Fitness and Nutrition
Treat Mom with Healthy Options this Mother’s Day
by Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN, NCH Registered Dietitian As Mother’s Day approaches, you’re probably wanting to find a gift that will make mom smile. This year, why not choose something special that is also healthy? Consider choosing your gift from one of these three “wellness gift” categories: Food, Fitness and Relaxation. Food Maybe it’s […]
There’s No Reason to Experience Bladder Leakage Anymore, Especially After Childbirth
Many women experience some level of bladder leakage, particularly after giving birth. This often happens when coughing, sneezing, exercising or even laughing. This is commonly accepted as “normal” and women learn ways to adapt to this potentially embarrassing problem, such as using menstrual pads. Women don’t need to live with this condition. There are many […]
NCH Opens Buffalo Grove Outpatient Care Center
New Out Patient Care Center opens more opportunities for NCH and NorthShore communities Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is proud to announce on Sept. 9 the newly constructed Buffalo Grove Outpatient Care Center will open its doors to patients, providing a shared home for both NCH and eventually, NorthShore Medical Group clinicians. The four-story, 80,000-square-foot location […]
New NCH Women’s Center opens
Designed for women by women Today, Northwest Community Healthcare is pleased to announce the opening of a new Women’s Center, with a combination of current and new women’s health services in a new location in the Busse Center on the hospital campus in Arlington Heights. “The Women’s Center represents the next step toward expanding the […]
Life back to normal
For nearly three years, Rose Agriel, 42, of Chicago, was deprived of a full night’s sleep, waking up 4-6 times a night to use the bathroom. She woke up wet after most nights and regularly experienced urinary leakage throughout the daytime from coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercising. “I thought I had a kidney or bladder […]
Sisters encourage other women to learn their risks of breast cancer
Every woman who comes to an NCH Breast Imaging Center for screening receives a complimentary risk assessment before her mammogram is performed. If the patient is found to have an elevated lifetime risk for developing breast cancer, she will be advised to visit the High Risk Breast Clinic. We spoke to two sisters who were recently referred to the clinic to hear their stories.
Sooner, rather than later
Most people do not look forward to medical procedures, but Diane was disappointed when the State ordered hospitals to cancel all elective procedures during COVID-19 and, as a result, her surgery was postponed. “I was looking forward to having it done,” she says. When NCH could resume procedures on June 4, Diane was one of the first to schedule the surgery she missed.
What every woman should be aware of about ovarian cancer
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer is shrouded with mystery and is often called the silent killer among women. We are fortunate have two gynecologic oncologists at NCH: Diane Yamada, M.D. and Kathryn Mills, M.D., both of the University of Chicago Department of Obstetrics-gynecology in partnership with NCH Medical Group. Dr. Mills took some time to answer our questions about this cancer.
What would you like to know about breastfeeding?
For this second part of our two-part series on breastfeeding, we encouraged readers to share their questions. NCH lactation consultants Karen Dickert, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, RLC, Teya Drews, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, RLC and Colleen Rohrbacher, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, RLC helped answer them. Q: Does eating cabbage actually help dry up your milk?A: No, eating cabbage […]