Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Ways To Treat Cabin Fever During Challenging Times

Ways To Treat Cabin Fever During Challenging Times

Everyone has a painful case of cabin fever this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many folks are staying home to slow the spread of the virus. Although these actions are honorable, staying home too much can be incredibly boring. People watching the minutes tick by should read about these ways to treat cabin fever…

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Indiana Advances to Stage 5!!!!

    Indiana will advance the state to an updated version of Stage 5 that was announced today by Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb. This is an revised Stage 5  Back On Track Indiana plan and prolongs the state’s face covering mandate until at least Oct. 17.      Local governments may impose more restrictive…

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Essential Work Out Equipment for Cold Weather

Essential Work Out Equipment for Cold Weather

As the days get colder and the nights get longer, getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task. Only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes and hit the pavement or gym. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re going to need…

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Ways To Make Your Shower Routine More Green

Ways To Make Your Shower Routine More Green

There’s no such thing as a Planet B. Mother Earth is all we have, so everyone must do their part to protect her. The best way to preserve the planet’s life is to live more sustainably. Bike to work instead of driving an SUV, and recycling is a must. You can even develop an eco-friendlier…

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The Surprising Origins of Common Foods and Ingredients

The Surprising Origins of Common Foods and Ingredients

Savoring amazing food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Folks are often so engrossed in what they’re eating that they don’t think about where the products have come from. This article will discuss the surprising origins of common foods and ingredients. Individuals will definitely ponder over what’s on their plate as they take another bite.…

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NwIndiana Annual Fight Breast Cancer Walk

The global pandemic has not stopped Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN) in moving forward in its mission to provide affordable health services to the communities they serve! Part of this includes special events, and they are excited to announce that they will be hosting our 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk on Saturday, September…

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Drive Thru Testing Now Thru Sat in Hammond Indiana

    ISDH has also partnered with OptumServe to provide testing sites across the state. Individuals who are symptomatic for COVID-19 OR close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients when it is imperative that the contact continues to work and/or have close contact with at risk populations. It also applies to folks over 65 with challenging…

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National Guard Continues to Help Food Bank NWI

The Indiana National Guard will continue assisting the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in meeting the larger than usual demand for food aid due to the coronavirus pandemic.     Victor Garcia, CEO of the Merrillville-based food bank, said Monday the 26 guardsmen on site since April will continue working full time at the food…

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Indiana Sponsored Test Site Moves To Portage From Valparaiso

Effective on Monday, August 3rd, the Indiana State Department of Health Optum Testing site moved to 3564 Scottsdale Street In Portage. (The former home of North Shore Health Clinic). The last day of testing at the National Guard Armory in Valparaiso was Friday, July 31st.  OptumServe Health Services has provided 20 COVID-19 sites across the…

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Lake County COVID19 Cases Increasing But Slowing

    Lake County COVID-19 Cases have increased in 10 days, but shows signs of slowing down. According to the State of Indiana Website, the previous week (July 29th thru Aug 4th) Lake County had an increase of 594. Within the past 10 Days, there’s been in increase of 509, which shows a decrease in…

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