Health Briefs for May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012 5:12AM
Updated: July 2, 2012 9:42AM
Speech Screenings: In recognition of Better Speech and Hearing Month, speech pathologists with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, will offer free 15-minute pediatric speech and language screenings throughout May. Appointments: (815) 300-7110.
Wellness Wednesday: Orland Township is hosting Wellness Wednesday 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 23 in the Orland Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents can have their blood pressure and blood sugar checked. Also, a basic cholesterol screening is offered for $5 and the test requires a 12-hour fast. Free hearing screenings also are available. Appointments: (708) 403-4222.
Uterine Fibroids: A radiologist will discuss the symptoms and treatment options for uterine fibroids at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at the Orland Township offices, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G61.
Skin Cancer Screenings: In recognition of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, Silver Cross will offer free full-body skin cancer screenings 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 24 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 25 at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration: (888) 660-4325.
Lower Back Pain: A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and spine surgery specialist will discuss basic anatomy, common causes of low back pain and the surgical and non-surgical options from 6 to 7 p.m. May 30 at the Advocate Christ Outpatient Center, 12340 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G52.
Skin Treatment Seminar: Learn about skin treatments that target acne, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and unwanted hair at a seminar at 6:30 p.m. May 30 at WellGroup HealthPartners, 10043 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Information: (800) 785-2637.
Colon Cancer Seminar: A seminar about colorectal cancer including early detection procedures such as colonoscopy will be discussed at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at the Franciscan St. James Family Care Center, 17859 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park. Information: (800) 785-2637.
Mammograms: Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer $100 mammograms including the radiologist fee for patients who call before May 31 to schedule an appointment. A physician’s order is required. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted at time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed. Appointments: (815) 300-7076 and or visit www.silvercross.org.
Women’s Heart Health: A seminar focused on guidelines to prevent heart disease and stroke in women as well as the risks associated with coronary artery disease and hypertension will be at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at the Franciscan St. James Heart and Vascular Institute, 20201 S. Crawford Ave., Olympia Fields. Reservations: (800) 785-2637.
Nutrition Tips: Join a conversation for current and expectant parents on the importance of a healthy diet and its connection to allergies, weight-related diseases and organic foods from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 2 at the Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave. The program is free and a light breakfast will be served. Registration: (888) 824-0200.