HEALTH BRIEFS: Vigil to shine light on cancer

2013-11-05T00:05:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Vigil to shine light on cancerTimes Staff
November 05, 2013 12:05 am  • 

CROWN POINT | Those affected by lung cancer are invited to the annual Shine A Light On Lung Cancer vigil  from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Marian Education Center on the campus of Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital, 1201 S. Main St.

The site is one of more than 90 across the nation simultaneously hosting a vigil in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance. This year's vigil will include comments from physicians and a survivor.

Registration is required and can be made by calling (800) 931-3322 or online at

Free lung health event tonight

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will present Becoming a Better Breather at 6 tonight in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 E. U.S. 6. 

Dr. Nikhil Madan, a pulmonologist, will teach people how to keep their lungs healthy and manage chronic conditions such as COPD and emphysema.

Registration is required. To register, call (800) 541-1861.

Suicide prevention discussed

GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Wellness Team, the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council and Regional Mental Health Center are sponsoring this year’s Faces of Suicide conference Friday on campus.

The conference will last from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center.

The topics are as follows: rapid trauma resolution, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.; dialectical behavior therapy, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; psychological assessment of suicide and trauma, from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; and a panel discussion of suicide and trauma in the military, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. 

Registration is $35 for students and $65 for others. The fee includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, handouts and a professional continuing education unit certificate. The event is open to the public.

To register, or for more information, contact Norma Jean Juel at Geminus Corp. (219) 757-1906 or

USF offers nursing conference

MERRILLVILE | The 21st annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Conference will be offered Friday by the Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium. The University of St.  Francis Crown Point is a member.

The conference will last from 7:45 a.m. to noon at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30. 

It will feature keynote speaker Cynthia Clark, a professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State University in Idaho.

Heart health seminar's focus

HOBART | The Hobart Family YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place, will host a heart health seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14.

Dr. Anas Safadi, a cardiologist at St. Mary Medical Center, will speak at the seminar, part of the Just Older Youth fellowship luncheon.

A light lunch will be served, and participants may bring a dessert or a dish to share, and a canned good to be given to the Hobart Food Pantry.

There is a nominal fee for the luncheon: $3 for those bringing a dessert to share and a canned good for the Hobart Food Pantry; $5 for those bringing a canned good donation only; and $6 per person with no donation.

To register or for more information about upcoming programs and events, call (219) 942-2183.

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