health

Back in step, again Thanks to anterior hip   replacement at Ingalls,  the show will go on for  local theater professional

As a 30-year veteran of the local theater scene, Charlie Misovye is accustomed to being center stage. Whether he’s acting, directing, choreographing or producing, the beloved performer is one of the busiest theater professionals in the south suburbs. And he wouldn’t have it any other …

Williams Eye Institute: Only surgical facilities in Northwest Indiana to offer customized LenSx® Laser cataract surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and affect approximately 20 million Americans age 40 and older. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye that can cause blurring or cloudy vision, often including glare and halos around street lights …

Silver Cross stops Frankfort man’s stroke, identifies brain malformation

Eric Lesiak is no stranger to excruciating headaches. He had lived with them for years. But this time was different. Eric had been out running errands late in the day. His head hurt and he wasn’t able to move. “It felt like I was drugged,” …

Local Franciscan Alliance hospitals  are lung screening Centers of Excellence

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City and Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond recently were named Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. The hospitals were cited for their ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung …

Rotator cuff injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that cover the head of the humerus and hold it in the shoulder socket. When rotator cuff tendons become damaged, the shoulder can become stiff, sore or lose mobility. Injuries are often caused by direct …

Methodist Hospitals’ total joint replacement program gets you moving

The Total Joint Replacement Program at Methodist Hospitals is committed to offering Northwest Indiana’s most exceptional joint replacement program for the hip and knee. Its central focus is optimizing patient outcomes with the goal to eliminate pain and improve function. “Improving your quality of life …

Riverside fights cancer, precisely!

Imagine the inability to smile at your grandchild’s belly laugh without experiencing unrelenting facial pain. Imagine having a disorder of the nerves in your face that made every expression excruciating but could not be treated by traditional methods. Now imagine a team of medical experts …

Hearing Rehabilitation Center prides itself on personal care

Dr. Peter Sotiropoulos, president of The Hearing Rehabilitation Center, says “thank you for recognizing and voting us as Southland’s “Best Hearing Clinic.” “Thank you for your generosity and faith as I begin my 29th year of practice.” Dr. Sotiropoulos states, “It is, and always will …

Foot and ankle  pain goes hi-tech

Foot and ankle specialists, Drs. Michael Nirenberg and Harpreet Minhas are now using a hi-tech camera to alleviate painful arthritis of the foot and ankle. Arthritis in the heel, foot and ankle is common, affecting millions of Americans each year. Drs. Nirenberg and Minhas are …

Can you hear me?

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Q: Is it true that there is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss? A: Yes, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old and 47 percent of adults 75 years old and …

It’s never too late to lose weight

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Think you’re set in your ways by age 63 and can’t turn your life around? Don’t tell that to Jan Wilke who, less than 15 months ago, set off on a journey with a goal of losing half her weight and has dropped 151 pounds …

Patient portal gives NorthShore patients access to health records

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In today’s world, technology has become one of the most valuable assets to healthcare. Whether you are a part of a hospital, specialty provider, community health center or private practice, technology has become a vital resource in providing high quality patient care. Nowadays, most healthcare …

Suite start at Community Hospital

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Community Hospital in Munster opened its new Family Birthing Center last week, a state-of-the-art facility that doubles the capacity of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and offers amenities and resources geared toward helping moms and their babies throughout the birthing process and beyond. The …

Hearing preservation starts with testing at Page Family Hearing

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Kassie Poplawski discovered she needed hearing aids in college. “I’ve had ear issues all my life,” she said. “When I was in college, a friend of mine in the dorm for all health majors was studying Speech Pathology and Audiology. Since I was already familiar …

Back-to-school health: Ready those pencils, pens, crayons … and physical exam

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July and August are ideal for both a back-to-school physical examination and a check and update of immunizations and vaccinations. Visit Vista Family Medicine, Little Company of Mary Medical Group, can schedule appointments conveniently to meet your needs.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit saves lives at Porter Regional Hospital

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Most parents don’t anticipate problems with their delivery or their baby. Yet even typical pregnancies can result in unanticipated high-risk births and babies with special needs. According to the March of Dimes, about one in 10 babies will require intensive medical care immediately after birth. …

The value of carrying to full term

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According to the March of Dimes, premature birth is a serious and costly problem. They report that more than a half million babies are born too soon in the United States each year, costing the nation more than $26 billion annually. Babies who survive an …

Methodist Hospitals helps new moms and babies get off to a great start

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A new baby is among life’s greatest joys. The miracle of birth happens at Methodist Hospitals everyday. As a result, the hospital’s remarkable Women and Children Services professionals know exactly how to make this special time safe and comforting for mothers, babies and their families. …

Brain-saving cooling cap at Franciscan St. Anthony combats birth hypoxia

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Crown Point offers a new weapon to combat birth hypoxia, a relatively rare occurrence in which oxygen flow to a newborn’s brain is impaired due to a number of possible causes. And parents Karen Rothe …

Foot and ankle pain goes hi-tech

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Podiatrists Michael Nirenberg and Michael Lacey are now using a hi-tech camera to alleviate painful arthritis of the foot and ankle. Arthritis in the foot and ankle is common, affecting millions of Americans each year. Drs. Nirenberg and Lacey are now using a hi-tech camera …

Heart of a fighter

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When Leon Lasota was 17 years old, German soldiers hauled him out of bed in the middle of the night and carted him off to a concentration camp. That was the second of many times in his almost-93 years that the Romeoville man has faced …

On a mission

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At Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the goal is for cardiac patients to achieve health-success by returning to their regular activities but with an enhanced quality of life, armed with knowledge. But the ultimate goal of the hospital is to prevent heart disease from …

Life after a heart attack

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 715,000 Americans every year have a heart attack. Of those, 190,000 have had a heart attack before. With statistics like those, prevention becomes as important after a heart attack as before. Abdul Ghani, a cardiologist at …

Prevention, detection, intervention are keys to cardiac care at Porter

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At Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, the goal is not only to successfully treat heart disease but to help prevent it. “We’re working on more of a disease management strategy as opposed to acute care,” said Terri Gingerich, Cardiovascular Service Line director at …

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating kicks off Slim Down Contest

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Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE), a leading freshly prepared meal replacement company in the country, kicks off its Lake and Porter Counties weight loss contest called Seattle Sutton’s 2014 Slim Down.  For 15 weeks, 10 chosen contestants will compete for prizes and improve their health …

Chicago, northwest Indiana plan heart health awareness events

Chicago-area women and the men who love them will join the fight against heart disease in women at the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon at noon on Feb. 21 at the Walnut Room at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago. Go …