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CHICAGO – Northwestern Medicine recently marked the five-year anniversary of the health system’s lung transplant program and a La Porte man was one of those with reason to celebrate. Since launching the program in 2014, nearly 100 patients have received lung transplants at Northwestern Memor…

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INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering Hoosiers who use tobacco free medication to help them quit smoking. The free nicotine replacement therapy promotion begins May 1 and will end when supplies run out.

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LOWELL, Ind. — New Habitat home owner excited to move in Carol Swisher, a longtime cafeteria employee at Franciscan Heath Crown Point, received the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity home in Lowell, Indiana, on Nov. 29.

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A new iPhone app developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes.

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Some recent headlines and news stories claiming the birth control pill is linked to depression have overstated the findings of a new study and caused panic among some women. Some journalists have misinterpreted the study findings and made it sound like the risk of depression from taking birt…

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Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by extreme highs and lows in mood and energy. While everyone experiences ups and downs, the severe shifts that happen in bipolar disorder can have a serious impact on a person’s life. More than 3.3 million American adults (1.7 percen…

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CHESTERTON — David Miller, MD, left, an ear, nose and throat specialist; was one of numerous honorees at a Franciscan Health Michigan City Physician Service Awards Dinner Sept. 8 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. He is shown receiving a 35-year service certificate from Dean Mazzoni, …

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Heroin addiction is becoming increasingly common in the teenage sect. Unfortunately, the signs of addiction can look like other typical teenage behaviors. Short of finding heroin or drug use paraphernalia, it can be tough to determine if your child is actually using or is just suffering from…

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More than $70 billion are lost nation-wide each year in business due to low productivity caused by employees suffering from some form of emotional problems. These personal problems affect and interfere with job performance.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Michelle Sparks, a 16-year ultrasound technician, is Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City’s July Ambassador of the Month.

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MICHIGAN CITY — A team from Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City recently received an annual Patient Safety Innovation Award from the Indiana Hospital Association’s Patient Safety Center, which recognized the hospital’s efforts for sepsis identification and treatment.

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MUNSTER, Ind. — Alexia Weglewski, a Superior Ambulance Service emergency medical technician, turned in an overall winning time of 3 minutes, 57 seconds, in a “Battle of the Medics,” five-station skills and knowledge contest offered during EMS Week on May 16, 18 and 20 in conjunction with Fra…

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CROWN POINT, Ind. — Mary Ann Augustine addresses a packed house May 6 after receiving the annual Florence Nightingale award, presented by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Performance Council of Shared Decision Making, to nurses who exhibit excellence in care through compassion, …

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In our fast paced world the one person we often neglect is ourselves. We are so busy taking care of others, dealing with the stress of a job and family life that we forget to take a break from the chaos and nourish our physical and mental health.

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Swanson Center helps parents recognize that it is one of the most important and most rewarding experiences in life. It can also be the most challenging. Many parents wish their children came with manuals explaining step by step what parenting techniques will always work. Each child born is a…

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CHESTERTON — The newly-opened Franciscan Urgent Center in Chesterton combines with the established Franciscan Emergency Center to offer patients one-stop treatment for less serious conditions, as well as those that are life-threatening. 

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MICHIGAN CITY – More than 52 physical and occupational therapists from as far away as Canada traveled to La Porte Hospital’s Lifeworks facility in Michigan City recently for a three-day vestibular rehabilitation certification workshop given by the world renowned Richard Gans, Ph.d, of the Am…

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