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Run Happy and Run Safely, Says Extra Mile Fitness

running-safety-month 1JSYK, November is National Running Safety Month. 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.

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Morgan Township Elementary School Celebrates 2015 Red Ribbon Week

pcsac-morgan-elementary-2015Over 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.

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Don’t Leave Your Animals in Hot Cars and Other Words of Wisdom From Vale Park

hot-asphault The weather is getting cooler, but something to keep in mind is that your four-legged children are covered in fur, and leaving them in a hot car is not a good idea.

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Look Before You Lock: Kids in Hot Cars

rot1Heatstroke 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.

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Meet Michael Stenger, New President of New President of Franciscan St. Margaret Health and Franciscan Healthcare-Munster


Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest medical entities in Northwest Indiana with multiple locations dotting the region. Thousands of people are under its employ, and one of the newest additions is Michael Stenger, president and CEO of Franciscan St. Margaret Health, with campuses locations in Dyer, Hammond, and Franciscan Healthcare in Munster.

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Naloxone Kits Will Now be in the Hands of All First Responders in Porter County

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An announcement was made on June 12, 2015 that will save hundreds of lives in the future in Northwest Indiana. Porter County Community Foundation, Porter Regional Hospital, Porter-Starke Services, Fagen Pharmacy and Empower Porter County came together at Porter Regional Hospital to announce the expansion of the availability of the innovative and life changing Naloxone rescue kits to all Porter County police departments.

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Keep Pets Safe During the Summer

dogs-with-stickSummer is here and you want to get yourself and your animals outside! But there are some things to remember when it comes to keeping your four-legged family members safe and healthy during the summer months. Below are some dos and don’ts for animal safety.

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How to Protect your Child from Harmful Poisons

Toddler household poisonsThis information was submitted by Jennifer Mullen,Trauma Nurse Coordinator.

Children Act Fast….So Do Poisons!

Poisoning occurs when any substance interferes with normal body functions after it is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed and is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A poison can be any substance that is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount.

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Porter Career Center hosts Drive Safe Chicago’s PSA Contest winners

DrivesafePSAwinner2Two students from the Porter County Career Center, Rachel Diaz and Ryan Malarik, took first and second place, respectively, for the Drive Safe Chicago PSA contest, sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation.

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NIPSCO Reminds Customers of Home Heating Safety

Furnace inspections and carbon monoxide detectors help keep homes safe and warm

rot6With colder temperatures settling in, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) reminds customers of the importance of maintaining a safe home heating system.

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Extra Mile Kicks Off National Running Safety Month

fire-up-runExtra Mile Fitness kicked off National Running Safety Awareness Month with a "FIRE UP YOUR RUN" fun run. Runners of all paces gathered at the Extra Mile location in Valpo to take part in the run.

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