Clear the Confusion on Supplements
Dr. Obert-Hong will discuss the benefits and risk of common dietary supplements on May 8
New Lenox, IL (May 4, 2012)— People often add dietary supplements to ensure that they receive adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals perhaps not otherwise obtained through their regular diets or to aid in finding relief from health concerns. Dietary supplements include products such as botanical (herbal) products, amino acids, essential fatty acids and oils, enzymes, and probiotics. While the benefits of supplements abound, deciding on what supplements and nutrients your body needs can be a puzzling task. With so many options and so many deciding factors, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
Shield Yourself from Skin Cancer
Silver Cross offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings in May
New Lenox, IL (April 30, 2012)— With summer around the corner, it is important to remember to practice proper sun protection and understand the risks of skin cancer - the most common type of cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 2 million new skin cancers will be diagnosed this year alone.
Silver Cross Employees Raise Nearly $6,000 for Bowl for Kid’s Sake Campaign
Joliet, IL (April 27, 2012) — For the tenth consecutive year, 10 teams of employees from Silver Cross Hospital raised $5,984 and participated in the Bowl for Kids Sake campaign, which is largest national fundraising campaign for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Funds raised for this event will support programs to help kids in the Will and Grundy communities.
Seeking Relief from Abdominal Pain? Join us.
Dr. Kamran Ayub will host a free education program on abdominal pain on May 15
New Lenox, IL (May 1, 2012)— Nearly everyone experiences abdominal pain at some point in their life. The pain is usually short-lived and causes minimal discomfort. But when the pain is localized to the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, this is an indicator of serious illness and should not be ignored. Many organs, including the liver, gallbladder and intestines crowd into this area of the abdomen and disease in nearby organs such as the stomach and pancreas can also cause pain .Causes of right upper quadrant abdominal pain may be due to something as simple as increased stomach acid or involve infection or organ damage.
First Surgery Performed Using Innovative da Vinci Robot at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox resident’s blocked kidney repaired with state-of-the-art surgical system
New Lenox, IL (April 26, 2012)— Recently, New Lenox resident Lisa Berger was the first patient to benefit from having surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System at Silver Cross Hospital. Berger’s urologist Dr. Thai Nguyen, was the first physician to use the da Vinci robot at Silver Cross as he performed Berger’s pyeloplasty procedure, which reconstructed her blocked kidney.