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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in May

New Lenox, IL (April 16, 2013)— Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR and AED Class Monday, May 6, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital’s Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, rescue from choking, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).  Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification.  Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.

Facts About Fibroids

About 20 to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Not all women with fibroids experience symptoms such as pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.  But those who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with.  Fibroids can put pressure on the bladder—causing frequent urination, or the rectum—causing rectal pressure. On Wednesday, May 1, Dr. Amy Abouzied, gynecologist, will discuss the different surgical approaches including robotic surgery for treating uterine fibroids in women.  This free program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Lowering Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most common medical problems in the United States. Hypertension increases your risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and even stroke. Dr. Daniel Ramirez, internal medicine physician, will discuss possible causes, complications, and treatment of hypertension on Tuesday, May 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The free program will be held in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Blood pressure screenings provided for participants. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Myths and Realities of Aging

Think you know the facts about growing older? Think again! Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatric physician, will share helpful information about what is fact and what is fiction and how you can live well into your golden years. This free program will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Oncoplastic Surgery & Update of Current Developments in Surgery for Breast Cancer

Surgical treatment of breast cancer is undergoing a period of rapid change and advancement as new research results are released. Oncoplastic surgery combines plastic surgery techniques with breast cancer surgery to minimize deformity and to reconstruct lumpectomy defects with remaining natural breast tissue. Dr. Patricia Clark, general surgeon, will discuss oncoplastic techniques currently being performed at Silver Cross Hospital as well as current changes in surgery of axillary lymph nodes. This free program will be held Monday, May 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org

Total Ankle Replacement

If you suffer from debilitating ankle pain caused by arthritis or cartilage injury, join Dr. Robyn Vargo, orthopedic surgeon, to learn about the benefits of total ankle replacement surgery. This free program will be held Tuesday, May 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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