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Take control of your health: cancer prevention

Friday, April 10, 2015
Panayota Kleinman, M.D. , director of Medical Staff Services at NCH, will discuss cancer prevention and cancer detection at a free seminar.

It's all about moving forward: My fitness story

Monday, March 23, 2015
Lorna Im, M.D., an anesthesiologist on the medical staff at NCH, is passionate about fitness.

Nervous stomach or something more? The Doctor is In!

Monday, March 16, 2015
Most people should have their first screening colonoscopy at the age of 50.

Pay attention to your colon

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Learn more about good colon health from NCH Gastroenterologist Ami Behara, M.D.

If it can happen to me...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Pam Goorsky was glad she visited her NCH cardiologist after noticing a funny feeling in her throat.

Be a Quitter: Make the Decision to Stop Smoking

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Quitting smoking isn't easy, and it can be even harder to do alone. The physical addiction to nicotine and the habit of smoking that may have been a part of your life for many years makes it challenging when you want to quit – but NOT impossible.

Be a Loser: Think of losing weight as a lifestyle change

Friday, February 13, 2015
Losing weight isn’t about fitting into the jeans you wore in high school. It’s about getting to a healthy weight for your height, age and gender.

Know your numbers. Know your risk for heart disease.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
It might surprise you to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. – more than all cancers combined. Knowing your risk factors can help you stay heart healthy.

The beat goes on: cardiothoracic care at NCH

Monday, February 2, 2015
Vu Hoang, M.D., is one of the newest heart surgeons at NCH.

Blanketing patients with kindness: It's going around!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Last April, Brianna Rider-Leiner had an unexpected visit to NCH’s Emergency Department. Knocked flat with stomach flu symptoms and dehydration, the spunky middle schooler was admitted to the Pediatric Unit for observation.

CPR: It's about saving a life

Monday, December 15, 2014
An NCH critical care nurse recently used her CPR training to help a marathon runner. Learn how you can learn CPR at NCH.

Beyond the medicine: why our community needs a heart failure clinic

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
NCH's new heart failure clinic is a community resource that provides education, support and a much-needed connection to doctors’ offices.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) information

Monday, December 1, 2014
Ebola virus disease (EVD) information from NCH

Chicago Wolves Celebrate Movember With NCH

Friday, November 21, 2014
In honor of Movember, three members of the Chicago Wolves Hockey organization teamed up to offer a hat trick of health information from their own perspectives. Thanks to Wolves General Manager Wendell Young, Right Wing Shane Harper and Defenseman Brent Sopel!

Breast cancer: A view from the other side

Friday, October 31, 2014
The world of a newly-diagnosed breast cancer patient can be unsettling and scary. Think gray – not pink. But when Christine Masonick picks up the phone and asks, “How can I help you?” that world gently starts to change.

Why Should You Get a Flu Shot?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Given a choice between a piece of cake and a flu shot, most of us would take the piece of cake. However, in the long run (and the short run, too), a flu shot is the right choice this season.

NCH Wellness Center Members Win Award, Raise Money for Cancer Patients

Thursday, October 16, 2014
For five local women, exercising at NCH’s Wellness Center proved to be a life-changing event. The team – the Wellness Warriors – competed in the Daily Herald’s “Fittest Loser” competition.

What Makes a Great Pediatric Nurse? NCH goes straight to the source.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Superheroes and pediatric nurses have a lot in common. The week (October 5-11, 2014) has been designated as Pediatric Nurses Week, but seven days isn’t nearly enough time to honor these super-hearted nurses! We asked some of our own about what motivates them as a pediatric nurse, here’s what they had to say.

Leaky bladder? We’ve gotta talk about it to treat it

Friday, October 3, 2014
Whether you call it a leaky bladder or urinary incontinence (UI) – it’s one of those topics women don’t like to talk about. But the fact is one in three women will experience bladder leakage in her lifetime, according to the American Urological Association.

Help Raise Funds for NCH Breast Cancer Patients — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 2, 2014
This October, you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, and raise funds for people seeking treatment at NCHParticipate in these events and know that your donations to NCH will help in continuing to find effective treatments for cancer.