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  • Depression among new parents is not limited to those who go the childbirth route

    Depression among new parents is not limited to those who go the childbirth route
    Adopting a child is supposed to be a joyous event, but for some mothers it is far from a Hallmark moment. The adoptive moms feel powerless, worthless and hopeless, they can’t sleep or eat, or they sleep or eat too much and they withdraw from the world. They are suffering from Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS), which results when the idealized expectations of motherhood fall short of the reality. It differs from postpartum depression caused partially by the changes in a woman’s body after childbirth.
  • Panelists at Purdue Calumet reflect on evolution of nursing

    Panelists at Purdue Calumet reflect on evolution of nursing
    Health care has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, not only with the advent of new technologies but because the delivery of patient care has evolved. One recent program addressing those transformations, Nursing through the Decades, was held in...

    Dems vie for Lowell Town Council seat

    Dems vie for Lowell Town Council seat
    Two Democrats will face off May 5 for the Democratic candidate spot for Lowell's Ward 1 Town Council seat. Randy G. Hall Jr., 30, is a research technician in global research and development at ArcelorMittal. Hall, who graduated from Lowell High School...

    Preschools receive grants to help expand capacity

     Preschools receive grants to help expand capacity
    Four preschools in Lake County were awarded more than $40,000 in grants from the state to help expand capacity in Indiana's On My Way Pre-K pilot program. My School Child Care Center in Crown Point received $20,382.41, Caring Hearts, Open Arms Childcare...

    IUN to host annual forum on child abuse, neglect

    In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs and its community partners will host the 25th Annual Forum on Child Abuse and Neglect, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, April...