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Your Allergy Questions, Answered


UnitedHealthcare-2018 Your nose is running, your eyes are itchy and you have a pounding headache. You may be suffering from allergies, along with more than 50 million other Americans. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States and can be caused by things like pollen, dust, food, insect stings, animal dander, mold, drugs and latex.

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Eyewear Designer, Warby Paker Accepts UnitedHealthcare Vision Plans


UnitedHealthcare-2018 At our core, UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. That is why we were thrilled last year when eyewear designer Warby Parker began to accept UnitedHealthcare vision plans, marking the first time ever Warby Parker accepted any insurance. This enabled millions of UnitedHealthcare vision plan participants to purchase prescription eyewear for only the price of their copay at Warby Parker online or at their retail locations.

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For Long-term Neck Pain that Just Won’t Go Away, Try PT

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Cervical spine pain is a common diagnosis and for many it can last more than three months (then you are labeled as a chronic pain patient). Physical therapy is a definitely something to consider if you are looking for chronic neck pain relief.

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Years of Experience and a Love of the Facility Make Life Care Center of Valparaiso More Like Home

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A management team in a senior care and rehabilitation facility having a combined 260 years serving in the same facility seems unlikely, but for Life Care Center of Valparaiso, that’s exactly what they have.

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Life Care Center of the Willows Employee Spotlight: Lulu the Shih Tzu

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Lulu, a 7-month old Shih Tzu that works at Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso, is just like any other pup – she’s sweet, playful, and cuddly. What makes the life that Lulu leads in the dog world so special and unique, is the fact that she comes into work every day with Life Care Center’s Director of Nursing Sabra Coons, Lulu’s owner. While Lulu has her puppy moments, she is amazing at fulfilling her role in her part-time position at the Center.

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Why More People Are Choosing Chiropractic


article-182-choose-chiropractic Chiropractic care is enjoying an upsurge in popularity as more people are veering away from invasive procedures and pharmaceuticals in favor of more natural treatment options for their pain. A recent Gallup poll for Palmer Chiropractic College confirms this. Of the people surveyed:

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StoryPoint's Sean Tracy Uses a Boyhood Hobby to Honor Veterans

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Everyone dreams of being able to find the job that doesn’t feel like work for them. For Sean Tracy, an employee with Independence Village and the StoryPoint Communities, he not only does his hobby for a living, but in doing so, honors veterans in these retirement communities.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Podiatrists Drs. Dennis W. Smith and Bruce J. Brincko to Methodist Physician Group Network

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Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of two (2) new Podiatrists, Dr. Dennis W. Smith and Dr. Bruce J. Brincko, to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Drs. Brinko and Smith’s areas of expertise include skin, nail and soft tissue infections/issues, diabetic foot care, wound care, sports medicine, heel pain, surgical correction of deformities and trauma and arthroscopy. They are both Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) and are Fellows by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years of Patient Care

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St. Catherine Hospital will celebrate 90 years of advanced technology, patient satisfaction and quality care in Northwest Indiana with a health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.

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New Cardiologist Inspired by Family, Early Medical Work


Porter-Regional-Hospital-New-Cardiologist-Inspired-by-Family-Early-Medical-Work When Jessica D. Williams, M.D., was 8 years old, her parents bought her a toy doctor’s kit, and it was the most exciting gift she had ever received. The seed was planted, and now this highly-trained non-invasive cardiologist has returned to her home state of Indiana to help patients with heart disease live happier, healthier lives.

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Methodist Hospitals Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2018

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Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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