HEALTH BRIEFS: Allergy medications discussed

2013-04-30T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Allergy medications discussedTimes Staff
April 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MUNSTER | Board certified allergy specialist Dr. Dennis Rademaker will host a free presentation about over-the-counter allergy medications and how they work.

The class is geared for people who suffer from allergies.

The presentation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Franciscan Medical Specialists Administration Building, 757 45th St.

Reservations are required and can be made by visiting or calling (219) 934-2417.


Surgery program accredited

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center’s Healthy 4 Life bariatric surgery program has earned accreditation as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.

The designation means Healthy 4 Life at St. Mary Medical Center has met the essential criteria and has committed resources to provide complete bariatric surgical care, and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.

To achieve accreditation, hospitals must undergo an on-site verification by experienced bariatric surgeons, who review the center’s structure, process and quality of data using the current ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program Manual as a guideline in conducting the survey.  

Accredited bariatric surgery centers are required to report their bariatric surgery outcomes data either to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program or the college’s BSCN database.


Town Council still is advancing

Free mother, daughter tea

CROWN POINT | A Polka Dots and Pearls Mother and Daughter Tea, sponsored by Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women program, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marian Education Center, located on the Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital campus, 1201 S. Main St.

The free event, for girls ages 9 to 12 and their mothers, will provide topical discussions about peer pressure, nutrition, skin health and social media safety.

There also will be raffle prizes, gifts and refreshments.

Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register, call (800) 931-3322 or visit


Reiki treatments assist shelter

ST. JOHN | Baums Natural Foods, 9486 Wicker Ave., will offer 15 minutes of Reiki for $15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

All proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster. Book a time by calling (219) 644-9416.

Donations of pet food, treats, toys, etc., will also be accepted. 


Alzheimer's basics reviewed

SCHERERVILLE | A free workshop about the basics of Alzheimer’s disease will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. May 7 at the Dyer- Schererville library, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.

This program is designed to provide the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean.

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