Area Physicians To Host Lyme Awareness Event in Winamac

healthyResidents of Northwest Indiana are at an increased risk of contracting Lyme Disease, and local physicians want to raise awareness.

This Monday at the Nazarene Church next to Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, several medical practitioners will discuss Lyme Disease with members of the public. Lyme disease is often contracted through tick bites, but subjects can experience a range of symptoms.
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NJ-SP Elementary Students Learn Value of Charity in Cancer Education

NJSP ElementaryStudents at North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School had the chance to learn about health and cancer prevention, last week.

Students in each grade level participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay Recess” program. The event takes cancer education to the classroom by recognizing those afflicted with the disease and teaching students about charitable causes.
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Gov. Pence Touts HIP 2.0 Provider Increases

Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Governor Mike Pence is touting a bit of an expansion through the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan.

Low-income state residents have seen increases in the number of primary-care doctors. According to information released from the Governor’s office 335 physicians and 939 providers have joined since the Plans’ expansion.
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Charbonneau Sponsors Bill To Aid Terminally Ill Patients

State Senator Ed Charbonneau

State Senator Ed Charbonneau

An area state Senator wants to give terminally ill patients more options with their healthcare.

State Senator Ed Charbonneau is a sponsor of the Indiana Right to Try Act. It would give those patients access to medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process, but aren’t quite on pharmacy shelves.
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New Medical Practice Looks to Expand Access to Healthcare, Locally

A new medical practice is opening its doors in the area and one physician is looking to use the opportunity to help improve access to healthcare.

For about 10 years, Dr. Amed Alhamwi has been developing his skills in internal medicine in New York, Illinois, and a few other areas. His practice is now operating in Knox with a focus on patients ages 18 and older.
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Flu Season Affecting Starke County

The seasonal flu virus is circulating nationwide and the Starke County Health Department says there are a few things you can do to keep your family healthy.

Influenza is a respiratory virus that can lead to various symptoms such as a stuffy nose, coughing, and body aches according to the Centers for Disease Control. This year, a stronger strain of the Influenza A virus is spreading in the U.S.
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First Lady, ISDH Partner to Reduce Infant Deaths

Mrs. Pence takes time to talk to students about her role as the First Lady of Indiana and the importance of government.

Indiana’s first lady, along with the Indiana State Department of Health, have announced a new initiative.

The campaign called “Labor of Love” looks to raise awareness about infant mortality in the Hoosier state. According to a press release, Indiana ranks near the bottom compared with other states for infant mortality.
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CNA Classes Upcoming at Ancilla College

Ancilla College NEWA new semester at area schools is bringing another opportunity to meet qualifications to become a Certified Nursing Assistant at Ancilla College.

Ancilla is offering the CNA courses beginning February 2nd, but spots are still available for those interested. CNA’s have opportunities to work in long-term care, in home, hospitals, and doctors’ office facilities in the workforce.
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Indiana Awarded $50,000 for Food Safety and Defense

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Protection Task Force Conference program has awarded a $10,000 a year grant for the next five years to Indiana to support ongoing efforts to protect the state’s vital food and agriculture infrastructure by focusing on food safety and defense issues.

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