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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in June

Joliet, IL (May 19, 2011)— Urinary stress incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a frustrating problem for more than 13 million Americans—85% of which are women. Join Dr. Sandra Culbertson, urogynecologist with University of Chicago Medical Center at Silver Cross, for a free educational lecture, Urinary Incontinence: It’s Not “Normal” at Any Age! on Thursday, June 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health.  Dr. Culbertson will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, prolapse of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus and other disorders of the pelvic floor. Call 1-888-660-HEAL or register to attend at www.IMatter.silvercross.org.

Future of Cornea Transplants
Dr. Timothy Kisla, ophthalmologist, will discuss a new option for patients needing corneal transplantation that has a faster recovery time, less astigmatism, and can be combined with cataract surgery. This free program will be on Monday, June 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org

Knocking Out Knee Pain
Want to get outside and enjoy the warm weather—but your knees just aren’t up to it? Hear Dr. Henry Fuentes, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, talk about the latest treatments to relieve knee pain. This free program will be held on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org

Making it Through Menopause
Join Dr. Shaundra Chin Bonds, obstetrician/gynecologist, for an informative discussion about the myths of menopause and treatment options available, including hormone replacement therapy. This free program will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health. Call 1-888-660-HEAL or register to attend at www.IMatter.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.

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 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 www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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