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Therapy dogs help students at Alverno College relax during mid-terms

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MILWAUKEE -- Students at Alverno College got some help preparing for mid-terms from some furry friends.

Alverno officials on Tuesday, March 21st welcomed therapy dogs to campus to help students relax.

The dogs were with a group called "Health Heelers."

They provide a number of health benefits, including lower blood pressure, providing comfort and decreasing anxiety.

"We have the dogs on campus anytime the students are stressed out, so mid-terms, finals we've got them here on campus. It's been a great program. It's one of our best attended programs every time that we put it on, so we're excited to have the dogs here and more importantly, the students are excited to have the dogs here," Tom Bottoms, assistant director of student activities said.