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Fast, quality care defines NCH stroke team

Friday, December 9, 2016

When every second counts, NCH’s stroke team answers the call by providing award-winning care.

Don's story: A reversal of fortune

Friday, December 9, 2016
In a year which we saw the Cubs reverse the curse, Don Grossnickle credits his NCH care team for helping reverse his diagnosis of congestive heart failure.

Give peas a chance

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
In a world where kale, beets and brussels sprouts are the darlings of the veggie-conscious, this lowly legume is less than loved. But read on, and you might be peas-antly surprised!

Three top tips for managing holiday stress

Monday, November 14, 2016
An NCH behavioral health expert says it is important to set realistic expectations because the holiday season can be a stressful time of year.

How to communicate with people with Alzheimer's

Monday, November 14, 2016
People with Alzheimer's disease often have difficulty expressing their thoughts and understanding others. An NCH Medical Group doctor offers tips to communicate with people who have Alzheimer's.

Is your desk job dangerous?

Friday, November 11, 2016
Sitting is the new smoking and immobility is your worst enemy, an NCH physical therapist says.

Five tricks to a healthy grilled cheese treat

Friday, October 21, 2016

A grilled cheese sandwich is a great choice for dinner, especially if you work late or are short on time.

Take your best shot against pneumonia

Friday, October 21, 2016
Pneumonia is often a secondary infection to a common virus, which in many cases means the lung infection can be prevented by getting your annual vaccines, an NCH Medical Group doctor says.

Top tips to block sports injury sprains and strains

Friday, October 21, 2016
Engaging in physical activity has numerous positive effects, but the more active you are, the more you need to take steps to prevent injury.

It’s time men take a stand against domestic violence

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
For years, women have spread the message about domestic violence. Now it’s time for men to step up and speak out on a topic that affects one in three women in our society.

When to see your doctor about back pain

Friday, October 7, 2016
There is no gold medal for living with back pain because it is often treatable, says Shaun O'Leary, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of NCH's Neuroscience Services.

No more reflux

Friday, October 7, 2016
NCH Gastroenterologist Willis Parsons, M.D., weighs in on the uncomfortable and common conditions related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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.

Craving a PB&J sandwich? Go ahead!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) is a staple from many of our childhoods. PB&Js can be quick, filling and very nutritious if you follow a few steps from NCH’s registered dietitian nutritionist.

Acute rehabilitation: Hard work pays off

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Whether patients are recovering from stroke, brain injury, cardiac disorders or other issues, building function and endurance is the goal at the NCH acute rehabilitation unit.

Concussions: Take it slow at school

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Children differ in how they recover from concussions. When it comes to school, parents and children should proceed cautiously in the weeks following a concussion diagnosis, an NCH Medical Group doctor says.

Dynamic duo crushes cancer

Monday, September 19, 2016
Sheryl Jedlinski did not have to look far for a gynecological oncology physician after she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Jedlinski enlisted Rebecca Brooks, M.D., a nationally recognized specialist at NCH.

Giving back to the NCH community

Friday, August 19, 2016
Don’t miss the chance to do some good and help the NCH Foundation in the process.

Driving care forward

Thursday, August 18, 2016
NCH Vascular Surgeon Sapan Desai, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., discusses how he became interested in medicine, his philosophy on patient care and the exotic bird in his life.

Summer peach salad with balsamic chicken

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Try this tasty and healthy dish from the kitchen of NCH Food and Nutrition Services and its food service provider, Sodexo.
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3D mammography a new option at NCH


Women now have new options in breast imagery at NCH. NCH is the only healthcare provider in the Chicago area to offer low-dose 3D mammography and automated breast ultrasounds (ABUS).

Digital breast tomosynthesis (tomo), also known as 3D mammography, is a screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool that helps improve the early detection of breast cancer. During the 3D part of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking multiple images in seconds.

“The benefits to the patient are robust,” says Allan Malmed, M.D., chairman of radiology at NCH. “3D mammography is more accurate and allows us to make a final determination without bringing in the patient for another visit. We are able to find more cancer and see more things that had previously been obscured with overlying tissue.”

The 3D mammography can bump up breast cancer detection rates by more than 40 percent, according to research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Research also found there was a 15 percent drop in the number of women who had to return for more tests because of a suspicious mammogram finding.

“3D mammography is the new standard of care,” Dr. Malmed says. “Every day we are seeing things with 3D mammography that we would not have in the past. That helps alleviate anxiety for the patients.”

Learn about 3D mammography at NCH