Health Briefs For June 13
June 12, 2012 3:16PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:30AM
Knee Pain Seminar: Dr. Mark Nikkel will lead a 60-minute seminar about the causes and treatment of knee pain at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. Reservations: (800) 221-2199.
Breastfeeding Class: A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $15. Information: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Multiple Sclerosis: Mission Possible, a multiple sclerosis support group offered by Franciscan St. James Health will meet at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Franciscan St. James Olympia Fields campus, 20201 Crawford Ave. Registration: (800) 785-2637.
Cervical, Ovarian Cancer: A free seminar about the risk for cervical and ovarian cancer is at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at the WellGroup HealthPartners, 10043 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Registration: (800) 785-2637 or visit franciscanstjames.org.
End-of-Life Decisions: Rainbow Hospice will present a program to help understand making end-of-life wishes known, determine what kinds of medical treatment you want and choose who can make health decisions for you at 9:30 a.m. June 15 at Palos Township, 10802 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills. Registration: (708) 598-2441.
County Fair: Waterford Estates Senior Living will offer a diabetes risk test during its annual Waterford County Fair June 16 at Waterford Estates, 17400 S. Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest. Tours start at 1:30 p.m. followed by the fair and a diabetes fundraiser. Reservations: (708) 335-1600 or email email@example.com.
Urinary Incontinence: Join a urologist to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, prolapse of the vagina, bladder or uterus and other disorders of the pelvic floor. This women’s only discussion will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.imatter.silvercross.org.
Snoring: The Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center will have a program about snoring and its relations to different health issues at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Depression Awareness: Learn about the first steps to understanding and overcoming depression at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Franciscan St. James Health Center Olympia Fields Campus, 20201 S. Crawford Ave. Registration: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.
Radiation Therapy: Anne R. McCall, a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast, gynecologic, lung and prostate cancer and lymphoma, has joined the faculty at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of radiation and cellular oncology and medical director for radiation oncology at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross opens June 25. Radiation therapy services will be available at the center beginning July 9.
Vein Pain: Join a general surgeon from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, for a free discussion on treatments for varicose veins and leg ulcers. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Breast Cancer Support Group: The American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital will offer an educational program for women facing breast cancer at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Center for Women’s Health Library, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.IMatter.silvercross.org.
HIV Screenings: Silver Cross in partnership with Regional Care Association will offer free HIV/Aids screenings in honor of National HIV Awareness Day from 9 a.m. to noon June 26 in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The screening is open to people age 13 and older. Information: Kris Toll, (815) 722-7000. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Health Fair: Dignity Memorial, the 22nd District of the Chicago Police Department and the Beverly-Morgan Park Community of Churches are partnering to host a health fair for seniors June 26 at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. St., Chicago.
Bariatric Support Group: Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery will host a free bariatric support group for people who have undergone weight loss surgery. The next meeting will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 27 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Cancer Prevention: Learn practical and effective steps to reduce breast cancer risks and the latest technologies that detect cancer at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at the Franciscan St. James Health Breast Health and Wellness Center, 3900 W. 203rd St., Olympia Fields. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.
Osteoporosis: Learn how to effectively prevent, treat and manage osteoporosis at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at the Franciscan St. James Health, Sister Stephanie Center, 30 E. 15th St., Chicago Heights. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.