HEALTH BRIEFS: Learn basic life-saving skills

2014-02-11T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Learn basic life-saving skillsTimes Staff
February 11, 2014 12:00 am  • 

MUNSTER | A basic lifesaving skills class will be offered twice next week.

The class, which will include instruction on CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, is led by an American Heart Association instructor but is not a certification class.

One session is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 18, and the other is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Franciscan Medical Specialists administration building, 757 45th St.

Call (800) 931-3322 to register.

Doc to discuss shoulder pain

CALUMET CITY | Dr. Phillip Nigro, an orthopedic specialist at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will discuss treatment options for shoulder pain at a free luncheon.

Nigro has expertise in treating shoulder and elbow pain and improving mobility with a focus on using the least invasive treatments.

The lunch discussion will take place at noon Feb. 28 in Suite 300 of the Ingalls medical office building, 1600 167th St. Reservations are required by Feb. 26 to attend the lunch discussion.

Call (708) 915-7246 to reserve a seat and lunch.

Hearts of Hope tree to be lit

HOBART | The public is invited to the 10th annual Hearts of Hope tree-lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the west lobby of St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave.

Guest speaker Raymond Perry, 31, of Crown Point, will share his story and light the heart-decorated tree. The lights shine in honor of those whose lives have been affected by cardiovascular disease.

The annual Hearts of Hope campaign raises money for the cardiovascular research program at hospitals in the Community Healthcare System.

The ceremony also will feature an update on advances in cardiovascular research by Dr. Anas H. Safadi, a cardiologist, remarks by hospital CEO Janice Ryba and musical entertainment by the Hobart High School girls choir, Wolffgang.

To participate in the Hearts of Hope campaign or for more information on cardiovascular research being conducted at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, log onto

Kids to receive dental care

VALPARAISO | HealthLinc Valparaiso Clinic, 1001 N. Sturdy Road, will participate in the annual Give Kids a Smile day on Monday.

Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., about 25 dentists, hygienists, assistants and volunteers will provide dental care to an estimated 140 children from northern Indiana's underserved families.

Services will include free dental exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments for uninsured and underinsured children 18 and younger.

Appointments are limited and can be made by calling (888) 580-1060.

Alzheimer's support group

MUNSTER | An Alzheimer's support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Franciscan Hammond Clinic Specialty Center, 7905 Calumet Ave.

Caregivers are invited to learn more about how to work with loved ones afflicted by Alzheimer's disease.

There is no registration required.

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