Health Briefs for Aug. 29, 2012
August 29, 2012 10:42AM
Updated: September 30, 2012 6:14AM
Medication Take-Back: Residents can 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.
Autism Support: A free support group for parents or caregivers 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.
Immunization Clinic: Orland Township is hosting its monthly immunization clinic for residents 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Township building, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. In order to receive an immunization, children 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, display proof of residency, a valid shot record and, if applicable, an insurance card. Adult vaccines also are available for a fee. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Shoulder Arthritis: An orthopedic surgeon will discuss facts about arthritis of the shoulder, including diagnosis, symptoms and current treatment options at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G62.
Medication Management: Orland Township, in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, has collaborated to launch a health promotion program entitled “Medication Management in Older Adults.” The free program will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Orland Township board room, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Pharmacists from the University of Illinois will be available for individual reviews to help people understand the medicines they are taking, look for problems while taking these medications and provide information on the safe use of medications. The presentation will focus on diabetic issues relevant to the older individual. Participants are asked to bring all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including herbals, in their original bottles. This includes any topicals or injections. Pharmaceutical students also will provide blood pressure screening. Information: (708) 403-4222.
Flu Vaccination Clinic: St. John the Evangelist Parish’s health ministry will host its seventh annual flu vaccination clinic 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in the church narthex, 10701 Olcott Ave., St. John, Ind. There will be a $20 fee. Registration is required to reserve a vaccine. Information: (219) 365-5678.
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.