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Silver Cross hosts a variety of health programs in March

Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR and AED Class Monday, March 3, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital’s Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, rescue from choking, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).  Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification.  Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.

 

Living Well with Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes.  On Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics physician, will discuss the causes, diagnosis and methods to manage this chronic disease.  Participants can also have their blood glucose checked between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. This free program and screening will be held in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A., New Lenox.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

 

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 

Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

 

Sleep Vs. No Sleep

Dr. Philip Leung, Medical Director of the Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center, will discuss snoring and its relationship to various illnesses and diseases on Tuesday, March 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Participants will learn how to distinguish if snoring is a serious health problem and about new treatments available.  This free program will be held in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org/sleepdisorderscenter or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

 

Treatment of Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013 an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer was diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.  Join Grace K. Suh, M.D., clinical associate at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, for a discussion on how the occurrence of breast cancer has changed over time and a look at new therapies used to treat this ancient disease.  This free program will be held Tuesday, March 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 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 seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 8 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. 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).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

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