of choice? Some studies give java high marks, while others recommend cutting back. With all that back-and-forth, it can be hard to track the mixed buzz around coffee.

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NorthShore Health Centers Skates Alongside Community at Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair

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In honor of National Health Center Week, an annual salutation to the mission and triumphs of health centers across the United States, NorthShore Health Centers invited the public to come celebrate with their team of healthcare professionals. Following the first leg of the fair earlier this week, NorthShore Health Centers took over Sk8 World in Portage to continue their Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair.

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Wellness Warriors at Inspiration Wood Go Green with Essential Oils for Cleaning

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There is no need to get out the rubber gloves and masks when cleaning this spring. You can make simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from essential oils. Creating your own cleaning products is safer for the environment and for your family and pets as well.

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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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St. Catherine Hospital Sponsors Kawann Short STEM and Youth Football Camp

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Every summer for the past three years, NFL stars have gathered on the football field at East Chicago Central High School for a camp hosted by alumnus, Kawann Short. Thanks to a partnership with Community Healthcare System’s St. Catherine Hospital, it grew into something beyond simple coaching into a day for training, education, and, most importantly, health.

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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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NorthShore Health Centers Brings Expecting Mothers Together in Centering Pregnancy Group

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For new mothers especially, pregnancy can be an intimidating journey. Support from friends, family, and healthcare professionals can relieve a lot of the nerves, but sometimes talking to someone going through the exact same experience enriches that support. NorthShore Health Centers now hosts Centering Pregnancy programs to help patients gain knowledge and confidence as they approach labor.

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NorthShore Health Centers says “We are Wild About Moms” and Proves It

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On any given day, moms can treat their kids to loads of fun at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center. On May 8, NorthShore Health Centers commandeered the space and hosted “We are Wild About Moms,” an event designed to treat moms for a change!

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