Stroke and diabetes are the fifth- and eighth-leading causes of death and disability in the United States, respectively. To help educate the public and offer support, Community Healthcare System will host a Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at St. Catherine Hospital’s Professional Office Building, 4320 Fir St. in East Chicago. Free health screenings will be offered from 9 am to noon, and presentations will be held from 12:30 to 2 pm.
• Blood pressure
• Foot assessments
*10-hour fasting in recommended for blood screenings.
Event presentation topics include:
• Mediterranean Diet
• Exercise and movement
Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, call 219-836-3477 or visit comhs.org/programs and-events/s/stroke-and-diabetes-awareness-fair.
Also, Community Healthcare System’s Farmers Market will be open from 11 am to 2 pm at St. Catherine Hospital’s North Entrance during the Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Stop by one or both events for a day of wellness.