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Porter Regional Hospital Survivor Story: ‘It’s a Miracle I’m Alive’


Michael Triem survives severe hypothermia after kayak accident

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Crown Point Expects the Best, Prepares for Worst

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“Expect the best, prepare for the worst” that could be the unofficial mantra of first responders and medical personnel at hospitals and health institutions.

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Run Happy and Run Safely, Says Extra Mile Fitness

running-safety-month 1JSYK, November is National Running Safety Month, but people don't stop running when that month is over. 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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Meet Michael Stenger, New President of New President of Franciscan St. Margaret Health and Franciscan Healthcare-Munster

Michael-StengerFranciscan 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

Naloxone-Initiative 2An 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


Summer 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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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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Runners and Drivers: Stay Safe with these Tips from Extra Mile Fitness Company

extra-mile-2013-oneStay Safe Out There! Road Running in the Winter
Hey Runners! Daylight becomes a rare commodity as fall and winter descend on Northwest Indiana. After beating the heat with early-morning runs all summer, for the next few months runners will be hard-pressed to find a time to run with sunlight. Don’t hope that drivers will be looking out for you, make yourselves seen! The RRCA advises runners to wear reflective material when running before dawn or after dusk. Make yourself as visible as possible by wearing several points of light and a combination of reflective material and LED lights. At the Extra Mile we carry everything you need to be seen: reflective jackets and vests; LED light spurs from Nathan; and flashing and strobe light clip-ons.

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Indiana Chamber Offers OSHA Compliance Courses August 19-22, 2014

IndianaChamberLogo-3CThe Indiana Chamber of Commerce is holding August courses offering instruction on compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. The 10-hour Voluntary Compliance Course will be held August 19-20, while the 30-hour Voluntary Compliance Course will be August 19-22.

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