Top 10 Health Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016

Top 10 Health Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016
By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: December 9, 2016

We published several hundred health stories to the LaPorteCountyLife.com Health section this year. Stories on great local healthcare services to awards and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

Have a good story to share? It is still as easy as ever to share your health story with us! Just send an email to share@nwindianalife.com and we’ll be on it!

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are your Top 10 Health Stories in Northwest Indiana from 2016!

tour-de-la-porte-2016-115th Annual Tour de La Porte Helps Community Fight Cancer Together
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The second day of the Tour de La Porte brought out over 1,000 runners and walkers and over 120 volunteers for a total of three races. Held at Soldiers Memorial Park, participants were able to compete in either a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon.

lpcymca-spring-5k-2016-1Runners and Walkers "ThinK Spring" at 13th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K
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A little wind and cold weather never stops a runner. On Saturday morning, the La Porte Family YMCA hosted their 13th Annual 5K/10K run/walk at La Porte’s gorgeous Soldiers Memorial Park. The race gathered hundreds of experienced and new runners and walkers alike to kick of Northwest Indiana’s “racing season” and to bring together the La Porte community to exercise after a lo

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Health-Michigan-City-Hospital-Construction-on-ScheduleFranciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City Hospital Construction on Schedule
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“The work on the $233 million project at the nearly 90-acre site at Interstate 94 and U.S. 421 is on track, with a September 2018 completion date as the goal,” said hospital president and CEO, Dean Mazzoni.

ftcu-mcas-odac-2016-1First Trust Credit Union Gives Back to Michigan City Community through Open Door Adolescent Health Center
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First Trust Credit Union began a partnership with Open Door Adolescent Health Center in an effort to strengthen their ties to the community. Their October Halloween Pumpkin Sale was one of the many ways the are working to raise funds for a much needed program.

lpc-ymca-healthy-kids-2016-12016 Healthy Kids Day Puts an Emphasis on Fitness, Education for La Porte County Kids
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The La Porte County Family YMCA believes that learning does not stop once children are outside the classroom. Healthy Kids Day is an annual event celebrated nationally by over 2,000 YMCAs to kick off a summer of education, exercise, and fun.

lpc-ymca-wellness-center-1La Porte County Family YCMA Welcomes New Equipment to an Upgraded Wellness Center
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The La Porte County Family YCMA welcomed back members of their La Porte location to a squeaky clean facility, new equipment, and an upgraded Wellness Center.

La-Porte-Starke-Docs-Weigh-in-on-Three-Tests-That-Could-Save-Your-Life_01La Porte, Starke Docs Weigh in on Three Tests That Could Save Your Life
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Every day, people decide to delay or skip important health screenings because they are apprehensive. Most of the fear comes from the unknown. La Porte Physician Network physicians are weighing in on three important diagnostic or screening tests that can help calm your fears and maybe even save your life. To schedule any of the exams ordered by your doctor, call (844) 865-7459.

SymphonyofChestertonRibbonCutting1Symphony of Chesterton Holds Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Grand Opening
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Symphony of Chesterton held their grand opening of the third and final Transitional Care Center for the Indiana market, for the first time in seven months.

Franciscan-Health-MIchigan-City-Physicians-rewarded-for-dedication-community-service-01Franciscan Health Michigan City: Physicians Rewarded for Dedication, Community Service
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David Miller, MD, left, an ear, nose and throat specialist; was one of numerous honorees at a Franciscan Health Michigan City Physician Service Awards Dinner Sept. 8 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. He is shown receiving a 35-year service certificate from Dean Mazzoni, hospital president and chief executive officer. Miller, who practiced more than 40 years before retiring, told colleagues that despite the many challenges physicians face in their practices, “it is worth it in the long run to our society and to those we serve.”

VNA-Phoenix-CenterVNA Phoenix Center Helping Lost and Hurting Teens and Children Feel Whole Again
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The mission of the VNA of NWI is to be the most patient-focused provider of aging, hospice, palliative, and grief support services in Northwest Indiana. VNA is all about caring and one of the ways they do that is to provide grief support programs for children at the VNA Phoenix Center.