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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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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in February

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 16, 2013)— Silver Cross Hospital provides an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person, infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. The class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit to register.

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Time is Brain! Know Where to Go for Advanced Stroke Care and Recovery

(Jan. 14, 2013)—Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. You or a loved may be experiencing a stroke if one or more of the following symptoms occur suddenly:

  • numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body.
  • confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • severe headache with no known cause

Call 9-1-1 immediately.  Time is life, so it’s critically important that treatment be started fast.  But knowing who to turn to for help and recovery can be just as critical.  Fortunately, you now have access to the one of the best neuroscience teams in the world nearby. 

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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in February

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 17, 2013)—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. This screening 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. Screening held at Silver Cross Hospital—Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox; Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St.; and Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $40. Individuals who call to schedule a Baseline Cardiovascular Risk Assessment before February 28, 2013 will receive a complimentary sample box of chocolates from Dan’s Candies. Just mention CHOCOLATE when scheduling your appointment to receive the complimentary box of Dan’s Candies at the time of the appointment. After all, dark chocolate is good for your heart! To schedule, call (815) 300-7076.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.