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Health Briefs For Oct. 3

Updated: November 4, 2012 6:18AM



Medicare Seminar: Orland Township will present a free Medicare seminar 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 in the Orland Township board room, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. The seminar will cover Medicare enrollment periods, benefits, deductibles and other items. Registration: (708) 403-4222.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar: Information about obesity treatment options will be presented at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the St. James Center for Bariatric Surgery, 20201 S. Crawford Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Diabetes Seminar: Learn about diabetes treatment guidelines and medications and discuss diet and lifestyle changes that may erase pre-diabetes at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Franciscan St. James Center for Diabetes, 20201 S. Crawford Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Bipolar Disease: Silver Cross Hospital will host a free bipolar disease support group for people and their families coping with bipolar disease 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 23 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Mammograms: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is offering $100 mammograms including the radiologist fee for patients who call by Oct. 31 to schedule an appointment before Nov. 31. A physician’s order is required. Appointments: (815) 300-7076 or www.silvercross.org.

Influenza Vaccine: The Palos Township Health Service gives immunizations during clinic hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the facility, 10802 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills. Appointments: (708) 598-2441.

Weight Loss Surgery Options: Join experienced gastric bypass surgeons for a free informational session at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays in October at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Prepared Childbirth Class: Silver Cross Hospital will offer a three -week prepared childbirth class 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, 11 and 18 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $75. Information: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Flu Shots: Maxim Health Systems will be administering flu and pneumonia shots 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Oak Lawn Senior Center, 5330 West 95th St., Oak Lawn. Registration: (708) 499-0240.

Dyslexia Presentation: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. An informational presentation, “Finding Your Way Through the Dyslexia Maze” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Speech Plus also is hosting a children’s book drive throughout October to create awareness about how dyslexia affects children. New and gently used books will be collected at Speech Plus, 10071 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, and donated to Fairmont Elementary and Middle School in Lockport. Information: (815) 464-6069

Balance Screenings: Ingalls Wellness Centers will host a free balance screening to help people assess their risk for falls during daily activities. Free screenings will be offered 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Appointments: (800) 221-2199.

Balance Screenings: The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross will provide free fall and balance screenings in October. Appointments are available Oct. 9 and 11 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Information: (815) 300-7110. Screenings also will be held Oct. 17 at the Silver Cross Professional Building, 1051 Essington Road, Joliet, (815) 300-6580; and the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen, (815) 300-6288.

Hand and Wrist Arthritis: An orthopaedic surgeon will present a program on hand and wrist arthritis 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St, Oak Lawn. The discussion will include the symptoms of arthritis of the hand and wrist and treatment options. Registration: (800) 323-8622, code 1G63.

Breastfeeding Class: A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding, including establishing a milk supply, breast pumps and avoiding difficulties at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $15. Information: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Stroke Support Group: Stroke survivors, family members and caregivers can join a new support group that will meet at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Testosterone: Join a doctor for a discussion about testosterone deficiency and the impact it has on the quality of life in men age 40 and older at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Smoking Cessation: Learn about the latest tools available to help break the smoking habit during a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at WellGroup Health Partners, 10043 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Diabetes Support Group: The Silver Cross Diabetes Center offers a free support group for people with diabetes 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (815) 300-7781.



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