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Region Native Dr. Dalal helps Women take Charge of their Health at Community Healthcare System

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is still a month away, but the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are not resting when it comes to tackling the disease that 1 in 8 US women will develop over their lifetime. Dr. Janushi Dalal, MD, a radiologist who works at the healthcare system's locations across the Region including St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart; Community Hospital, Munster and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, is dedicated to making sure women around Northwest Indiana are armed with the knowledge they need to detect and battle breast cancer.

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Community Foundation of NW Indiana announces VP of Information Technology/CIO

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Jesus Delgado joins the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc., parent company of the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, as Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, effective August 13. Delgado will be responsible for strategic planning, directing and managing information technologies for Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

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4 Benefits of Getting a Scoliosis Screening from a Chiropractor


article-193-scoliosis-screeningsIt is estimated that scoliosis affects anywhere from 2 to 3 percent of children and adults in the United States. That is roughly six to nine million people. While it seems to develop most commonly within specific age ranges for boys and girls, it can also develop in infancy. Every year, approximately 30,000 children are fitted with a scoliosis back brace while 38,000 people have spinal fusion surgery to correct the problem. Scoliosis screenings can have tremendous benefits by identifying both risk factors for scoliosis and allowing for early treatment.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment from Sleep Airway Solutions Benefits Sleepless Snorers

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Healthy teeth, healthy gums and also…healthy sleep! When it comes to oral health care, patients turn to me for guidance, and many learn that a visit to Sleep Airway Solutions can also help improve their sleep.

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UnitedHealthcare Eye Care Program Gives Children Across the Country Access to Comprehensive Eye Exams and Glasses

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UnitedHealthcare has launched a new program that will help improve access to comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses for children across the country, helping address the unique eye-health challenges young people face.

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Life Care Center of Valparaiso is Surrounded by Fun Activities

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The Life Care Center of Valparaiso is a long-term care facility that goes above and beyond the expectations of a regular care center. The Life Care Center of Valparaiso is centrally located in the city in order to be close to a lot of fun events, activities, and welcoming places and to bring a positive vibe to the residents and families around the facility.

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Franciscan Health: Heat Exhaustion Or Heat Stroke?


Franciscan-Health-Heat-Exhaustion-Or-Heat-Stroke_01 With heat indices exceeding 100 degrees for the next week, it's important to take measures such as:

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How the Shoes You Wear Can Wreck Your Spine


article-192-shoes-affect-spinesIf you’ve been experiencing lower back pain and can’t seem to pinpoint the cause, try looking down – at your feet. What kind of shoes are you wearing? Your shoes can have a tremendous effect on your spine, causing back pain. While this is traditionally considered to be a “female issue,” some men’s shoe styles are unsafe as well. Take a look at the most common culprits and find out how you can be safely shod.

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UnitedHealthcare Debunking Your Diet: Coffee


United-Healthcare-Coffee Before you pour that next cup, coffee drinkers, have you heard all the health news on your beverage of choice? Some studies give java high marks, while others recommend cutting back. With all that back-and-forth, it can be hard to track the mixed buzz around coffee.

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Community Healthcare System Treats the Athlete in All Through Sports Medicine Program

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Those with an active lifestyle or have children involved in athletic programs know the risks involved with sports and strenuous movement. Avoiding all the risks isn’t an option, but being prepared is when a problem arises. That’s why Community Healthcare System has an amazing group of athletic trainers involved in their Sports Medicine program who are dedicated to treating the athlete in everyone!

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Patients and Partners Speak of Compassionate Care at Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

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The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital consistently provides excellent care for their patients. Perhaps none know this better than those who have experienced their care and those who partner with them throughout the year.

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