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April 11, 2018 Uncategorized

Because you already know it’s good for your health.

It’s common knowledge that exercise is good for you. It helps you maintain a healthy weight. It’s good for your heart. It’s good for your mind, too. We know all this and yet, some of us still can’t seem to get motivated. So instead of a traditional “exercise is good for you” blog, we’ve decided to list some not-so-obvious reasons to exercise.

March 23, 2018 Uncategorized

woman with headache

Tips for preventing head pain

We get it: You have enough “headaches” in your life—you don’t need real ones! But what causes headaches and how can you avoid them? With a little planning, good habits, and fast acting, you can minimize headaches. We’ll show you how.

March 15, 2018 Uncategorized


 What you need to know now

The bad news is that diabetes is on the rise among Americans. The good news is that there is something to be done about it. Edgewater Health wants you to know the facts about both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and learn how to stop Type 2 Diabetes before it starts.

December 19, 2017 Uncategorized

Whether you’re decking the halls, spinning the dreidel, or lighting the kinara, this is a busy time of year for most families. While the holiday season is usually a joyous time, for some the hustle and bustle can lead to stress and anxiety also known as the “holiday blues.” When sadness feels like more than just the blues, pay close attention to your symptoms.

December 14, 2017 Uncategorized

The buildup of the holidays, the stress of buying gifts, and the dropping temperatures can add up to a lot of feelings of pressure. We all have bad days, but why does it seem like everyone is brimming with holiday cheer lately while you can barely muster a season’s greeting? Your melancholy may be due to one or more of the following:

May 31, 2017 Uncategorized

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Edgewater Systems hosted over 200 community leaders, mental health and social service providers, and community residents at its 9th Annual Ambassadors for Edgewater, Mental Health Awareness Luncheon on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Attendees included Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson; Calumet Township Trustee, Kimberly Robinson; Lake County Prosecutor, Bernard A. Carter; and Councilwoman Linda Barnes-Cladwell and other civic and community leaders.

The main speaker for the afternoon was Dr. Lonise Bias an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, certified youth and family life coach and consultant.  Dr. Bias was introduced by Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes, President and CEO of Edgewater, who began her introduction by stating, “Mental illness is no different from any other physical illness.”