HEALTH BRIEFS: Breast screenings Friday

2014-01-28T00:05:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Breast screenings FridayTimes Staff
January 28, 2014 12:05 am  • 

CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will celebrate the expansion of its Breast Care Center services to include breast tomosynthesis 3D mammography with a screening day from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Screenings are by appointment only. The new technology provides greater visibility and detail for radiologists viewing mammography screenings.

Bra-fitting guides, breast education, refreshments and a free gift also will be offered throughout the day. Bone density screenings, skin cancer screenings and massages will be available from noon to 4 p.m.

The mammogram screening cost is covered by many insurance plans.

The Breast Care Center is on the third floor of the Burrell Professional Building, southwest of the hospital’s main entrance, 1201 S. Main St.

Space is limited. Call (219) 757-6010 to make an appointment.

Widows, widowers supported

HARVEY | Starting Feb. 10, Ingalls Memorial Hospital will offer a six-week bereavement support group for people grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other.

The program will meet for six consecutive Mondays. Topics include the basics of grief, everyday challenges, cooking for one, self-care, redefining identity and more.

A donation of $5 is suggested, to cover the cost of materials. The class will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. in the hospice unit in the north building of the main hospital campus, 1 Ingalls Drive.

Registration is required and can be made by calling Ingalls Bereavement Services at (708) 331-1360.

Masquerade ball benefits NICK

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation, also known as NICK, will host a masquerade ball fundraiser, called Unmask Childhood Cancer, at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Patrician Banquet Center, 410 E. U.S. 30.

This formal event is for those 21 and older. Tickets are $75 each and include five-hour open bar, family style meal and donation to N.I.C.K.

There will be silent auctions and raffles.

To buy tickets, visit For more information, e-mail

Learn health insurance options

MICHIGAN CITY | Those needing health insurance can find out which options are available and how to enroll during free programs sponsored by Franciscan Alliance at various Northwest Indiana locations.

Representatives from MDwise Hoosier Alliance insurance provider will offer information on coverage options and assist with the enrollment process.

The January sessions are as follows: noon to 3 p.m. today at Coolspring Health Care Center in Suite 2B, 1225 Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Southlake Mall, at the lower level JC Penney court.

Registration is not required. For more information e-mail or

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