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Don’t Blow-Off Your Annual Mammogram!

[caption id="attachment_6748" align="alignright" width="300"] Barbara Shoemaker, senior occupational therapist and certified lymphedema therapist from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital; Anne McCall, M.D., radiation oncologist from the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital; breast cancer patient and...

New Treatments for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. On the contrary, there are more than 2.8...

Helping More Patients Return Home & Regain Independence

Most of us know someone who has suffered a traumatic injury or significant loss of function due to stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, joint replacement or amputation.  And usually the only thing on his or her mind is getting back home and regaining independence. ...

New Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic

[caption id="attachment_6535" align="alignright" width="300"] Silver Cross International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Margaret Dombrowski along with new mom and Nicole Belke with her 4-week-old son Kevin and Marilyn Paolella, Director of Women and Infant Services at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] Sometimes new moms need help as they begin...

Cancer-Free in under a Month

  Jodi Dozier, a longtime smoker, went to see her physician for an annual physical.  Dr. Nanette Gormley ordered a chest-X-ray, which showed a nodule on Jodi’s lung that required further testing.  She chose to go to Silver Cross Hospital for the CT Lung Scan since...

FREE Download: In Case of Emergency I.C.E Smartphone App

To its owner, the mobile phone is an indispensable lifeline at times of crisis, reuniting loved ones separated by unforeseen events at the touch of a button. But for emergency responders making life-and-death decisions, the phone poses a conundrum: Which of the numbers stored in...

50s and Feeling Fabulous after Weight Loss Surgery

VIDEO:  Kim's Weight Loss Journey As Kim Stam turned 50 years old, her weight was at an all time high of 269 pounds. She grew weary from dealing with the laborious weight problem that she had since childhood. Her constant exhaustion from performing simple daily activities...