Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Diabetes Questions Answered by Loyola Experts at Wheaton's Movie Grill

WHAT:  Dr. Michael Gill, medical director of the Loyola Center for Health at Wheaton, and other Loyola University Health System medical experts will be available to answer questions concerning diabetes after a free screening of the movie “Steel Magnolias” at the Studio Movie Grill Theater in Wheaton.

The film is based on the play of the same name written by Robert Harling. The film and play focus on the plight of six women in the South and how they come together following the tragedy that they face when their lives are forever changed by diabetes.

“Diabetes is a burgeoning epidemic that many people deal with every day,” Gill said. “What is important to know is that though it can be controlled, it also can impact a person’s quality of life and possibly kill someone who doesn’t take it seriously.  Early detection and prevention are key and to do this, one needs to raise public awareness of the condition."

Loyola University Health System and Studio Movie Grill Wheaton have partnered to offer a special monthly film series. On the first Thursday of each month Studio Movie Grill will have a free screening of a movie with a health topic. Loyola University Health System will provide a panel of experts to answer questions following the film.

WHEN:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6

WHERE:  Studio Movie Grill Wheaton, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton

MEDIA:  For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.