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Dogs help calm stress during midterm exams at IUSB

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Students in the midst of their midterm exams at IU-South Bend got a nice little break on Tuesday--courtesy of a few therapy dogs.

Romey- the English Springer Spaniel hung out with students early in the afternoon, while a few other dogs came to visit later in the day.

Organizers of the event say dogs can comfort you no matter where your stress comes from.

Kathi Piekarski brought her therapy dog to the event today. She says, "Studies have shown that when you're around a dog, it can be very calming and it lowers your blood pressure and it can make you relax and it's a very healthy situation."

This is the first time that IUSB has brought in the therapy dogs and the organizers of the event say they hope to bring them back during IUSB's final exam week.

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