Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in February
New Lenox, IL (Jan. 13, 2014)—Silver Cross will offer free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
Silver Cross Encore Shop Holds Antique & Collectible Sale Feb. 7 & 8
Joliet, IL (Jan. 8, 2014)—Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop—the Encore Shop, will hold its annual Antique and Collectibles Sale Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the items available to purchase include vintage teddy bears and dolls, a rare 1949 Falstaff pirate picture, cane-back chair, tea pots, china, crystal, silver pieces, books, retro clothing, quilts, linens, and jewelry. All proceeds from the Antique Sale benefit Silver Cross Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider.
Local Bowler Scores a Strike with a Good Night Sleep
Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center Offers Relief to Sleepless Nights
New Lenox, IL (January 6, 2014) — For over ten years, 50 year-old Mike Palomar suffered from constant sleepless nights. He always felt sluggish, could fall asleep any time of the day, was unable to control his weight, and struggled to do daily activities. His wife often complained of his loud snoring or alarming moments of sleep when he didn’t appear to be breathing. He decided to seek help and was referred by his doctor, family medicine physician Ann Mitrakul, M.D., to have a sleep study at the Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center located in Pavilion A at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. Here, it was determined that he indeed had sleep apnea. Now, Palomar enjoys many restful nights’ sleep and even has more energy to enjoy his hobby of bowling two to three times a week.
Shoveling Snow? Learn to Protect Your Back from Injury
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital offers free lecture & low back pain screening
New Lenox, IL (January 3, 2014) —Since snow season has arrived, it’s time to arm yourself with a shovel and salt to dig through the snowdrifts and icy walkways. However if you’re prone to back injuries, you may want to consider hiring someone to remove the snow, while you sit back and enjoy drinking a cup of hot cocoa. So how can you prepare to shovel snow safely so not to injure your back? The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital is offering a lecture on eliminating back pain that will educate area residents on how to do so.
Silver Cross Hospital’s 1st Baby of 2014 & Mom share New Year’s Birthday
New Lenox, IL (January 3, 2013)—It was an extra special day for Daniela Castillo of Naperville. Not only was it her birthday, but she gave birth to the first baby born in 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. With the help of Dr. Fancisco Garcini obstetrician/gynecologist with Partners in Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Daniel was born on Jan. 1 at 10:33 p.m. weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 19 inches.