By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and healthcare professionals have been successful in raising awareness for some types of cancer, others are not as high profile. Among them: colorectal cancer, the second leading cause...
This year’s recipient of the Lifestyle Change Award is Bennie Muhammad, a Methodist Hospitals cardiac rehab patient. In Oct. 2008, Bennie began experiencing shortness of breath so he went to his doctor's office. He was told that his heart was in atrial fibrillation (beating at 300/ minute). The doctor told...
Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act reached 100,000 the day after the Presidential Election. “That’s the highest single day enrollment in its history,” said Dr. Janet Seabrook, commenting on campaign statements that promise to repeal the health insurance and health care law, popularly known as Obamacare. Dr. Seabrook is the...
Routines help keep us focused, organized and healthy. However, if your health care routine doesn’t include preparing for Medicare’s Open Enrollment, now’s the time to kick-start a new healthy habit. If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, Open Enrollment runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. During this...
Last month The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! Initiative to ensure kids can grow up...
Edgewater Systems recently announced the launch of its new primary care facilities. Edgewater has acquired a successful primary care practice with offices in both Gary and Griffith. The practice, formerly known as Internal Medicine Center of Northwest Indiana will now be known as Edgewater Primary Care. The practice was...
Sharon Jones, a member of the Environmental Services (EVS) team at Northwest Indiana’s Methodist Hospitals, Gary Campus, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Hygiene Specialist® Excellence award sponsored by UMF Corporation, a developer of high-performance infection-prevention products. Jones, a resident of Gary, IN, was nominated for the award...
Each November, National Diabetes Month aims to increase awareness and emphasize the importance of prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate management of diabetes, a group of diseases that develop when the body does not produce enough insulin, is unable to use insulin effectively, or both. “Diabetes is a serious and potentially...
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey recently informed the community of an urgent issue. In the past 8 days her office has investigated 9 drug overdose deaths, 6 of those deaths are heroin related. If you or someone you know suffers from addiction, the Coroner’s office wants the public to know...
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...