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Alverno College hopes to heal the "mid-terms blues" with therapy dogs

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- 

It’s mid-term season for many college students, meaning little sleep and lots of studying are right around the corner. Many colleges and universities host special events around this time just for that reason. Alverno College is planning to have therapy dogs on campus to help relieve students of their stress. Therapy dogs from Health Heelers will be on campus on Tuesday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Alverno has been bringing therapy dogs to campus since 2015. Health Heelers is a local organization that provides animal program services and support throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The animals are all screened and trained, and the animal and its owner go on to become registered therapy teams.

Therapy dogs are said to have a number of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing the levels of stress hormones and increasing the levels of calming endorphins. 

The event has become very popular with both staff and students over the years. It will be held at the Alverno College library in Founders Hall. 

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