Library Notes

Hip pain presentation at PCH

Palos Community Hospital is offering a free presentation by Orthopaedic Surgeon David Butler, M.D., about hip anatomy, common causes of hip pain and when to consult a physician about pain. He also will address the surgical treatment options in total replacement; including the direct anterior, the posterior and the posterolateral hip replacement surgery.

The program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required; call 226-2300.

Moraine Valley CPR, first aid classes

As adults are increasingly diagnosed with heart disease, knowing CPR and first aid can mean the difference between life and death. Training in both of these areas is available at Moraine Valley Community College during the spring 2013 semester.

This class is recommended for individuals as well as employees of small businesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires many businesses to have employees trained in CPR and basic first aid to help create a safe, supportive work environment. It also can help prevent possible liabilities that may arise from health-related incidents that occur at work. The class can be customized to meet any company's needs.

Moraine Valley also offers several CPR for Health Professionals classes. These classes assist current healthcare professionals with maintaining their CPR credentials and allow new healthcare students to earn their credentials.

For more information, call the Corporate, Community and Continuing Education Department at 974-5735 or visit

Making sense of memory loss

Forgetfulness is a common human experience, but severe forgetfulness is not a normal part of aging.

Palos Township Health Service will present a session on Friday Jan. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. Kim Kumiega, a community outreach representative, will distinguish between normal and abnormal forgetfulness and explain ways to reduce the risk of dementia.

Call the health service at 598- 2441 to reserve a space. Palos Township is at, 10802 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills.