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Umbilical Cord Blood, Should You Save It?

Silver Cross/UCMC physician discusses the facts Dec. 6

Joliet, IL (Nov. 17, 2010)— Umbilical cord blood can be used for stem cell transplants to grow new bone marrow and other tissues. Saving and storing your baby's umbilical cord blood means having it saved and stored for future use.

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Claustrophobic? Silver Cross MRI Tech helps patients in Homer Glen Center

Joliet, IL (November 16, 2010)—Do your palms sweat when you enter an elevator? Does your chest tighten up making it difficult for you to breathe when you are in a small space with a crowd of people? Even those who don’t suffer from these symptoms, often report having some claustrophobic response when receiving a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. For Thomas DiGrazia and Janis Svigelj overcoming these anxieties were possible thanks to the assistance of MRI Technologist Margaret Hir at the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen.

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Treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Joliet, IL (November 15, 2010)—Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal causing pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerves. This condition affects a large number of people over age 50. These changes might create minor aches and pains in some patients, although in more severe cases, spine and neck pain can significantly impact a person's quality of life.

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Silver Cross Offering Free Diabetes Educational Fest November 13

Joliet, IL (November 12, 2010)—The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13. The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Conference Center at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Convenient parking and complimentary shuttle service are available at the hospital’s Keck Emergency Pavilion entrance.

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Open Enrollment?

Joliet, IL (November 12, 2010)—Managed Care Organization

If you’re a member of HMO Illinois or Blue Advantage, Silver Cross Managed Care Organization makes it easy to choose the right medical group for you. You’ll have access to over 200 primary and specialty care physicians and all the outstanding services and resources at Silver Cross Hospital, including our new state-of-the-art facility opening in 2012.

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