HEALTH BRIEFS: Class focuses on diabetes management

2013-10-28T17:00:00Z 2013-10-28T19:44:10Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Class focuses on diabetes managementTimes Staff
October 28, 2013 5:00 pm  • 

MUNSTER | A free class about new diabetes technology patients can use to manage their diabetes will take place Nov. 6 at Franciscan Medical Specialists Administration Building, 757 45th St.

Attendees will have the opportunity to handle various new pumps and monitoring devices and speak to experts who represent diabetes equipment companies.

The class will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, visit or call (219) 934-2417.


Senior living facility earns accolade

VALPARAISO | Rittenhouse Senior Living has earned a deficiency free state survey conducted by the Indiana Department of Health.

Rittenhouse Senior Living is located at 1300 Vale Park Road and offers assisted living and memory care apartments.

Each year, the Indiana Department of Health sends a team of objective surveyors into every licensed assisted living facility, who investigate quality of care by inspecting medical records and interviewing residents and staff.

The Indiana Department of Health investigators determined Rittenhouse Senior Living  is “deficiency free," the highest rating awarded.

"It takes the whole team," administrator Debby Atsas, said. "Everyone is committed to providing the best level of care possible and we are just as committed to the relationships we have with our residents and their families."


Discussion to cover liver tumor care options

HARVEY | For people diagnosed with a liver tumor and looking for options, resources or hope, Ingalls Memorial Hospital will host Advancing Liver Tumor Treatment Through Multidisciplinary Care, from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the main hospital campus, 1 Ingalls Drive.

Speakers include hematologist/oncologist and medical director of Ingalls Cancer Care Dr. Mark Kozloff and interventional oncologist Dr. Thomas Aquisto.

Aquisto will discuss an advanced treatment option known as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) that targets liver tumors directly. 


Free health event set for Nov. 7

CHESTERTON | Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women program will offer a free Little Black Dress health event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive.

“Just like the classic little black dress, vibrant health is always in style. Put on your favorite black attire and we’ll show you how good health is your best accessory,” said Amy Delahunty, Franciscan Alliance regional outreach and wellness specialist.

The program will include Dessert with the Docs, an informal question-and-answer session with physicians and Speed Date the Doctors, which will allow participants to discuss health issues with a variety of specialists.

Shopping, health screenings, refreshments, raffle prizes and gifts also will be offered.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Visit to register online, or call (800) 931-3322.

Spirit of Women is a health and wellness program designed to educate, motivate, and inspire women to make healthy lifestyle choices.

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