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The Hospitals of C Community Healthcare System® UPCOMING OMING PROGRAMS The Watchman Alternative: Moving Beyond Blood Thinners OCTOBER Tuesday, November 5; 5:30-7:30 pm Breast Health: What Women Need to Know Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center 3800 St. Mary Dr., Valparaiso Tuesday, October 22; 6-7:30 pm St. Mary Medical Center, West Tower Entrance 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart Wednesday, October 30; 6-7:30 pm Valparaiso Health Center 3800 St. Mary Dr., Valparaiso October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join members of the healthcare team from the Women’s Diagnostic Center of St. Mary Medical Center and the Valparaiso Health Center to find out more about breast health before, during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our healthcare experts will discuss the care journey for breast cancer treatment and will offer best practices for how women can be proactive about breast health throughout their lives. October Pap-A-Thon Saturday, October 26; 8-11 am Portage Health Center II 3545 Arbors Blvd., Portage Free pap tests, screenings, services and information will be available for uninsured and underinsured patients of Lake and Porter counties. Pre-registration is required for the pap tests. Other personal screenings and services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Wednesday, October 30; 5:30-7 pm St. Catherine Hospital, POB Conference Room 4320 Fir St., East Chicago Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. During this presentation, the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research; treatments; resources and the impact of Alzheimer’s on the family. 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 to register. NOVEMBER Know Your Numbers Health Fair Electrophysiologist Samer Ajam, MD, and Cardiologists Keith Atassi, MD, Anas Safadi, MD, and Kais Yehyawi, MD, will discuss the Watchman procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation. Watchman aims to decrease the risk of stroke in A-fib patients and enables them to stop taking blood thinners. A mini-health fair is included featuring blood pressure screenings and oneminute EKGs along with other health information. Down in Your Back? Non-Surgical Treatments for Low Back Pain Wednesday, November 6; 6-7 pm Saturday, November 2; 9 am-12 pm St. Mary Medical Center, West Tower Entrance 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart Keeping tabs on your health can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Learn your numbers at St. Catherine Hospital’s annual health fair. Free screenings offered include cholesterol, A1C (glucose), blood pressure, balance, height, weight, BMI and more. Low back pain isn’t just uncomfortable; it can limit mobility, interfere with everyday activities and negatively impact quality of life. Join Pain Management Specialist Nikhil A. Shetty, MD as he discusses some of the causes and the non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options for low back pain available through the Pain Center of St. Mary Medical Center. St. Catherine Hospital, POB Conference Room 4320 Fir St., East Chicago Coffee & Craft Saturday, November 2; 9 am-12 pm Community Hospital, Café Conference Rooms 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster Saturday, November 9; 9 am-12 pm St. Catherine Hospital, POB Conference Room 4320 Fir St., East Chicago Saturday, November 16; 9 am-12 pm St. Mary Medical Center, Conference Room 3 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart Join us to create a festive Santa hat decoration to ring in the holidays. Proceeds benefit Hearts of Hope and Cardiovascular Research of Community Healthcare System. Cost is $45; payment required on the day of the event. Refreshments and supplies provided. Seating limited. Every Breath You Take; Lung Cancer Prevention Symposium Wednesday, November 13; 6:30-8 pm Community Hospital Fitness Pointe 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster Learn more about lung cancer symptoms, treatment and prevention from experts in the field: Community Healthcare System Cardiothoracic/ Cardiovascular Surgeon Jason Frazier, MD; Indiana State Department of Health Educator Sue Henry, BSN, RN, and Community Hospital Clinical System Respiratory Manager Robert Erickson, RRT, RPFT. First 25 to register and attend will receive a free radon home test kit. Reception with refreshments to follow presentations. 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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