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Federal health insurance marketplace reopens today for 3

Details: Hoosiers lacking a health insurance policy — or perhaps looking for a better deal — have three additional months, beginning today, to purchase health insurance through the federal HealthCare

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Details: Find breaking health and fitness news on Northwest Indiana health, fitness, nutrition, doctors, hospitals and more.

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Details: Exercise and mental health . Region trappings and the right preparations make it easy to get into hiking. If you are looking for a new path to physical wellness, hiking Region trails might be a

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3 more NWI residents reported dead from COVID-19 | Latest

Details: There are COVID-19 testing sites available around the state, including at the Gary Health Department, 1145 W. Fifth Ave., and at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso.

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Talking on the phone for 10 minutes could make you feel

Details: The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's

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Gary Health Department launches vaccine clinics | Local

Details: The Gary Health Department is now scheduling appointments to administer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible recipients, adding to the list of available vaccination sites across Northwest Indiana.

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Northwest Indiana speaks up: Letters to the editor for the

Details: Failing grades, poor health and a pandemic all call for investment in the health of Indiana residents, which means raising the cigarette tax to $2 per pack. It is time for Indiana to invest in

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Covid-19 vaccines may prevent infection and not just

Details: Health care leaders are working to combat vaccine distrust among Black and brown people, saying the shot is the key to preventing further devastating in their communities.

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Hoosiers 60 and older now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine

Details: According to the State Department of Health, the FDA-authorized vaccine already has been injected into more than 893,000 Indiana health care providers, long-term care facility residents and staff

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COVID-19 vaccine supply limits expansion of Lake health

Details: Lake County has the most COVID-19 vaccine sites of any of Indiana's 92 counties — a total of 14, including hospitals, health clinics, city health departments, and the county health

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Governor extends Indiana public health emergency until

Details: Governor extends Indiana public health emergency until March 1 From the 5 stories to know from the weekend: High-speed pursuit ends with suspect ramming police vehicles, gunfire, police say series

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Porter County Health Department acts swiftly to keep

Details: In addition, Blaney said that Porter County was the only health department that stayed open on Tuesday for vaccine distribution, with the Porter County Expo Center serving as the vaccination site.

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Exercise, mental health, fitness, obesity, Mediterranean

Details: Exercise and mental health. After analyzing data from more than 36,500 Swedish employees, researchers from the Institute of Stress Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg found

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Northwest Health opens new primary care physicians' office

Details: Northwest Health opened a new primary care physicians' office in Portage. The local health care system formerly known as Porter Regional Hospital, established its second office in Portage "to

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UPDATE: Lake Health Department begins free, drive-thru

Details: The testing, conducted outdoors at the health department at 2900 W. 93rd Ave., Crown Point, is free and doesn't require an appointment.

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Lake County Health Department seeking staff for

Details: In a press release Sunday, Dr. Chandana Vavilala, Lake County health officer, said staff is need for sites at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, as well as at

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No new COVID deaths reported in Region; state adds 900

Details: No new COVID-19 deaths in Northwest Indiana were reported, updated health data released Saturday showed. A total of 27 deaths were reported across Indiana, according to updated statistics provided

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People can register for free diabetes prevention program

Details: "A National Institutes of Health trial, demonstrated that participants in this program who were under age 60 reduced their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, and participants over

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Suburban Cook vaccine plan unveiled; hospital workers to

Details: "The Cook County Department of Public Health is committed to getting (the) vaccine into the arms of all residents of the county, especially those most vulnerable and underserved," Dr. Rachel Rubin

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Northwest Health–LaPorte named one of best maternity care

Details: Northwest Health–LaPorte was named one of the best hospitals in the country for maternity care. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit group that reports on the quality and safety of health

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Weighing the importance of vitamins and minerals in

Details: Chicken soup may be good for your soul, but when it comes to your health, minerals and vitamins such as zinc and vitamin D are vital to your daily well-being as well as dealing with the symptoms

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2 more Lake County residents die from COVID-19, health

Details: There are testing sites available around the state, including at the Gary Health Department, 1145 W. Fifth Ave., and at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso.

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LaPorte County students interested in health care careers

Details: Any students in LaPorte County interested in a career in health care can get scholarship money from The Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte. The Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte and the LaPorte

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Kouts Health Care on providing COVID-19 testing: 'The

Details: Workers at Kouts Health Care, a private practice in south Porter County, administer COVID-19 testing Wednesday. The office first started offering drive-thru testing to potentially sick individuals

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Another 2 NWI residents dead from COVID-19, health

Details: There are testing sites available around the state, including at the Gary Health Department, 1145 W. Fifth Ave., and at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso.

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4 more Lake County residents die from COVID-19, health

Details: An additional four people in Lake County were reported dead from COVID-19 died from COVID-19, according to updated statistics provided Monday by health officials. The deaths were among 19 more

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Dr. Gupta examines 'promising' drug that may help Covid-19

Details: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to a father participating in a trial examining how Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, affects Covid-19 patients after being diagnosed with the virus.

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Community Healthcare adds 2nd vaccination site in Crown

Details: The health care system, which opened Northwest Indiana's first coronavirus vaccine clinic at Community Hospital in Munster in December, added a second vaccination site at Community Stroke

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They thought they got the Covid-19 vaccine. They were part

Details: More than a dozen slum residents in Bhopal, India, say they thought they were being vaccinated for Covid-19. They say they later discovered from local activists that some of them hadn't been given

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Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat

Details: Health and Medicine. Dr. Gupta examines 'promising' drug that may help Covid-19 effects. Updated 20 min ago; CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to a father participating in a trial examining how

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6 health tidbits to know | Healthy Living | nwitimes.com

Details: For scientists and engineers employed in the health and life sciences industry in Indiana, the report shows growth of 53 and 34 percent respectively from 2010 to 2014—more than double the

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Tasty ideas for improving cardiac health | Healthy Living

Details: When it comes to heart health and chronic disease, there’s an abundance of foods that help address the root cause. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and heart disease are

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WATCH NOW: Dyer mom of 8 fighting for answers after facing

Details: For nearly two years, Derrisa Green has been left with more questions than answers when it comes to her health. The 39-year-old mother of eight, who resides in Dyer, has spent hours explaining her

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Louisiana vaccine distribution slated for another boost

Details: The Democratic governor targeted the state's earliest vaccine doses to frontline health care workers, people in nursing homes and the elderly in an effort to lessen the pressure on hospitals by

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9 more dead from COVID in NWI, health officials report

Details: State health officials listed 371 deaths statewide as probable, no change from the day before. For probable deaths, there was no positive test on record, but a physician listed COVID-19 as a

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Crown Point teen helps nonprofit expand telehealth access

Details: CROWN POINT — One Crown Point teen is expanding her efforts to make a difference in the lives of those who need exceptional access to health care most during the coronavirus pandemic. Charlotte

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Plan advances to continue expanded availability of

Details: The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services voted 10 to 0 on Wednesday to advance Senate Bill 3, sponsored by state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to the full chamber.

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Northwest Health – Porter is offering diabetes education

Details: Northwest Health – Porter is offering diabetes education programs to help people in the community manage the chronic disease or avoid developing it in the first place through diet and lifestyle

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9 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Northwest Indiana

Details: There are testing sites available around the state, including at the Gary Health Department, 1145 W. Fifth Ave., and at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso.

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Lake County reimposing business restrictions to minimize

Details: The Lake County health officer is enacting new restrictions on business operations that are significantly more stringent than the "red" county standards recently imposed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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'Fat but fit' is a myth when it comes to heart health, new

Details: Public health is the branch of medicine that deals with prolonging and improving the quality of life across entire populations. Such a task is wide-reaching and can include anything from public

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Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at

Details: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who had battled health challenges over the past year including lung cancer treatment, has died more than two weeks after contracting

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Top Kansas official expects 'pockets' of coronavirus

Details: The state health department said Monday that a second case had been identified in Sedgwick County, home to Wichita, and Norman said the person infected was a “young man” who had traveled out

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The doctor is in: Lake's new health officer | Government

Details: Vavilala will serve the remaining 2 1/2 years of Best's term as county health officer, receive an annual salary of $68,109 and oversee the county Health Department, which has 30 full-time and 17

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COVID-19 claims another 15 lives in NWI, health officials

Details: There are testing sites available around the state, including at the Gary Health Department, 1145 W. Fifth Ave., and at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso.

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Meijer donates to Franciscan Health Michigan City Center

Details: Meijer donated to Franciscan Health Michigan City Center of Hope so it can stock up on needed supplies for sexual abuse survivors. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based big box retailer, which has

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COVID vaccine shipment delay to LaPorte County means some

Details: LAPORTE COUNTY — The county health department did not receive its weekly shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, meaning many appointments slated for Friday and the following days needed to be rescheduled

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1 additional COVID-19 death reported in Region | Latest

Details: One additional COVID-19 death was reported in Lake County, according to updated statistics provided Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health. The death was included in 55 reported across

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