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Winter 2014 Issue
WINTER 2014
iuhealth.org/laporte
iuhealth.org/laporte
INSIDE
ELIMINATE YOUR JOINT & BACK PAIN | UPCOMING HEALTH SCREENINGS | COMER WINTER
PARA PREVENIR
LA DIABETES
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2014 | LIFE&TIMES
LIVE YOU N G LON G
This issue of Life & Times is packed with opportunities to be
part of a healthy future, because it all starts with us.
By addressing our health issues today, we can become part
of this collective pull toward a future worth living into.
G. Thor Thordarson
D. Drummond Osborn
Dear Community Members,
As the New Year approaches, we are reminded of new beginnings, the
La Porte is a community of firsts, and we have always dreamed big.
value of creating good memories, and how important it is to live the
We built one of the nation’s first hospitals with all private rooms. William
best life we can live each day. Even as healthcare continues to change
Worrall Mayo – who founded the practice that became the Mayo Clinic
rapidly all around us, we remain thankful for this past year because it
– graduated from medical school right here in La Porte County.
has provided us with incredible opportunity.
Innovation is in our DNA, and we are very excited at the opportunity to
build upon this legacy as we choose a new healthcare partner in 2015.
First and foremost, we have had the opportunity to live out our mission:
to improve the health of our patients and communities. That includes
Since September, many people have asked us, “What does a
the privilege of caring for you, a friend or a loved one in 2014. Thank
new partner mean for me as a patient? How can we be part of this
you for choosing your community hospital and doctors, and for trusting
movement?”
us with your care. With more than 142,000 patient encounters in 2014,
we know our community is working hard to get healthier, and we are
Today, patients can expect the same exceptional care they have come
encouraged at the strides we are making together in that direction.
to expect from us, with a continued promise that we will improve the
health of our patients and communities. We want healthcare to be
The opportunity to take care of the community’s health is so important
affordable, accessible and of the highest quality. Our community
to us that we have embarked on a new creative process that will shape
deserves nothing less. For those who want to join us in creating the
the future of healthcare in Northwest Indiana, and secure our spot as
healthiest future, we have one suggestion: create your healthiest self.
a healthy community for decades to come.
This issue of Life & Times is packed with opportunities to be part of a
In September of 2014, the Board of Directors for IU Health La Porte
healthy future, because it all starts with us. By addressing our health
Hospital announced the beginning of our search for an additional
issues today, we can become part of this collective pull toward a future
healthcare partner. Together, with our parent company IU Health, our
worth living into. That is why we do what we do at IU Health
local community leaders, and dedicated physicians, we are leading the
La Porte and Starke Hospitals, and we are very fortunate to have the
way to a healthier future for Northwest Indiana. At IU Health La Porte
community walk this journey with us.
and Starke Hospitals, we are building upon our community’s strengths,
creating a vision for a robust healthcare network across the region, and
Happy New Year to all, and we look forward to seeing everything we
definitely zeroing in on the number one thing you have all asked of us:
can accomplish together in 2015 and beyond.
patient-centered care.
Sincerely,
G. Thor Thordarson,
rnwi.o
visionfo
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President/CEO, IU Health La Porte Hospital
D. Drummond Osborn,
IU Health La Porte Hospital
Board of Directors Chairperson
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iuhealth.org/laporte
IU Health
La Porte and
Starke Hospital
Health Insurance
Marketplace
Navigators
Get Insured - Let Us Help!
NEW PLANS
ACCEPTED
BY IU HEALTH
LA PORTE
AND STARKE
IN 2015!
ANTHEM, MDWISE
AND MORE.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began
has provided the Health
November 15, 2014, and ends February 14, 2015. If you need
Insurance Marketplace, also
insurance, call our team of certified Indiana navigators to assist
known as the Healthcare
with questions and enrollment.
Exchange, to the public with
a goal of making affordable
We can help you choose the plan that is best for you and your
health insurance available to all
family, explore opportunities for cost savings, and enroll you
Americans. The ACA requires all
with a plan that allows you to access your preferred hospitals
individuals to have health
and physicians.
insurance, so call today if you
need help enrolling.
TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE:
1
IU Health La Porte and
Starke hospitals and
network physicians will
be accepting multiple
plans in the Marketplace,
including products such
as Anthem, MDWise, and
several others. If you
aren’t sure whether your
preferred doctor or
hospital will be covered,
call us first. We can help!
2
3
4
5
Don’t get sticker shock.
Premiums may be more
affordable than you
think. Subsidies, cost
share reductions and tax
credits may be available.
Special enrollments may
be available NOW for
individuals who have had
a change of status or
meet other criteria.
A good place to start
when researching plans
is to ask: Who is my
primary care provider
and what hospital do I
want to be able to use?
Local IU Health
navigators are here
to help! Call toll free
855.400.2045.
For more information
Navigators can be reached at 855.400.2045, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m., - 6 p.m.
Call today for your personal appointment. This service is free.
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LIVE YOU N G LON G
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We Grew
10
3
in 2014
The IU Health La Porte and Starke provider network welcomed
the following physicians, nurse practitioners and
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physician assistants this year, and have already recruited
additional doctors who will join us in 2015. For profiles and appointments
with any of our highly-skilled providers, visit iuhealth.org/laporte,
or iuhealth.org/starke, and click Find a Doctor.
Or call the offi
Or,
offices
ces directly.
directly
We’re looking forward to taking
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3
Ted George Achufusi,
hufusi,
MD, DO
Primary Care
IU Health Community
Health Center
Founders Square
400 Teegarden St.
La Porte
219.326.0043
Janice Bohlim, FNP-BC
Pediatrics
Founders Square
1509 State St.
La Porte
219.324.3431
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6
Diana Correll, PA
ENT (Ear, Nose
& Throat Care)
304 Detroit St.
219.325.3770
Robert Grace, DDS
IU Health Community
Dental Center
Founders Square
400 Teegarden St.
La Porte
219.326.1943
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7
7
4
care of you and your family!
Susan Grace, NP
IU Health Community
Health Center
Founders Square
400 Teegarden St.
La Porte
219.326.0043
Syed Shan-ul-Islam, MD
Internal Medicine
Sagamore Plaza
400 Legacy Plaza West
La Porte
219.326.1775
Christina Matoski, NP
Pain Management
Lifeworks
3777 N. Frontage Rd.
Ste. 600
Michigan City
219.877.3877
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8
Nancy Paunicka, FNP-BC
Primary Care
156 Flynn Rd.
Westville
219.785.7021
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Maureen Panares, DNP
Primary Care
Sagamore Plaza
400 Legacy Plaza West
La Porte
219.326.1775
10 Norbert Schwer, MD
General Surgery
Heart & Vascular Building
901 Lincoln Way
Ste. 304
La Porte
219.362.8523
11 Alissa Whitta
Whittaker, FNP
Primary Care Lifeplex
2855 Miller Drive, Ste. 117
Plymouth
Walkerton Office
506 Michigan St.
Walkerton
574.936.7777
NOT PICTURED
Himanshu Ohri, MD
Hospitalist
(in-hospital care)
Glorious Wilson-Reynolds, FNP
Pediatrics
Founders Square
1509 State St.
La Porte
219.324.3431
Ali Wasiti, MD
Hospitalist
(in-hospital care)
iuhealth.org/laporte
B EATING THE O D D S :
Eating to Prevent
Type 2 Diabetes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently
announced that two in five adults in the U.S. will develop
diabetes in their lifetime. Scary odds!
The good news is, research shows you can use delicious
food to decrease your odds of becoming diabetic. As always,
check with your healthcare provider before changing
your diet. Here are some foods to enjoy:
Need help with
your diabetes?
Check out these classes!
• Diabetes Self-Management
Education
• Insulin/Injectable & Survivor Skills
• Gestational Diabetes
For more information or to register,
call 219.326.2478.
Blueberries. Every 3 servings per week reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 26 percent.
Drinking fruit juice, however, increased the risk. Stick to water for healthy hydration.
Tree nuts. Natural, unsalted tree nuts, including pistachios, almonds, Brazil nuts, and
cashews have been shown to increase insulin sensitivity and are heart healthy.
Low-fat yogurt. Replacing high-sugar or high fat snacks with low-fat yogurt is associated
with almost cutting the risk of type 2 diabetes in half.
Get moving!
Call our Wellness &
Rehabilitation Center today
to get started with a heart-healthy
exercise program! 219.326.2480
or visit iuhealth.org/laporte.
Med Watch –
Heart Medications
A pharmacist is an important part of your healthcare team, and a great resource about medications.
Here, the pharmacists at IU Health La Porte Hospital help you understand heart disease medications.
This is informational only; please be sure to follow your doctor’s orders with all your medications, and
don’t make changes until you speak with your healthcare provider.
Blood Pressure
Blood pressure medications are well
tolerated overall but may cause frequent
urination, dizziness, and fatigue. Over time,
side effects should diminish. Your doctor
or nurse practitioner may prescribe more
than one drug to treat blood pressure; most
are affordable and cost as low as $4 per
month. At-home testing and journaling of
blood pressure readings can help assure the
medications are working as intended.
Cholesterol
Cholesterol medications target the bad
cholesterol in our bodies, also known as
LDL. The most commonly prescribed drugs
are statins. They are generally most
effective if taken at bedtime, and you
should discontinue and call your doctor
right away if you experience muscle pain in
your legs or extremities. A monthly supply
can cost as low as $4 depending on the
medication and pharmacy.
Carrie Loeffler, PharmD, RPh, BS, BA,
Director of Pharmacy Services
Diet & Exercise
The American Heart Association
recommends at least 150 minutes of
moderate exercise per week to prevent
heart disease and stroke. Eating foods
high in omega-3 fatty acids like fish, nuts,
and cooking with olive oil can help reduce
blood pressure and cholesterol while
keeping vessels healthy.
Questions about your meds?
Visit iuhealth.staywellsolutionsonline.com
for drug checker information and more!
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LIVE YOU N G LON G
Commission on Cancer Report
TM
1,212
OVERALL ATTENDANCE
Results
support from the La Porte Hospital Foundation and the
Below are the number of people whose lives
subsidiary Starke Health Fund – provided free screenings to
were touched at Women’s Fair™ 2014. Some
more than 2,300 individuals from January 1 – October 31,
discovered serious issues that needed to be
2014. For a full report on our cancer screening initiatives,
addressed. Others learned how to get themselves
including a physician’s clinical report, on CP3R: colon measures
back on track to living younger longer. They made
visit iuhealth.org/laporte.
appointments with doctors right on the spot.
They interacted with healthcare professionals in
IU Health La Porte and Starke Hospital
one-on-one settings like never before. Healthy
Wellness Outreach Department Cancer Screenings – 2014
cooking demos. Deeply-discounted heart
Cervical Cancer Screenings .................................. 144 participants
screenings. Flu vaccinations. And so much more.
Breast Cancer Screening....................................... 240 participants
Women’s Fair™ saves lives. Will yours be one of
Colorectal Cancer Screening ................................ 157 participants
them in the future?
Skin Cancer Screening .............................................59 participants
38
Influenza
Vaccinations
80
Clinical Breast
Exams
15
Colonoscopy Initial
Visits Scheduled
4
Pneumonia
Vaccinations
224
Body Fat/BMI
46
Heart Carts
Scheduled
194
Blood Pressure
Screenings
IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals – with generous
218
Balance and
Strength
Screenings
12
VAP Cholesterol
Tests
138
Hearing
Screenings
30
HealthPorte
Member Sign-ups
Living A Mission Every Day
IU Health La Porte Hospital & IU Health Starke Hospital
Total Community Investment
$33,455,008
Patients in our communities are working hard to get their
health on track. Here’s an overview of the 2013 Community
300
Diabetes
Screenings
(Glucose)
178
Osteoporosis
Screenings
(Bone Density)
Benefit Report – the ways in which patients have connected
with our services, providers and more to get healthier and stay
that way. Every day, IU Health carries out its mission to
76
Oral Cancer
Screenings
Women’s Fair™
Keynote Speaker Programs
Watch the Women’s Fair™
Keynote Speaker programs! http://youtube.com/iuhlph
improve the health of patients and community members
through innovation and excellence in clinical care, education,
research and service. In 2013, IU Health invested nearly
$510 million in community benefit, and over $698 million
in community investments, serving more than 1,742,000
Indiana residents.
For a full Community Benefit Report summary,
visit iuhealth.org/communitybenefit.
Colonoscopy – The Worst Part is The Prep with Seth Tatel, MD
Osteoporosis - Not Our Grandmothers’ Disease
with Natalie Eddy, DNP, FNP
How Running a Red Light Saved My Life with Sue Chlebek and Rishi Sukhija, MD
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For more information
Check out page 7 for health screenings coming your
way! Also visit iuhealth.org/laporte and click on events
for screenings, and youngerlife.org for health events in 2015.
iuhealth.org/laporte
Get a snapshot
of your health
- for free!
MARCH
Colorectal Cancer
Screening Kit Distribution
Stay tuned to
iuhealth.org/laporte and
iuhealth.org/starke
Events Page for additional
pick-up times for these free kits!
In our neighborhoods, it’s super easy to get a good picture of your health. Come by any
of our free health screenings. But remember – it’s wintertime in Northwest Indiana, so stay tuned
to our Facebook pages for any cancellations due to weather. See you soon!
JANUARY
Body Mass Index / Body Fat Percentage / Waist Circumference
January 5
9:30-11 am
Kroger
55 Pine Lake Ave.
La Porte
January 8
2:30-4 pm
The Crossing
1203 Washington St.
La Porte
January 13
1-2:30 pm
Al’s East
702 E. Lincolnway
La Porte
January 20
2-3 pm
Al’s West
1340 W. SR 2
La Porte
January 7
10-11:30 am
IU Health
Starke Hospital
Main Lobby
102 E. Culver Rd.
Knox
January 9
10:30 am-Noon
Kabelin’s
512 Andrew Ave.
La Porte
January 15
1-2:30 pm
Al’s
3535 S. Franklin St.
Michigan City
January 21
11 am – 12:30 pm
IU Health
La Porte Hospital
Lower Level
1007 Lincolnway
La Porte
January 23
2:30-4 pm
Bailey’s
5900 S. Range Rd.
North Judson
Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings
January 20
10 am. – Noon
IU Health Community
Health Center
400 Teegarden St.
La Porte
Appointments Required! Call 219.325.7648
January 28
1-4 pm
Plymouth
(EST)
January 29
2-6 pm
La Porte
January 30
1-3:15 pm
Knox
FEBRUARY
Blood Pressure Screenings
February 2
9:30-11 am
Kroger’s
55 Pine Lake Ave.
La Porte
February 11
10-11:30 am
Al’s East
702 E. Lincolnway
La Porte
February 13
10:30 am-Noon
Kabelin’s
512 Andrew Ave.
La Porte
February 4
2:30-4 pm
IU Health Starke
Hospital
Main Lobby
102 E. Culver Road
Knox
February 12
10-11:30 am
The Crossing
1203 Washington St.
La Porte
February 17
10-11:30 am
Al’s West
1340 W. SR 2
La Porte
February 18
1-2:30 pm
IU Health
La Porte Hospital
Lower Level
1007 Lincolnway
La Porte
February 19
10-11:30 am
Al’s
3535 S. Franklin St.
Michigan City
March 4
1-2:30 pm
IU Health Starke Hospital
Main Lobby
102 E. Culver Road, Knox
March 10
1-2:30 pm
Al’s East
702 E. Lincolnway, La Porte
March 12
2-3:30 pm
The Crossing
1203 Washington St., La Porte
Hearing Screening
January 26
1-3:45 pm
Knox
March 2
9:30-11 am
Kroger’s
55 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte
February 27
11 am – 12:30 pm
Bailey’s
5900 S. Range Rd.
North Judson
March 13
10:30 am – Noon
Kabelin’s
512 Andrew Ave., La Porte
March 17
2-3:30 pm
Al’s West
1340 W. SR 2, La Porte
March 18
10-11:30 am
IU Health La Porte Hospital
Lower Level
1007 Lincolnway, La Porte
March 19
10-11:30 am
Al’s
3535 Franklin St., Michigan City
March 20
2:30-4 pm
Bailey’s
5900 S. Range Rd., North Judson
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LIVE YOU N G LON G
Lakeshore Spine & Joint Center
combines the highly-specialized care
of Lakeshore Bone & Joint
surgeons with the comprehensive
acute care and rehabilitation
services of IU Health La Porte
Hospital to address your joint
and back pain right here at home,
like never before.
visit
STOPJOINTPAIN.ORG
for more details
NOW
PROVIDING
THE
JOINT
PAIN
RELIEF
that our
community
has always
deserved
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iuhealth.org/lapor te
Dr. Musgrave
Dr. Magill
Dr. Fielder
Dr. Kay
Dr. Anderson
Dr. Thompkins
Dr. Levenda
NOW SERVING YOUR ORTHOPEDIC NEEDS FROM LA PORTE!
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LIVE YOU N G LON G
SURV I V I N G ST RO N G :
Lola’s Story
“You wouldn’t believe how happy it makes
When she arrived at outpatient
you to be able to tie your own shoes.”
rehabilitation at The Crossing in La Porte
Sometimes, it’s the little things that get
in March, Lola was using a walker. By April,
Lola Heuer excited. And rightly so for this
she had graduated to a cane. Today, she is
stroke survivor. Lola has learned that
walking on her own, and she and Dan have
determination, hard work, the support of
transitioned into a wellness membership
loved ones, and a whole team of experts
at The Crossing where they work out up to
by her side are the very reason she is here
three days a week.
today to care about all of life’s little things.
In fact, Dan – her husband of 42 years In February, Lola had a day where she just
adds a level of motivation for Lola,
didn’t feel right. Her head ached, she was
sometimes without her even knowing it.
tired, and she felt like her words were a
Dan and Lola Heuer
little slurred. She thought she was getting
“If she loses count on a particular
the flu, so she took an aspirin and went to
exercise, I’ll start over from the
bed. The next morning, her balance was
beginning, just to push her a little harder,”
completely off, so her husband Dan took
Dan said with a grin. Lola is a good sport
her to the emergency room.
and laughed. Her laugh is infectious, and
L O L A’ S L I S T
TOP
9 KEYS
to Recovery
staff at The Crossing have come to look
It was a stroke.
forward to the couple’s regular visits.
“Now, I try to tell everyone I know that
Lola said she is also grateful for the
there’s a four hour window. If you feel
support of a fellow stroke survivor she
these symptoms, don’t wait. Don’t go to
met in acute rehabilitation, and the expert
bed. Get help right away,” Lola said. She
help from physical, occupational and
also knows she is very lucky to have
speech therapists at The Crossing, who
3
Go for 100 percent recovery,
e
no matter what they tell yyou.
survived and that she believes her
created a custom rehabilitation plan for
outcome might have been less severe if
her during the most critical times of
she had sought help sooner. Lola’s road
recovery. She also used a new balance
4
Everything you do is up to
o
you, and everyone who loves
o
you is willing to help.
to recovery has been long, but it has been
treatment offered by therapist Behdad
worth it.
Tahayori, who has elevated The Crossing’s
1
2
5
Don’t give up.
Find the good in something
every day.
Set small goals and celebrate
b
every accomplishment.
rehab program to academic heights with
“Having a stroke is a very strange thing.
his new clinical research laboratory on
When I first went to rehab, I couldn’t feel
balance after a stroke.
6
Every step you take is giving
v
you your freedom.
my arm or leg. Then one morning I woke
up and my foot was hurting, and I thought
“They’ve very supportive and they keep
Always remember how far
a
you’ve come.
– hooray – it’s my foot again!”
setting new goals. They encourage you
7
8
Do the work, even when yyou
don’t want to.
9
Laugh.
and push you, but will also tell you if you’re
overdoing it,” Lola said.
For more information
Wellness & Rehabilitation of IU Health La Porte and
Starke Hospitals has multiple locations for all your
therapy needs! 219.326.2391 or iuhealth.org/laporte.
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iuhealth.org/laporte
Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
Bust the urge
to hibernate!
Can they smile?
Wintertime in Indiana can present many challenges, like
Can they lift both arms?
how to stay active and healthy in cold and icy conditions that
Act FA
FAST if you suspect stroke.
o
Timing is critical to prevent devastating effects.
t
Face:
Arm:
Speech: Are words slurred? Do they understand you?
Time:
make most of us want to hibernate.
It’s critical. If you notice signs,
call 911 immediately.
If it’s safe to weather the cold, try a winter walk or hike!
You’ll be amazed at the beauty of winter in our local parks
and recreation facilities. Get outside with the family, build a
snowman, throw some snowballs and make the best of our
Indiana season. Shivering just thinking about it? Try indoor
walking, exercise videos, or tackling that indoor project you’ve
been putting off.
Consider finding a workout partner and exercising at The
Crossing, or any of our many wellness facilities in La Porte
and Starke counties. Exercising with a buddy can help provide
accountability and motivation to stay active. An added bonus:
you’re socializing with others with similar goals.
The CDC recommends 30 minutes of moderate intensity
aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) each day and muscle
strengthening activities at least two days per week for most
Neuro-rehabilitation Research
at The Crossing
adults. Consult your healthcare provider if you have health
issues before you exercise.
Physical therapist Behdad Tahayori with IU Health La Porte
Hospital has developed a human-computer interface that
enables him to study movements in stroke survivors at The
Crossing’s new motor control lab. One goal of the research
is to transfer basic science to clinical practice right here in
La Porte, giving patients access to a type of treatment
never before available here. The research provides
information on the spine’s ability to compensate for the
part of the brain that controls balance, which is often
affected after a person has a stroke. The lab is a division of
Koceja’s Motor Control Lab (renowned research on spinal
control of motion), which Tahayori has been researching
with a grant from the Academy of Sports Medicine and a
fellowship from the American Heart Association. Tahayori
was able to bring the lab to La Porte thanks to receiving the
Elizabeth & Eugene Siefker Scholarship from The La Porte
Shake off the cold!
Hospital Foundation.
For more information about The Foundation scholarship
Call to inquire about our affordable
wellness center membership! 219.326.2480.
program, visit www.iuhealth.org/laportefoundation.
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LIVE YOU N G LON G
Sports Spring Fever
Spring sports season is just around the corner and as your sports medicine providers,
we want you to prepare ahead of time to help prevent injuries. Start with low intensity
weights and repetitions and work your way up for six to eight weeks prior to season start.
Here are a few tips to get warmed up this winter:
1
3
CORE ACTIVITIES
LOWER BODY
Muscle Focus: Lumbar musculature, Gluteus
Medius, Transversus Abdominus, External and
Internal Obliques, Rectus Abdominus
— Planks-side and forward
— Bridges off and on a swiss ball
— Inverted sit-up
— V-sit
— Supermans
— Low Back extensions
Muscle Focus: Gluteus Medius, Quadriceps,
Iliopsoas (hip flexor), Adductors, Hamstring
— Lunges-side and forward
— Standing squat
(Hint: Put a chair behind you and practice
correct form by barely sitting on it-add free
weights for a challenge)
— Plyometric Box Jumps (start with lower height
and work your way up)
2
4
UPPER BODY
Muscle Focus: Supraspinatus, Subscapularis,
Deltoids, Rhomboids, Cervical and Thoracic
paraspinals, Trapezius, Serratus Anterior,
Scalenes, Tricep, Bicep
— Swing weighted bat, golf club or tennis racquet
— Rotator Cuff theraband training
— Triceps Dips
— Push-ups-regular and diamond
— Thoracic Extension
— Scapular Wall Slides
BALANCE
Focus: Neuromuscular integration, Proprioception
— Standing on a BOSU Ball do double leg and
single leg squats (add medicine ball chest
passes for an added challenge)
— Single Leg Deadlift Row
— Slide Board Lunges-backward and side
5
FLEXIBILITY
Focus: Muscle and Tendon Lengthening,
Increase Oxygen Delivery to musculature
— Join a yoga class at least one a week
(Hint: this will enhance balance and
core stability too and remember
the Pros do it!)
— Spend at least 15 minutes
stretching post work-outs
For a personalized training program,
call the Sports Medicine Center at
219.326.2663, Option 2.
Research shows that you MUST hold stretches
at least 30 seconds to affect the length of the muscle.
TIP
Doing these and other pre-season training regimens
can help prevent overuse injuries later. Invite one
of your teammates or the whole team to add these
exercises to your pre-season work-outs.
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Medical Director
of Sports Medicine
Sarah Bancroft, DO
Sports Medicine
Sub-specialty Care:
Orthopedic and
Medical Management
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Sports Performance Training
Athletic Trainer Staffing
Sagamore Center
600 Legacy Plaza
La Porte, IN 46350
Call for appointment:
T 219.326.2663, Option 2
iuhealth.org/laporte
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la diabetes tipo 2
¿Necesita ayuda para
controlar la diabetes?
Recientemente, los Centros para el Control y Prevención
de Enfermedades anunciaron que dos de cada cinco adultos
en los EE. UU. desarrollarán diabetes a lo largo de su vida.
¡Un pronóstico temible!
La buena noticia es que las investigaciones demuestran
que podemos ingerir alimentos deliciosos para reducir las
probabilidades de contraer diabetes. Como siempre, antes
de modificar su dieta consulte a su proveedor de atención
médica. Incluimos una lista de alimentos que puede disfrutar:
¡Asista a estas clases!
• Educación para autocontrol
de la diabetes
• Insulina/inyectables y habilidades
de supervivencia
• Diabetes gestacional
Para obtener más información o
inscribirse, llame al 219.326.2478.
Arándanos. Tres raciones semanales redujeron el riesgo de diabetes tipo 2 en un
26 por ciento. Sin embargo, beber jugo de frutas aumentó el riesgo. Para una hidratación
saludable, beba agua.
Frutos de cáscara arbóreos. Se ha demostrado que los frutos de cáscara arbóreos
naturales sin sal, como los pistachos, las almendras, las nueces de Brasil y los anacardos,
mejoran la sensibilidad a la insulina y son saludables para el corazón.
Yogur descremado. Remplazar bocadillos con alto contenido de azúcar o grasa por yogur
descremado está asociado con la reducción del riesgo de contraer diabetes tipo 2 casi en
un 50 por ciento.
Llame hoy mismo a nuestro
Centro de bienestar y
rehabilitación para empezar un
programa de ejercicios saludables
para el corazón. 219.326.2480
o visite iuhealth.org/laporte.
Control de medicamentos:
Medicamentos
para el corazón
Un farmacéutico es una parte importante de su equipo de atención médica, y una excelente fuente de
información sobre medicamentos. Los farmacéuticos de IU Health La Porte Hospital le ayudarán a
comprender las características de la medicación para las enfermedades cardíacas. Esta explicación
es meramente informativa; tome todos los medicamentos de acuerdo con las indicaciones de su médico
y no haga cambios hasta haber hablado con su proveedor de atención médica.
Presión arterial
Aunque en general los medicamentos
para la presión arterial son bien tolerados,
pueden provocar micciones (deseos de
orinar) frecuentes, mareos y fatiga. Con el
tiempo, los efectos secundarios tienden
a disminuir. Su médico o enfermera
practicante pueden recetarle más de un
medicamento para tratar la presión arterial;
en su mayoría son asequibles y a precios
tan bajos como $4 por mes. Realizarse
pruebas en su casa y llevar un registro
diario de sus lecturas de presión arterial
puede ayudarlo a verificar si la medicación
está teniendo el efecto deseado.
Colesterol
La medicación para el colesterol controla el
nivel de colesterol malo o LDL en nuestro
organismo. Los medicamentos más
recetados son las estatinas. Suelen ser
más efectivos si se toman a la hora de
acostarse. En caso de experimentar dolor
muscular en las piernas o extremidades
debe dejar de tomarlos y llamar de
inmediato a su médico. Un suministro
mensual puede costar apenas unos $4,
según el medicamento y la farmacia.
Carrie Loeffler, Pharm D, RPh, BS, BA,
Director of Pharmacy Services
Dieta y ejercicio
La Asociación Americana del Corazón
recomienda hacer al menos 150 minutos
de ejercicio moderado por semana para
prevenir las enfermedades cardíacas y los
ataques cerebrales. Comer alimentos con
alto contenido de ácidos grasos omega-3,
como pescado o nueces, y cocinar con
aceite de oliva puede contribuir a reducir la
presión arterial y el colesterol, y mantener
sanos los vasos sanguíneos.
¿Tiene alguna duda sobre su medicación?
Visite iuhealth.staywellsolutionsonline.com para consultar
la base de datos sobre medicamentos, sus interacciones y mucho más.
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LIVE YOU N G LON G
I U H EALTH STARKE HOSP ITAL
SAVE
THE
DATE :
Auxiliary Supports
Free Mammograms
The IU Health Starke Hospital Auxiliary presented the Starke
Health Fund with $1,950 to be used toward mammogram
vouchers for qualifying women who otherwise would not be
able to afford this life-saving screening test. The gift provides
for mammograms for up to 15 patients. A special thanks to
the Starke Hospital Auxiliary for helping us continute this
important screening program.
Sandy Hansen (L)
and Donna Bailey (R)
of the IU Health Starke
Hospital Auxiliary
present a gift to the
Starke Health Fund.
Accepting is Josephine
Klicek, Director of
Diagnostic Imaging at
IU Health Starke Hospital.
For more information about
the Starke Health Fund, visit
iuhealth.org/starke/about/giving.
Cooking with Thor
Sunday
March 8, 2015
2 p.m.
La Porte
High School
Cooking with Thor
12 teams. Two cooking challenges.
And a ton of fun creating delicious, healthy foods.
Join us as G.Thor Thordarson, President/CEO of IU Health
La Porte Hospital, heads up this exciting challenge
among community organizations and leaders, paired
with local mentor chefs, to create the most
healthy and delicious concoctions, that easily
be prepared at home, too!
The competition will be judged
by area fourth graders, who are
also in THE FOUNDATION’s
Lil’ F.I.S.H. Program™. Lil’ F.I.S.H.
reaches about 1,200 fourth graders
annually with modules on bullying,
nutrition, heart health, exercise, dental hygiene,
self-esteem, tobacco awareness and summer safety.
Check iuhealth.org/laporte for details!
GIVE A MEANINGFUL GIFT and SHARE JOY THIS
Giving a gift of membership
to THE FOUNDATION this
holiday season is a great way
to share the gift of health
and wellness with your friends,
loved ones and the
entire community.
Share the joy this season
and give a meaningful gift
of membership today.
YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY
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Happy Holidays to all of our Donors & Members
Thank you
y for investing
g in the
health of our community.
We look forward to a
happy, healthy
h
h lth 2015!
Thank you to our 2014 Corporate Partners
ELITE CORPORATE SPONSORS
American Limb & Orthopedic Company of Valparaiso
LaPorte
Radiology Inc.
PREMIER CORPORATE SPONSORS
Anesthesia Associates of La Porte | Firstsource Advantage, LLC | Mitch Feikes Builders, Inc. | TCB Manufacturing
Vision Self Pay Revenue Recovery | Wells Fargo Bank
SAVE THESE DATES
2015
27TH ANNUAL HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP
GOLF TOURNAMENT | JUNE 11, 2015
14TH ANNUAL TOUR DE LA PORTE
AUGUST 21 - 23, 2015
21ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY AT THE POPS
DECEMBER 12, 2015
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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Stacey Kellogg
Public Information Officer,Editor
Sarah Bancroft, DO
Jon Broyles, PT, DPT
Rose Flinchum, MSEd, MS, CNS,
RN, BC-ADM, CDE
Carrie Loeffler, PharmD, RPh, BS, BA
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