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Local Woman Regains new Freedom after Incontinence Treatment with RIC at Silver Cross

Joliet, IL (May 23, 2011) — Have you ever not quite made it to the bathroom in time? If so, you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence affects millions of women in the U.S.  Like many other women nationwide, Joliet resident Anita Matichak, discovered that her urinary incontinence was worsening over the last couple of years. Fortunately, she was able to find simple solutions that greatly improved this problem enabling her to regain her sense of freedom.

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Safely Celebrate Memorial Day

Joliet, IL (May 22, 2011)— As the end of May draws closer, everyone anxiously awaits the arrival of the Memorial Day holiday to enjoy a three-day weekend relaxing with family and friends barbequing ala beachside to kick-off the start of the summer season. But holidays can pose a safety risk to many. The most dangerous holidays in terms of injuries is the five-day period surrounding Labor Day, followed by Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Halloween.

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Silver Cross Employees Participate Choosing Beds for New Hospital

Joliet, IL (May 20, 2011) —Pictured are Becky Strilko, Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse at Silver Cross, and Mark Cussans, Representative for Stryker recently participated in the Replacement Hospital Bed Fair.  The purpose of this Fair was to allow hospital staff to test out  various beds being considered for the new hospital. Staff feedback was instrumental in assisting with final bed selections that are functional, safe and comfortable. 

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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in June

Joliet, IL (May 19, 2011)— Urinary stress incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a frustrating problem for more than 13 million Americans—85% of which are women. Join Dr. Sandra Culbertson, urogynecologist with University of Chicago Medical Center at Silver Cross, for a free educational lecture, Urinary Incontinence: It’s Not “Normal” at Any Age! on Thursday, June 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health.  Dr. Culbertson will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, prolapse of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus and other disorders of the pelvic floor. Call 1-888-660-HEAL or register to attend at

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Loosen the Grip of Sinusitis

 Head Stuffy? Silver Cross offers a free program that may answer your questions on May 24

Joliet, IL (May 18, 2011)—Acute sinusitis is a short-term, intense infection or inflammation of the membranes in your sinuses—the air-filled cavities in the bones around the eyes and behind the nose. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), millions of Americans develop this common condition at least once a year, especially in the spring. Symptoms of sinusitis can affect the nose, eyes or ears.

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