Stung by the Flu Bug?
Silver Cross Provides 24/7 Emergency Care in Homer Glen & Joliet
Joliet, IL (Jan. 5, 2011)—High fevers, aching bones, cold sweats, diarrhea, severe headaches and vomiting are all signs of the flu that can have you stuck in bed for days. But when these ailing symptoms worsen, it can be difficult to know how to treat them. Silver Cross offers tips to know when to seek medical attention when your flu bug sting takes a turn for the worse.
Couple Loses Over 380 Pounds after Weight Loss Surgery
Joliet, IL (January 4, 2010) — After getting married in 1999 Oswego residents Michael and Amelia Kleymann had steadily gained a lot of weight together. Since both of them had unhealthy habits, they figured their chances of long-term success were better if they did weight loss surgery together. Fortunately, the Kleymanns’ health has greatly improved since they collectively have lost over 380 pounds after their laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital in the fall of 2009.
Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments
Joliet, IL (December 30, 2010) — Faheem Ahmad, M.D., board certified cardiovascular physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Ahmad completed an internal medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn; and a cardiology fellowship at Christ Hospital and Medical Center. His office is located with MidAmerica Cardiovascular Consultants at 14741 Ravinia, Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 364-1131.
Chocolate is Good for Your Heart
It’s been proven that dark chocolate can be good for your heart. So are regular heart screenings.
Ground Breaking Treatment Prevents Esophageal Cancer Caused by GERD/Heartburn
An outpatient treatment that destroys pre-cancerous tissue in the lining of the esophagus is now available at Silver Cross Hospital.
The procedure, endoscopic radiofrequency ablation therapy using the HALO System, is a highly effective treatment for complete eradication of Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition that affects one to two million adults in the U.S. each year.