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Does Walking Make Your Legs Hurt?

According to the American Heart Association, peripheral artery disease is a serious medical condition that affects 8.5 million American adults. However many people don’t know they have it. Are you one of them? What is Peripheral Artery Disease? Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral...

Silver Cross Hospital Receives Three Women’s Choice Awards®

Silver Cross Hospital recently received three 2017  recognitions from the Women’s Choice Award for:  America’s Best Bariatric Surgery America’s Best Obstetrics and America’s Best Heart Care. The Women’s Choice Award, a national referral source for women, is the only recognition that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust...

How Healthy is your Heart? Find out for $40

[caption id="attachment_23465" align="alignright" width="225"] Silver Cross Hospital Cardiovascular Technician Sherrye Woods checks Kathleen Rehr's blood pressure during a baseline cardiac risk assessment.[/caption] According to the American Heart Association, each year, about 635,000 people in the U.S. have a new heart attack and about 300,000 have a...

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Heart Screening offers Peace of Mind

[caption id="attachment_22695" align="alignright" width="300"] Silver Cross Hospital cardiac nurse Mary Tonelli, R.N., administers an exam as part of a cardiac nuclear stress test to Joliet resident Rose Stroemer, whose cardiac baseline screening results were slightly elevated which prompted her to have further cardiac testing.[/caption] Heart disease...

Heal your Heart one Beat at a Time

[caption id="attachment_22300" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Joe Stella, cardiologist[/caption] According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free lecture on heart...

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Dr. Drinan recognized for her training in treating high cholesterol and lipid disorders

[caption id="attachment_22212" align="alignleft" width="177"] Kathleen Drinan, D.O. cardiologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital[/caption] The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) announced that board certified cardiologist Kathleen Drinan, DO, FACC was awarded Diplomate status with the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL). The ACCL is a nonprofit...