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Top 10 Health Articles on ValpoLife in 2018

We published hundreds of articles on the ValpoLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Health articles from ValpoLife in 2018!


Porter-Starke Services of Valparaiso Says Welcome Home to Residents with Opening Celebration for New Aurora View Apartments and Townhomes

Representatives from Porter-Starke Services welcomed community officials, partners, and concerned citizens to celebrate the grand opening celebration of their new Aurora View Apartments and Townhomes project, providing safe, affordable housing to homeless and disabled residents of the area.

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Community Healthcare System Cuts Ribbon on St. Mary Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic

On Tuesday evening, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new Community Healthcare System Occupational Health clinic in Valparaiso to celebrate the location's opening this month. The clinic is located at 1051 Southpoint Circle, south of US 30 and just west of Marsh St. This is the fifth Occupational Health location that Community Healthcare System has launched in Northwest Indiana.

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Residences at Coffee Creek Offers Public a Sneak Peek of Living Spaces

The Residences at Coffee Creek gave the citizens of Chesterton a sneak peek of their brand new senior living facility on Thursday evening.

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StoryPoint's Sean Tracy Uses a Boyhood Hobby to Honor Veterans

Everyone dreams of being able to find the job that doesn't feel like work for them. For Sean Tracy, an employee with Independence Village and the StoryPoint Communities, he not only does his hobby for a living, but in doing so, honors veterans in these retirement communities.

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Porter Regional Hospital Celebrates National Nurses Week 2018 with Ceremony

On Thursday afternoon, Porter Regional Hospital celebrated National Nurses Week by hosting a ceremony to honor the nurses and supporting staff that interact and care for their patients each day.

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NorthShore Health Centers says We are Wild About Moms and Proves It

On any given day, moms can treat their kids to loads of fun at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center. On May 8, NorthShore Health Centers commandeered the space and hosted We are Wild About Moms, an event designed to treat moms for a change!

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Deborah Shepherd is Recognized for Outstanding Emergency Service at Porter Regional Hospital

Managing one emergency department sounds overwhelming, but managing three? That seems beyond human capabilities. Deborah Shepherd, Clinical Director of Emergency Services at Porter Regional Hospital, proves that this is indeed possible. With her positive energy and dedication to her community, Shepherd has been an effective leader and compassionate nurse, earning her the award of Clinical Manager of the Year.

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Healthy Night Out with the Girls Inspires Fun, Wellness

The Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital held their Healthy Night Out with the Girls event Thursday night, bringing women together for pampering as well as health education. The focus for this quarterly event was the new blood pressure guidelines. 

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VNA Annual Recognition Dinner Celebrates Hard Work and Dedication of Staff

Thursday night, the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI held their annual recognition dinner to honor its staff, volunteers and supporters. The evening welcomed and awarded VNA staff and supporters who continue to help those who need it most.

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More Than Just Checkups: McAfee Aids Penelope in an Emergency

For most people, pets are a valuable part of the family. Viewed as more than just a pet, they take the role of a family member and while it may seem odd to an ousider, those within the family understand the bond.

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