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Combatting Cold & Flu

Submitted by Joseph Hindo, MD Internal Medicine - Primary Care Physicians of Essington       Colds and Flu.  Everyone gets them. You know the symptoms:               What You Can Do to Relieve Your Symptoms •  Drink plenty of liquids. •  Get some extra rest though it’s not necessary to stay in bed. •  Take...

Specialist Spotlight: Breast Reconstruction

[caption id="attachment_6992" align="alignleft" width="270"] Matthew Endara, M.D., Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Silver Cross Hospital[/caption] At just 32 years old, Dr. Matthew Endara is frequently called upon by his colleagues to help patients after a traumatic injury or illness. The young plastic and reconstructive surgeon is using his...

GPS Technology helps Diagnose Lung Cancer

[caption id="attachment_6988" align="alignright" width="261"] Dr. Kris McDonough is the first physician in the area to offer a new procedure to better locate lung cancer in hard to reach areas without surgery.[/caption] Silver Cross is the only hospital in Will and Grundy counties to offer a new...

Shopping til she Drops after losing 90 lbs

[caption id="attachment_6980" align="alignright" width="199"] Edna Lopez lost 90 lbs with Lap-Band Surgery at Silver Cross[/caption] VIDEO:  Edna's incredible weight loss story For many women shopping at the mall is a fun activity, but for 45-year-old Edna Lopez, the idea filled her with anxiety. “When I weighed over...

Resolve to Live Healthier in the New Year

As we countdown to the New Year, making resolutions are a big part of the holiday for many. So why not choose to make 2015 a healthier year? According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you can create a healthier life...