Category: A & E

Elderly Women May Benefit From Higher Amounts of Protein

WEST LAFAYETTE — Elderly women could benefit from consuming 29 percent more protein than the current nutrition guidelines recommend, according to new research from Purdue University.

“Our data suggests that the current dietary protein requirement estimate may be too low and reinforces that more research is needed to identify accurate protein amounts for older adults,” said nutrition science professor Wayne W. Campbell, an …

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Home Gardeners: ‘Don’t be Fooled’ by Spotty Nice Weather

WEST LAFAYETTE – Planting a home garden at the first sign of spring weather might cause big problems later, especially when more freeze days are likely ahead, a Purdue Extension horticulture specialist says.

“Don’t be fooled by the odd warm day we will be experiencing here and there over the next few weeks,” warned Larry Caplan, Extension horticulture educator in Vanderburgh County in southwest Indiana. …

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Medicare and Medicaid Informational Video

MB&CC – Medical Billing and Coding Certification is a not-for-profit healthcare information resources site. We built MB&CC to fill the much needed online niche for a high quality site that offers free information about the healthcare industry. After working on developing this project for the past year, we’re now reaching out to organizations that might be interested in sharing what we’ve put together.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony Benefits Cardiovascular Research

HOBART – The Hearts of Hope tree lighting ceremony was held on Wednesday, Feb. 12at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Cardiovascular patient Raymond Perry, 31, of Crown Point, shared his personal story, and lit the heart-decorated tree with lights that shine in honor of those whose lives have been affected by cardiovascular disease. The annual Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the …

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Saint Joseph’s College Choirs Cherish Musical Tour Through Italy

The Saint Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, Ind.) Concert Choir and Chamber Singers toured Italy November 11-19, 2013 with members of the St. John Cantius Church (Chicago, Ill.) choirs. While the SJC choirs sing at liturgical, College, and local events regularly, an invitation to sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica for the closing weekend celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia (the Vatican choir) …

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Climate Change’s Longer Growing Season Won’t Mean more Carbon Capture

BLOOMINGTON – Forests may stay green longer due to global climate warming, but it doesn’t mean those same forests will actually grow more. In fact, new research in two papers published by scientists at Indiana University finds that even though trees may keep their leaves on longer during warm years, how much they grow depends on how much rain they receive.

And with drier conditions …

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Who’s Coming to Town in 2014?

Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.

by Shari Held

2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.

Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding area, …

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Missing the Sun? Prof Says it’s a Bright Idea to Think About Vitamin D

WEST LAFAYETTE — The gray winter skies are a reminder that people should consider supplementing Vitamin D levels to ensure they maintain strong bones, says a Purdue University nutrition expert.

“Those who live in Indiana and other Midwest communities should be seasonally supplementing,” says James Fleet, distinguished professor of nutrition science, who studies how Vitamin D controls calcium. “That’s not a surprise to …

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March Community Wellness Programs

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in March. The free presentations will be held in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

No More Excuses: Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer • March 4 • 6 p.m.

A recent study conducted by the Colon Cancer Alliance stated …

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Artsy Winter

A diversity of entertainment, from Johnny Cash to Agatha Christie.

by John Cain

Theatre at the Center will present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster, February 20 through March 30. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and …

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