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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in June

Joliet, IL (May 17, 2011)— Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart disease, now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment.  The screening is held in the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet, Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen, 12701 W. 143rd St., and Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  The test 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.

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 Scoring  
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. Calcium artery scoring 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.

Discounted Mammography Screenings
To encourage women over the age of 40 to get an annual digital mammography screening, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health at 1870 Silver Cross Blvd in New Lenox is offering this important test for just $100 including the radiologist interpretation.  Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted at time of appointment—insurance will not be billed. Please mention SPECIAL MAMMOGRAM when calling (815) 740-7076 before June 30 to schedule an appointment with a doctor’s order. Don’t have a doctor? Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) for a free referral.

HIV Screening
Silver Cross in partnership with Regional Care Association will offer complimentary HIV/Aids screenings in honor of National HIV Awareness Day on Monday, June 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. The simple screening consists of collecting cells by putting a swab inside your mouth. Results are available in 20 minutes. This screening is open to those 13 years and older. If you are under 13 years old and would like a HIV test or have any questions regarding HIV, contact Kris Toll of Regional Care Association at (815) 722-7000. Register for your free screening today at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Scoliosis Screening
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings every Thursday in June 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 seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 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 well underway to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening February 26, 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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