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Get a personalized fitness program for a skinny price with MedFit

Friday, December 15, 2017
Join the new MedFit Program at the NCH Wellness Center today. The 60-day guided exercise program is customized to your specific fitness goals.

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.

Feel healthier, happier and in better shape in the New Year with MedFit

Friday, December 15, 2017
NCH Wellness Center's new MedFit Program, a personalized, 60-day guided introduction to fitness, helped Manju Patel lose weight, have more energy and feel better. Can it help you too?

Make 2018 your year to quit smoking

Thursday, December 14, 2017
If breaking free from smoking is your resolution, start here. Two of our top docs explain why smoking is so addictive and offer practical tips to help you quit once and for all.

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

Thursday, December 14, 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.

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.

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.
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