HEALTH BRIEFS: Respiratory education Oct. 16

2013-10-07T19:57:00Z 2013-10-08T00:12:08Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Respiratory education Oct. 16 nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | Franciscan Alliance will host a respiratory symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Marian Education Center Suite C at Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St.

Topics, presented by guest speakers, will include advances in intervention pulmonology, the future of health care solutions, auto servo ventilation for complex sleep apnea and the synchronicity of ventilation and lung cancer screenings.

Prizes, including a Kindle with case, an Apple TV and an iPod Nano, will be available. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The fee is $10 for employees and $20 for nonemployees. Cash and checks will be collected at the door. Checks should be made payable to Franciscan St. Anthony Health. Credit cards will not be accepted. Space is limited.

Advanced registration is required and is available by calling (800) 931-3322.

Women's health fair Oct. 15

MICHIGAN CITY | Women's Fair, an annual event featuring exhibits and screenings geared for women, is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center. Women’s Fair is presented by Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital.

In its 12th year, the annual community health fair is free and open to the public. Tickets or pre-registration are not required.

More than 2,000 people are expected to attend. This year's event will include AmeriBreast – a walk-through tour of an inflatable, interactive human breast with an emphasis on breast cancer and prevention — as well as health care exhibits, free screenings, spin class demonstrations and a 5 p.m. presentation by Dr. Lovera Miller, "The Surprising New News About Menopause Hormone Therapy."

3 wellness programs offered

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will present several free community wellness programs this month.

Dietary supplements will be the focus of a presentation at 6 p.m. today in the Community Room at the hospital, 85 E. U.S. 6. Internal medicine physician Dr. Crystal Tuncay will discuss the truth behind dietary supplement claims and provide evidence to ensure their proper usage.

On Oct. 22, Dr. Nikhil Madan, a pulmonologist, will discuss asthma triggers so people may better manage asthma medications if symptoms worsen. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.

The Oct. 29 presentation will focus on vaccines for adults, helping people understand which vaccines are needed and why. Dr. Tania Ghosh, a geriatrician and internal medicine physician, will share information to make informed decisions about vaccines and when you need to receive them. The program will start at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the hospital.

Porter Regional Hospital’s community wellness programs are free and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call (800) 541-1861.

Lymphedema advice Oct. 22

CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will offer Prevention and Management of Lymphedema at noon Oct. 22 in the Breast Care Center of Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital on the third floor of the Burrell Professional Center (southwest of the hospital’s main entrance).

Lorraine Skolak, a nationally certified lymphedema therapist, will discuss how lymphedema can occur any time after lymph node dissection and how simple lifestyle changes can help prevent its onset. She also will explain self-management techniques.

Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information, call (219) 757-6368. The hospital is at 1201 S. Main St.

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