Joliet, IL (July 19, 2011)—Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease—the the number one leading killer of both men and women? 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 the 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.
Blood Pressure Check
Silver Cross offers 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 Score
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. A Calcium Artery Score 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.
Heel & Foot Pain Screening
A physical therapist will provide a screening of the foot to determine possible causes of plantar fascia pain. Participants will receive a home exercise program and tips for preventing plantar fasciitis. This free screenings will be held on Wednesday, August 31 from 1to 4 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, 250 E. Maple St., New Lenox. To register, call (815) 463-6123.
So how do you know if you have osteoporosis? A bone mineral density test is considered the best way to check your bone health. Bone density tests compare your bone density to the bones of an average healthy young adult. The most widely recognized test is a DXA scan of the hip and spine. This test shows if you have normal bone density, low bone mass, or osteoporosis. It is also used to monitor bone density changes over time in response to treatment. DXA scans are available at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health located on the Replacement Hospital campus at 1870 Silver Cross Blvd. in New Lenox. Women who call before Aug. 31 to schedule an appointment for a DXA Scan to screen for osteoporosis will receive a complimentary Dove® Bar. Call (815) 740-7076 and don’t forget to mention ICE CREAM! A physician’s order is required at time of appointment. Don’t have a doctor? Call 1-888-660-HEAL for a free referral.
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings on Mondays in August 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. Mark Moran, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings on Monday, August 15 in the Silver Cross Specialty Care Pavilion, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. To register, call (815) 727-3030. 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).