Suffering from Depression?
Find out at Silver Cross’ Free Depression Screening & Program October 10
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 20, 2013)—Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time – it's part of life. These feelings often happen when you lose a job, children move away from home, during divorce, with a death in the family, or during retirement. But when changes in mood and behavior interfere with one’s ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities, it could be a sign of depression.
Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in October
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 18, 2013)— Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First time participants should call (815) 717-8744 for more information.
After a Lifetime of Drinking & Drug Abuse Joliet Man Finds Hope at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (September 17, 2013) —“Unfortunately throughout my life, I made choices that allowed alcohol and drugs to be readily available to me. As a result of many years of abusing these substances, my wife and I divorced and I neglected my three children. I finally realized that my drinking became unmanageable, and I was powerless over alcohol. It was at this point, I went to the Emergency Department at Silver Cross Hospital and said that I needed to detox. So with the recommendation from addiction medicine physicians Dr. Gawtham Gutta, and Dr. Abhinav Singla, I was able to turn my life around thanks to Silver Cross Hospital’s Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient program,” said Joliet resident Steve—who wants to remain anonymous. “The program gave me hope and taught me to build structure in my life without drinking and drugging. As a result, I went through a “rebirth” experience because I learned that a good life does exist being sober.”
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in October
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 17, 2013)— To help seniors maintain their independence and avoid future risk of falling, Dr. Thomas Lee, family practice physician, will host a free program—A Delicate BalanceTuesday, Oct. 8. The free event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Families are invited to learn about what causes a fall or loss of balance, how to identify areas of weakness, how to safeguard the home and other helpful tips to avoid harmful falls. Free Fall & Balance screenings will be offered by physical therapists with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross before and after the program. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in October
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 16, 2013)— In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer $100 screening mammograms including the radiologist fee for patients who call by October 31 to schedule an appointment before Nov. 31, 2013. The Center is located on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. A physician’s order is required.Cash, check and credit cards accepted at time of appointment—insurance will not be billed. Call (815) 300-7076 and mention SPECIAL MAMMOGRAM to schedule your mammogram. For a referral to a doctor, call the Silver Cross free Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) of visit www.silvercross.org