Health Briefs For Aug. 22
August 21, 2012 2:04PM
Updated: September 23, 2012 6:13AM
Wellness Wednesday: Orland Township is hosting Wellness Wednesday 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the Orland Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents can have their blood pressure and blood sugar checked free of charge. A basic cholesterol screening is offered for $5. The test requires a 12-hour fast. Free hearing screenings are available by appointment. Appointments: (708) 403-4222. Additionally, biophotonic scanning to determine the presence of skin carotenoid antioxidants is available for $20. Orland Township information: www.orlandtwp.org.
Diabetes Support Group: The Silver Cross Diabetes Center offers a support group for people coping with diabetes at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Silver Cross Diabetes Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (815) 300-7781.
Chronic Back Pain: An orthopedic surgeon will discuss chronic back pain, specifically degenerative spine conditions, including stenosis and scoliosis, at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Advocate Christ Outpatient Center, 12350 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G47.
Autism Support: A free support group for parents of children with autism meets 7 to 9 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski, Oak Lawn. The group is in partnership with The Southwest Cook County Chapter of the Autism Society of Illinois. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1P01.
Shoulder, Knee and Hip Pain: An orthopedic surgeon will discuss joint-related problems including pain, arthritis, rotator cuff injuries and meniscal tears of the knee at a free seminar at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Reservations: (800) 221-2199.
Bipolar Disease Support: Silver Cross Hospital will host a free bipolar disease support group for people coping with bipolar disease 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org.
Medication Take-Back: Residents will have the opportunity to dispose of expired or unwanted medications 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at Bloom Township Senior Services, 425 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Use a permanent marker to black out your name or personal information on the prescription label. Information: (312) 603-8200.
Complimentary Massage: The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, is offering a complimentary 30-minute massage or facial to patients who schedule a digital mammogram screening by Sept. 27. Appointments: (815) 300-7076.