vaccine
By Keaundrey Clark A COVID-19 vaccination center will open in Gary soon. With the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic having recently passed, and with more Americans getting the recommended vaccination, Gary and other Northwest Indiana residents will now have an opportunity to receive free vaccine shots. Gary’s center...
On Thursday, April 1st, join UChicago Medicine & Community Partners for a Virtual Community Grand Rounds about empowering older adults during a pandemic. Come have a conversation with community members and health professionals about issues around access to resources, social isolation, lowering healthcare cost, impact of vitamin D on health, COVID-19...
A 20,455 square foot third floor addition at the Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center is expected to be completed in June of 2021, according to CEO Janice Ryba. The added space will accommodate the hospital’s growing physical therapy, medical oncology and gastroenterology service lines. “The additional space...
By Janet Seabrook We made it! Snowstorms are a thing of the past (I hope), the temps are on the rise and spring will be here in a matter of days! We often think of this time of the year as an opportunity for fresh starts and new beginnings. Well,...
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report showing nursing homes in the U.S. have seen the lowest...
The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has launched a paper-based Condolence Care Toolkit in multiple languages—including French, Arabic, Hakha, Burmese and Spanish—to help grieving individuals and families navigate the details and cope with the stress of losing a loved one to COVID-19. The effort is an offshoot of...
Local McDonald’s restaurants and their patrons generously Rounded Up their meal totals during the months of December and January, raising some $8,700.25  in funding for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. Proceeds from the Highland-Indianapolis Blvd., Highland-Ridge Rd. and Munster McDonald’s fundraising efforts support the classes and services available at...
CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced a joint program with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership, a community health program that assists low-income, pregnant mothers by arranging home visits from registered nurses. CareSource has provided funding for the organization to hire a specially trained nurse...
By Shambria Davis Well more than a quarter of a million African-Americans across the U. S. have been diagnosed with epilepsy. For these families, it means the ability to give wisdom to other families as they give care and extra protection for that diagnosed loved one – even protection from...
By Hazel Trice Edney   It was around 10 am about six months ago, August 18, 2020. Jamie and Tonya Nash and their two sons were in class and at work inside their house in Newnan, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. It was a scene being played out in millions of...