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Franciscan Alliance Striders Take Steps for a Good Cause

franciscan-walk-heart-2014-2Walkers show heart to benefit worthy cause
Nearly 60 Franciscan Alliance participants were among hundreds who strided for a good cause in the annual American Heart Association Lake County Heart Walk fundraiser at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point Sept. 13.

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Vale Park to Host CERF Eye Clinic

dogs-with-stickAttention breeders! Sunday, September 21st Vale Park Animal Hospital will be holding a CERF eye clinic for only $35.00! Microchips are also available for $25.

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March of Dimes and Indiana Hospital Association Recognizes Porter Regional Hospital’s Work to Improve Quality of Lives for Mothers and Newborns

Porter-Regional-Hospital-Recognized-at-Indianas-Perinatal-Hospital-SummitMarch of Dimes and the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Porter Regional Hospital at the Indiana Perinatal Hospital Summit today at the Ritz Charles in Carmel for their work to reduce the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. This will give more babies in Northwest Indiana a healthy start in life.

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Feeling Like New Thanks to Spa Blu

Spa-Blu-2014 4Spa Blu, the 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center, recently made some updates to their spa services. Curious? I bet you are. Want to try before you buy? Then read about the experience that three of the Lady Lifers had as we tested out some of the new spa packages that are offered at Spa Blu.

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer: Buddy Bears Bring Comfort to Hospitalized Children

Franciscan-Buddy-BearsChildren’s stays at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer are likely to be more comforting and less apprehensive, thanks to a recently delivery of Buddy Bears by Gustavo Galante, MD (foreground-right), a member of B’nai B’rith America Unit 901in Northwest Indiana, sponsor of the program. Dr. Galante, who has been involved with the effort for about two years, called it a “nice way of giving back and meeting community needs.” Fundraising efforts through local businesses and community members supply the $10 cost of each stuffed animal, which then are distributed to hospitals, shelters for abused women and their dependents and other organizations.

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Could It Be My Gallbladder?

Cooper Maybe you've had pain that starts suddenly in your upper abdomen. Maybe moving around doesn't make the pain go away. Or, maybe you've had abdominal pain at night that's severe enough to wake you. Maybe it's your gallbladder.

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High School Students Gather “Around the Table” to Promote a Drug-Free, Healthy Lifestyle

around-the-table-2014-yc-1“To provide opportunities that foster interpersonal engagement, compassionate dialogue and resilient relationships in all sectors of the Porter County community.” This mission statement summarizes the ideals of Empower Porter County’s new youth initiative “Around the Table”.

On August 30th, 2014, Kaye Frataccia, program manager of Empower Porter County's new initiative, met with five local teens to kick start ideas from the program’s youth committee. They discussed the importance of strong family relationships and its correlation with teen behavior.

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