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Kickoff for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, July 31 at Shady Creek Winery


Walk-to-End-AlzheimersThe Alzheimer’s Association is inviting northwest Indiana residents to the Kickoff for the Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Kickoff will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Shady Creek Winery, 2030 Tryon Road in Michigan City.

Representatives and Volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Association will explain the importance of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and how to get involved. Participants will also learn fun tips at the “Fundraising Fair.”

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Summer Blood Donations Encouraged to Keep Pace with Blood Needs


RedCrossIndianaOhioLogo TopRed Cross says there is an urgent need for platelets and specific blood types

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Meetings


AlzheimersAssociationJoin the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Together we can raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer’s care and support and advance critical research. The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here.

Merrillville: Sunday, 9/22/13

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NorthShore Again Providing Back to School Exams


NorthShore-Back-to-School-2Summer vacation is in full swing but the new school year will be here before we know it. NorthShore Health Centers wants to help you prepare for the new year with a Back to School Health Fair, taking place July 15th through August 9th. The fair will provide School Physicals, School Sports Physicals, and Immunizations. A free backpack with supplies will be provided with all physicals while they last!

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How You Can Get Involved with NWIndianaLife.com Health


HealthArticleImageNWILNWIndianaLife.com is a new community-based website, focusing on an exclusively-positive view on the people, places, organizations, and businesses serving Northwest Indiana. We aim to be the central hub for all of the great information out there, and tell all of the great stories of the community in the Region.

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Be Twice the Hero with the American Red Cross


RedCrossIndianaOhioLogo TopYou can be twice the hero to people in need this summer by donating the double red cell way through the American Red Cross.

A double red cell donation involves giving two units of red cells through an automated donation process. Donors who may be strapped for time will find the collection technology ideal since it allows you to give more of what some patients need.

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Comprehensive Care. Comfort and Compassion. The Center for Women's Health


Center-for-Womens-Health-1What we have created,” explained Esther Lee, M.D., “is a comprehensive program where women can come for screenings, detection, diagnosis and treatment.” Fellowship trained in breast imaging, Dr. Lee says the Center is on par with national benchmarks for the detection of breast cancer. “Women can come here and feel confident, because we offer accredited breast care and diagnostics.”

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Diet Drinks Are Not the Sweet Solution to Fight Obesity, Health Problems


PurdueLogoDiet beverages and other non-caloric, artificially sweetened foods and drinks may not be the healthy choice to manage weight that they appear, according to a Purdue University expert's review of recent scientific studies.

"Public health officials are rightfully concerned about the consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, but these warnings may need to be expanded to advocate limiting the intake of all sweeteners, including no-calorie sweeteners and so-called diet soft drinks," said Susan E. Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioral neuroscientist. "Although it seems like common sense that diet sodas would not be problematic, that doesn't appear to be the case. Findings from a variety of studies show that routine consumption of diet sodas, even one per day, can be connected to higher likelihood...

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VNA of Porter County to offer Contingency Notebook Workshop on August 1


VNA-BLUEThe public is invited to attend a Contingency Notebook workshop on Thursday, August 1st, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Riley’s Railhouse, 123 N. 4th Street in Chesterton. The workshop is sponsored by the VNA Forever Society of the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.

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Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood and Platelet Donors


RedCrossIndianaOhioLogo TopBlood donations down about 10 percent in June

The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.

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Porter Regional Hospital is the First Facility in the Area to Employ New Line of Therapy to Treat Totally Blocked Arteries


PorterRegionalHospitalCardioCenter2Fully blocked arteries present increased health risks, reduce quality of life

The Center for Cardiovascular Medicine at Porter Regional Hospital recently employed new devices designed to treat fully blocked coronary arteries known as Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs). Historically, totally blocked arteries have been addressed by heart bypass surgery or treated with prescription drugs. The first patient of Interventional Cardiologist Keith Atassi, M.D. was treated on June 27 using novel techniques and technology from Boston Scientific,...

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