Advocate Condell Medical Center this month begins a series of free programs designed to make sure women are informed about a variety of leading health issues.
The programs cover men's health, varicose veins, influenza, breast cancer, cardiac care, nutrition and emotional health. They offer a chance to get updated information and interact with some of Advocate Condell's leading physicians. Giveaways and refreshments also will be available.
The programs are free, but registration is required by calling Health Advisor at (800) 323-8622.
The series kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 24, with "What Women Should Know About Men's Health," featuring presentations by Advocate Condell physicians Drs. Jennifer DeBruler and Adam Rubinstein, board certified in internal medicine.
Women often are the driving forces behind the health care of their spouses and significant others. This program will detail the must-have screening tests for men, and also cover what to expect at a yearly physical and how depression differs in men and women. Spouses and significant others are welcome.
The program runs 7-9 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave. in Libertyville. The registration code for this program is 5W24.
Other programs in the series include:
• "What Women Should Know About Varicose Veins," a lecture and screening, from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the hospital's West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville. Advocate Condell physician Dr. Shayle Patzik, a board-certified interventional radiologist, will discuss the hospital's state-of-the-art treatment of varicose veins, which are not only painful and unsightly but also can be indicative of other medical problems. The first 24 attendees will receive a free, non-diagnostic screening following the presentation. The registration code for this program is 5W25.
• "What Women Should Know About Flu Season," a lecture and flu shot clinic, from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 Hunt Club Road in Gurnee. Dr. Mobola Campbell-Yesufu, board certified in infectious disease, will talk about how to stay healthy during flu season. Flu shots are available after the lecture for $10 and a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to a local food pantry. The registration code for this program is 5W26.
• "What Women Should Know About Staying Healthy," a panel discussion on leading women's health topics, from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Advocate Condell's Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Condell physician Dr. Eileen Morrison, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, will discuss breast health; Dr. Geetha Reddy, board certified in cardiology, will discuss heart health; nutritionist Joshh Rager will discuss diet; and special guest Francine Friedman, best-selling author of "MatchDotBomb," will talk about the importance of emotional health.
Enjoy refreshments and time to relax during this informative -- and interactive -- program. The registration code for this program is 5W27.