Monday, April 1, 2013
For 52 years the Advisory Board has raised funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop called the Encore Shop.
The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross Hospital a new van to serve as a courtesy vehicle to transport patients and their guests from the parking lots to the Hospital entrances. For 52 years the Advisory Board has raised funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop called the Encore Shop. The Encore Shop is located in the Hershman Building, 1301 Copperfield Ave., Joliet—on the former Silver Cross Hospital campus. A sponsored article by Silver Cross Hospital. The newly expanded store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’re looking to donate gently used seasonal decorations, adult and children’s clothing, household items, or books the Silver Cross …
Monday, March 18, 2013
During the month of March, Silver Cross Hospital is offering free colon cancer screening kits.
Many consider it a man’s disease. Yet half of those diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year are women. And about half of those women will die from it. This cancer is highly curable if caught at an early stage. Even better, certain preventative measures can reduce risk from the disease in the first place. “Ninety percent of colorectal cancer cases can be cured when found and treated at an early stage, so regular screenings are important,” said Riten Sheth, M.D., gastroenterologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. Risk Increases with Age The majority of colon cancer cases begin as small benign growths—called polyps—that can become cancerous over time. Polyps may appear in either the colon or the rectum, both of which are part of the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Gastroenterologist offers free program and home screening kits on Nov. 14.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States today and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Oftentimes colorectal cancer can be detected and prevented if simple steps are followed. “A majority of colorectal cancer cases can be cured when found and treated at an early stage, so regular screenings are important,” said Dr. Nikhil Bhargava, board certified gastroenterologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. A sponsored article by Silver Cross Hospital. Researchers are learning more about what causes colon cancer and how it grows and progresses, however, no one knows the exact cause of colon cancer, but we do know some of the risk factors. Research indicates that a high-fat diet, lack of fiber…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Silver Cross Hospital offers a free program and screenings in November so you can learn more about treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Heel pain affects nearly 2 million Americans each year and can be responsible for mild discomfort or even debilitating pain. The most common type of heel and foot pain among long distance runners and athletes is plantar fasciitis. This condition is characterized by painful inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the bottom of the foot. A sponsored article by Silver Cross Hospital. The plantar fascia ligament is made of fibrous bands of tissue and runs between the heel bone and toes stretching with every step. Inflammation develops when tears occur in the tissue. The most common complaint from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot. “Most sufferers will be able to feel it in the…
Monday, May 28, 2012
Tips for having a healthy, happy summer.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a release issued by Silver Cross Hospital. As the Memorial Day holiday approaches we take time to honor the United States service men and women who have served — and are serving — in the armed forces and honor those who have died in past wars. This holiday weekend also is a time when we visit with family and friends to kick-off the start of the summer season. But holidays can pose a safety risk to many. The most dangerous holidays in terms of injuries is the five-day period surrounding Labor Day, followed by Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Halloween. Silver Cross Hospital encourages families to follow these tips to celebrate safely. Hitting the Road With millions of people — including 7 million …