Monday, July 18, 2016
Dori Wenzel doesn’t spend much time feeling sorry for herself. She’s too busy learning how to exercise right and make heart healthy food choices.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
There are a several misconceptions about heart disease in women and they could be putting you at risk. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., and more than 8 million women are living with some form of heart disease.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Some of us run to get strong. Some of us run to say we did. And, Juli Aistars, Northwest Community Healthcare’s lung nurse navigator, runs to raise money to help people with lung cancer being treated at NCH.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare's Dads Class helps first-time dads become more actively involved in their children's lives.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
A healthy pregnancy and prenatal care often go hand in hand. Blood tests, physical exams, ultrasounds and the importance of nutrition are all part of the prenatal doctor visits that help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
John M. Ortinau, M.D., FACEP, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director at NCH, received the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) Meritorious Service Award for “significant contributions to the advancement of emergency medicine by exemplary service.”
Monday, May 16, 2016
Year after year, NCH has donated funds, volunteered time and developed programs and services for thousands of people in need.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ever wonder what sets NCH nurses apart from all the others? Read what these seven NCH all-stars say about nursing and the profound effect it has had on their lives.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It pays to buy organic when it comes to fruits and veggies treated with the most pesticides. Download and print this flyer and hang on it your fridge for the latest information.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Anatomically speaking, the heart of a volunteer probably looks just like the heart of anybody else. But that may be where the similarity ends. Their selfless energy and dedication certainly set them apart from many other people.
Monday, March 28, 2016
A revolutionary technology, called Fuse, offers a whole new view of the colon. In fact, by using the Fuse technology, gastroenterologists at NCH can discover 76 percent more polyps during a routine colonoscopy, which might just save someone’s life.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
David Brottman, M.D., a Northwest Community Healthcare Medical Staff pediatrician at Arlington Pediatrics, Ltd., really wants you to read this blog about distracted driving – just not while you’re driving!
Monday, March 7, 2016
When most of us turn 50, we think about throwing a party, buying a sporty new car, or taking an exotic vacation. However, once you hit 50, scheduling a colonoscopy also should be top of mind.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Congratulations to NCH Labor and Delivery nurse Kathryn Ruth and her boyfriend, Andrew Beam, who recently won WGN-TV’s Cutest Couple contest!
Monday, February 8, 2016
If you’re conflicted about how to treat your cold or flu symptoms, you’re not alone. NCH Infection Prevention and Control experts pooled their top 10 cold and fluisms to help test your cold and flu I.Q. Some of these facts may surprise you.
Monday, February 1, 2016
M. Susan Scanlon, M.D., a gynecologist on the medical staff at NCH, has treated thousands of young women and is passionate about reducing violence against women. Read her advice about how to help young women stay on track to be healthy, happy, and reach their full potential.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Approximately 20 Daisies from Troop 41693, who attend Westbrook School for Young Learners in Mount Prospect, recently donated hand-made blankets to the NCH pediatric unit and learned about the inner-workings of the hospital.
Monday, January 4, 2016
George Goodlow, M.D., an NCH Medical Group pediatrician, recommends a routine cholesterol screening for children between ages nine and 11.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
According to the CDC, rabbit fever, also known as tularemia, is caused by the bacteria Francisella tularensis. It is a disease of animals and humans – and rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible to the bacteria.
Monday, December 7, 2015
As a radiologist at Northwest Community Healthcare, Stephen Zivin, M.D., spends a lot of time in front of a computer screen. The bulk of his work takes place, not at the patient’s bedside, but at a computer, where he reads and interprets X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and more. Often, he many not even meet the patients he diagnoses.