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Parkview LaGrange introduces ‘Wellness on the Road’

Parkview LaGrange Hospital’s mission to help improve the health of area residents is taking a new approach in 2014 by creating a series of travelling health fairs. Each program will visit different locations in LaGrange County, making it more convenient for members of the community to take advantage of screenings and educational resources. The “Wellness on the Road” series will launch in April with the following programs:

Cancer Resources – Friday, April 3, in LaGrange. Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography will be at the LaGrange County Health Department, 304 N. Townline Rd., from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The best protection is early detection. Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography coach makes getting a screening mammogram quick, easy and convenient. Many insurance plans are accepted, and funding is available to cover expenses for women who do not have sufficient financial resources.

Call 1-800-727-8439 ext. 26540 for an appointment. Walk-in appointments may be available depending on the schedule. The mobile mammography program is a partnership of the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Breast Diagnostic Center and Francine’s Friends.

Also on Friday, April 3, cancer resources will be discussed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Terrace Café at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, 207 N. Townline Rd. in LaGrange.

Representatives from the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, and the American Cancer Society will be on hand to talk with visitors about the wealth of resources that are available. Learn about simple at-home screenings, informational resources, supplies and medical equipment that are available to cancer patients.

Watch for this Cancer Resources Health Fair as it travels to Shipshewana in July and Howe in mid-October.

Diabetes and Low Cost Blood Tests – Tuesday, April 15, 8-10:30 a.m. at Yoder’s Department Store in Shipshewana.

Stop in and talk with Terri Clark, Parkview LaGrange Hospital’s certified diabetes educator. Clark will share information on healthy eating, activity, medications, monitoring, healthy coping, reducing risks of medical complications and more. 

In addition, Parkview’s outreach laboratory staff will be on hand to provide low cost blood tests. Payment may be made by cash or check at the time of service.

Tests available include:

·        CHEM-17 for $18, an 8- to 12-hour fast is required for this blood test. If you are diabetic you should continue your normal therapy schedule.

·        Hemogram (anemia/iron screening) for $8;

·        A1c (diabetes screen) for $20;

 

·        TSH (thyroid screen) for $20;

·        PSA (prostate screen) for $20;

·        Ultrasensitive CRP for $20, detects early heart disease;

·        Vitamin D for $35, measures vitamin D deficiency;

Parkview Hospital is looking forward to bringing this program to Stroh in late June, LaGrange in late August, and Howe in mid-October.

For more information about “Wellness on the Road” and other programs offered by Parkview LaGrange Hospital, call (260) 463-9009.