November 28, 2018

News briefs: Christmas bazaar and winter concerts

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Christmas Bazaar KOUTS — Kouts First Presbyterian Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at 195 E. 700 South. There will be handmade Christmas gifts and Boy Scout cookie sale. Winter concert The Hobart Community Band ...Read More
November 23, 2018

Living After Loss Support Groups

Courtesy of The 411 News Support is Needed Most During the Holidays Methodist Hospitals offers Living after Loss Support Groups weekly throughout the year. The holidays are usually the most challenging times and magnify the loss if you have lost a loved one. Living after Loss Support groups are offered ...Read More
November 21, 2018

Infant deaths called ‘window to the soul of what we care about’ at Merrillville event

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune Written by Meredith Colias-Pete When Jennifer Walthall was 19, she came face-to-face with a young mom living a nightmare. As a University of Houston student, Walthall had ambitions to be a doctor and spent time helping in a local hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. One ...Read More
November 17, 2018

Officials probe problem of alarming infant death rate in NWI

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce HOBART — In 2016, 623 Indiana babies died before their first birthdays. Sixty-nine of those deaths happened in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Representatives of local hospitals, health clinics and social service agencies met with state officials Friday to ...Read More
November 17, 2018

Officials probe problem of alarming infant death rate in NWI

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana HOBART — In 2016, 623 Indiana babies died before their first birthdays. Sixty-nine of those deaths happened in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Representatives of local hospitals, health clinics and social service agencies met with state officials Friday to discuss how to solve ...Read More
November 16, 2018

The nurse is in: Nurse practitioners a growing career field in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of The Times of Indiana Written by Giles Bruce GARY — "Stick out your tongue." "Ahhh." "Any sore throat? Difficulty swallowing?" "A little." "Any chest pain? Coughing." "Little bit. Coughing a little." This doctor-patient interaction at the Methodist Physician Group in the Miller neighborhood here the other day seemed ...Read More
November 16, 2018

The nurse is in: Nurse practitioners a growing career field in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce GARY — "Stick out your tongue." "Ahhh." "Any sore throat? Difficulty swallowing?" "A little." "Any chest pain? Coughing." "Little bit. Coughing a little." This doctor-patient interaction at the Methodist Physician Group in the Miller neighborhood here the other day ...Read More
November 13, 2018

Health fair focuses on the heart of the matter

Courtesy of The Post-Tribune Written by Sue Ellen Ross Gary sisters Genevieve Singleton and Gina Parker each work 50-plus hours per week, so they always plan fun activities for the weekend. They both will retire within the next year and want to enjoy their future years by keeping a healthy ...Read More
November 13, 2018

Heart health education for the healed and the healers

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Association of Black Cardiologists talks heart disease to group with highest rates A two-day health fair is unusual and one that is directed at the healer as well as the healed is even more so. Methodist Hospitals and the Association of Black Cardiologists brought the ...Read More
November 11, 2018

Blood donors needed for American Red Cross blood drives

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall. Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767). Upcoming blood donation opportunities through Nov. 15. 8 a.m. ...Read More
November 9, 2018

Methodist Hospitals to offer free Scoliosis Screenings for Children

Courtesy of The Gary 411 News Scoliosis screenings are painless and non-invasive Up to 9 million people in the U.S. are affected by scoliosis. Left untreated, scoliosis in a child can lead to life-long deformity and arthritis. It is important to seek treatment from a doctor if you suspect a ...Read More
November 2, 2018

Region dietitians offer tips to limit childhood obesity

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Julie Dean Kessler It’s no surprise to most that some children weigh too much: One out of six children in the U.S. is obese, and one out of three is overweight or obese, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. ...Read More
November 2, 2018

Forum in Northwest Indiana outlines how to prevent heart attacks, strokes among African-Americans

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce GARY — African-Americans develop high blood pressure earlier and more severely than other races, increasing their chances of heart attacks and strokes. They have higher rates of death from cardiovascular disease. But they get fewer treatments and medications. These ...Read More
November 2, 2018

Gary panel addresses African-American heart health

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune Written by Meredith Colias-Pete A panel on African-American heart health emphasized the need for exercise, access to information and getting better participation in clinical trials. The discussion — a collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists and Methodist Hospitals — was held Friday at St. ...Read More
November 1, 2018

Methodist to offer Medicare Made Simple Seminars

Courtesy of The 411 News Open Enrollment underway and ends Dec. 7 The 2018 Fall Medicare Open Enrollment period is currently underway and ends on Saturday, December 7, 2018. Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing and overwhelming. Attend a free seminar to learn the basics of Medicare and about ...Read More