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The Hospitals of Community Community Healthcare Healthcare System System® UPCOMING UPCOMING PROGRAMS COMHS.org/CHSevents Men’s Wellness Expo On Par for Good Health with PGA Golf Pro Fred Funk MAY Wednesday, June 12; 4:30 - 8 pm Tame Your Pain: Managing Chronic Pain for a Better Quality of Life Innsbrook Country Club, Ballroom 6701 Taft St., Merrillville Thursday, May 16; 6 - 7pm Valparaiso Health Center, Community Room 3800 St. Mary Dr., Valparaiso Chronic pain related to illness or injury can pose a challenge to everyday living. Pain Specialist Nikhil Shetty, MD, will discuss non-pharmaceutical approaches and treatments to pain management available through the Pain Center of St. Mary Medical Center. Mental Health Awareness: Healthy Mind/Healthy Body Wednesday, May 22; 5 - 8 pm The Center for Visual and Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster To observe Mental Health Awareness Month, Behavioral Health providers of Community Healthcare System are presenting a “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” symposium. The event aims to help break the stigma of mental illness and offer information on new mental health treatments, therapies and change therapy interventions. Activities include mindful meditation and relaxation demonstrations, educational information booths, refreshments and giveaways. Is it Lupus? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Wednesday, May 29; 6 - 7 pm St. Mary Medical Center, Auditorium, West Entrance 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from some form of lupus, an autoimmune disorder, and there is no cure. However, symptoms can be treated and controlled effectively. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for lupus from Rheumatologist Kirk Jenkins, MD. He will discuss the most up-to-date approaches for managing the disease and helping patients to maintain their quality of life. Athletic Shoulder Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment Thursday, May 30; 5:30 - 6:30 pm Valparaiso Family YMCA , Community Room 1201 Cumberland Crossing Dr., Valparaiso Healthy shoulders are important for successful athletic performance and for day-to-day living. Shoulder pain can sideline an athlete and impact quality of life for otherwise healthy adults. Join Orthopedic Surgeon Michael Knesek, MD, medical director of sports medicine at St. Mary Medical Center, as he discusses both surgical and non-surgical treatments for common sports-related shoulder injuries. JUNE National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday, June 2; 9 am St. Catherine Hospital Professional Office Building 4320 Fir St., East Chicago Survivors and their families are invited to an invigorating breakfast sponsored by the Cancer Resource Centre, Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital. This event will feature chair yoga, paper quilting and remarks by Hematologist-Oncologist Amer Sidani, MD. Sunday, June 2; 1-3 pm St. Mary Medical Center Waterfall Café-West Entrance 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart Join St. Mary Medical Center for a local celebration of this national event that honors the strength and courage of those who have lived and continue to live with cancer. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. As part of National Men’s Health Month, St. Mary Medical Center will present the “Men’s Wellness Expo: On Par for Good Health” at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The event features free health screenings and information on a variety of men’s health topics. Noted PGA golfer Fred Funk will be available to meet with attendees for one-on-one for golf tips and swing analysis. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, a spirits tasting station and a raffle. Must be 21 or older to attend. Weight Loss Surgery…Is it Right for Me? In this seminar, you will learn about Northwest Indiana’s most comprehensive program for surgical and nonsurgical weight loss from our leading team of healthcare professionals. Call 219-703-2019 or COMHS.org/overit to register. May Mammogram Specials – Early Detection Saves Lives During the month of May, the Women’s Diagnostic Centers of Community Healthcare System are offering a limited number of discounted screening mammograms to women who are symptom free and meet American Cancer Society guidelines. We offer same day 3D mammography results at our accredited centers, supported by the expertise of fellowship-trained breast radiologists Mary Nicholson, MD, and Janushi Dalal, MD. Physician order or self-referral accepted and payment, $98, is due at the time of service. Discounted price includes radiologist fee. Community Healthcare System’s Women’s Diagnostic Centers are located in Munster, East Chicago, Hobart, St. John and Valparaiso. To make an appointment for your mammogram, call 800-809-9828. Programs are FREE! Registration is required. Call 219-836-3477 or 866-836-3477. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MUNSTER ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL EAST CHICAGO ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER HOBART

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