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The Hospitals of C Community Healthcare System® OMING UPCOMING PROGRAMS COMHS.org/CHSevents Do You Have Atrial Fibrillation? Get Screened for AFib FEBRUARY The WATCHMAN™ Alternative: Moving Beyond Blood Thinners Tuesday, February 4; 6-7:30 pm Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center 10215 Broadway, Crown Point Join members of the Advanced Heart & Vascular Institute team: Cardiologists Keith Atassi, MD, Anas Safadi, MD, and Kais Yehyawi, MD, and Electrophysiologist Samer Ajam, MD, as they discuss the WATCHMAN procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Patients with AFib are at an increased risk of stroke. The WATCHMAN device can be implanted in the heart to seal off the small appendage that increases the risk of clotting and stroke. This procedure can eliminate the need for blood thinners for many patients and help AFib patients return to their regular lifestyle and activities. This program is free but registration is required. Tuesday, February 11; 9:30-11:30 am Portage Township YMCA 3100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage Wednesday, February 12; 9-11 am Hobart Family YMCA 601 W. 40th Place, Hobart Friday, February 14; 9-11 am Wednesday, February 19; 6-7 pm Valparaiso Health Center 3800 St. Mary Drive, Community Room, Valparaiso Varicose veins are a common and often unsightly condition, one that may be a sign of a more serious disorder. Join Cardiologist Akram Kholoki, MD, as he discusses symptoms, causes and latest treatments for varicose veins including minimally invasive procedures. Valparaiso Family YMCA 1201 Cumberland Crossing, Valparaiso St. Mary Medical Center is offering free AFib screenings at the Hobart, Portage and Valparaiso YMCAs. Each screening includes a one-minute fingertip EKG and AFib risk assessment. Those found to be at risk for AFib will be referred to a St. Mary Medical Center cardiologist for follow-up. No registration necessary. Free screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. High Resolution: New Year, New You! Thursday, February 6; 6:30-7:30 pm St. Mary Medical Center 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., West Auditorium, Hobart Join Bariatric Specialist Michael Simpson, MD, for some helpful tips on how to turn that once-a-year promise to yourself into everyday habits that last. Find out about strategies for healthy eating and tips for approaching any diet and fitness routine with the right mindset for success. Also learn about medical options for those who need a little assistance in maintaining their resolution and achieving their health goals. Expert Care for Varicose Veins 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. 40s, 50s and Fit: What’s My Heart Risk? Thursday, February 20; 6-7 pm Portage Township YMCA 3100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage Join Cardiologist Abdul Kawamleh, MD, as he discusses the subtle signs and symptoms of heart disease that may escape notice in the absence of more obvious indicators. He also will discuss the importance of annual checkups, bloodwork and screenings, even for those who look and feel perfectly healthy. Learn about diagnostic tests that may be recommended for patients who do not show symptoms of coronary disease. Don’t take your heart health for granted. Find out if you are at risk! Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center 10215 Broadway, Crown Point This 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit features therapy gyms and living skills space. The four-story, structure offers diagnostic imaging, lab services, immediate care, Women’s Diagnostic Center, physician practices and outpatient therapy areas. Immediate Care hours are Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm; Sat and Sun 8 am-4:30 pm. Learn more at COMHS.org. Programs are FREE! Registration is required. To register, call 219-703-2024. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL • MUNSTER ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL • EAST CHICAGO ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER • HOBART COMMUNITY STROKE & REHABILITATION CENTER • CROWN POINT