MICHIGAN CITY — A discharge from the hospital or a doctor’s visit can come with lengthy instructions and medication list needed for recovery at home.
MICHIGAN CITY — A boost in the health and fitness of Franciscan Health employees has been matched by a boost in the Franciscan Health Foundation’s Employee Emergency Fund, thanks to a challenge won by a team in Michigan City.
La PORTE — To mark National Drinking Water Week, the La Porte County Health Department is offering free In-Home Well Water Screening tests for all county residential well owners, starting Monday.
MICHIGAN CITY — When Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Family Birth Center encountered a rare, life-threatening childbirth condition, expertise and teamwork combined to save the life of a Michigan City mother and her baby.
VALPARAISO — Porter-Starke Services has launched a program designed to identify and treat individuals who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.
CROWN POINT — One spoke about how a mother who was slain while protecting her family gave her another chance at life. Another told how her late husband’s gift impacted the lives of more than 200 others.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health will provide free screenings and health information at three Michigan City barbershops on Saturday, April 30, as part of the Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is hosting a free, in-person Research Updates program in Michigan City.
La PORTE — There are two times each year when our bodies’ internal clocks get messed up as we switch to and from Daylight Saving Time, but sleep experts say there are ways to overcome the change, which can disrupt sleeping patterns.
MICHIGAN CITY — La Porte County has the highest infant mortality rate in Northwest Indiana and one of the worst in the state, and also suffers from one of the lowest rates of prenatal care in the state and region.
MICHIGAN CITY — More than 100 participants helped raise some $1,200 when Minority Health Partners of La Porte County hosted its 10th annual Real Men Wear Pink Breast Cancer Walk last month at the Pentecostal Temple COGIC in Michigan City.
CROWN POINT — The Franciscan Health Breast Care Center has added advanced treatment options for breast cancer patients by adopting the Savi Scout Wire-Free Radar Localization System to provide easier, more compassionate care with less discomfort.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health Michigan City is partnering with local churches on a faith-based diabetes prevention initiative.
WASHINGTON – The FCC has approved an initial set of 62 applications for funding commitments totaling $41.98 million for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
La PORTE — If you feel a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, or have blood in your urine, you may have a kidney stone – a condition that is common and on the rise. But left untreated, kidney stones can cause serious complications in addition to severe pain.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health’s Northwest Indiana hospitals have been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for “demonstrated expertise and commitment” in treating patients with chest pain.
La PORTE — Heart health is important to the body’s overall wellness and function as the heart circulates oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Franciscan Physician Network has welcomed three new physicians to its Franciscan Medical Pavilion and Coolspring Health Center in Michigan City.
MISHAWAKA — Franciscan Accountable Care Organization Inc. – a statewide care coordination initiative of Franciscan Health – earned high marks in 2019 for its performance in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services audit.
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…
MICHIGAN CITY — In a person’s most painful moments, forensic nurses are a source of comfort, not only treating victims of violence, abuse and trauma, but giving them a voice.
La PORTE — The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 32 students with scholarships totaling $68,500 at a scholarship reception on June 4.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Physician Network has welcomed new doctors to health centers in Michigan City and La Porte. Kayla Nebalsick, DO, will provide expert care for women at Legacy Hills Health Center in LaPorte; and Dr. David Maldonado, DO, will practice family medicine at Coolspring He…
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 10.5 out of 100,000 adults will develop oral cancer. Yet people might not recognize the symptoms until the cancer is discovered on a routine visit to their dentist or healthcare provider.
MICHIGAN CITY —The Franciscan Physician Network Coolspring Health Center and Franklin Health Center in Michigan City have eah added a new doctor to their staffs.
La PORTE – Franciscan Alliance and Beacon Healthcare System representatives gathered for a blessing and groundbreaking celebration of their new joint project on Friday.
La PORTE — The family of a La Porte woman facing a double lung transplant is organizing a chili cook-off to raise money for her operation.
MICHIGAN CITY – In a Legacy Center filled with health care workers providing flu shots and vaccinations, vendors offering nutrititious food samples, and professionals discussing Medicare and other health-related issues, a little dog stole the show.
La PORTE — About 2.7 million people in the U.S. – the same amount of people in the entire city of Chicago – are affected by atrial fibrillation (AFib) – a heart rhythm disorder that increases the risk of stroke five-fold, and causes other life-threatening conditions.
MICHIGAN CITY – Scott Gogulski, D.O., a new primary care doctor in Michigan City, comes from a family of healthcare providers. That exposure, plus his desire to help people, led him to a career in family medicine. Gogulski is accepting new patients at La Porte Physician Network Primary Care …
MICHIGAN CITY — Studio M Dance and the Michigan City Human Rights Commission have reached an agreement to extend a popular dancing program for students with disabilities.
MICHIGAN CITY – In setting its goals for 2018, administrators of the Michigan City Senior Center chose to focus on health and wellness as top priorities.
INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid an increase in West Nile virus activity across the state.
La PORTE – The world’s tiniest pacemaker, about the size of a large vitamin, has been successfully implanted into the heart of a retired Michigan City priest in the first procedure of its kind in the area.