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NIPSCO: Planting trees for the future

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. understands people have a connection with their trees. They provide shade on hot days and beautify a yard with greenery in the summer and brilliant colors in the fall. But the utility company also knows that if not careful, a …

Earth Day every day: A company truism , that started with a comprehensive plan

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Doing your part to look after the environment isn’t hard — we’ve all heard of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — and in fact, companies like the Lake County Solid Waste Management District (LCSWMD) have been working hard for more than 20 years to …

Going the extra mile to get customer the right vacuum

The Henry Company has both sold and serviced vacuum cleaners in the Northwest Indiana region since 1939, celebrating its 75th anniversary. The successful repair portion of the business (over 8,000 vacuums and carpet cleaners repaired per year) has allowed the third generation family-owned company to …

Women and heart health

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Porter Regional Hospital opened the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine in Valparaiso, Ind., in August 2012, and since then has been a one-stop shop for the community and heart patients.

Minimize risk of osteoporosis

Know the right diet and lifestyle to minimize the risk of osteoporosis.

Birthing made beautiful

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The three Community Healthcare System hospitals in Northwest Indiana offer birthing accommodations that include a comfortable setting, advanced technology and skilled, expert staff members.

Faster, more accurate mammograms

The Burrell Cancer Center at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, Ind., now offers 3D mammography for breast cancer screenings that provides patients quicker, more thorough and accurate results.

Importance of mammo screenings

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Doctors at Michiana Hematology Oncology in Crown Point, Ind., stress the importance of mammograms for early detection of breast cancer.

Preventing urinary tract infections

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Urinary tract infections are more common with women, and while they are usually cured quickly, they can lead to kidney damage. Dr. Candice Anderson, a family practice physician with Methodist Hospitals in Northwest Indiana, discusses symptoms, causes and treatments.

Women and hypertension

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High blood pressure is not just a problem for men. More women than men have it for those over 65. It can also be a unique problem for women who are pregnant. Dr. Kamaljeet Girn, medical director of the NorthShore Health Centers in Portage, Ind., weighs in on how high blood pressure affects women at various stages of life.

Healthy ways to avoid breast cancer

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There is a link between healthy habits — like losing weight, eating well and exercising — and the risk for breast cancer.

Tips for safe pedicures

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The American Podiatric Medical Association offers some pedicure pointers to help ensure safe ways to improve the look of your feet.

Lessons for life

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Diabetes has become a national epidemic over the last several years, and is an even greater health problem in Northwest Indiana, where the number of diabetics is higher than the national average, said Dorothy Klapak, a certified diabetes educator at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond. “It’s …

Festival in Hobart has something new

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This year’s Hobart Lakefront Festival will feature something new - a cardboard boat race - and a lot of familiar events. It will run at Festival Park in Hobart, Ind., from Aug. 15 through 18.

Four days of fun lined up for Lakefront Festival in Hobart

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Find out when all the musical acts and other forms of entertainment - including the Dam Duck Race — is taking place during the 22nd annual Lakefront Festival in Hobart.  

A regatta boat race in Hobart

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The Hobart Parks Department is hosting a race of sea-worthy boats in the first annual Hobart Dam Duck Tape & Cardboard Cup Regatta at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, as part of the four-day Hobart Lakefront Festival.

Welcome to the 2013 Lakefront Festival

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Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor welcomes the community to the 22nd Annual Lakefront Festival running Aug. 15 through 18.

Know when the stress is piling up too much

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Financial worries, chronic illnesses, violence; there’s myriad reasons you may be feeling a piling on of stressors. Know how to recognize the symptoms of too much stress and how to deal with it.

Avoid dehydration this summer

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Summer’s here and dehydration threatens. Discover who is most vulnerable and what can be done to minimize the risk and treat the symptoms.

Holistic approach to chronic pain and fatigue

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Dr. Omer Ansari, a family physician at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso, Ind., offers holistic treatment for chronic pain and fatigue.

Advanced lung cancer technologies in Northwest Indiana

Methodist Hospitals in Northwest Indiana has such technologies as Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound to more quickly diagnose and better treat lung cancer.

Northwest Indiana podiatrist win another award

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Friendly Foot Care has been named in the ‘Best Podiatrist’ category of the Post-Tribune’s Neighbors’ Choice Awards for four years in a row. There are several good reasons.

Become HEARTaware

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Porter Regional Hospital now offers HEARTaware, a free online risk assessment tool to help determine a person’s chances for heart disease.

Healthy 4 Life offers options to bariatric patients

The Healthy 4 Life Center, at two hospitals in Northwest Indiana, offers medical weight-loss options with ongoing support.

Medical treatment quickly at ExpressCare

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Franciscan Alliance’s ExpressCare locations in Northwest Indiana offer medical facilities that patients can use without making appointments. They treat such ailments as bee stings, twisted ankles, allergic reactions and sprains and strains.

Osteoporosis: a bad to the bone disease

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A spine specialist at Methodist Hospitals’ Southlake campus in Merrillville, Ind., gives advice on minimizing risk of osteoporosis and what medication treatments work best.