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CPR/First Aid/AED Classes
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
Cost: Fees vary.
Silver Cross teaches classes for infant, child and adult CPR, rescue from choking, first aid and AED training. American Heart Association certification provided.

Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment
Silver Cross Hospital Outpatient Testing Center
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart disease, now is the time to find out. This screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation. A 12-hour fast is required. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.  $40.

Bipolar Support Group
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Behavioral Services, 1st Floor
1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
Individuals who have been diagnosed and are living with bipolar disease and their adult family members are welcome.  Click for more information or to register to attend.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 2B
Cost: Free
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Silver Cross Hospital offers an I Can Cope, an educational program for women facing breast cancer. This program covers topics that offer practical help in coping with some emotional and practical issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. Click for more information or to register to attend.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit
Cost: Free
Beginning at age 50, individuals should begin regular colorectal screenings. Using the kit, you will collect a stool sample in your home and send it to the hospital’s Lab to be tested for blood. Results are mailed back for patients to share with their physician. Request a free colon cancer screening kit.

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You
Every Wednesday, 5:45-7 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Suite 260, New Lenox
Cost: Free
Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced bariatric surgeons, to learn about the advantages and risks of weight loss surgery including the REALIZE™, Lap -Band ™ Sleeve procedures and Gastric Balloon. Click for more information or to register to attend.

Balance Screenings for Active Adults
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross, 1051 Essington Rd, Joliet
Cost: Free
Don’t let a sense of unsteadiness, weakness in the legs, or a recent fall slow you down. RIC physical therapists will determine your strength, balance, and ultimately your risk for falling as
well as provide educational information and recommendations to help you stay healthy and active. Call (815) 300-6580 to schedule an appointment.

Stroke Awareness Kit
Cost: Free
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Knowing how to prevent a stroke is important. Knowing where to go can save your life. Request your free Stroke Awareness Kit.

Low Back Screenings
Monday, Jan. 22
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
For individuals experiencing aches, pain, spasm, stiffness or weakness of the lower back. Call (815) 300-7110 to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist.

Robotic Total Knee Replacement Lecture
Monday, Jan. 29
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Knee arthritis is extremely debilitating. When conservative treatment fails, robotic knee replacement may be the answer. Dr. T. Andrew Ehmke, orthopedic surgeon, will talk about a cutting edge technique that combines all of the benefits of a minimally invasive approach to knee replacement along with the laser precision of robotic assisted surgery.  Click for more information or to register to attend.

Stop Osteoporosis
Tuesday, March 6
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Dr. Sushma Nagabhairava, family practice physician, will discuss the risks, signs, testing and treatments for the crippling disease.

Heavy Menses: What Causes
Thursday, March 8
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
For many women heavy menses can pose as an obstacle in their busy lifestyles. Join Dr. Nicole Gress, gynecologist, as she talks about treatment options including robotic surgery to treat the many causes of heavy menses (periods).

Living Well with Diabetes
Monday, March 12
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Dr. Asiya Hussain, internal medicine physician, will discuss the importance of monitoring blood sugar, eating healthy, physical activity, and how to maintain overall health for individuals living with diabetes.

Diabetes Screenings
Tuesday, March 27
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital, Seasons Dining Room
Cost: Free
In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s American Diabetes Alert, the Silver Cross Diabetes Center, Walgreens and Joliet Noon Lions Club will offer free screenings to detect diabetes. Participants will be offered a diabetes risk test and blood glucose test.

Heartburn & Barrett’s Esophagus
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Learn about the risks and treatment options for heartburn, acid reflux or GERD, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer from Dr. Kamran Ayub, Medical Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross along with the dietary management of GERD from registered dietician, Amy Readle.

Urinary Incontienence
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Join Dr. Juraj Letko, urogynecologist with University of Chicago Medicine at Silver Cross, to learn about the surgical treatments for urinary incontinence; prolapse of the vagina, bladder or uterus; and other pelvic floor disorders.