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Heartburn? We've got you covered

Thursday, February 15, 2018
This heart-healthy and heartburn-prone recipe will have you seeing green, not firey red! Find out how to prepare a delicious pesto to be paired with your favorite vegetable pasta.

Faster, easier PET/CT scan catches tumors

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Patients with a history of neuroendocrine tumors can visit their physician and if eligible, can request a new scan that detects tumors better than a standard scan.

How to stop drinking

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
‘Albert’ saw the fear in his mother’s eyes when he had too much to drink. It took a while to realize that what he thought was recreational drinking was damaging his life. Find out how he quit for good with the help of our Behavioral Health Program.

NCH ranks in top 5 percent in nation for clinical outcomes

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades.

Ear infection? Antibiotics may not be the answer

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Is your child tugging at his ear or having trouble hearing? An ear infection is caused by bacteria and often begins with a sore throat, cold or other upper respiratory virus. Lon Petchenik, M.D., an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist with the NCH staff, explains recurring ear infections and appropriate treatments such as tympanostomy tubes.

Ladies, protect your heart

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Did you know that heart disease affects about 44 million women in the U.S.? Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women to die each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases also are the leading cause of death for African-American women.

National Belly Laugh Day is Wednesday: Two same-named docs at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) crack up about laughter’s benefits

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
National Belly Laugh Day, January 24, calls attention to the health benefits of a good hearty laugh—certainly cause to keep your funny friends close, and your funnier friends even closer.

The true, ‘heart’ facts about AFib

Monday, January 15, 2018
For many people, particularly those aged 65 and older, atrial fibrillation (AFib) can lead to debilitating issues such as heart failure or stroke. Learn about this type of heart arrhythmia from John Onufer, M.D., FACC, FHRS.

Five ways to protect yourself from brain injury while playing winter sports

Monday, January 15, 2018
January is Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. Skiing, snowboarding, hockey and other winter sports can put you at risk for brain injury. Learn how to protect your head from a fall, bump or hit from neurological experts at NCH.

Eczema Q & A: How to soothe and manage dry, itchy patches of skin

Monday, January 15, 2018
Stavonnie Patterson, M.D., NCH Medical Group Board-Certified Dermatologist, explains the symptoms of eczema, various types, how it affects children and adults, and how to best treat this dry, itchy skin during the winter.

New hope for patients with IBS

Monday, January 15, 2018
The Low FODMAP Diet has been proven effective in relieving symptoms patients suffer from with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ami Behara, M.D., NCH Medical Group Board-certified Gastroenterologist, and Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, NCH's Clinical Nutrition Manager, guide patients on how to figure out if the Low FODMAP diet is right for them.

Eat smart for your heart

Monday, January 15, 2018
Meal planning and prep can help reduce your risk for heart disease. Follow these five tips to make heart-healthy food choices.

Rheumatologist joins Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group

Monday, January 15, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome rheumatologist Ladonna R. Koziol, M.D., who will be joining the 2101 S. Arlington Heights Road, Ste. 108 practice.

Two ribbon cuttings planned at Northwest Community Healthcare

Friday, January 12, 2018
The grand reopening of the Wellness Center will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 22. The new NCH Pharmacy will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23 at the Busse Center.

Local organizations raise $18,000 for patients at Northwest Community Healthcare

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Organizations donated $18,000 for patients in the Gift-a-Mammogram and Wig Boutique programs.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Friday, January 5, 2018
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Northwest Community Healthcare.

Get a personalized fitness program for a skinny price

Friday, December 15, 2017
Join the NCH Wellness Center today. The first 60 days of your membership includes a free guided wellness program customized to your specific goals valued at $695.

Lighten it up this holiday season by making wiser dietary choices at celebrations

Friday, December 15, 2017
Avoid overindulgence and putting on extra pounds this month. Get the skinny on what to bring, eat and drink at holiday parties. And, stir up and serve a festive, light and refreshing non-alcoholic beverage for your guests.

Keep your blood pressure in check during the holidays

Friday, December 15, 2017
Don’t let the stress of the holidays affect your blood pressure. NCH Medical Group Cardiologist Zehra Jaffery, M.D. offers tips to help you manage your blood pressure throughout the season.

How you can identify substance abuse this holiday season

Friday, December 15, 2017
Addictions are often noticed during the holidays as friends and family gather. Learn how to identify symptoms of alcohol abuse and opioid addiction, when to approach loved ones fighting addiction and where to turn to for help.
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