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Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer Staff, Friends Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Franciscan-Ice-Bucket-ChallengeThomas Stefaniak, Lake Superior Juvenile Court judge; and Thomas Gryzbek, Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer president; took a soaking for a good cause Aug. 29 when they were among numerous participants in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, conducted on the hospital grounds. Doing the dunking honors were, Jason, Isis, Ramero and Mercedes, who are students at St. Francis Center, an adolescent residential treatment program located on the hospital campus.

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Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County Reminds Residents on the Importance of a Smoke-Free Workplace

Tobacco-education-prevention-logoLabor Day is a day filled with fun, family, and friends but what is this day really about? Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. All workers give so much to the community but why do we not show them how much their health means to those in charge. There are too many businesses that won’t protect their own workers from the deadliest killer in the United States and that is tobacco.

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Alzheimer's Association to host Free Education Programs

AlzheimersAssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be hosting two sessions of “Know the 10 Signs.” The first will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Westchester Library - Thomas Branch, located at 200 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton. The second session will be on Monday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Hammond Public Library, located at 564 State St. in Hammond.

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Newly Engraved Pavers Blessed in Garden of Reflection

Newly-engraved-pavers-blessed-in-Garden-of-ReflectionThe Rev. Anthony Janik, spiritual services director (foreground, left); deacon Bill Sayre (center) and chaplain Jim Etter (foreground, right), lead prayers as they join members of the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point staff and supporters of the hospital at a prayer service Aug. 26 for the dedication of newly engraved pavers at the Garden of Reflection.

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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage” on September 27

Pink-at-PortagePorter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women getting their mammography screenings a complimentary brunch and massage one Saturday a month.

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Porter Health Care System Offers Free Preventive Wellness Screenings

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will offer bone density and blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index screenings in September.

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Porter Regional Hospital Presents Childbirth Education Classes for September 2014

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in September:

Childbirth Education
This comprehensive class covers all aspects of pregnancy, labor, and birth, postpartum and newborn care. Natural coping methods will be discussed, such as relaxation and breathing, as well as the use of pain medication and epidural anesthesia. Your partner or support person is encouraged to attend with you. Register in your fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and take the classes in your seventh or eighth month. Classes will meet for four consecutive weeks from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept.3, 10, 17 and 24 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost for the Childbirth Education class is $65 per couple. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

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