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Shop for your heart with NCH

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Dietitians and cardiac specialists from NCH will be visiting Fresh Thyme Market in Mount Prospect to help customers make heart healthy shopping decisions.

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.

Important facts about Zika virus

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites; however, it also can be transmitted through blood transfusions, sexual contact and from a pregnant mother to her baby.

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.

Paint your stress away at NCH event promoting heart health

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is partnering with Bottle & Botegga to host an instructor-led painting event to celebrate Heart Awareness Month.

Workshop to help women prepare for college scheduled at NCH

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
M. Susan Scanlon, M.D., a board-certified gynecologist on staff at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH),  is hosting a workshop to help young women prepare for a healthy and safe college experience.

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.

Saving the planet, one meal at a time at NCH

Monday, December 7, 2015
NCH, in partnership with its contracted food service provider, Sodexo, is the first hospital in the nation to introduce OZZI, a system designed to eliminate disposable waste by collecting reusable to-go containers in the cafeteria.

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.

Lung cancer survivors unite at NCH to offer hope

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is shining a light on lung cancer by offering a night of hope, inspiration and support to those affected by the disease.

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.

NCH unveils inpatient rehabilitation care unit

Monday, October 5, 2015
NCH has opened a new 17-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Expecting a baby? NCH has an app for that

Friday, October 2, 2015
To satisfy the information cravings that soon-to-be parents often have, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) recently launched the NCH Baby app.