Health Briefs For Feb. 27
February 27, 2013 4:06AM
Updated: March 28, 2013 6:31AM
Women’s Heart Care: Ingalls Health System will host the Super Women’s Heart Event 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Ingalls Family Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway, Flossmoor. Featured speaker at the free program will be cardiologist Dr. Sabrina Akrami. Registration: (708) 915-2273.
Wellness Wednesday: Orland Township is hosting Wellness Wednesday 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27 in the Orland Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents can have their blood pressure and blood sugar checked. A basic cholesterol screening is offered for $5 and the test requires a 9-to-12-hour fast. Hearing screenings are available with an appointment. Information: (708) 403-4222.
Grandparents Class: A class for grandparents about current childcare practices, parenting methods and the role of grandparents will be 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Cost is $10. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1B14.
Back and Neck Pain: An orthopedic surgeon will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options for spine problems at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Advocate Christ Outpatient Center, 12340 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1G69.
Heart Valve Disease Treatments: An interventional cardiologist and a cardiovascular surgeon will discuss advancements in treatment for heart valve disease at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Orland Park Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. This is part of the “It’s All About the Heart” lecture series. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1C62.
Survivorship Group: A free support group meeting which includes speakers on a variety of survivorship topics and resources will meet 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1C51.
Autism Support Group: A free support group for parents or caregivers of children with autism will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1P01.
Sleep Disorders Seminar: A Franciscan St. James sleep disorders lab clinical coordinator will discuss treatments for sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Franciscan Physician Network, Frankfort Family Health Center, 10043 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. People who have been treated for sleep apnea can view new CPAP and BIPAP technologies. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.
Total Lipid Profile Testing: Orland Township is offering total lipid profile testing 8:30 to 11 a.m. March 1 and 21 at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents can have total cholesterol levels read, as well as triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol. Cost is $25 with proof of residency or $30 for non-residents. Free blood pressure and $5 glucose testing also are available. Appointments; (708) 403-4222.
Physical Therapy: A free seminar for seniors will focus on education and safety at noon March 1 at the Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. The seminar, hosted by the Matteson Police Department and Athletico Physical Therapy, will include information to prevent identity theft, demonstrations on preventing falls and ways to maximize physician visits. Registration: (708) 441-4500 or www.athletico.com.
Blood Pressure: Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, is hosting free blood pressure screenings 9 to 11 a.m. March 1, 15, 21 and 27. Information: (708) 403-4222.
Annual Diabetes Fair: Palos Community Hospital will host its annual diabetes fair 8:30 to 11 a.m. March 2 at Palos Health and Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. The keynote speaker will discuss the connection between diabetes and thyroid diseases, the health implications associated with the conditions and treatment options available. Exhibitors will be on hand to discuss products available for diabetes management. Registration: (708) 226-2300.
Convince Them to Quit: A workshop for family members who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use is set for 7 p.m. March 5 at Orland Township, 14807 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Discussion will include ways of interacting about use of substances. Also, a personal story of addiction and recovery will be told and resources will be shared. Information: (708) 403-4001 or rosecrance.org.
Urology Health Seminar: A urologist will discuss the latest solutions for urinary conditions affecting men and women at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Franciscan St. James Health, 3900 W. 203rd St., Olympia Fields. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: To help families and caregivers understand Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Arden Courts and Ingalls Health System will host a support group meeting at 6 p.m. March 5 at Ingalls Famiy Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway, Flossmoor. Registration: (708) 799-7099.
Senior Health Insurance: The Senior Health Insurance Program specialist at Ingalls Health System will give a free seminar about health care coverage at 1 p.m. March 6 at the Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. Registration: (800) 221-2199.
Atrial Fibrillation: A cardiologist will host a lecture on understanding atrial fibrillation and advanced treatment options at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. This is part of the “It’s All About the Heart” lecture series. Information: (800) 323-8622, code 1C64.
Immunization Clinic: Orland Township is hosting its monthly immunization clinic 9 to 11 a.m. March 9 at the township building, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group: Caregivers and relatives of a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can participate in a support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Smith Crossing, 10501 Emilie Lane, Orland Park. Reservations: (708) 326-2300.
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group: Caregivers and family members of a senior living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can participate in a support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Place, Chicago. The movie, “He Is Doing This to Spite Me,” will be shown. Reservations: (773) 474-7300.