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Heart Disease in Women Displays Different Symptoms

For most women, a tight-fitting bra is uncomfortable, but for retired school administrative secretary Nancy Teschke, it was a lifesaving signal to see a doctor! A few years ago, Teschke came to the painful realization that she had gained a lot of weight; in fact, she was at an all-time high....

Heart Healthy Recipe – Egg White Fritata

Breakfast can be both delicious and healthy! Make these incredible Egg White Fritatas and you'll have your family (and your heart) saying, "Thank you!" Ingredients 12 Egg Whites 1 Carrot, peeled 1 Zucchini 6 Asparagus  ½ Cup Shredded Mozzarella ¼ cup Olive oil Salt & Pepper Recipe: Grate the carrot and zucchini. Slice the asparagus into...

Diabetes – Staggering Statistics and Screening Success

Nearly 10 percent of Americans have diabetes, making it the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. And every year, that number increases by 1.5 million diagnosed cases, according to the American Diabetes Association. Maher Mourad, M.D. “To understand how to treat it, we must first understand...

Silver Cross Offers Free Lecture about Thyroid Nodules March 19

The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland plays a crucial role in our overall health. Located at the base of the neck, this tiny glad is responsible for releasing hormones throughout the body that control body temperature, breathing, heart rate, body weight and more. It’s also prone to forming small fluid-filled or solid...

Homer Glen Resident Thankful for Heart Screening at Silver Cross

A $99 calcium artery scoring screening at the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen proved to be a lifesaver for 62-year-old Frank Russo, a local business owner and devoted family man. Russo’s story began at a routine medical checkup last spring. That’s when his doctor, Daniel Co, M.D., suggested the...

Heart Disease: A Stealthy Syndrome

According to the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular (Heart) disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. Heart attacks are caused by the most common type...