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Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Healthy hair the natural way

In recent years, most Americans have made healthier food choices a part of their every day lives. But what about the products we put on our bodies?

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Campagna expands services with substance abuse program

Campagna expands services with substance abuse program

SCHERERVILLE | Campagna Academy has added an Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program to its residential and community youth services.

September 24, 2012 12:00 am
051212PFLEGER,  Rev. Michael Pfleger, youth violence and prevention conference, iun

051212PFLEGER, Rev. Michael Pfleger, youth violence and prevention conference, iun

Brandon Zanders, 13 from Aspire Academy, left, and Briana Joiner, 13, from 21st Century schools listen to Rev. Michael Pfleger as he speaks Friday afternoon in the auditorium of the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest during the 5th Annual Community Organizations for Families and…

May 11, 2012 6:41 pm
051212PFLEGER,  Rev. Michael Pfleger, youth violence and prevention conference, iun

051212PFLEGER, Rev. Michael Pfleger, youth violence and prevention conference, iun

GARY Rev. Michael Pfleger speaks Friday afternoon in the auditorium of the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest during the 5th Annual Community Organizations for Families and Youth (COFFY) Youth Violence Prevention Conference hosted by IUN. "We've lost, as a society, the value of …

May 11, 2012 6:41 pm
051212PFLEGER,  Rev. Michael Pfleger, youth violence and prevention conference, iun

051212PFLEGER, Rev. Michael Pfleger, youth violence and prevention conference, iun

GARY Rev. Michael Pfleger speaks Friday afternoon in the auditorium of the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest during the 5th Annual Community Organizations for Families and Youth (COFFY) Youth Violence Prevention Conference hosted by IUN.

May 11, 2012 6:41 pm

Labor Department changes hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday a revised workplace safety standard for hazard communication will help save workers' lives and result in productivity gains for domestic businesses.

March 20, 2012 1:30 pm
Limited-time offers from Fannie Mae and Freddie

Limited-time offers from Fannie Mae and Freddie

Foreclosure Home For Sale Sign and House with Dramatic Sky Background.

September 24, 2011 12:00 am
Fired up about safety

Fired up about safety

Using a large layout of a house, Chris Kender, inspection and prevention division chief for the Portage Fire Department, talks Monday to Nativity of Our Savior fourth-graders about fire prevention and escape.

September 19, 2011 7:15 pm
Fired up about safety

Fired up about safety

Chris Kender, inspection and prevention division chief for the Portage Fire Department, talks Monday to Nativity of Our Savior second-graders about fire prevention and escape.

September 19, 2011 7:15 pm
Pets can reduce stress, cholesterol, obesity

Pets can reduce stress, cholesterol, obesity

Looking for a holistic way to reduce stress, cholesterol and obesity? Get a pet. We know that pets make good companions and decrease loneliness, but numerous studies have shown other profound health benefits of owning a pet.

March 18, 2011 12:00 am
City, schools partner in drug prevention program

City, schools partner in drug prevention program

Portage Township Schools Superintendent Mike Berta announces a partnership Wednesday with the city to prevent substance abuse by youth with Lifeskills training from Porter-Starke Services.

March 02, 2011 10:25 am
City, schools partner in drug prevention program

City, schools partner in drug prevention program

Portage Police Chief Mark Becker gives details on substance abuse prevention in the community during a press conference Wednesday at City Hall announcing a new city and school partnership to provide Life Skills training to community youth.

March 02, 2011 10:25 am
City, schools partner in drug prevention program

City, schools partner in drug prevention program

Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez announces a partnership Wednesday with Portage middle schools to prevent substance abuse by youth with Lifeskills training from Porter-Starke Services.

March 02, 2011 10:25 am

Bill requires teacher training in suicide prevention

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 97-1 Monday to require teachers be trained in child suicide prevention and how to recognize the warning signs of students considering suicide.

January 31, 2011 6:15 pm
Protect against catching a MRSA infection in places you stop everyday

Protect against catching a MRSA infection in places you stop everyday

After several weeks of fighting strep throat and a virus, 25-year-old Chicago actor Ian McClaren, started to notice a red bump on his behind.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
The new vegans

The new vegans

While many adopting the vegan lifestyle in the past felt it was an animal rights issue, several new vegans cite health benefits as the sole reason for the dietary changes.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Police will host Crime Watch meeting Jan. 27 at Town Hall

MUNSTER | Munster police will present information on recent crime in 2011's first quarterly Crime Watch meeting.

January 19, 2011 12:17 pm

Tools available to parents to protect children online

While pedophiles are using the Internet to target youth, experts say parents also can use technology to protect their families.

November 07, 2010 12:00 am
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