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Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments

New Lenox, IL (January 14, 2014) —Matheena Akhtar, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Akhtar completed a pediatrics residency at Columbus Hospital in Chicago. Her office is located with Meridian Medical Associates, 2100 Glenwood, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 725-2121. 

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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in February

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 13, 2014)—Silver Cross will offer 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. 

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Silver Cross Encore Shop Holds Antique & Collectible Sale Feb. 7 & 8

Joliet, IL (Jan. 8, 2014)—Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop—the Encore Shop, will hold its annual Antique and Collectibles Sale Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Some of the items available to purchase include vintage teddy bears and dolls, a rare 1949 Falstaff pirate picture, cane-back chair, tea pots, china, crystal, silver pieces, books, retro clothing, quilts, linens, and jewelry.  All proceeds from the Antique Sale benefit Silver Cross Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider.

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Local Bowler Scores a Strike with a Good Night Sleep

Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center Offers Relief to Sleepless Nights

New Lenox, IL (January 6, 2014) — For over ten years, 50 year-old Mike Palomar suffered from constant sleepless nights. He always felt sluggish, could fall asleep any time of the day, was unable to control his weight, and struggled to do daily activities.  His wife often complained of his loud snoring or alarming moments of sleep when he didn’t appear to be breathing.  He decided to seek help and was referred by his doctor, family medicine physician Ann Mitrakul, M.D., to have a sleep study at the Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center located in Pavilion A at     I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. Here, it was determined that he indeed had sleep apnea. Now, Palomar enjoys many restful nights’ sleep and even has more energy to enjoy his hobby of bowling two to three times a week. 

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Shoveling Snow? Learn to Protect Your Back from Injury

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital offers free lecture & low back pain screening 

New Lenox, IL (January 3, 2014) —Since snow season has arrived, it’s time to arm yourself with a shovel and salt to dig through the snowdrifts and icy walkways. However if you’re prone to back injuries, you may want to consider hiring someone to remove the snow, while you sit back and enjoy drinking a cup of hot cocoa. So how can you prepare to shovel snow safely so not to injure your back? The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital is offering a lecture on eliminating back pain that will educate area residents on how to do so. 

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