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‘Catch Your Breath!’ Attend a free asthma fair at NCH

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Northwest Community Healthcare will host “Catch Your Breath!,” an asthma fair featuring presentations from leading asthma experts Friday, October 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Three breast cancer myths debunked

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Allyson Jacobson, M.D., Medical Director of the NCH Breast Program and a fellowship-trained Breast Surgeon, sets the facts straight on common misunderstandings about breast cancer.

Who says pumpkin has to be basic?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Pumpkin is packed with lots of flavor and has several health benefits. Learn the power of pumpkin and how you can benefit by adding more of it to your diet. Follow a yummy recipe for pumpkin bread with flax seed and oat topping.

What’s new in NCH’s Emergency Department

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
NCH recently added two features to improve the quality of care in its Emergency Department. Two sensory rooms have been added to calm patients waiting to see physicians. And pediatric telemedicine allows NCH physicians to teleconference with specialists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago to help diagnose and treat patients.

Beating the odds of pancreatic cancer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Pancreatic cancer survivor Ken Brown fulfilled a lifelong dream to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro with the doctor who saved his life, Malcolm Bilimoria, M.D., Surgical Oncologist at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH).

NCH Robotics Institute: Where leading-edge technology and highly trained experts come together

Monday, September 25, 2017
The Robotics Institute at Northwest Community Healthcare is home to nationally recognized surgeons who perform the latest, advanced robotics procedures.

NCH specialists deliver individualized treatment to fallopian tube cancer patient

Monday, September 25, 2017
A rare gynecologic cancer diagnosis took 56-year-old Palatine resident Camille Snyder off guard more than two years ago. But after comprehensive treatment from a team of specialists at Northwest Community Healthcare, including renowned Gynecologic Oncologist Diane Yamada, M.D., Camille is thriving and enjoying her passions in life.

What and when to eat to maximize your post-workout routine

Monday, September 25, 2017
Does it really matter what you eat—and when you eat—after you exercise? The answer is "absolutely," says NCH Health Fitness Specialist Robby Heimann. Proper post-workout nutrition provides numerous benefits, including decreased muscle soreness and improved immune function.

Food allergies can happen at any age

Monday, September 25, 2017
Did you know a food allergy or intolerance can develop at any point during your life? A simple skin or blood test can confirm a food allergy and help you determine which foods to avoid, says Sarah Peterson, M.D., a board-certified allergist-immunologist in Buffalo Grove.

Mother painstakingly sews tiny gowns for lost babies

Monday, September 25, 2017
After losing her son Declan at 33 weeks, Shauna Loftus has poured her heart and soul into sewing tiny memorial baby gowns for families who experience pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death. NCH’s Renew through Sharing Bereavement Program helps her live out her mission and cope.

Bite this: Apples may help with weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention

Monday, September 25, 2017
Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Northwest Community Hospital, shares how an “apple a day” in your diet offers ample benefits. Learn what to look for when picking out apples and try a recipe suited for a fall feast.

CBS 2 News: Cancer Survivor To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro With Surgeon

Monday, September 25, 2017
WBBM-TV – A suburban man who survived pancreatic cancer has a new mountain to climb. Literally. During a post-cancer checkup at Northwest Community Hospital in April, 68-year-old Ken Brown learned his oncology surgeon was planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a dream Brown has had since 2011.

ABC 7 News: Cancer survivor, his doctor to hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Monday, September 25, 2017
WLS-TV – Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro was a dream of Ken Brown, but it took a cancer diagnosis to jumpstart the plan into reality. Four years ago, Brown was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has a survival rate of 5 percent. On Thursday, he leaves for Tanzania to hike Mount Kilimanjaro - and he's bringing the doctor who saved his life.

Chicago Marathon training tips for the ‘final stretch’

Friday, September 1, 2017
Find out how you should be training in the final weeks leading up to the Chicago Marathon. Benjamin Hasan, M.D., Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, discusses training tips for the Chicago Marathon, including miles per week, soreness, injury risk and more.

‘Minimalistic’ running shoes may help marathoners run ‘free’ of injury

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Looking for the right long-distance running shoe? Jessica Knight, D.P.M., AACFAS, Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon with Northwest Community Healthcare Medical Group, recommends “minimalistic,” or “free,” style running shoes to help feet function optimally and decrease stress on the body. See her tips for properly running in minimalistic shoes.

Five things pregnant women need to know about epidurals

Friday, August 18, 2017
Kevin Chen, M.D., Chief, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Northwest Community Hospital, shares what you need to know about epidurals.

Sisters-in-law strive to prevent premature labor, giving birth to healthy babies 11 days apart

Friday, August 18, 2017
Sisters-in-law Katie and Lydia Nadal supported each other through signs of premature labor and an early pregnancy scare to deliver two healthy babies at Northwest Community Hospital, just 11 days apart.

Five ways to avoid opioid addiction

Friday, August 18, 2017
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic. Learn from Shalu Gugnani, M.D., Behavioral Health Services Medical Director and Addictionologist at Northwest Community Healthcare, what you can do to prevent addiction to prescription opioids.

How to pack mighty tasty and healthy lunches for your kids

Friday, August 18, 2017
Registered Dietitians Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, and Dipti Shah, M.S., RDN, LDN, help you pack the perfect lunch to fuel your children’s growth and development, and help them perform better in school.

Experiencing neck pain? You could have ‘text neck’

Thursday, August 17, 2017
On your cell phone throughout the day? Chances are you have an achy “text neck.” Learn from our ergonomic expert, Anita Stehmeier, P.T., how to prevent or remedy text neck.
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