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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in October

Joliet, IL (September 21, 2010)—Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease—the the number one leading killer of both men and women?  Now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment held in the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet; Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St.; and the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.

This screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions.  A 12- hour fast is required. Cost is $40.  To schedule an appointment, call (815) 740-7076.

Balance & Fall Risk Screening
Falling is the leading cause of injury deaths among people over the age of 65, and the leading cause of doctor visits, hospital admissions, and emergency room visits. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross recommends that individuals who have been experiencing dizziness or vertigo, have had a history of falls, near falls, or simply a fear of falling are excellent candidates for a balance screening.  Appointments are available between 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Silver Cross Hospital, Oct. 20 at the Silver Cross Professional Building, 250 Maple St., New Lenox, and Oct. 21 at the Silver Cross Professional Building, 1051 Essington Rd, West Joliet. To schedule a free screening, please visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Blood Pressure Check
Silver Cross offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.

Calcium Artery Score  
Silver Cross Hospital offers a quick and painless test using a high speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. A Calcium Artery Score is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55, who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for $200.  Call (815) 740-7076 for an appointment.

Depression Screening
Depression comes in many faces. Join Dr. Lucy Abrahim, psychiatrist, for a free depression program on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center on the hospital’s campus as she discusses the seriousness of depression and available treatments, followed by a written screening test and a confidential meeting with a behavioral health professional. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit

Premier Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
To learn if you are at risk for heart disease, Silver Cross offers a Premier Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. Specially priced at $225, the screening includes a high-speed CT Scan to measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries (Calcium Score), 12-lead EKG, measurements of HDL/LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood glucose level, body mass index (BMI), and a personal consultation with a cardiovascular nurse. A 12-hour fast is required. Cost is $225. For those just wanting to learn their calcium score, this CT scan is available for just $200 at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St, Homer Glen, as well as at the Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 740-7076.

Scoliosis Screening
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 West 143rd St., Homer Glen. To register, call (877) 694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.

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 the last six consecutive years and a one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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