Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in September
Joliet, IL (August 17, 2011)— Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The group meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Rialto Room. For more information please contact (815) 741-6637 or visit www.silvercross.org.
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in September
Joliet, IL (August 16, 2011)— Silver Cross Hospital is offering an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. Participants will learn one and two person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from chocking. The class will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.
Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in September
Joliet, IL (August 16, 2011)— Silver Cross offers an array of classes to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s beautiful birthing suites. For more information or to register for one or more Childbirth Classes, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in September
Joliet, IL (August 15, 2011)— 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 in the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet, 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. Individuals who call (815) 740-7076 before Sept. 30 to schedule a Baseline Cardiovascular Risk Assessment will receive a complimentary sample box of chocolates from Dan’s Candies in Joliet. Just mention CHOCOLATE when scheduling your appointment.
Heal Those Heels & Regain Your Step
Free plantar fasciitis lecture Aug. 24 and screening Aug. 31
Joliet, IL (August 15, 2011)— Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by overuse of the heel of the foot. This condition is a common problem that can cause nagging pain in the heel of the foot. In fact, heel pain affects nearly two million Americans each year. The most common complaint from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot.