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Methodist Hospital Sheds Light on New AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies of heart disease- but with the right knowledge and lifestyle changes, that number could easily plummet. Methodist Hospital hosted a presentation and blood pressure screenings at Innsbrook Country Club on Thursday, with the hope of arming the community with the information they need to be more heart healthy.

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Porter Regional Hospital and the American Heart Association Gather to Discuss Gold Plus Achievement, New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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On Wednesday morning, Porter Regional Hospital and the American Heart Association gathered to celebrate their partnership, Porter Regional Hospital’s Gold Plus Achievement, and discuss the newest updates to the American Heart Association’s blood pressure guidelines.

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Community Hospital's 13th Annual Hearts of Hope Spreads Awareness

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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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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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Residential Clinical Services Proud to Announce 1st in Class Clinical Education Program

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Residential Clinical Services is constantly striving to improve the community around them. Though they work primarily with concerns involving home health, they also work to implement programs that will aid the community as a whole.

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Centers for Vein Care Provides Comprehensive Vein Care Treatment

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Millions of Americans suffer from pain, cramping, fatigue and swelling in their legs. The majority of people do not get the proper treatment to relieve their symptoms and simply continue to bear the discomfort. In most people these symptoms are caused by chronic venous insufficiency, which is easily treatable.

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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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Local Physician Weighs in on New Blood Pressure Guidelines


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonThe American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines this month that are sure to re-categorize many Hoosiers into the danger zone for hypertension. Jay Shah, M.D., a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart Valve Center for Porter Health Care System, said that while the new guidelines may seem scary for people who previously thought they were healthy, they represent an opportunity for Americans to recognize the signs of unhealthy blood pressure sooner.

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Methodist Hospitals Offering Classes for Emergency Medical Technicians


rot1Methodist Hospitals is offering a Spring Emergency Medical Training (EMT) certification class beginning February 12 and ending on August 9, 2018. Applications are now being accepted for the 26-week session. The spring session meets twice weekly (Mondays & Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are 15 to 20 students per class. EMT certification and work experience are required for those seeking Paramedic training, which is also offered by Methodist Hospitals.

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Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care Offer Resources at Local Health Fairs

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Many companies attend health fairs and public events in order to sell a product. However, for Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care, it’s the perfect venue to share the benefits of comprehensive pain management to individuals as well as employers.

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