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Advocate Condell offers September community education 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 August.

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:

Matter of Balance

Series of 9 classes begins Sept. 17. Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This program has been adapted from the original intervention to be more suitable for community-dwelling older adults by allowing small group sessions to be led by a trained facilitator. This program is free, but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5N34.

Mundelein Park District Wellness Fair

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 9 am- 1pm, Mundelein Park District, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Wellness fair targeting adults and seniors. Condell will offer free cardiovascular health tests and flu shots. For adults 18 and up. No registration necessary, just stop by!

Winter Sports Injury Prevention Panel

Thursday, Sept. 19; 6 pm; Advocate Condell Medical Center Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Sports injuries can affect your child's physical health as well as cognitive health. We have assembled an extraordinary panel of clinical experts to educate parents and coaches on keeping kids safe while playing winter sports at the club, high school, middle or elementary school level. Gregory Caronis, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, will speak on sports injuries of the foot and ankle in the young athlete, including sign and symptoms and latest treatments. Jonathon Citow, MD, Board Certified Neurosurgeon, will discuss the cause and effects of concussions, and guidelines for school and athletics. Our team of Rehab and fitness professionals will be available for questions and have resources so you can get the help you need in the event of an injury. The physicians, along with our rehab and fitness professionals, will be available for questions and resources to help you keep your children safe this season. This program is free but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5G47.

Skin Cancer Screening

Friday, Sept. 20, 3-6 pm, Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Skin cancer will affect 1 in 5 Americans, and more than 3.5 million new cases in 2 million people are diagnosed each year. With early detection, skin cancer is highly treatable. This free screening, administered by Martha Arroyo, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, takes about 10 minutes. A full body check takes place in a private setting. Dr. Arroyo will share results at time of screening. For adults 18 and up. Registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5C50.

Duffy/Sullivan Kids Health Fair

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 am-noon, Lake Zurich Middle School, 95 Hubbard Lane, Hawthorne Woods. Condell will offer free cardiovascular health tests and flu shots. For adults 18 and up. No registration necessary, just stop by!

New Trends and Best Practices in Joint Replacement

Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 am, Advocate Condell West Tower 2/3. Is a shorter stay after a joint replacement right for you? If you are in overall good health and motivated to participate in rehab, and have a strong at-home support system, you might be a candidate. Thomas Baier, MD, Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, will talk about our minimally invasive approach and what you can expect, and answer your questions. This program is free and includes a light breakfast. Register by calling 800-323-8622 and use code 5G45.

Support groups:

Cancer Nutrition

Designed to teach cancer patients and their caregivers how a healthy diet can impact treatment and recovery. The free weekly program will cover a variety of nutritional topics, presented by dietician Ashley McGinn, RD, LDN. Participants will be able to ask questions.

When: Noon-1pm on Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24

Where: Advocate Condell's West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Fee: Free, free parking

Registration: Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5C21

WomenHeart Support Group

Share thoughts, concerns and feelings with other women who have been touched by heart disease.

When: 6:30-8:30 pm on Sept. 3

Where: Advocate Condell's West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Fee: Free, free parking

Registration: Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5C06

Heart Failure and Pulmonary Rehab Support Group: Offers support and education to pulmonary rehabilitation and heart failure patients, and their families and caregivers.

When: 1-2 pm on Thursday, Oct. 10

Where: Advocate Condell's West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Fee: Free, free parking

Registration: Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5G09

Stroke Support Group: Intended to offer stroke education and support to stroke survivors, spouses and caregivers.

When: 7-8 pm, second Wednesdays

Where: Advocate Condell West Tower 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Fee: Free, free parking

Registration: Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5C14

Diabetes Support Group: For diabetes patients and their families or caregivers, this program offers education and support to help manage diabetes.

When: 6:30-8 pm, fourth Mondays

Where: Advocate Condell's West Tower, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Fee: Free, free parking

Registration: Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5D03

AWAKE Sleep Disorders Support Group: Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic! Share experiences and solutions.

When: 6:30-8 pm Oct. 7

Where: Advocate Condell Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville

Fee: Free, free parking

Registration: Call 800-323-8622 and use Code 5C05

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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