Within a few minutes after the heart stops, brain and the heart muscle are deprived of oxygen and valuable nutrition, causing irreversible damage. Hence the saying Time is Muscle and Brain. On August 29, 2016 Quinn Hochstetler, 55, was at work in Merrillville pouring concrete when he began to...
Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a national grassroots campaign led by the National Council on Problem Gambling to raise awareness about problem gambling. The Hoosier Lottery joins other lotteries, casinos, and responsible gaming councils across the United States in promoting this worthwhile cause. Know your game. Game odds are published...
Leaders from nine Northwest Indiana health care institutions gathered at Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest - Gary (IUSM-NW-G) on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to sign a formal letter of intent leading to the creation of the Northwest Indiana Graduate Medical Education Consortium (NWI GME). The signatures represent a promise...
Crusader Staff Report Obamacare enrollment decreased after the deadline for new plans expired December 16, according to the final number from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. In total, nearly 8.3 million people signed up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage in 2020, a slight decrease from the 8.4...
Interventional cardiologists on staff at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox recently performed the hospital’s first minimally invasive transcatheter repair of a hole in the heart. Clinically called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), the condition results from a small flap-like opening in the heart that didn’t close the way it...
On December 17, 2016, two buses will take over 100 children and caregivers to see their mothers at Logan Correctional Center, over 180 miles from Chicago. Families will make Christmas arts and crafts, play games, take photos with Santa, eat lunch, and children will receive gifts. Most importantly, mothers...
Sinai Community Institute (SCI) hosted a “Ensuring Healthy Births” Baby Shower on June 23rd. The event celebrated and promoted community support of over 200 mothers and fathers by offering programs that provide them with information and skills for having healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes and healthy young children. Participants...
By Chuck Dow, Humana Regional President of Medicare for Illinois Humana If you’re one of 56 million Americans eligible for Medicare, it’s important to understand coverage options when selecting your health plan for 2020. Research can take time, and many people find working with a licensed health insurance agent helpful...
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By Jesse Kirsch, ABC 7 Chicago Indiana has opened COVID vaccine appointments to all residents 16 and older Wednesday. Residents can make an appointment by dialing 211 or visiting the state website ourshot.in.gov. Among the first younger recipients at a vaccination site in East Chicago was clinic volunteer Elder Guzman who called...
I had no idea that October was Eat Better, Eat Together Month, but once I found out, I knew I had to share this information with my faithful readers. Life moves a whole lot faster than that of days long gone. Technology has totally changed the way we view...