HEALTH BRIEFS: Seminar Wednesday to focus on back pain

2013-02-26T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Seminar Wednesday to focus on back painBy Times Staff
February 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MUNSTER | Maximum Rehabilitation Services Ltd. will host a free health seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 8220 Calumet Ave.

The topic is back pain and education.

Seating is limited, and RSVPs are requested. Call (219) 836-5100 to reserve a seat.


Apply for prosection program

GARY | Applications are being accepted for the 2013 International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at Indiana University School of Medicine — Northwest in Gary.

Volunteers accepted into the program assist in preparing gross anatomy donors.

The application deadline is March 30 for the session, which will run from July 31 to Aug. 2.

Volunteers work alongside medical students and faculty, practicing physicians and other professionals to prepare the body donors for the fall gross anatomy class.

The process includes removing donors’ skin and body fat to expose organs, muscles and other anatomical structures. Applicants need not be medical professionals or pre-med students.

The application is available at


St. Clare Clinic pantry empty


CROWN POINT | St. Clare Health Clinic is seeking donations of nonperishable food items, paper goods, laundry detergent and personal care products for its food pantry, which is nearly depleted due to increased demand.

The clinic, which is under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point, provides free primary health care for residents of Northwest Indiana who fall within established income guidelines, are uninsured and are not eligible for government assistance.

Donations may be brought to the clinic, 1121 S. Indiana Ave., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Franciscan St. Anthony Health’s Prenatal Assistance Program, located at St. Clare, is in need of diapers, formula, baby items and new or gently used clothing, sizes newborn through 3T. For more information, call Diane Jansen at (219) 663-2160, ext. 263.


Institute lauded for MS care

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute has been recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program.

The society’s designation of Center for Comprehensive MS Care recognizes the need for patients to have access to a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services to address the varied and often complex issues related to living with MS, a chronic disease.

“Methodist Hospitals has a deep and long-standing commitment to serving the multiple sclerosis community,” said Methodist President and CEO Ian McFadden. “That commitment is demonstrated by the investments we have made: three MS-certified nurses on staff, physicians who are nationally recognized in the field and a range of supporting programs and services to help improve outcomes for patients and their families. We are gratified to be the first in Northwest Indiana to be recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care."

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