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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....

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...

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...