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Top 10 cold and flu myths debunked!

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.

What we all need to know about teen dating violence

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.

Daisies donate blankets to pediatric patients at NCH

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.

Healthy, active lifestyle for kids important in keeping cholesterol in check

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.

Rabbit fever? We’re all ears!

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.

All healthcare is not local

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.

NCH NICU keeps watchful eye on oxygen levels for preemies

Thursday, December 3, 2015
At NCH, the Level 3 NICU protects babies from retinopathy of prematurity, ROP, by managing oxygen levels.

Having ‘the talk’ with your aging parents

Monday, November 23, 2015
Have you had the talk? Not that talk with your children. The other talk. The delicate and compassionate talk with your aging parents. Just as you can’t prepare for parenthood, there’s no way to prepare how to become a parent to your parent.

1 birthday + 1 little girl = 75 books for sick children

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Paige is like most second graders. She likes Oreos and Swedish Fish and reading. But, she and her parents have this kooky habit when it comes to birthday presents.

Battling breast cancer – a husband's perspective

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Thousands of breast cancer survivor stories are told every day across the country – inspirational tales of hope, courage and survival.

Mammograms save lives

Monday, October 19, 2015
There’s a huge push during October to help people focus on breast health, breast cancer, and the importance of mammograms. But the truth is, a lot of us would rather wear pink and support breast cancer awareness than have a mammogram.

The purple ribbon tells a story

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Domestic violence is no small problem. It affects one in four women in the United States, and one in seven men. During Domestic Violence Awareness month – and all year long – here are 10 important facts to keep in mind about domestic violence.

Hunting Ridge Elementary Group Pays It Forward (with Lemons)

Thursday, August 13, 2015
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? Learn from these cool kids.

The skinny on second opinions

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Take 60 seconds to read Lori Anderson’s take on this important topic.

Tougher than cancer

Monday, May 18, 2015
Lori Anderson was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2013. Today, Lori is in complete remission and credits...

Happy Nurses' Week: Part II

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Most of us would probably agree that nobody decides to become a nurse because of the allure and glamour. Here’s a real look at why these nurses signed on, plus their thoughts on what has changed and what has stayed the same in the field of nursing.

Happy Nurses' Week: Part I of NCH Series

Friday, May 8, 2015
If you’ve ever wondered what makes nurses tick, read our tribute blog in honor of National Nurses’ Week. Get their perspective on why they do what they do.

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.
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