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Silver Cross Holds Free Fertility lecture on Nov. 2

Joliet, IL (October 28, 2010)—For many couples infertility is a crisis. However, you should know that infertility or reproductive problems are often treatable.

Men and women are equally likely to have a fertility problem. In about 1 in 5 infertile couples, both partners have contributing problems, and in about 15% of couples, no cause is found after all tests have been done. A diagnosis of infertility is not necessarily a verdict of sterility, most couples who seek help can eventually bear a child, either on their own or with medical assistance.

“Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent infertility. As people age, the chances of naturally conceiving are dramatically reduced.   Overall, approximately 10% of reproductive aged couples will have problems conceiving” says Dr. David Cohen, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist with University of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital.

Navigating through infertility can be stressful. With so many emotions and so many opinions floating around, it can be difficult to find answers. Some common myths around infertility include:

  • Infertility is a female problem. Women and men bear nearly equal responsibility when it comes to infertility. Both male and female problems may be elicited during an infertility evaluation and more rarely both individuals have a problem 
  • Everyone else gets pregnant easily. A normally fertile couple has only about a 25% chance of conceiving each month. This number decreases as a woman ages.
  • Be patient; you'll get pregnant with time. Infertility is a medical problem that usually requires treatment. Many of those who complete an infertility evaluation will respond to treatment with a successful pregnancy. 
  • You're probably doing "it" wrong. Infertility is a medical condition, not a sexual disorder. However, the timing of sexual intercourse is crucial to the conception process.

 

If you or your partner is concerned for any reason about your ability to conceive, please join us for a free program, “Problems Getting Pregnant”. Men and women are invited to join Dr. David Cohen to learn about the myths, truths and various treatment methods currently available for infertility on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m.  The free program will be held at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  To register to attend, visit www.imatter.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

About the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health
The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health represents a unique concept in women’s healthcare. The Center was the first in the region to provide an advanced level of diagnostics coupled with specialized care for women in one convenient location. The Center is located on the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital campus in New Lenox. Set in a soothing, spa-like environment, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health offers a variety of healthcare services designed around a woman’s needs and lifestyle. The Center’s crown jewel is full field digital mammography—the latest breast cancer testing available. In addition to digital mammography, the innovative center offers women diagnostic breast ultrasound and breast biopsies, bone densitometry, and baseline heart screenings. Take a video tour of the center atwww.IMatter.silvercross.org.  To schedule an appointment at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, call (815) 740-7076. A physician’s order is required. If you don’t have a physician, call the free Silver Cross Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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 six consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction is well underway 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).

Silver Cross Offering Free Diabetes Educational Fest November 13

Joliet, IL (October 27, 2010)- The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13.  The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Conference Center at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet.  Convenient parking and complimentary shuttle service are available at the hospital’s Keck Emergency Pavilion entrance.

Read more: Silver Cross Offering Free Diabetes Educational Fest November 13

Women and Heart Disease: Take Heart—You’ve Got Control!

Silver Cross offers a free program for women Nov. 1 about heart disease

Joliet, IL (October 27, 2010)-- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both women and men in the United States. Although, more than 44 million American women between the ages of 40 and 70 are at risk for heart disease and most greatly underestimate the likelihood that they will develop the deadly disease.  Silver Cross Hospital's I Matter program is offering a free program that will educate area residents about risk factors and symptoms, while suggesting ways for living a heart-healthy life.

Read more: Women and Heart Disease: Take Heart—You’ve Got Control!

State Approves $21.6 million Cancer Center in New Lenox

Partnership between University of Chicago Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital

Joliet, IL (Oct. 26, 2010)—The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board today unanimously approved the construction of a $21.6 million cancer treatment center in New Lenox—on the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital campus.  The Cancer Center is a partnership between University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and Silver Cross Hospital and will provide academic medical care for southwest suburban cancer patients close to home.  The 2-story outpatient facility will open in 2012.

Read more: State Approves $21.6 million Cancer Center in New Lenox

Silver Cross Supports Disability Mentor Day

Joliet, IL (October 26, 2010)- In coordination with the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, Silver Cross Hospital hosted students from Joliet Central High School during a visit to the hospital on Disability Mentoring Day.

Read more: Silver Cross Supports Disability Mentor Day

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