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Franciscan Health helping AFib patients live more active lifestyles

Story by: Franciscan Health NORTHWEST INDIANA -- A procedure offered at Franciscan Health Crown Point is allowing cardiac patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) to eliminate the use of blood thinners and live more active lifestyles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AFib is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. The CDC estimates 6 million Americans

February 8th, 2023|Local News|

Salvation Army of Michigan City hosts food drive to tackle hunger

MICHIGAN CITY – The Salvation Army of Michigan City is offering a unique way to celebrate the “Big Game” by tackling hunger in Michigan City. A drive-through food drive will be held this Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon to help restock food pantry shelves. “Watching football in the beginning of February is an American tradition and it

February 8th, 2023|Events, Local News|

Board-certified family medicine doctor joins Franciscan Physician Network

CROWN POINT, Indiana -- Board-certified family medicine doctor Caitlin Sienkiewicz, DO is now part of the Franciscan Physician Network and is accepting new patients in Crown Point. Dr. Sienkiewicz completed her training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Ill.

February 8th, 2023|Local News|

U.S. Coast Guard warns public of unsafe ice conditions on Great Lakes

The Coast Guard is warning winter enthusiasts of unstable ice conditions and encouraging people to take safety precautions following two major rescues Monday on the Great Lakes. Coast Guard boat and air crews responded to two separate ice floes off Wisconsin and Michigan with a total of 25 people rescued. Station Sturgeon Bay crew members responded to 11 people stranded

February 8th, 2023|Local News|

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte: City of La Porte Housing Initiative shares study findings

Findings from a housing study have been shared by by the City of La Porte Housing Initiative. Healthcare foundation of La Porte released the following in a media release: Housing is inextricably linked to the health and wellness of a community’s residents and to the vitality of the community’s economy.   With this in mind and at the urging of Mayor Tom Dermody, the

February 7th, 2023|Local News|
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