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Alzheimer's Association to Host Free Session on the Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

AlzheimersAssociation“Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” - a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the Portage Township YMCA in Portage. The session is free to the public, but registration is requested by contacting the Association at 800-272-3900. The YMCA is located at 3100 Willowcreek Road.

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Win an iPod Nano from Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics!

iPod-NanoCavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics are hosting a new office contest! Wear your Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontic t-shirt or wristband into your next appointment for a chance to win an iPod Nano!

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5 Reasons We Love Our Sleep


From the Summer 2012 StayHealthy publication

Skimping on our beauty sleep means more than dark circles. "Sleep deprivation compromises your health in many ways," says Geraldine Feria, MD, with Wanatah Primary Care. Feria specializes in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

"During sleep our bodies regenerate, rebuild and repair. Apparently our bodies are wired to function relatively well for 12...

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Girls of the Run of Northwest Indiana to Host Fall 5K Event

Girls-on-the-Run-5K-2012Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana will be hosting its first GOTR Fall 5K in LaPorte County on November 10, 2012. The event will be open to all Girls on the Run participants as well as community residents.

Girls on the Run is about discovering who you can be and remaining true to yourself. A main component of the program is being healthy and active,” said Jill Schlueter-Kim, Council Director for Girls on the Run of NWI. “One of the milestones for the program is to complete a 5K (3.1 miles).

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Porter Regional Hospital Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Joint-Commisions-gold-sealPorter Regional Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Porter’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Porter Regional Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Porter for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

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Porter Regional Hospital Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Porter-Chest-pain-accreditation-Dawn-RobertPorter Regional Hospital recently received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

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Directory Lists More than 4,400 Funding Opportunities in Biomedical, Health-Care Sectors

biomedical-directoryHealth-care and biomedical professionals seeking funding for education, research, faculty development, facility and organizational support, along with conferences, will find state, national and international funding sources in the newest edition of a grant directory with more than 4,400 records.

Schoolhouse Partners LLC has published the 23rd edition of Directory of Biomedical and Health Care Grants, which is now available through, Barnes & Noble bookstores, EBSCO Information Services, Ingram Books and YBP Library Services. Schoolhouse Partners is based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northern Indiana Names First Executive Director

Sheri-Miller-StoryThe Board of Directors of the Northern Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announces the hire of their first Executive Director.

Sheri Miller Story, an (almost) 4-year survivor of inflammatory breast cancer, active former volunteer and Komen Board member and native of Northern Indiana, brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit, government and campaign work to the Affiliate.

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A Historic Birth Day

Porter-Regional-First-Baby-1The birth of a baby is always a reason to celebrate but for parents Ruth and Kris Martin, the birth of their son Aaron is one for the history books. At 7:45 pm on Saturday, August 25, Aaron made his appearance, earning him the title of the first baby born at the new Porter Regional Hospital.

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A Toast to Seven Decades of Service

Porter-Toasts-Farewell-1Glasses of sparkling apple juice were raised in honor of over 7 decades of service. Porter employees, volunteers, and well-wishers gathered on the front lawn on the eve of the transition to the new Porter Regional Hospital to say goodbye to the LaPorte campus. “This is wonderful,” smiled Dr. Mary Ann Jones, obstetrician at Physicians for Women, reflecting on her history with the old campus, from her own birth to beginning her career path as a lab tech at Porter. “This is my home, my community, my hospital.

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