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St. Catherine Hospital Helps Create Home Gardens with "Let It Grow"

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A pot, some soil, water, and a handful of seeds can turn into a sustainable source of healthy, convenient food on a budget. On Wednesday, St. Catherine Hospital partnered with a Lake County Master Gardener and Purdue Extension wellness coordinator and the City of East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department Greenhouse and Aqua Garden manager to demonstrate that process and help community members start eating healthier.

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Implants: The future of dentistry

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Did you know the average adult is missing two teeth? Before dental implants, dentists replaced teeth by restoring parts that were visible above the gumline with bridges. The solution allowed the patient to temporarily resume a more varied diet and smile confidently, yet only replaced half of the tooth.

Dr. Danny Hayes from Advanced Dental Concepts (ADC) explained the health and cost benefits of dental implants, and why it’s important to think twice before replacing a tooth.

“Tooth replacements in the past relied on bridges. Something removable. A partial denture,” he said. “Replacement implants will never decay. They replace the crown and the root of the tooth, the root of the implant itself.”

Roots of the tooth support the entire dental structure and shape of the face, and also stimulate the jawbone to retain...

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Porter Physician Group Primary Care Office Now in Wheatfield

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Porter Physician Group has opened an office in Wheatfield, Indiana. The new site is located at 3988 W. State Road 10, Wheatfield, IN directly across from Wheatfield High School. The office is open every week day.

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Behavioral Health Services’ treatment helps suicide survivor cope


Behavioral-Health-Services-treatment-helps-suicide-survivor-copeBy Debra Gruszecki
L.E. slit her wrist, parked her car in the middle of the Coronado-San Diego Bay Bridge, said a prayer and jumped into pitch-black nothingness. The aspiring graphic design artist had tried to take her life twice before. She’d grown weary of battling a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and an OxyContin addiction that flared after a snowboard accident.

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Dr. Tariq Hameed joins Franciscan Physician Network


Dr-Tariq-Hameed-joins-Franciscan-Physician-NetworkFranciscan Physician Network Cardiology Crown Point has welcomed Tariq Hameed, MD, FACC, to its staff.

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Dr. Neal Jain to Join Medial Team as Orthopedic Consult for Addison Pointe


Dr-Neal-Jain-to-Join-Medial-Team-as-Orthopedic-Consult-for-Addison-PointeDr. Jain became interested initially in orthopedics as an undergrad at Northwestern. There, Jain majored in biomedical engineering, which he was than able to tie into orthopedics. Jain also enjoys building and constructing things, which he says ties together with medicine through orthopedics. Orthopedics is the perfect bridge between the two interests, enabling him to build people up to get back to their desired level of activity.

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Addison Pointe Testimonial: James Grogan


Addison-Pointe-Testimonial-James-GroganTwo weeks ago, James Grogan was on path to go home, but things changed when his blood sugar level dropped. According to James, “If it were not for the nurses at Addison Pointe responding to hearing me gurgling, I would not be here today.” James believes that Addison Pointe is a fantastic place to get therapy. He has been to other nursing centers but believes that Addison is the best around.

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Doctors join Franciscan Physician Network in Michigan City


Doctors-join-Franciscan-Physician-Network-in-Michigan-CityFranciscan Physician Network Coolspring Health Center and Franklin Health Center in Michigan City have each welcomed a new doctor to their staffs.

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Community Healthcare System offers dozens of free classes, events to improve community health

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In the Spring of 2019, Community Healthcare System (CHS) will be offering an extensive range of free classes, programs, and presentations at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Community Healthcare System media and public relations specialist Elise Sims says these programs are intended to improve the quality of life for community members.

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Crown Point EMS Academy recognizes graduates of 2018 program


Crown-Point-EMS-Academy-recognizes-graduates-of-2018-programNine months of hard work paid off for the nine graduates of the Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy.

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Rittenhouse Chef Jeremy Biella works hard and dreams big

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As a dedicated sports fan and athlete, Jeremy Biella thought he had his life laid out on a map. After signing to play for the Gary SouthShore RailCats in 2006, big dreams of becoming a major league player began to swirl around his mind until an injury prevented him from continuing his baseball career. Biella’s interesting in becoming a chef began to surface after receiving some life-changing and eye-opening news.

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