HEALTH BRIEFS: MinuteClinic opens in DeMotte

2013-11-25T12:00:00Z 2013-11-25T23:38:34Z HEALTH BRIEFS: MinuteClinic opens in DeMotteTimes Staff
November 25, 2013 12:00 pm  • 

DEMOTTE | A MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 310 N. Halleck St.

MinuteClinic nurse practitioners specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses, such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections.

Minor wounds, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations are available at most locations. Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals are available daily.

No appointments are required, and most insurance is accepted.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in DeMotte operates from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.

FMLA updates review Dec. 12

INDIANAPOLIS | Updates to the Family and Medical Leave Act will be the focal point of an upcoming seminar hosted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. 

Hoosier companies can ensure they are in compliance and hear about the updates at the Dec. 12 meeting. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center in downtown Indianapolis. 

The seminar will be presented by Ogletree Deakins. The cost is $199 for Indiana Chamber members and $229 for nonmembers. Group discounts apply. Any company sending one representative may send another for half price. 

Registration is available online at

New surgical services director

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center has announced Mia Wolf, a nurse, as the new director of surgical services.

She earned her BSN, RN and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Purdue University and brings more than 32 years of nursing experience, 24 years of which she was in surgery leadership roles.

Wolf comes to St. Mary Medical Center from the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she managed outpatient surgery and assisted in launching a new 26-suite surgical center.

Holistic stress management

WESTVILLE | RiverBend Cancer Services has announced its December dates for the ongoing Living Well with Cancer series. 

The free educational series supports the fight against cancer in Northwest Indiana by addressing the physical, emotional and psychological changes and challenges that can result from cancer treatment. Programs will take place at Michiana Hematology Oncology Advanced Center for Cancer Care at 1668 S. U.S. 421 in Westville.

The program is open to cancer patients, survivors, their families, caregivers and anyone who has been touched by cancer. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so people are encouraged to make reservations by calling (574) 287-4197.

The Dec. 12 session will focus on holistic stress management. Participants will learn how to manage stress by looking at the whole person and managing stress in a way that takes into account the mind, body and spirit. Nurse practitioner Dawn Case will lead the session, which starts at 4 p.m. 

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