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Contagious hand-foot-and-mouth disease peaks in summer

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
This Q & A with NCH Medical Group Physician Michelle Rose, M.D. explains hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

Belly fat busters

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Get exercise and diet tips from NCH experts in this two-part series on belly fat.

TAVR: the procedure that saved Mick Jagger

Monday, May 20, 2019
Making headlines in April was news that Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger had aortic stenosis and underwent a TAVR procedure to repair his heart. Our interventional cardiologist explains what TAVR is and how it helps patients get back to normal faster than open-heart surgery.

One young man's journey to sobriety

Friday, May 17, 2019
"Jack" tells the story of his addiction to drugs and alcohol and how the Linden Oaks at NCH Addictions Residential Program helped him get clean and stay clean.

Have a stronger backbone, literally

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Many people suffer from back pain, neck pain, or pain that radiates down the side of the body into the leg. Dr. Benjamin Hasan, Medical Director of the NCH Back and Spine Clinic, explains three things you can do to keep your spine healthy and ways in which the NCH Back and Spine Clinic can help.

3D mammography catches breast cancer sooner, reduces false results

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Studies have shown that 3D is better than 2D mammography at detecting breast cancer. In the fall of 2018, the NCH Breast Center made 3D mammography the standard of care for all patients. Dr. Henley explains how this difference is improving patient outcomes.

Studies on vaping are foggy at best

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Is vaping bad for you? Juli Aistars, Lung Patient Navigator at NCH, explains what's in e-cigarettes.

NCH expands cardiovascular services to treat complex cases of valvular and structural heart disease

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) opens its new Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab this spring, offering a state-of-the-art combination cardiac cath lab and operating suite for performing minimally invasive advanced cardiac procedures and endovascular interventions.

Can you hear it now?

Friday, April 26, 2019

Susan McElfresh had pulsatile tinnitus and spent three years trying to find an end to the maddening sound of whoosing in her ears. Dr. Ali Shabani was able to solve the problem with a stent that changed her life.

Snack on this

Friday, April 26, 2019
Achieve the ideal balance of nutrients to pump up your energy between meals with these snacks.

Feeling dizzy?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Vertigo often can be corrected with physical therapy.

Steps toward a new normal

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Two amputees will speak at the inaugural "Amputee Care Across the Continuum" Symposium Saturday, May 18.

How NCH helps moms after childbirth

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
This Q & A with OB/GYN physicians Lorraine Novas, M.D. and Jill Placek, M.D. describes what's in place at NCH to help women with postpartum depression.

What’s the ‘Dirty Dozen?’

Friday, April 12, 2019
Do you need to buy organic, and what defines organic produce anyway? Organic fruits and veggies aren’t necessarily pesticide-free. Dedicated organic farmers don’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. However, they can apply ones made from natural ingredients, which can still pose some possible health risks.

Squat, rock and roll at NCH Wellness Center’s new outdoor area

Thursday, April 11, 2019
The NCH Wellness Center at 900 W. Central Road on the Northwest Community Hospital campus is enhancing its premier medical state-of-the-art fitness center by adding an outdoor area for cardio, strength and agility training. 

Is fasting for you?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
NCH Wellness Center Clinical Dietitian Pam Schoonveld explains what intermittent fasting is and how to do it.

Who’s the quarterback of your healthcare?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
A primary care physician (PCP) is the doctor who gathers your medical history, assesses your health needs and provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages through all stages of life, the quarterback of your medical team.

Cellvizio® technology spots esophageal cancer in its earliest stage

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Patient Dennis Atkinson is cancer free thanks to Dr. Willis Parsons and Cellvizio technology used to magnify cell tissue in his esophagus.

Who’s the quarterback of your healthcare?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
A primary care physician (PCP) is the doctor who gathers your medical history, assesses your health needs and provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages through all stages of life. 

Dry eyes? That gritty feeling may be telling you something

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
A Q & A with Ophthalmologist Nicole Bajic, M.D. describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of dry eye.
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