Health-care briefs for the week of Aug. 9, 2012
Updated: September 10, 2012 12:59PM
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital: hosts a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 for early detection and prevention of skin cancer. Visual screenings take place on the first floor of the hospital’s Center for Advanced Care, 1700 Luther Way, Park Ridge. Physicians will perform the screenings, and will give participants their results immediately. The physicians will also recommend follow-up care, if necessary. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call (800) 323-8622 and mention event code “8C03” or visit www.advocatehealth.com/luth click on “I need a class or support group” and type the class code (8C03) in the keyword box. Participants may park for free, with validation, in the parking garage adjacent to the Center for Advanced Care.
Advocate Medical Group: Providing immediate care and occupational health services at the Advocate Medical Group Patient Center, 7255 N. Caldwell Ave. in Niles. This will provide community members with convenient, quality medical care including treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses such as: Cuts and burns, sprains and bruises, eye injuries, flu symptoms, sore throats, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ear aches, respiratory and urinary tract infections. The center provides easy access to X-ray and laboratory services to assist in diagnosis and treatment of these and other ailments. In addition, the clinic provides international travel medical services including for those planning a trip out of the country. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call, (847) 647-0355.
Golf Mill Hearing Aid Center: 8856 N. Milwaukee Ave., offering free hearing evaluations. All who come in will receive a comprehensive audiological evaluation. Call (847) 296-3344.
LYNX Therapeutics: 9436 Ozark Ave., Morton Grove, provides specialized occupational therapy services and learning instruction programs to children with physical, social, emotional, and learning difficulties. Pediatric developmental screenings offered at no cost. Contact: Ingrid Kenron at (847) 791-1631 or (847) 966-1505.
Fresenius Medical Care: Local dialysis clinic, 9371 N. Milwaukee Ave., has started a night-time program for dialysis patients. The new service allows patients to receive treatments in the clinic at night, for eight hours, while sleeping or resting, usually three times a week. In addition to having their days free for other activities, patients often report having more energy and better dialysis results. Medicare-certified Fresenius Medical Care Niles is now accepting new dialysis patients. Call (847) 581-0334.
Senior Advocate: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital offers free blood-pressure screenings 10 a.m.-noon the first Wednesday of every month at the hospital’s Patient Resource Center, 8820 W. Dempster St., Niles (across from the hospital). No appointment necessary. Call (847) 723-7277.