HEALTH BRIEFS: Program to offer mammograms

2013-04-23T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Program to offer mammogramsBy Times Staff
April 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | A MAMMOthon program, consisting of digital mammogram screenings, free chair massages and giveaways, will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer, 24 Joliet St. (U.S. 30).

No physician referral is required. For appointments and location information, call (219) 933-2635. A limited number are available. Screening cost is covered by most insurance companies. 



Program to address university questions

CROWN POINT | The University of St. Francis Crown Point Admission Department will host a question-and-answer session today for candidates seeking information about the admission process and program requirements.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. An admission counselor will explain entry requirements for University of Saint Francis; USF School of Health Sciences; and the Associate of Science—Medical Lab Technician Program.

Prospective students may bring high school and college transcripts for an evaluation.

USF Crown Point is located at Franciscan Point, 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Pavilion U.

For more information, contact Crown Point Admissions at (219) 488-8888 or email


Health fair to feature free screenings

KNOX | Starke County residents are invited to a community health fair from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Knox Community Center, 55 E. Lake St.

There will be free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, osteoporosis and oral cancer, and colorectal cancer take-home screening kits will be available.

For more information, call (800) 235-6204, ext. 2415.


Association to host free Alzheimer's session

CHESTERTON | “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics,” a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 30 at the Westchester Library, in the library service center, 200 W. Indiana Ave.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested by calling (800) 272-3900.

This program is designed to provide basic information about memory loss issues and what they mean.


Open house scheduled for cancer rehab program

LAPORTE | An open house for the cancer rehabilitation Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) Program will be offered from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Wellness & Rehabilitation Services at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St.

The event is free and registration is not required.

IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals earned STAR certification in November 2012. STAR Program rehabilitation professionals can help with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including pain, fatigue, shoulder problems, balance and gait problems, memory and concentration issues, swallowing and speech problems.

Patients who have problems that they didn’t have before diagnosis, especially if they interfere with their ability to function or quality of life, are candidates for cancer rehabilitation.

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