Porter Regional Hospital presents Community Wellness Programs

2013-09-20T18:03:00Z Porter Regional Hospital presents Community Wellness ProgramsContributed by Karen Keltner nwitimes.com
September 20, 2013 6:03 pm  • 

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following free community wellness programs in October:

• Dietary Supplements: “To Use or Not to Use?” That is the Question

One day you read this “new supplement” is the latest and greatest, and the next day you read just the opposite. So do you take it or not? Join Internal Medicine Physician Crystal Tuncay, D.O., to learn the truth behind dietary supplement claims and provide you with evidence to ensure their proper usage. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

• Manage Your Asthma

Don’t simply cope with your asthma symptoms; learn how to work with your physician to better manage them with an asthma action plan. Pulmonologist Nikhil Madan, M.D., will help you learn how to identify your asthma triggers so you may better manage your asthma medications if your symptoms worsen. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

• Vaccines Aren’t Just for Children

Hepatitis A, influenza, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella…. What vaccines do adults really need and when do they need them? Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Physician Tania Ghosh, M.D., will share the information you need to make informed decisions about vaccines and when you need to receive them. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

Porter Regional Hospital’s community wellness programs are free and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

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