Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With the next few days slated to be the hottest we’ve seen in Northwest Indiana so far this summer, it’s a good opportunity to remind parents about the extreme dangers of leaving children in hot cars.
Porter Health Care System Celebrates Five Years Without a Lost-Time Accident in its Engineering Department
Porter Health Care System announced that its Engineering Department has achieved five years without a lost-time accident. This translates to 1,825 days without a recordable injury according to Porter’s Regional Executive Director for Facilities Christian Goss.
This is the first year that Gary Atherton, Director of Porter Regional Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Department, did not coordinate his annual EMS Week Breakfast Banquet. It was always a day he dedicated to recognizing the merits of his staff. This time the EMS team spent their morning commemorating their leader, who passed away on January 13, 2016.
Michael Triem survives severe hypothermia after kayak accident
“Expect the best, prepare for the worst” that could be the unofficial mantra of first responders and medical personnel at hospitals and health institutions.
JSYK, November is National Running Safety Month, but people don't stop running when that month is over. What does that mean exactly? Well, running is a popular sport here in NWI, and people can be seen running outside at all hours, all throughout the year.
Over 150 students gathered today at Morgan Township Elementary School to celebrate the Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off event. Porter County Substance Abuse Council President and Ogden Dunes police officer Timothy E. Beach led the rally by identifying reasons why making good choices have life-long implications.
Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. On average, 38 children die from heat related injuries after being left in hot cars each year. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby or quiet toddler in a car. New parents suffer from exhaustion due to lack of sleep, stress, and changes in their normal routine.