Thursday, October 23, 2014

 Tony Coleman smiles for a photo with wife, Barbara, and grandaughters Shelly Moore, 13, center, and Angel Moore, 10, on Oct. 2, 2014, outside their home in Elkhart. Coleman suffers from end-stage renal disease and is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.

Through kidney failure, countless rounds of dialysis and an endless stream of doctor’s appointments, Tony Coleman has waited for an organ donor to save him. Find out how you can help at an upcoming event.

Sarah Welliver

Posted 26 minutes ago
 FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, licensed clinician Margaret Chilcott removes her outer gloves before disrobing and sanitizing, in Anniston, Ala.  As hospitals across the country prepare for a possible new case of Ebola, demand for impermeable gowns and full-body suits has surged. Equipment manufacturers and distributors are scrambling to keep up with the glut of orders, doubling staffs and still facing weekslong backlogs. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

The Indiana State Department of Health has opened a call center to answer the public’s questions about the symptoms, screening and diagnosis of the Ebola virus.

Emily Pfund

Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.
 County hospitals are seeking an exemption from making doctors and staff's salaries public.

The workshop runs six weeks and is free and open to the public.

Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
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After a 2012 change in member plans for school-aged children, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield cut approved hours for a specialized therapy for autistic children. Now a Wakarusa couple is fighting to get the therapy they say their son needs.

 Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s Chief Nursing Officer Bev Teegarden (right) demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment at a meeting with clinical leaders Friday morning, Oct. 17.
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Health workers at Elkhart General Hospital and other area hospitals are being trained in the use of protective gear.

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Measures include screening questionnaires, training videos and a hotline for health providers.

 Pink hard hats sit on the top level of the Elkhart General Hospital parking garage during the EMCOR/Shambaugh & Sons national call to action for Breast Cancer Awareness Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. The event was part of EMCORÕs 2014 Pink Hard Hat Ribbon Events to raise awareness of the need for breast cancer screenings.  Approximately 350 people gathered to listen to speakers and, stand in the shape of a pink ribbon for photographers.
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’re collecting personal stories about how breast cancer has affected lives in Elkhart County.

Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 4:26 p.m.

Infection control professionals at area hospitals are confident that proper infection prevention protocols are in place.

 Lisa Halle exhales, releasing a stream of vapor into the air as she demonstrates vaping at ZX Vape, which she owns with her husband Chad. The new store located on Third Street in downtown Goshen sells materials for e-smoking. Lisa explained the process of vaping Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 14, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

ZX Vape is Elkhart County’s second vape store, but owners expect more to follow as trend keeps growing. Retailers say the tobacco-free nicotine offers a healthier, more satisfying smoking alternative.

 County hospitals are seeking an exemption from making doctors and staff's salaries public.
Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

A new contract will enhance personal health care and reduce medical costs by increasing collaboration and efficiency.

 Dr. Urs Werner von Holzen is the new director of thoracic oncology at the IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care
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Urs Werner von Holzen, M.D., recently joined IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care as director of thoracic oncology.

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