“Ooh and aah” at Fireworks out of harm’s way this July 4th
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Safety Tips to Avoid Harmful Injuries
New Lenox, IL (July 2, 2014) — Each year as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day that occurred on July 4, 1776, fireworks are often used to commemorate the United States freedom as a sovereign nation. However, the excitement of fireworks can also bring pain and injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2013 there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400 consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks. This is an increase from 8,700 injuries in 2012. Silver Cross Hospital encourages you and your loved ones to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day safely.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Joliet’s Lebanon Baptist District
New Lenox, IL (July 1, 2014)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has given a $3,000 scholarship grant to the Lebanon Baptist District Association (LBDA) Scholarship Organization of Joliet and Vicinity. Each year, the LBDA awards scholarships to three students who demonstrate good grades and community service, and reside within zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436 and 60441. This year’s recipients are Jailen J. Jones, Lake Forest College-Criminal Justice; Kanece Mabry, North Carolina Central University-Nurse Anesthetist; Herbert J. Triplett, and Carthage College – History.
Dream Comes True for Area Resident who lost over 100 Pounds after Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross delights Bourbonnais woman
New Lenox, IL (July 1, 2014) — As Kim Stam turned 50 years old, her weight was at an all time high of 269 pounds. She grew weary from dealing with the laborious weight problem that she had since childhood. Her constant exhaustion from performing simple daily activities motivated her to look into weight loss surgery. “After attending BMI Surgery’s informational meeting, I knew weight loss surgery was the best option for me to lose weight,” said 53-year-old Kim Stam. And now Kim’s endurance has increased after losing over 100 pounds in 15 months as a result of her weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
Living with Osteoporosis?
Silver Cross Hospital Hosts free program on managing and treating osteoporosis on July 16
New Lenox, IL (June 30, 2014)— According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. To help understand the causes and treatments of osteoporosis, Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free program in July.
Avoid the Dangers of Texting While Driving
Emergency Medicine physician at Silver Cross offers advice to keep you safe
New Lenox, IL (June 25, 2014)— We live in a world where multitasking and communicating is instantaneous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 500,000 young adults each year are injured due to various forms of distracted driving, including texting, mobile instant messaging, updating social media pages, sending photos, etc. It's a habit deadlier than drunk driving. However, such negligent behavior makes all drivers at risk for a fine, injury and even death.