In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer $100 screening mammograms including the radiologist fee for patients who call by October 31 to schedule an appointment before Nov. 31, 2013. The Center is located on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. A physician’s order is required. Cash, check and credit cards accepted at time of appointment—insurance will not be billed. Call (815) 300-7076 and mention SPECIAL MAMMOGRAM to schedule your mammogram. For a referral to a doctor, call the Silver Cross free Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) of visit www.silvercross.org
Blood Pressure Screening
Silver Cross offers 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.
Calcium Artery Scoring
Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center—Homer Glen offers a quick and painless test using a high speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for $200. Call (815) 300-7076 for an appointment.
Fall & Balance Screenings
According to the National Council on Aging, every 15 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury. To help reduce preventable falls, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross is offering FREE Fall and Balance screenings on Thursday,Oct. 17 at Silver Cross Professional Building, 1051 Essington Rd., Joliet; Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Silver Cross Hospital-Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox; and Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. The screening includes blood pressure readings, balance assessment, recommendations referrals for treatment if needed. If you or a loved one experiences dizziness or vertigo, frequent falls, near falls or is simply afraid of losing balance, schedule an appointment by calling (815) 300-7110.
Incontinence Risk Assessment
Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and they are not something women should have to live with. Take control of your pelvic health by completing a Sliver Cross Hospital’s short quiz at www.silvercross.org to find out if it is time you reached out for help.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer remains a leading cause of death among men. But when diagnosed early, can be treatable. Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with Advanced Urology Associates will offer free prostate cancer screenings for men Friday, Oct, 11 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Two simple methods are often used in screening for prostate cancer—a digital rectal exam, in which a doctor feels the prostate gland through the rectal wall, and a blood test, in which a blood sample is tested for the presence of a substance called prostate specific antigen (PSA). Men should begin screening for prostate cancer at age 50, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer. Those men should be screened at age 40. To schedule an appointment, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). No walk-in appointments will be accepted.
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 West 143rd St., Homer Glen. To register, call (877) 694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.
Sleep Disorders Assessment
Having trouble sleeping? Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center now offers a free online risk assessment at www.silvercross.org/sleepdisorderscenter.
Stroke Risk Assessment
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring by taking the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute’s free stroke risk assessment at www.silvercross.org/neuro.