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Lansing students, parents get primer on Internet safety

Lansing students, parents get primer on Internet safety

LANSING | Rachel Sitarz, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, recently presented a program on Internet safety for Memorial Junior High School students and their parents, the school announced.

March 01, 2012 7:30 pm
Lansing students, parents get primer on Internet safety

Lansing students, parents get primer on Internet safety

Rachel Sitarz, right, who works with the Indiana State Police on Internet safety, recently advised students and parents at Memorial Junior High School in Lansing on how to stay safe on the Internet. She is shown with students Romeo Holloway, from left, Kennedy Iwaszko and Lorenzo Washington.

March 01, 2012 12:00 am
Sheriff rolls out red carpet for boy suffering with recurring tumors

Sheriff rolls out red carpet for boy suffering with recurring tumors

VALPARAISO | The walk from a patrol car to the Porter County Jail doors is a walk most dread. For Aidan Carter, it was a birthday dream come true.

December 30, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Food and music fest

Food and music fest

SCHERERVILLE | Spanish food, wines, music and dancing will fill the evening Oct. 15 as Campagna Academy presents its first Tapas Fest fundraising event at Banquets at St. George, 528 W. 77th Ave.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
Two agencies welcome guests to new offices on the square

Two agencies welcome guests to new offices on the square

CROWN POINT | Good partnerships can be tough to find, but there's a new one in the Hub City that just may lead to a long and successful relationship.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Milk allergy treated with a new desensitization strategy

Milk allergy is common and stubborn. Children who do not outgrow their milk problems will probably have a lifelong allergy, experts say. But new tactics are emerging to help children become desensitized to milk, including one reported Monday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of A…

March 24, 2011 12:00 am

21,000 had whooping cough last year, CDC says

Federal health officials say more than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That's the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than 50 years.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
Doctors warn about children overtraining in mixed martial arts

Doctors warn about children overtraining in mixed martial arts

With more children punching and kicking each other in the name of mixed-martial arts, the results are inevitable: More kids are getting hurt, doctors say.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Ben Franklin Middle School helps students make better food choices

VALPARAISO | Benjamin Franklin Middle School is participating in a yearlong program to promote health and learning. Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge is a national initiative developed to engage students, teachers, families and the community in fun, all-inclusive activities aimed to h…

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
How to wean your child off junk food

How to wean your child off junk food

Kids used to a steady diet of sugar and fat can change, and parents can help make the switch less painful. It's all about balance, and here are some tips to get you started.

February 22, 2011 8:00 am
No recess at school? Make room for activity elsewhere

No recess at school? Make room for activity elsewhere

With an increasing number of public schools opting to take recess out of the school day, keeping track of a child's physical activity has become more important than ever.

February 22, 2011 8:00 am
Valpo Crusaders seeking head shavees and donations for childhood cancer research

Valpo Crusaders seeking head shavees and donations for childhood cancer research

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University men's soccer is teaming up with St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

February 22, 2011 2:15 am

How to wean your child off junk food

Kids used to a steady diet of sugar and fat can change — and parents can help make the switch less painful. "It's about balance," says Babs Benson, R.N., director of the Healthy You weight management program at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va. "Frequency and quanti…

February 20, 2011 12:00 am

No recess at school? Make room for activity elsewhere

Breakfast on the table? Check. Get the kids on the bus? Check. Do they have their homework? Check. Make sure they're getting enough exercise? Umm...

February 19, 2011 12:00 am
Teens with dogs are more active

Teens with dogs are more active

Dog ownership appears to make teens more active, according to a new study. The teens in dog-owning families logged about 15 additional minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity per week.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am
Fair is all about wellness

Fair is all about wellness

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted its second Student Wellness Fair this month.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Higher IQs linked to healthier diets in kids

Plenty of studies have established a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. One meta-analysis of 20 such studies found that babies who were breastfed got an IQ boost of 3.16 points, on average (even after adjusting for the fact that moms with more education are more likely to prioritiz…

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Taking laughter seriously

Taking laughter seriously

A group of Hammond High School students, some of whom are under pressure to make better grades, pass tests or get into a good college, enjoyed a good laugh last week to help relieve their stress when laughter therapist Tanaz Bamboat, of Munster, visited.

February 15, 2011 8:00 am Photos

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Oscar-nominated film earns praise from kids who stutter

Oscar-nominated film earns praise from kids who stutter

A movie about a stuttering monarch hardly sounds like blockbuster box-office fare. But in a less flashy way, "The King's Speech" is about a hero, one who battles an invisible enemy that torments nearly 70 million people around the world.

February 15, 2011 8:00 am
'Links of Love'

'Links of Love'

KOUTS | Samantha Uphold couldn't hold back the tears as she heard the Kouts Elementary School kids reciting cheers in her honor. "She's strong, she's a fighter. She's gonna get well. And when she does, we'll ring the bell."

February 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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