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Retired baby doctor delivers whopping check to NCH Foundation

Friday, December 8, 2017
Dr. Peter Geittmann, a retired gynecologist and obstetrician who delivered thousands of babies during his long career at Northwest Community Healthcare, delivered a whopping check this week for $100,000 to the NCH Foundation to help care for underprivileged mothers and babies.

NCH nurse beats breast cancer with help from her colleagues

Monday, December 4, 2017
Last year, Pauline Moy went from being a nurse, wife, mother and grandmother who needed a routine screening to a woman with a breast cancer diagnosis within a matter of hours. Moreover, she was the first patient at NCH to have a breast tumor detected by 3D digital mammography.

Prostate cancer ‘a bump in the road’ for Arlington Heights body shop owner

Friday, November 17, 2017
Like many men, 65-year-old Jim Irmen went to see his primary care physician when his wife reminded him he was due for a checkup and PSA test. Today he sure is glad he followed through and put his care into the hands of the experienced physicians and practitioners at Northwest Community Healthcare.

Your holiday eating game plan is here

Friday, November 17, 2017
Get defensive and offensive plays to help with your holiday eating strategy. Find out how to limit your alcohol consumption, feel less bloated and say no to extra servings. Plus, get a healthy recipe to use up those turkey leftovers.

NCH and Rolling Meadows High School student medical program approaches 20-year mark

Thursday, November 16, 2017
The long-running Experiential Medical Chemistry program at Rolling Meadows High School pairs students interested in healthcare with NCH medical professionals. Some students have gone on to careers at NCH.

How to stay well when traveling abroad

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Avoid typhoid fever, traveler's diarrhea and more by learning what vaccines are needed and where to get them whether you're visiting relatives in a foreign country or planning a mission trip. C. David Bakken, M.D., a Board-Certified Immunologist and Infectious Diseases Specialist with NCH Medical Group, explains.

Your child’s peanut allergy can be prevented with an early test

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Newton Li, M.D., a Board-Certified Allergist and Immunologist with NCH Medical Group, provides tests to his patients as a preventative measure for infants and to continuously monitor and promote peanut tolerance.

‘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.

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