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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in March

Joliet, IL (February 10, 2011)— In honor of national colon health month, Silver Cross Hospital is offering women a free program on Keeping Your Colon Healthy. This program will be held in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox on Tuesday, March 15 from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. Dr. Riten Sheth, gastroenterologist, will discuss natural ways you can keep your colon clean to prevent colorectal cancer. Participants will receive a free colon cancer screening kit and learn about why it is important to have a colonoscopy. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.imatter.silvercross.org.

Baby? Maybe!
Dr. Dexter Arrington and Dr. Richard Jones, obstetricians/gynecologists, will talk about the importance of prenatal care, medical and genetic history, and how to prepare for the childbirth process. Couples are welcome to attend this free program on Monday, March 21 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org

Conquering Carpal Tunnel
Join Karen LaBarbara, occupational therapist specializing in hand therapy with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)  at Silver Cross, to learn about the latest non-invasive and surgical treatments for carpal tunnel disease. This free program will be held on Monday, March 14 from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org

Healing Heartburn
Dr. Kamran Ayub, gastroenterologist, will discuss the latest treatment to cure heartburn or GERD preventing Barrett’s esophagus disease. This free program will be held Thursday, March 31 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
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 every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the Specialty Care Pavilion on the Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. 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 as well as sleeve gastrectomy; 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 (815) 723-8571.

Vein Pain Go Away!
Dr. Saeed Darbandi, general surgeon, will discuss the latest treatments for varicose veins and leg ulcers. This free program will be held on Monday, March 7 from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Register at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit 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 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 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction is underway to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in February 2012 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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