Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission offers Healthcare Scholarships to Local Residents
Joliet, IL (February 26, 2014)— The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is pleased to offer healthcare scholarships for individuals who reside in zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436, and the Lockport Grade School District #89.
Sleep Deprivation Can Harm Your Health
Silver Cross Hospital offers free lecture on Sleep vs. No Sleep
New Lenox, IL (Feb. 25, 2014)— We’ve all experienced the feeling of utter exhaustion from having a bad night’s rest. But if you find yourself routinely tired, unable to concentrate at work and having mood swings, then you could be suffering from sleep deprivation. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), if you get six hours or less of sleep a night, then you aren’t getting an appropriate night’s rest in order for your body to recharge. Studies have shown that sleep actually improves learning, memory, and insight. In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free lecture on how a lack of sleep can affect your overall health.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (Feb. 18, 2014) —Mark Brinkman, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Brinkman attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois. His office is located with Joliet Pediatrics at 831 N. Larkin Avenue, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 741-8888.
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in March
New Lenox, IL (Feb. 18, 2014)— Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR and AED Class Monday, March 3, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital’s Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, rescue from choking, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification. Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in March
New Lenox, IL (Feb. 17, 2014)—Silver Cross will offer free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.