Health Briefs For July 17
July 16, 2013 1:08PM
Updated: August 19, 2013 1:25PM
Total Lipid Testing: Orland Township is hosting total lipid profile testing 8:30 to 11 a.m. July 18 at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents can have total cholesterol levels read as well as triglycerides and LDL and HDL cholesterol. A 9- to 12-hour fast is required, however participants should drink water prior to the lipid test. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Appointments: (708) 403-4222.
Buncolicious: Franciscan St. James Health will host Buncolicious at 5:30 p.m. July 19 at the Glenwoodie Golf Course clubhouse, 19301 S. State St., Glenwood. Hundreds of bunco players dressed in pink, breast cancer-themed attire will help raise money to promote greater awareness of the advantages of early breast cancer detection. Buncolicious will include a cash bar, featuring the “bunco-tini,” a cash raffle and basket auctions. The $25 registration fee includes hors d’oeuvres, gourmet desserts, four games of play and a chance to win cash prizes. Information: (707) 747-4000, Ext. 85470 or email Joanna.Voorhees@FranciscanAlliance.org.
Sibling Class: Silver Cross Hospital will offer a sibling class for 3- to 6-year-old children who are about to become a brother or sister at 10 a.m. July 21 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The class will tell children what to expect including how to handle their feelings toward their new sibling. Participants will practice interacting with a baby. Cost is $20. Information: (888) 660-4325.
Shoulder Pain Seminar: A free shoulder pain seminar will be 6 to 7 p.m. July 22 at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. An orthopedic surgeon will discuss joint-related problems such as pain, arthritis and rotator cuff injuries as well as provide an overview of the anatomy and surgical procedures for repair of the shoulder. Reservations: (800) 221-2199.
Breast Cancer Support Group: The American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital will host I Can Cope, an educational program for women facing breast cancer from 7 to 9 p.m. July 23 in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health library, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.IMatter.silvercross.org.
Bipolar Disease Support Group: Silver Cross Hospital will host a free bipolar disease support group for people and their families coping with bipolar disease at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Breastfeeding Support Group: The Silver Cross Birthing Center’s certified lactation consultants will host a free support group meeting 10:30 a.m. to noon for English-speaking mothers, and 12:30 to 2 p.m. for Spanish-speaking, July 26 in the hospital’s conference center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
KidsFest: Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Family Christian Health Center will offer heavily discounted school physicals and dental screenings, and free immunizations at KidFest 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at Family Christian Health Center, 155th and Paulina streets, Harvey. School physicals will be offered for $10 and dental screenings for $5. Both are free for participants with a current medical card. Free immunizations will be available for infants and children; previous immunization records are required. Other highlights of the annual event include music, entertainment, games, prizes, face-painting and refreshments. A flea market will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: (708) 915-2273.
Vein Pain: Join a general surgeon for a free discussion on the treatments for varicose veins and leg ulcers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Heart Valve Surgery: Join a cardiovascular surgeon for a free presentation about heart valve replacements from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 31 at the Advocate Christ Medical Center Conference Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Free blood pressure and oxygen saturation screenings are available at the event. Registration: (800) 323-8622, code 1C68; or www.advocatehealth.com/cmc/events.
Bariatric Support Group: Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free bariatric support group for people who have undergone weight loss surgery. The next meeting will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 31 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Autism Conference: The Arc of Illinois “Living with Autism” conference will be taking place Sept. 24 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park. The “Living with Autism” conference will bring together experts from across the country to discuss and examine topics relating to a variety of issues aimed at helping families living with autism in their everyday life. Information: (815) 464-1832.