Safely Light Up Your July 4th
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Fireworks Safety Tips to Avoid Harmful Injuries
Joliet, IL (June 28, 2012) — Steamy temperatures, hot dogs sizzling on the grill, flags adorn with red, white, and blue, and of course, fireworks -- are all the makings of any good Independence Day celebration. From sparklers to multi-colored fountains, the Fourth of July holiday is one of the few times a year that Americans get the urge to light fireworks.
Don’t let your turkey dinner go up in smoke this Thanksgiving
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Tips to Celebrate Holiday Safely
New Lenox, IL (November 17, 2014)— Thanksgiving is a holiday that awakes our senses - from the brisk autumn wind that blows against our faces as we pass through the doorway of our loved ones home to the herb-filled turkey aroma that engulfs the entire dwelling. Unfortunately, many families end up smelling smoke and burnt cinders since Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Silver Cross Hospital offers safety tips and what to do in case an accident occurs.
Dr. Babak Pazooki, endocrinologist, will help patients learn to manage their diabetes at the Silver Cross Diabetes Center’s annual Diabetes Fest on Saturday, Nov. 8. This free event will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon on the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Dr. Pazooki’s presentation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a healthy cooking demonstration from 10:30 to Noon. There will also be exhibits, blood glucose and blood pressure screenings, and participants can speak with experts regarding medications, foot and eye care.
Managing and Living with Hypertension
Hypertension is a common and dangerous condition that affects about 1 in 3 adults in the US. Only about half (47%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. High blood pressure is a sign that the heart and blood vessels are overworked.