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Advocate Condell offers June community health programs

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Advocate Condell Medical Center

Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering community education lectures and screenings on a wide range of health issues in June.

All programs are free unless noted. Registration is required. Participants will interact with clinicians and receive information on hospital and other health services.

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The programs are:

Golf Swing Clinic at Carmel Catholic Golf Classic

Monday, June 10, 10 am-noon, Hawthorn Woods Country Club, One Tournament Drive North in Hawthorn Woods. Advocate Condell Medical Center's physical therapy team will perform a flexibility, grip and balance screening which will alert you to movements that might be cause injury to your lower back, elbows, shoulders, or hands and wrists. Get your questions answered during this free one-on-one consultation with our experts. Registration is not necessary, just stop by!

Gait and Balance Analysis

8:30-10 am on Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18. Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 Hunt Club Road, Gurnee. Our physical therapists can tell a lot about you, just by the way you walk. Spend a few minutes on our Gait Rite electronic gait analysis mat while we analyze 16 facets of your gait. This tool is often used by elite athletes looking to improve performance, but also can identify those at risk for falling and injury. Gait changes also can be a sign of other health issues, making this prevention tool even more important. Participants will receive results and recommendations on the day of the screening, with results shared with your physician. This program is open to any adult who can walk unassisted. This program is free but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5N33.

Golf Injuries: Play it Safe

Tuesday, June 18, 7 pm, Libertyville Centre Club, 200 Golf Road, Libertyville. The impact and stress of the repetitive motion of the golf swing is sometimes hard on the muscles and joints, especially if you ignore the early warning signs of injury. Our team of pros will analyze your grip and swing mechanics, and alert you to movements that might cause injury to your lower back, elbows, shoulders, or hands and wrists. Mark Neault, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, will let you know about signs and symptoms of problems, and latest treatments. Then, Dr. Neault, Physical Therapist Scott Beckman and Lake County Forest Preserve District Golf Pro Alex Eichman will answer your questions. Following the presentation and Q&A, complimentary flexibility assessments will be offered to the first 10 registered attendees. This program is free but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5G46.

American Cancer Society CPS3 Survey

Tuesday, June 25, time TBD; Advocate Condell Medical Center West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. This year the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday! While the progress we've made is remarkable, there's still more work to be done. To better understand ways to prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the US and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study -- Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Advocate Condell is proud to be an enrollment site for this study. Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to register, visit www.cps3illinois.org, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail cps3@cancer.org.

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Tuesday, June 25, 6-8 pm, Advocate Condell Medical Center West Tower. Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? is a class to educate those at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes on steps they can take now to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2. This program is free, but registration is required. Call HealthAdvisor at 800-323-8622 and use Code 5D08.

About Advocate Condell Medical Center

Advocate Condell Medical Center is the leading provider of comprehensive medical and surgical services in Lake County, with state-of-the-art heart, neurosurgical, maternity and emergency services. Condell's emergency department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County, Illinois. It also features the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in the county. Condell holds accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for cardiac patients, and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Advocate Condell is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for superior results in patient safety and health outcomes.

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