Staying well is focus of free health program at Purdue Calumet April 3

2013-02-15T15:14:00Z Staying well is focus of free health program at Purdue Calumet April 3Karen Holland | Office of University Relations at Purdue University Calumet

HAMMOND | How to take control of one’s health and stay well is the focus of a free program hosted by Purdue University Calumet at 6 p.m., April 3.

The program, titled ‘The Smart Patient,’ will offer medical information about such topics as injuries and prevention, nutrition and organ donation. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings also will be conducted by local nurses and Purdue Calumet nursing students.

"This event is an opportunity for the public to become more aware of resources that are available and to become ‘smart patients’,” Purdue Calumet Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Joan Dorman said. “It’s a fact-finding adventure.”

Representatives from the Lake Area United Way and the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition also will be present to distribute information about Northwest Indiana safety initiatives and medical matters.

‘The Smart Patient’ is sponsored by Purdue Calumet’s Mu Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

"We hope all participants will leave this event with increased knowledge and information on ways to improve their own healthcare and that of their loved ones," Dorman said.

More information can be obtained by contacting Professor Joan Dorman at (219) 989-2817 or online at

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