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The Indiana Department of Insurance wants Hoosiers to know about a helpful tool they may use when taking advantage of the Special Enrollment Period for health insurance on the Federal Affordable Care Act Exchanges on HealthCare.gov. The Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator, developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation, will estimate...
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The Indiana Department of Health announced that 733 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 709,455 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. To date, 12,826 Hoosiers...
Laura and Elizabeth Zakutansky
By Harris Meyer Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, less than an hour’s drive from the Zakutanskys’ home in Hobart, Indiana. Her parents would like her...
Dr. Janet Seabrook
By Dr. Janet Seabrook I glanced at the calendar and could hardly believe that not only is it Spring, but the start of the  second quarter of 2021! April is Autism Awareness Month, so I decided to write a column to share important information about this developmental disability. What is Autism? According...
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People around the world have been living with COVID-19 for more than one year. In that time, they have learned that it can be unpredictable. While the attention of the medical community primarily has been focused on addressing the needs of acutely ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19, there are...
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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...
Community Healthcare System’s Phlebotomy Training Program
Six students made history as the very first graduates of Community Healthcare System’s Phlebotomy training program. The 2021 graduating class includes: Rose Caldwell, Jalene Delgado, Staci King, Reyna Mahan, Trisha Spears and Ashley Timmons-all of Northwest Indiana. All of the students were offered positions at Community Healthcare System hospitals. The...
ICU beds, hospital, hospital beds
Indiana Donor Network announces an expansion of its on-site intensive care unit is now complete. The new five-bed ICU is part of the organization’s innovative Organ and Tissue Recovery Center, which enables Indiana Donor Network to facilitate organ and tissue recovery at its facility, as opposed to in a...
Black+Women+In+Wellness
Black men and women, as well as adolescent boys and girls, may react differently to perceived racial discrimination, with Black women and girls engaging in more exercise and better eating habits than Black men and boys when faced with discrimination, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “In...
Wendell Pierson
Dr. Wendell Pierson wants others to know “it’s safe” By J. Coyden Palmer With the Biden administration acquiring and distributing more COVID-19 vaccines, officials are now saying getting the Black community to completely buy-in” to the vaccination efforts is still a challenge. According to a CNN poll, 67 percent of...