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Virginia’s Story: Treatment at NCH Breast Center stops cancer in its tracks

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Virginia L. Green received top-flight breast cancer care, from diagnosis through surgery, brachytherapy and chemotherapy at the NCH Breast Center.

EpiPen® price increase causes Epi-demic of concern

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Sarah Peterson, M.D., is extremely concerned about the dramatic price spike of the EpiPen® (epinephrine) auto-injector two-pack. “This medication saves lives. That’s why it’s critically important for patients and their families to discuss prescribing options with their doctor to find the most affordable choice,” says the board-certified internist and allergist.

NCH hosts service of remembrance for friends and loved ones

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The NCH Spiritual Care team is hosting an interfaith memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, in the auditorium, 800 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights.

To cup or not to cup: a viewpoint by Ben Hasan, M.D.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thanks to a number of 2016 Olympic athletes, an alternative treatment called cupping has been getting its fair share of publicity at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Teen angst: Red flag or shades of blue?

Monday, August 15, 2016
According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.

Home the next day: New minimally-invasive treatment for iliac aneurysm

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Four centimeters may not seem like much. But when it comes to horseshoes, a photo finish or an iliac aneurysm, it’s a different story.

A change of heart: Cardiac Rehab team delivers

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.

Workshop to help young women make healthy choices scheduled at NCH

Monday, July 18, 2016
Making Healthy Choices Away From Home, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Northwest Community Hospital.

Women and heart disease: Myths and truths

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.

NCH stroke program earns key award for quality of care

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has received the 2016 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Juli runs to kick lung cancer

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.

NCH's Senior Supper Club makes tasty debut

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare’s new Senior Supper Club enables older adults ages 62 or older to dine each Tuesday at the hospital cafeteria for just $5.

First-time fathers learn ABCs of parenting at dads-only class

Monday, June 13, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare's Dads Class helps first-time dads become more actively involved in their children's lives. 

Caring for the underserved – one mother and one baby at a time

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.

When seconds count, be thankful for Dr. Ortinau and the NWC EMS!

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.”

Answering the call of our community

Monday, May 16, 2016
Year after year, NCH has donated funds, volunteered time and developed programs and services for thousands of people in need.

It’s music to my brain

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Event for older adults focuses on how music affects physical and mental health.

During Nurses' Week and always: NCH nurses ROCK!

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.

Are you ready if a mental health crisis strikes your loved one?

Thursday, May 5, 2016
During National Mental Health Awareness Month, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), in partnership with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, is offering a first-aid course that will make it easier to identify and address behavioral health or substance abuse crises and teach participants how to provide first aid to someone in a mental health emergency.

Shopper's guide to pesticides in produce

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.