Top 10 PortageLife Health Articles of 2012

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: December 14, 2012

HealthArticleImagePL2012 is coming to a close and as the new year approaches, we are taking a look back at some of the top articles from the PortageLife Health Section!

We’ve had lots of pieces on eating right and staying healthy, articles on upcoming fitness events, and stories on what’s new in the region medical world. Our goal is to help make our community a healthier one!

To ensure we continue staying up to date with all that is going on, share your upcoming event by emailing us at We want to hear about your fitness goal achievement, the best healthy recipe you love, or what good health means to you!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the best of PortageLife Health 2012!

Physicians Improvise, Save Life


Two Franciscan St. Margaret Health doctors had to think fast in order to save an elderly woman's l,ife, in a procedure that's only been done four times in the whole world.

Porter Moves A Hospital


Driving on Highway 49, you maybe have noticed a new facility adjacent to the route. Porter Regional Hospital officially opened its doors on August 25, bringing a new level of healthcare to the region. The hospital moved from the old LaPorte St location to its current spot all in one morning, requiring precise coordination from a variety of groups.

New 3D/4D Ultrasound Technology at Northshore Health Centers


NorthShore Health Centers offers a technology that gives new parents an unforgettable experience- a time of bonding, seeing your baby in 3D before he or she is born!

Hannah's Hope Holds First Annual ZumbaThon

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Hannah’s Hope, a local charity that supports child brain injuries, held their first annual ZumbaThon to raise money for the charity.

Mind-Body Connection Examined at Porter-Starke Symposium


Author Joan Borysenko shared her battle with mental illness which led to her interest in neurobiology and psychology, and the mind's powerful effect on the body.

Porter Expands Care to Portage Community


With the opening of the new hospital, Porter increased its level of care to the community, but also took a particular focus on the Portage community this year, with the opening of the Shoreline Surgery Center. This expanded outpatient surgery center is able to service more patients, with updated equipment and resources!

Blessing Ceremony Marks Unofficial Opening of New Emergency Care Center from Franciscan Alliance

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Franciscan Alliance opened a new emergency care center in Chesterton this spring, in order to bring state-of-the-art care to patients 24 hours a day.

Porter Health Care System to Present Healthy Hustle 5K Run/Walk at its New Hospital


With the opening of the new hospital came the beginning of the annual Health Hustle 5K at Porter Regional Hospital. The unique course on this run is partial cross country and partial pavement around the campus of the hospital.

Franciscan Alliance Hosts Day of Dance to Take Steps Toward Healthy Hearts


The Franciscan Alliance Day of Dance was more than just a day of celebrating dance; it was a day of celebrating life! Ladies of all different ages, shapes and sizes were caught in the spirit of dance!

St. Clare Health Clinic Hosts 'Baby Shower'


A packed house consisting mostly of clients of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point’s Prenatal Assistance Program attended a “baby shower” where they received information on health, nutrition, vision and dental and mental health programs, and enjoyed lunch and door prizes.