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Silver Cross Hospital offering health screenings in May

4/15/2015, 5:51 p.m.
Among the checks available are blood pressure, skin cancer, mammograms and colonoscopies.
A skin cancer check is one of several screenings being offered at Silver Cross Hospital in May.

Silver Cross Hosptial in New Lenox is offering the following screenings in May:

Blood Pressure

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.

Discounted Mammography Screenings

The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer $100 screening mammograms including the radiologist fee for patients who call by May 31, 2015 to schedule an appointment before June 30, 2015. The Center is located on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. A physician’s order is NOT 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

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.

Pediatric Speech Screenings

In recognition of Better Speech and Hearing Month, speech pathologists with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital will offer free 15-minute pediatric speech/language screenings throughout the month of May. The screenings will be held at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 815-300-7110 and mention “SPEECH” to schedule an appointment.

Scoliosis Screenings

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.

Screening Colonoscopy

According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Starting at age 50, men and women who don’t have a history of polyps or colon cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10 years. To encourage patients to get this vital test, Gatto’s Restaurants is giving patients a $20 Gift Certificate when they have a screening colonoscopy at Silver Cross Hospital before Sept. 30, 2015. Call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.silvercross.org for a referral to a physician on the Silver Cross Medical Staff who performs colonoscopies.

Skin Cancer Screenings

In recognition of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Frank Tobin, dermatologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, will be offering free full and partial body skin cancer screenings on Friday, May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Screenings will be held in the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Advanced registration is required by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or at www.silvercross.org.

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.