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.
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.
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.
New Lenox Resident to Lead State Healthcare Marketing and PR Society
Silver Cross Employee Tracy Simons Elected as President of ISHMPR
Joliet, IL (Nov. 11, 2010)— New Lenox resident Tracy Simons was elected President of the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) at the Society’s annual conference held Nov. 8 and 9 at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica. With nearly 300 members, ISHMPR is comprised of healthcare marketing and communications professionals dedicated to offering networking, recognition and educational opportunities for professionals in the fields of healthcare public and community relations, marketing and affiliated services across the State of Illinois.
Managing Menopause? Just Breathe!
Silver Cross OB/GYN hosts free discussion Nov. 15
Joliet, IL (Nov. 11, 2010)— Menopause is a normal stage in a woman's life and usually occurs between the ages of 45-55. It is a turning point for women, and although it is not a disease, it can make a large impact on a woman’s wellbeing. As menopause nears, the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen (a female hormone), causing changes in the menstrual cycle and other physical changes. It can be physically uncomfortable when dealing with side effects such as hot flashes and night sweats and can also trigger a number of health risks such as heart disease and osteoporosis.