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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in April

New Lenox, IL (March 19, 2010)— 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 held at Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 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.  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. Cost is $40. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.

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Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in April at New Hospital

New Lenox, IL (March 18, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital’s Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register to attend.

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Silver Cross Hospital, Walgreens & Joliet Noon Lions Club to Offer Free Diabetes & Blood Pressure Screenings March 27

New Lenox, IL (March 16, 2012)—In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s American Diabetes Alert, the Silver Cross Diabetes Center in partnership with the Joliet Noon Lions Club will offer free screenings to detect diabetes on Tuesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion Lobby, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will be offered a Diabetes Risk Assessment and Blood Glucose Test as well as Walgreens will provide a free blood pressure screening. No fasting is required.

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Screening Is Your Best Bet Against Colorectal Cancer

Joliet, IL (March 16, 2012) — There’s a crucial medical test you shouldn’t put off as you leave your 40s. If you are at average risk for colorectal cancer, you should begin screenings at age 50. The rules are a little different for those with chronic inflammatory bowel disease or other risk factors; they may need to begin testing earlier.

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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in March

New Lenox, IL (March 14, 2010)— Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers today and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  It is often symptom-less in its early and most curable stages.  In honor of National Colon Health month, Silver Cross Hospital is offering Free Colon Cancer Screening Kits throughout the month of March. Beginning at age 50, individuals should begin regular colorectal screenings. Using the kit, you will collect a stool sample in your home and send it to the hospital’s Lab to be tested for blood.  Results are mailed back for patients to share with their physician.  To request a colon cancer kit, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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