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The Hospitals of C Community Healthcare System® UPCOMING OMING PROGRAMS COMHS.org/CHSevents OCTOBER Repair or Replace? Treating Your Hip Pain Wednesday, October 16; 6-7 pm St. Mary Medical Center, West Tower Entrance 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart Join Orthopedic Surgeon Richard McClain, DO, as he discusses common procedures including partial and total hip replacements that can relieve pain, restore mobility and improve overall activity level and quality of life. Find out what makes a patient a candidate for hip replacement, about the recovery and rehabilitation process and how soon patients can expect to resume walking and other activities following surgery. Valet parking available. The Heart-Brain Connection: Innovations in Stroke Care and Vascular Interventions Wednesday, October 16 Vendors: 3:30 pm; Presentations: 5-7 pm The Center for Visual & Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster Experts in neurology and cardiology will discuss new interventions and treatments available for stroke. Vendor fair begins at 3:30 pm followed by a series of discussions at 5 pm presented by Electrophysiologist Pratik Patel, MD, Neuroendovascular Surgeon Aamir Badruddin, MD, Interventional Cardiologist Samer Abbas, MD, and Neuroendovascular Surgeon Demetrius Lopes, MD. Presentations will be moderated by Neurologists Ender Akan, MD, and Andrea DeLeo, DO. This symposium is free, but registration is necessary. Breast Health: What Women Need to Know 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 Centers 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 Mammogram Special – Mammograms Save Lives During the month of October a limited number of discounted screening mammograms will be offered to women who are symptom-free and who meet the recommended guidelines. We offer same-day results because we know screening for breast cancer can be a very anxious experience for women. Physician order is required and payment, $98, is due at the time of service. Discount price includes radiologist fee. Community Healthcare System’s Women’s Diagnostic Centers are located in Munster, East Chicago, Hobart, St. John, Valparaiso and Crown Point. To make an appointment for your mammogram, call 219-703-2033. NOVEMBER Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Know Your Numbers Health Fair St. Catherine Hosptial, POB Conference Room 4320 Fir St., East Chicago St. Catherine Hosptial, POB Conference Room 4320 Fir St., East Chicago Wednesday, October 30; 5:30-7 pm 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. Saturday, November 2; 9 am-12 pm 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. The Watchman Alternative: Moving Beyond Blood Thinners Tuesday, November 5, 5:30-7:30 pm Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center 3800 St. Mary Drive, Valparaiso 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. 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 one-minute EKGs along with other health information. 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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