HEALTH BRIEFS: Chicago radio personality to speak at event Saturday

2013-03-12T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Chicago radio personality to speak at event SaturdayBy Times Staff
March 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Longtime Chicago radio personality John “Records” Landecker will be the featured speaker at 9 a.m. Saturday during a free program titled, “My joints are worn out, but I’m not,” at the Franciscan Physician Network Coolspring Orthopedic Center, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave.

Landecker will tell of his journey from joint pain and debilitation to a return to an active lifestyle. Orthopedic surgeons Drs. Stephen Burns, Neel Jain and Thomas Ryan will be available to discuss the latest treatment options and answer questions about joint pain.

Space is limited. For more information and reservations, call (800) 931-3322.


Organic cooking in spotlight

MUNSTER | Dr. Biljana Uzelac, a board certified pediatrician, will discuss organic cooking and green living during a seminar March 21.

The presentation will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Medical Specialists Administration Building at 757 45th St. Reservations are required. To RSVP, visit or call (219) 934-2402.


Caregivers can find support

HOBART | On the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m., caregivers will meet for the Alzheimer’s Association’s support group. The next meeting will take place March 19.

Facilitated by a trained leader, the group meets in the auditorium at St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave.

This support group meets monthly to provide caregivers with an opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from others coping with Alzheimer’s disease. During the meetings, caregivers are encouraged to share information, give and receive support, and exchange coping experiences and strategies. There is no cost or commitment for caregivers to attend.

For a full listing of all of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter’s support groups, visit or call (800) 272-3900.


Symposium to focus on PAD

MUNSTER | Peripheral Arterial Disease is the topic of discussion at this year’s free Community Healthcare System Cardiovascular Research symposium.

Featured speakers Dr. Prakash Makam and registered nurse Sarah Colias will address vascular health and PAD in their presentation, "Putting the Spring Back into Your Step." PAD is a progressive narrowing of the arteries in the leg that can cause pain while walking, fatigue and poor circulation in the legs and feet.

The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road.

The Heart Health symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research program of Community Healthcare System, is free to attend. Registration is necessary and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call (219) 836-3477 or (866) 836-3477.

PAD affects 8 million to 12 million Americans. When left untreated, it can have startling consequences including amputation and death.

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