HEALTH BRIEFS: Prostate screenings Sept. 19

2013-09-10T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Prostate screenings Sept. 19Times Staff nwitimes.com
September 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CROWN POINT | The Burrell Cancer Center at Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will offer free prostate cancer screenings, which will include protein-specific antigen blood testing and a digital rectal exam.

The program will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. A limited number of appointments are available. To register, call (800) 931-3322.

The Burrell Cancer Center Radiation Therapy Department is on the Franciscan St. Anthony Health campus, on the hospital’s west side, near the admitting area, 1201 S. Main St.

This is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, affecting 1 in 11 males.

 

View fall fashions Sept. 18

Ingalls Memorial Hospital will host The Fall Reveal, its 15th annual fashion show, Sept. 18 at Odyssey Country Club, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park.

More than 375 people attend the annual show, which features fashion and models from the Apparel Center of Chicago.

The event begins at 11 a.m., with a reception and silent auction offering more than 60 travel, dining, entertainment, jewelry and sports packages. It will be followed by lunch and the fashion show at noon.

Tickets are $60 each. Proceeds from this event will be used to advance cancer research through the Ingalls Cancer Clinical Trials program. The show is sponsored by the Ingalls Development Foundation.

Call (708) 915-6115 for tickets.

 

Knee pain seminar is Sept. 18

CALUMET CITY | Dr. Mark R. Nikkel, an orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a free seminar about the causes and treatment of knee pain, as well as the benefits of custom fit knee replacement.

The presentation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Ingalls Medical Office Building at Ingalls Family Care Center, 1600 167th St.

Reservations are required. Call (800) 221-2199 to reserve a seat.

Nikkel is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is fellowship trained in sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery. He uses the Visionaire knee replacement system that uses a patient’s MRI and X-ray images to design and build single-use surgical instruments customized for his or her unique knee anatomy.

 

Pediatric screenings Saturday

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana University Health Wellness & Rehabilitation will host a free pediatric developmental screening from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Road, Suite 100.

Children of all ages will be screened for appropriate gross motor, fine motor, self-care, cognitive, social, speech and language skills, and sensory integration.

Screenings are offered on a limited, first-come basis. Schedule today by calling (855) 214-3681.

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