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Could you have uterine fibroids?

Friday, July 13, 2018

July is Fibroid Awareness Month, a time to provide you with the facts you need to know about uterine fibroids. NCH Director of Interventional Radiology, Evan Oblonsky, M.D., has answers to frequently asked fibroid questions.

Pumped-up patient offers heartfelt thanks to doctors who saved his life

Friday, July 13, 2018

Commercial real estate broker Barry Millman recounts the heart attack that felt like indigestion and the care and treatment he received at Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) in Arlington Heights.

Oh, that aching back!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Although back pain is quite common in our society, there’s good news. There is a lot we can do to avoid pain and injury caused by poor mechanics, awkward posture, overexertion and repetitive motion. Dino Bolos, PT, an NCH Physical Therapist who helps patients with back pain, says practicing good body mechanics, including keeping a neutral spine (when all three curves of the spine are in good alignment) is essential to preventing injury.

 

How to eat for your feet

Friday, July 13, 2018

While blood sugar is of No. 1 concern for patients with diabetes, foot health is something that needs boosted awareness, according to Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Certified Diabetes Educator Melissa Ptak, R.N., MSN. 

What to expect in your second trimester – a four-part series

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The second trimester, which begins around week 12 or 13 and goes through week 28, is considered the “honeymoon” period, according to Sarah Shook, D.O., an OB/GYN who delivers at NCH.

NCH’s Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan now online

Monday, July 2, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) recently collected data through an online community survey, a key informant health survey, three focus groups and secondary data from a variety of sources to identify the current health care needs of the community. 

First ever NICU Carnival/Reunion gives NCH staff and families a chance to reconnect

Monday, June 25, 2018
Families of babies who got a fragile start in life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) were invited to an NCH NICU Carnival/Reunion to reconnect with the staff and hospital. 

No barks or bites about it, these dogs are top-notch ‘healers’

Monday, June 25, 2018

For over a decade, dogs and their volunteer handlers have been brightening patients’ spirits at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), and more dogs and handlers are needed to join the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program (AAT).

Chicago’s Top Cardiologists list includes two Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) doctors

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Two Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) physicians have been named to the 2018 “Chicago’s Top Cardiologists” list published by Chicago Magazine. 

New American Cancer Society guidelines for colonoscopy screening

Thursday, June 14, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, the most notable change being the recommendation for the average risk patient to start screening at age 45 instead of age 50.

Don’t wait to schedule school and sports physicals

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Summer may have just kicked off, but the time to call the physician to schedule your child’s school physical and sports physical is now. 

Best nutrition for mom and baby

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare Clinical Dietitian Rosemary Mueller gives best eating recommendations for mom and baby.

Bigger and better to serve you: NCH Rehabilitation Care Unit opens in July

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The NCH Rehabilitation Care Unit has expanded from 17 to 33 private patient rooms with an additional state-of-the art therapy gym and dining area. The Rehabilitation Care Unit Team helps ease the transition home for patients following an inpatient hospital stay who still require close medical oversight and would benefit from goal-oriented personalized therapy.

What to expect in your first trimester – a four-part series

Monday, June 11, 2018
Lorraine S. Novas, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist who delivers at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has the answers to questions about the first trimester, which runs from the first missed period through the end of the 11th week.

NCH Day Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art cataract removal for better vision

Friday, June 8, 2018
Smajo Osmanovic, M.D., Ph.D., who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery, answers important questions about cataracts and explains how undergoing cataract surgery at the NCH Day Surgery Center can help you to see clearer.
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