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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.

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 Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 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. AbilityLab 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.

 CT Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screenings
Silver Cross Hospital
Low-dose CT lung cancer screenings are quick, painless, non-invasive screening tests that can detect nodules or spots on the lung that might be early indicators of lung cancer. Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurances cover CT lung cancer screenings for eligible patients that meet specific criteria: 55 to 77 years old; smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years; a current smoker that has quit within the past 15 years; and generally in good health. To schedule a test, obtain an order from your doctor and call (815) 300-7076.

Freedom From Smoking
Date:  Thursdays, August 15-Sept. 26
Time:  5:00-7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $25.00
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of premature death and disease in the United States, with 16 million Americans living with a smoking related disease. What’s more, tobacco use increases your risk of developing cancer, heart disease and stroke. Silver Cross now offers the Freedom from Smoking program, which features weekly meetings, group classes, support and a quit plan. Topics include lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, stress management, avoiding weight gain, and more. Register online.

Compression Fractures: Latest Treatment
Date:  Thursday, September 12
Time:  5-6 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Dr. Ashish Vyas, interventional radiologist, and Dr. M. Kamran Khan, neurosurgeon, will discuss compression fractures of the vertebrae and the
latest treatment methods, including non-surgical and surgical options.   Register online.

Endoscopic Management of Reflux & Heartburn
Date:  Tuesday, October 8
Time:  5-6 p.m.
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.  Register online.

Modern Options for Hip & Knee Replacement
Date:  Thursday, November 14
Time:  5-6 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bigart, fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements, will talk about the latest options that reduce pain, restore
mobility and help get you back to an active lifestyle.  Register online.