Joliet, IL (June 21, 2011)— Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart disease, now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment held in the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet, Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St., and Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. This screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12-hour fast is required. Cost is $40. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 740-7076.
Bone Densitometry Osteoporosis Screening
Ice cream is loaded with calcium, providing 10% of your daily-recommended allowance per serving. That means that snacking can give you what you need to keep those bones in good shape to prevent osteoporosis. Women who call before Aug. 31 to schedule an appointment for a bone densitometry osteoporosis screening will receive a complimentary Dove® Bar. Call (815) 740-7076 today. And don’t forget to mention ICE CREAM. A physician’s order is required at time of appointment. Screenings available at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
Blood Pressure Check
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.
Calcium Artery Scoring
Silver Cross Hospital offers a quick and painless test using a high speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for $200. Call (815) 740-7076 for an appointment.
Kidney Disease Screening
Silver Cross Renal Centers in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois KidneyMobile® and Northeast Nephrology Consultants will offer free kidney disease screenings which includes a blood pressure and blood glucose testing as well as urine analysis. The screening will be held in the Silver Cross Specialty Care Pavilion lobby Wednesday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment at www.silvercross.org or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings every Thursday in July from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 West 143rd St., Homer Glen. To register, call 877-694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).