Category Archives: Health and Wellness

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Lake, Porter and LaPorte County Updated Covid Test Sites

 NWIndiana Testing Sites Have Changed     It’s been over a year, and the Covid Test Sites have changed. Many hospitals are no longer offering Covid Tests. The Current Covid Conditions are still challenging to many of us, especially when it comes to testing.        Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance…

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Five Best Foods For Glowing Skin

Every person you meet is most likely to use at least one skin care product regularly. This makes the skincare industry a billion-dollar industry in the United States. Who wouldn’t want clear, healthy skin? Through time, skin care products have evolved and advanced, and consumers really have a lot to choose from, but having healthy skin starts…

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The Difference Between an Additive and an Adulterant

The Difference Between an Additive and an Adulterant

Have you ever wondered how laws determine what companies can and can’t add into consumable goods? Learn the difference between an additive and an adulterant.

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Active Living Faire – Fishing Clinic & Bike Ride

    The 18th annual Active Living Faire 2021 at Wolf Lake in Hammond Indiana will feature a fishing clinic for youngsters and the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, Sept. 6.      Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the 20-mile ride, with frequent stops along the way, will…

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Supplies You Should Have On Hand for Natural Disasters

Supplies You Should Have On Hand for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are every homeowner’s nightmare, especially when it comes to worrying about the safety of your family. There are ways you can prepare for these emergencies—and you should, especially if you live in an area where natural disasters are common. In this article, we are breaking down the supplies you should have on hand…

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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana

     One of the 3 Major SuperFoods That Will Change Your Life and Health is blueberries. Steven Pratt, M.D., is a renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in disease prevention. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Kathy Matthews has co-authored several health and…

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VU Removes Face Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Students & Employees

Fully vaccinated Valparaiso University students and employees will not be required mask or face coverings use for effective Aug. 6, 2021. All students and employees, except those with a qualifying exemption were previously required to have COVID-19 vaccinations.  The decision to lift the face covering requirement in the fall follows updated guidance from the Centers…

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15 Minute Covid Test Results Now Available

     The 219 Health Network has two Rapid test locations to serve Northwest Indiana residents which gets results in just 15 minutes. They are: 100 W. Chicago Ave., Suite F in East Chicago and 8141 Kennedy Ave. in Highland. Hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm daily. The rapid test is free, but appointments…

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Porter County Now Taking Walkin Vaccinations

MPORTANT NOTICE: BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 27: Walk-Ins will be accepted ONLY at the Porter County Expo Vaccination Site for both first and second doses beginning on Tuesday, April 27 during these hours ONLY: Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Fridays…

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Walkin App Helps Indiana Hoosiers Get On their Feet

Need some motivation to get started walking but don’t have time? Get WalkIN’ is an e-mail based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension. People can sign-up, walk on their own, and receive consistent e-mailed support and information. Any resident of Indiana who is aged 18 years and older may enroll at bit.ly/GetWalkINMay2021 Spring is…

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