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New physician office to offer health fair, cookout

2014-06-09T14:00:00Z 2014-06-09T23:34:07Z New physician office to offer health fair, cookoutTimes Staff
June 09, 2014 2:00 pm  • 

New physician office to offer health fair, cookout

HEBRON | DeMotte Physicians of Porter Physician Group will present a free health fair and cookout from 3-6 p.m. on June 18 at its new office, 630 N. Main St. 

The event will include free refreshments, as well as the following free health screenings: blood pressure, bone density, body mass index, sleep screening and hearing screening. 

DeMotte Physicians opened its new office in Hebron on June 1 with family medicine physicians Dr. Alex Alvarez and Dr. Jeffrey Huxford.

Safe baby-sitting course available to local teens

LAPORTE | Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 19, July 8 and July 31 at 1100 Lincolnway.

The course helps children ages 11 and older feel more confident in their ability to care for younger children. The cost is $40. 

Safe Sitter courses have helped more than 650,000 adolescent baby sitters across the country learn basic lifesaving and safety techniques.

The program teaches how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. Baby sitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run a baby-sitting business.

They will learn basic CPR and first aid, as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue.  

For more information or to register, contact IU Health LaPorte Hospital at (219) 326-2322. For more information about the Safe Sitter organization, contact its headquarters at (800) 255-4089 or visit

Health academy to offer EMT-paramedic training

CROWN POINT | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy will accept applications until 4 p.m. June 30 for its next emergency medical technician training program, which will begin in July. 

Applications for the six-month course are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the EMS Academy, on the second floor of the hospital’s Medical Arts Center, 1201 S. Main St., Suite 201, or through the academy website, 

Applicants must be at least 18 to qualify. 

Classes will be offered from 6-10 p.m. Monday and Thursday nights. EMT program graduates will be eligible to take the state written and practical exam for certification in Indiana.

The course fee is $850. Payment plans are available. The Don Hess Memorial Scholarship is available for students in financial need. 

For more information, call (219) 757-6334.

Surgeons to lead joint replacement program

VALPARAISO | Orthopedic surgeons Drs. Anthony Levenda and Michael Leland will discuss chronic joint pain and reasons a person may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery.

The discussion, When Joint Replacement is the Best Option: Shoulder and Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Strongbow Inn, 2405 E. U.S. 30.

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