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Heartburn can cause Esophageal Cancer. Early Detection can Save Lives.

Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross Hospital hosts free educational program April 21

New Lenox, IL (March 30, 2016) -- Cancer claims the lives of over 580,000 people in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of death in Will County, Illinois. But what many people are surprised to learn is that every 36 minutes, someone in America dies of esophageal cancer. And that one in five people diagnosed with esophageal cancer only survive five years. This is because the disease is usually discovered at late stages when treatment is rarely successful. The key to surviving esophageal cancer is early detection. 

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Spring Allergies Have You Sneezing?

Silver Cross Offers Tips to Help Families Know When to Seek Medical Attention 

New Lenox, IL (March 29, 2016)— Are you constantly sneezing, have a stuffy nose or itchy, watery eyes? Than you maybe one of more than 50 million Americans suffering from allergies each year. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. For some, high counts of pollen, mold and grass can trigger spring allergies that can begin in February and last until the early summer. Silver Cross l offers ways to avoid triggers so you can get relief from spring allergies.  

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Silver Cross Hospital Shares 5 Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

New Lenox, IL (March 28, 2016) — Colon cancer does not get the same high-profile attention as other diseases, but it should.  According to the 2013 Will County Community Health Assessment Report, it’s the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and men, as well as the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the area. 

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Silver Cross Health Center-Homer Glen to Hold Open House on April 14

New Lenox, IL (March 25, 2016)—Silver Cross will hold a community Open House and Business After Hours for Homer Township Chamber of Commerce members on Thursday, April 14, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the Silver Cross Health Center at 12701 W. 143rd St.in Homer Glen.

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Tired of Aches & Pains? Learn What May Provide You with Relief

Silver Cross Hospital/RIC offers free lecture series and screening 

New Lenox, IL (March 24, 2016) — Millions of Americans suffer from aches and pains daily but at what level of distress should you seek help to find relief from your pain? Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free Aches & Pains lecture series to assist you in determining when to seek help and how to eliminate soreness in various areas of the body. All participants will receive a Gift Bag which includes a complimentary knee, wrist or elbow pain screening performed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician from The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross and other items to help you stay active. Register to attend one or more talks at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  

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