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Avalon Springs Health Campus to Host Caregiver’s Day Off Program on Thursday, January 22, 2015

fillerAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, with 80 percent of this care being provided by family caregivers. Additionally, more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of care giving as high or very high; one-third report symptoms of depression. Due to the physical and emotional toll of care giving on their own health, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers had $8.7 billion in additional health care costs in 2013.

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Scaling Down Almost Painlessly

fillerMoving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

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What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About Good Posture

article-124-good-postureHow many times did we hear from our parents when we were children to “sit up straight”? Our parents were not telling us to do this merely to keep us from looking like a boiled noodle. Good posture is important for a variety of health reasons as well. It helps us to breathe properly, increases concentration, reduces the risk of neck and back pain and increases our sense of well-being.

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New Year, New Commitment, New You!

EXM-2015We're getting ready to kick of the new year with scheduled Sunday runs!

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"Your Teen's World: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Like You’ve Never Seen"

family-youth-services-bureau-logoThe Family & Youth Services Bureau presents a Family Life Series Workshop, titled “Your Teen’s World: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Like You’ve Never Seen” held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the FYSB office at 253 W. Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes Pravin Gupta, MD

PravinGuptaPorter Health Care System welcomes Pravin Gupta, M.D. to the hospital’s network, Porter Physician Group. Dr. Gupta will be seeing patients at Steel Family Health Care Center, located at 2022 Kelle Drive in Chesterton.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Announces Second Annual Ruff, Tuff & in the Buff 5K

rot1Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will host its second annual Ruff, Tuff & in the Buff 5K run/walk on January 10, 2015 at 9 a.m. This 3.1-mile winter trail run is for serious and not-so-serious racers.

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