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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...

Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Early Detection

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time some of these polyps become colon...

Heel Pain Have you Walking on Egg Shells?

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital Offering Free Heel & Foot Pain Screenings in May According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, nearly 2 million people are treated for plantar fasciitis every year. If you suffer from chronic foot pain, find relief...

Free Screenings to Detect Diabetes – March 22

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 on Tuesday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside Silver Cross Hospital’s Season’s Dining Room, 1900...

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...