In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Silver Cross Hospital Diabetes Center will host its annual Diabetes Fall Fest on Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Free cooking demonstrations, exhibits, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings will be available. Participants can also have their questions answered by a clinical pharmacist and diabetes nurse educator. To attend, register at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Prostate Cancer: Is a PSA test worth the trouble?
Dr. Daniel Golden, radiation oncologist with The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, will discuss PSA (prostate specific antigen) screenings, over diagnosis, the cost of prostate cancer testing and treatment, and current treatment options that reduce but do not eliminate side effects. This free program will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).