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New Lenox Woman Finds Relief after a Robotic Hysterectomy at Silver Cross Hospital

Dr. Nahla Merhi will host a free program on Hysterectomy Options on February 5

New Lenox, IL (January 31, 2013)— For over a year, New Lenox resident Jennifer Ujka suffered with severe cramps and excessive bleeding for seven days during her monthly menstrual cycle. Her extreme bleeding eventually caused her to become anemic. In addition, she had incontinence issues. Fortunately after discovering the cause of her illnesses, Jennifer found immediate relief after having robotic surgery at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

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Chocolate and Regular Screenings are Good for Women’s Heart

Joliet, IL (Jan. 29, 2013)--Chocolate is good for your heart.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), small amounts of dark chocolate can be good for your heart. The plant phenols -- cocoa phenols, found in dark chocolate, have been known to lower blood pressure and reduce LDL "bad" cholesterol levels.

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Hundreds Attended Silver Cross Prostate Health Event and Met NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 24, 2013)— Nearly 300 area residents attended a free prostate health awareness event titled “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®” hosted by Silver Cross Hospital, Advanced Urology Associates, the American Urological Association Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox on January 22. The program encourages men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®,” which is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, over 45,000 men in Illinois are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

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Maximize Your Doctor’s Visit

Internal Medicine/Geriatrics physician shares tips Jan. 31 at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 10, 2013)— A visit to the doctor can be an uneasy experience, especially if your physician seems rushed, uses lots of big words, and speeds through every sentence. You may forget some of your questions or concerns, confuse what you heard, or leave the doctor’s office feeling like you need another round of consultation. So to make the most of the time you have with your doctor, Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics physician at Silver Cross Hospital will share tips to help you prepare and feel confident about asking questions during your appointment.

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Seed Corn Salesman Finds It Easier to Close Deal After Weight Loss Surgery

New Lenox, IL (January 16, 2013) — For many years Brad Schumacher, of Varna, IL, has been successfully selling seed corn to farmers throughout north central Illinois. Although due to weighing 446 pounds, he was always self conscience about meeting people for the first time. However after losing 206 pounds in 18 months as a result of his weight loss surgery, Schumacher is more self-assured than ever before in his life. 

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