Health Scan


Blood pressure checks: Orland Twp.

  Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., will hold free blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays, Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and March 7. No appointment is necessary. (403-4222.)

Podiatry screenings

  Orland Township is hosting free podiatry screenings on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A local podiatrist will be at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., conducting free examinations to all participating residents. Call Orland Township at 403-4222 to make an appointment.

Total lipid testing at Orland Twp.

  Orland Township will hold total lipid profile testing on Jan. 16, Feb. 20 and March 20, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

Residents may have total cholesterol levels read, as well as triglycerides, LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). A 9- to 12-hour fast is required; however, participants should drink water prior to the lipid test.

The price of the test is $25 for residents. Non-residents may also participate for $30. Free blood pressure and glucose testing for an additional $5 ($10 for non-residents) are also available on this day. An appointment is necessary and participants must bring proof of residency on the day of testing.

To make an appointment, call 403-4222.

Body contouring after weight loss

  Palos Community Hospital is offering a free presentation by Orland Park board-certified Plastic Surgeon Jerry Chow, M.D., on body contouring after major weight loss.

During the presentation, Dr. Chow will discuss surgical methods including the 360-degree body lift and show how women can transform their appearance.

This program will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Registration required; call 226-2300.

Palos Community Hospital class helps smokers quit

  To help smokers quit, Palos Community Hospital is offering the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking’s eight-week program for adults who are ready to quit smoking.

Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Research shows that people who participate in stop-smoking programs with a support system have greater success, compared to those who try to quit on their own.

This program will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 27. One additional class will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The program will take place at the Palos Primary Care Center, 15300 West Ave., Orland Park. The cost of the program is $99. To register, call 226-2300.