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Valpo Video Board - "A Crucial Catch" w/ Valparaiso, Lake Central High School, ACS

pcctc-video-prod-media-studies-logoWatch Part 1 and Part 2 of the Valpo Video Board announcement for the "Crucial Catch" campaign fundraiser featuring VHS Football Coach Dave Coyle, Lake Central Football Coach Brett St. Germain and Hana Tepe of the American Cancer Society, produced by the Porter County Career and Technical Center's Video Productions and Media Studies class.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Honors Latest ECHO Grads

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Health-Crown-Point-honors-latest-ECHO-gradsThe Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point School of Echocardiography Class of 2014 was honored during a graduation program that took place November 20 at the Marian Education Center.

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VNA to Provide Flu Shots on December 1, 2014

rot1The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County will provide influenza vaccinations on Monday, December 1st from 4-6 pm at the VNA administration building at 2401 Valley Drive in Valparaiso.

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A Very Generous Community

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyHere at Mental Health America of Porter County, the few weeks that we have before the Thanksgiving and the holidays are some of the busiest of the year. With preparing our giftLIFT program, setting up many trees within Porter County, and maintaining our Open Door Social Club activities; the holidays become very hectic. The Open Door Social Club program welcomes adults that have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are compliant with treatment. One goal of the Club is to promote positive peer to peer interaction through safe and healthy social engagements. We provide a stigma-free atmosphere for the members and plan activities where they can feel safe engaging in their community.

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Physician Honored for Volunteering at Clinic, Serving the Needy

Physician-Honored-for-Volunteering-at-Clinic-Serving-the-NeedyBenjamin Schmid, MD (center), a gastroenterologist, receives the annual McAuley Clinic Gratitude Award from Thomas Gryzbek, Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond president, during a program at the hospital Nov. 20. Schmid, who has been with the hospital for 34 years and volunteered at the clinic since it opened in 1996, said he was “very humbled” to receive the honor, adding, “I didn’t think I deserved it, but I try to do my best to help my patients.” Schmid also thanked the clinic’s staff for its assistance and his wife of 39 years, Ann, for “making me dinners at 10 or 11 at night, when I get home, sometimes.”

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2014 Porter Regional Hospital Holds Battle of the Blood Sugar Event

Porter-Hospital-Diabetes-1Porter Regional Hospital firmly believes that the first step to prevention is education. The hospital held its Battle of the Blood Sugar event on the evening of Tuesday, November 19. Endocrinologist Ashley Therasse, MD, discussed the growing rate of pre-diabetes, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes, and eventually an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and more.

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Porter Health Care System to help Consumers Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonBeginning November 15, Porter Health Care System will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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