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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital to Host Two Community Health Seminars

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital October 09, 2014

This November Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital will host two health seminars designed to provide health education opportunities at no cost to the community. The seminars will address both men’s and women’s health issues, and they are open to the public. Space is limited for both events and advance registration is required by calling 847.535.7441.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The first seminar, Steppin’ Out for Health – Go with Your Gut, will discuss digestive health. It will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m in the Health Education Center at Lake Forest Hospital.  This complimentary community education event includes a healthy dinner with speaker presentations that will address critical issues of digestive health, diet and cancer prevention and screening. Complimentary fecal occult blood kits will be available; the kit can detect blood in the stool which can be caused by colon or rectal cancer or other medical problems. Other tests may also be advised by your doctor.  Kits are limited in supply; please register early by calling Noelle Mauer at 847.535.7441. Speakers at the seminar include John Andrews, MD, chief of the Department of Surgery at Lake Forest Hospital; Mark Blitstein, MD, gastroenterologist; and Edye Wagner, RD, LDN, CDE, nutritional manager for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital. 

The second seminar about lung health is titled Healthy Lungs, Healthy Life. It will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Health Education Center at Lake Forest Hospital.  This complimentary community education event includes presentations on how to keep lungs healthy and breathe freely. It will also be a celebration of the progress made in early detection of lung cancer, including Lake Forest Hospital’s own Lung Cancer Screening Program. Because radon exposure is a leading cause of lung cancer, guests will be offered complimentary radon detection kits to assess the radon level in their homes. Speakers at the seminar include Frank S. Becker, MD, a pulmonologist who specializes in the early detection of lung cancer as well as asthma and COPD; and Eric M. Hart, MD, a diagnostic radiologist and National Lung Screening Trial Investigator. Call Noelle Mauer at 847.535.7441 to register.

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