We published hundreds of articles on the Portage.Life Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!
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Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time and a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day - start with day one.
As the spooky season wraps up and Northwest Indiana heads toward the winter holidays, the children who braved the cold on Halloween to get their candy are enjoying their hard-earned sweets. However, those who decided to trade their candy to Advanced Dental Concepts’ Halloween Candy Buy-Back event in Portage Friday night might have gotten the better deal in the end.
Megan Walker had always liked science growing up, but like most high schoolers, she never really had a solid idea of what she wanted to do as a career. Things changed quickly after one of her high school teachers recommended her for an office job at a doctor’s office.
Hundreds gathered at Community Healthcare System’s St. Mary Medical Center on Tuesday for one of the Region’s biggest health fairs, the Porter County TRIAD Health Expo. Featuring dozens of booths, free breakfast and lunch, and a pair of guest speakers, the expo equipped seniors with the knowledge they need to stay safe and healthy for years to come.
When Dywanna Medina arrived early at NorthShore Health Centers’ Lake Station office for her prenatal appointment on Tuesday, a pleasant surprise greeted her and her children in the parking lot.
When Frontline Foundations approached NorthShore Health Centers about the possibility of merging, it didn’t take long for CEO, Jan Wilson, to know it would be a good decision. On July 1st, the merging of NorthShore Health Centers with Frontline Foundations was official, and Wilson is looking to the future to expand the Frontline Foundation model of treating substance abuse throughout the Region.
“What we give attention, what we really pay attention to, can change how our brain is firing and wiring," said Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, keynote speaker at Porter-Starke Services’ tenth annual Living, Balance & Hope Symposium.
On Tuesday, Porter Regional Hospital, honored the sacrifices of organ and tissue donors and celebrated the lives of those they saved in observance of National Donate Life Month. Every April, Porter Regional Hospital marks Donate Life Month with a ceremonial flag-raising and gathering.
Walking. Golfing. Jumping in puddles. Playing with your grandchildren. Movement in general is something most people take for granted. But when your body’s joints, muscles or nervous system are working against you, where do you turn to reclaim your quality of life?
VNA of Northwest Indiana has watched awareness in hospice and palliative care grow over the many years they have provided patient-focused support services around the Region. Yet for many physicians and other medical professionals, approaching the topic of transitioning a patient to hospice care is difficult.