Get out, get active and help Galter LifeCenter log the most steps in our free 7-day walking challenge! Join Galter LifeCenter staﬀ and members as they try to log 70,000 steps during Medical Fitness Week, April 20-26, 2015. Medical ﬁtness centers around the world are participating in this challenge, competing for the most steps logged and recognition at the Medical Fitness Association’s (MFA) 2015 Annual Conference. We need your help to put Galter LifeCenter ahead of the pack. Register online, at the Courtesy Desk or by calling 773-878-9936 by April 20. Everyone who registers gets a free pedometer. Strive to walk 10,000 steps/day (ﬁve miles) but all steps count! Nonmembers: If you participate in the Walking Challenge and join by the end of April, your enrollment fee will be waived. Contact Us: Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Ave. GalterLifeCenter.org 773-878-9936 Swedish Covenant Hospital and Galter LifeCenter work together to provide the highest quality health care and medical ﬁtness services to the north side of Chicago. Medical Fitness Week: Monday, April 20 - 26, 2015 Schedule of Events Monday, April 20 Baby Care and Infant CPR Class 6 - 9 p.m. Learn about various topics related to newborn care in this prenatal class. Note: This is a two-part session taking place on Mondays, April 20 and April 27, from 6 - 9 p.m. Location: Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium, 2751 W. Winona Ave. Wednesday, April 22 Kidney Screening 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Take charge of your health and attend a free screening through the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile® program! The screening includes blood pressure measurement, glucose testing, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference tests, urinalysis, blood draw and a private consultation with a medical professional. Reservations required. Location: Anderson Pavilion, Conference Rooms 5-7, 2751 W. Winona Ave. Thursday, April 23 Heart Disease Screening 8 - 10:30 a.m. Know your risk! There are several tests that can help identify your risk factors for heart disease. Swedish Covenant Hospital now oﬀers monthly heart disease screenings in our new Heart and Lung Center. The screening takes approximately 15 minutes. Location: Galter Medical Pavilion, Heart and Lung Center, 5140 N. California Ave., 4th ﬂoor Joint Protection 1 - 2 p.m. Medicare patients, whether your joints are generally healthy or you have occasional aches and pains, it is important to know how to protect them. Dr. Denis Williams, an orthopedic surgeon with Swedish Covenant Medical Group and member of the Galter LifeCenter physician advisory board, will discuss which pains require medical attention, how to maintain an active lifestyle and what you need to know about both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Location: Oak Street Health Portage Park, 4848 W. Irving Park Rd. Heel Screening 5 - 7 p.m. Do you suﬀer from heel pain? Meet Dr. Soyoung Kwon, a podiatrist at Swedish Covenant Hospital, in our new Women’s Health Center for a one-on-one assessment to determine the cause of your pain and treatment options. Reservations required. Location: Galter Medical Pavilion, Women’s Health Center, 5140 N. California Ave., 4th ﬂoor Friday, April 24 Cooking with Arthritis 2 - 3:30 p.m. Don’t let arthritis slow you down in the kitchen! Peggy Balboa, a registered dietitian from Mariano’s, and Eileen Brusso, an occupational therapist and certiﬁed hand therapist from Swedish Covenant Hospital, will address proper handling of kitchen tools, appropriate posture and body mechanics, work simpliﬁcation techniques and cooking methods that protect arthritic joints. Each attendee will leave with a printed guide which includes tips for working in the kitchen with arthritis and several dietitian recommended recipes. Location: Mariano’s Ravenswood, Vero Cafe, 1800 W. Lawrence Ave., ground ﬂoor To make reservations for any of these events please call: 773-878-6888.
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