Category Archives: Health and Wellness

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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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Tips for Grieving the Loss of a Parent

Tips for Grieving the Loss of a Parent

Everybody ages–and so do their parents. It can be harrowing to lose a parent, regardless of how much you’ve prepared for their passing. If you’re mourning your mom or dad, no matter when you lost them, consider these tips for grieving the loss of a parent. These strategies won’t bury your sorrows, but they can…

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Easy Exercises You Can Do at Home

Easy Exercises You Can Do at Home

If you want to stay fit but are still stuck at home thanks to COVID-19, here are some easy exercises you can partake in at home for the time being.

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East Chicago Offers Mobile Clinic April 13-17

      A Free mobile vaccination clinic will be offered in East Chicago from April 13th thru April 17th from 9am – 6pm. The location will be the East Chicago School Administration Building at 1401 E. 144th St., East Chicago, Indiana.         Register online by visiting ourshot.in.gov or call 211 (866-211-9966)…

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Signs Of Potassium Deficiency by Jodi Barnett

by Jodi Barnett      More people are deficient in key minerals than they realize, and there are symptoms that are often overlooked. Below are some symptoms that one may experience if they are in fact deficient in potassium. Don’t just look for these symptoms in yourself, but a large majority that I am now…

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gary indiana opens mass vaccination site

Gary Indiana Opens Mass Vaccination Site

On Monday, March 29th, 2021, Governor Holcomb, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced the opening of an eight-week mass vaccination clinic in Gary. The clinic will run from April 7 to June 2 at the former Roosevelt High School, and will be capable of administering 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day. The…

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