ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2012, Dina Lipowich, director of Medical Nursing and Inpatient Geriatrics at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., displays a 'Footprints Walking Program' card that is part of the hospitals new patient health program she helped develop. The program pairs patients with hospital volunteers, who get patients up out of bed and moving, and also act as buddies, giving people someone to talk to, and lift their spirits. Many older patient's health and mobility deteriorate as they lay in bed in hospitals and this program is aimed at preventing that. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2012, Dina Lipowich, director of Medical Nursing and Inpatient Geriatrics at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., displays a 'Footprints Walking Program' card that is part of the hospitals new patient health program she helped develop. The program pairs patients with hospital volunteers, who get patients up out of bed and moving, and also act as buddies, giving people someone to talk to, and lift their spirits. Many older patient's health and mobility deteriorate as they lay in bed in hospitals and this program is aimed at preventing that. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2012, Dina Lipowich, director of Medical Nursing and Inpatient Geriatrics at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., displays a 'Footprints Walking Program' card that is part of the hospitals new patient health program she helped develop. The program pairs patients with hospital volunteers, who get patients up out of bed and moving, and also act as buddies, giving people someone to talk to, and lift their spirits. Many older patient's health and mobility deteriorate as they lay in bed in hospitals and this program is aimed at preventing that. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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