Health Briefs For June 20
June 19, 2012 2:10PM
Updated: July 21, 2012 6:19AM
Look Good Feel Better: A free workshop, provided by certified cosmetologists, teaches female cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Women learn about makeup techniques, skin care, nail care and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans and scarves. The program, offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, is held every other month on the third Wednesday. The next workshop will be 4 to 6 p.m. June 20 at the Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care, 4545 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Registration: (800) 323-8622, code 1C17.
Snoring: The Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center will have a program about snoring and its relation 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.
Hip Pain: An orthopedic surgeon will discuss hip pain and treatment options at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G13.
Total Lipid Profile Testing: Orland Township offers total lipid profile testing 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 21 at the Orland Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents may have total cholesterol levels read, as well as triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol levels. A 9 to 12 hour fast is required. Cost is $25 with proof of residency. Non-residents may also participate for $30. Free blood pressure and glucose testing, for an additional $5, also are available. Appointments: (708) 403-4222.
Scoliosis Screening: A spine surgeon will offer free scoliosis screenings 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in June at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. The screenings are available for children and adults. Registration: (877) 694-7722.
Eat Healthier: A dietitian with Ingalls Wellness Center wants to help you trim down your waistline for the summer and is hosting a free seminar, “Eating Right: Understanding ‘MyPlate’ Guidelines.” The seminar will be at 6 p.m. June 25 at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Reservations: (800) 221-2199.
Vein Pain: A general surgeon will discuss treatments for varicose veins and leg ulcers at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. 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 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 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.
Joint Replacement: An orthopedic surgeon will discuss joint replacements 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27 at the Advocate Christ Outpatient Center, 12340 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G48.
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 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.org.
Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment: Find out if you are at risk for heart disease with a baseline cardiac risk assessment at Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox; Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen; or the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. A 12-hour fast is required. Cost is $40. Appointments: (815) 300-7076.
Calcium Artery Scoring: Silver Cross Hospital offers a test using a high-speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is for men 45 and older and women 55 and older who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. Cost is $200. Information: (815) 300-7076.