HEALTH BRIEFS: Expo to feature Olympian

2014-03-31T11:45:00Z 2014-03-31T21:16:32Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Expo to feature OlympianTimes Staff
March 31, 2014 11:45 am  • 

MERRILLVILLE | Brian Hansen, a two-time Olympian in long track speedskating who lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago, will appear at an upcoming health and wellness expo.

Hosted by the Foundation for Molecular Medicine of Crown Point, the event will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 18 and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

The annual event will include exhibitors, demonstrations, health screenings and presentations.

The expo is a fundraising event to support the work of the Foundation for Molecular Medicine, which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on cancer research, early detection and education on health and wellness programs that prevent cancer and other degenerative diseases.

The fee is $4, and it can be discounted in half with a coupon obtained from the website For more information, to become an exhibitor or a sponsor, contact the foundation at (219) 644-3237.

Diabetes, eye health in focus

MUNSTER | Dr. Rand Diab, a board certified ophthalmologist, will give a presentation about the link between diabetes and eye damage.

The talk will last from 6-7 p.m. April 3 at Franciscan Hammond Clinic Specialty Center, 7905 Calumet Ave.

Attendees will learn how diabetes affects the eyes, what eye conditions diabetics are most at risk for, specific eye tests, treatment options and how to maintain good eye health.

Call (800) 931-3322 to register.

Grief support group available

HARVEY | Ingalls Bereavement Services sponsors a free grief support group from 2-3 p.m. Mondays at Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

The group provides a safe place for participants who have experienced the loss of a loved one to grieve with others that have had similar experiences, share feelings and start the healing process.

Registration is required. Call Ingalls Hospice Bereavement Services at (708) 331-1360.

The group meets in the North Building, second floor, at the main hospital campus, 1 Ingalls Drive.

Learn about sinus treatments

Two free programs to discuss sinus trouble solutions are scheduled for April.

Drs. David Colgrove and Chad Glazer will conduct sessions at 6 p.m. April 23 at Coolspring Health Center, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, and at 6 p.m. April 30 at Franciscan Omni Health Center, 810 Michael Drive, Chesterton.

The physicians specialize in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat conditions) and will discuss how the latest minimally invasive procedures, including balloon sinuplasty, can offer relief from recurring sinus infections, pain and pressure.

Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. both dates, and participants are eligible to win gift baskets.

For more information or to register, call (800) 931-3322.

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