Health Briefs For Jan. 30
Pediatric Developmental Screenings: Free pediatric developmental screenings will be offered Jan. 30 at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Screening and treatment recommendations will be given by pediatric occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists for children up to age 5 who may be lagging behind with achievement of developmental milestones. Appointments: (815) 300-7110.
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis: Dr. Francisco Garcini, co-medical director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, will discuss new surgical options to treat pelvic pain and endometriosis at 6:30 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: www.silvercross.org or www.IMatter.silvercross.org.
Maximize Doctor Visits: Is your doctor bossy? Do you feel rushed? Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics physician, will share tips to help you prepare for doctor visits and feel confident about asking questions during your appointment in a free program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Total Lipid Profile Testing: Orland Township is hosting total lipid profile testing 8:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1 and 21 at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. A 9-to-12-hour fast is required. Cost is $30 for non-residents or $25 with proof of residency. Appointments: (708) 403-4222.
Wellness Fair: The 10th annual Frankfort Wellness Fair will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 at Founders Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. The free fair will highlight prevention and awareness and will offer free health screenings and educational seminars. Screenings include glucose and cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and heart. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.
Prenatal Class: Silver Cross Hospital will offer a free prenatal childbirth class for expectant mothers with Medicaid or no insurance. The class will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Led by a registered labor and delivery nurse, participants will learn about labor, delivery, recovery, post partum and other birthing options. Registration: (888) 660-4325.
Hysterectomy Options: Learn about surgical options for hysterectomies including robot surgery during a free program 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: www.silvercross.org or (888) 660-4325.
Postpartum Adjustment Support Group: A free support group offers resources that will allow new mothers to become more knowledgeable about postpartum depression, its causes and available treatment options. It also will give mothers the opportunity to talk, listen and share their experiences with other women experiencing similar feelings. The group will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 and 19 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 684-1333.
Bipolar Disease Support Group: Silver Cross Hospital will host a free bipolar disease support group for people coping with bipolar disease from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 19 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.