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Could you have uterine fibroids?

Friday, July 13, 2018
July is Fibroid Awareness Month, a time to provide you with the facts you need to know about uterine fibroids. NCH Director of Interventional Radiology, Evan Oblonsky, M.D., has answers to frequently asked fibroid questions.

Pumped-up patient offers heartfelt thanks to doctors who saved his life

Friday, July 13, 2018
Commercial real estate broker Barry Millman recounts the heart attack that felt like indigestion and the care and treatment he received at Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) in Arlington Heights.

Oh, that aching back!

Friday, July 13, 2018
Although back pain is quite common in our society, there’s good news. There is a lot we can do to avoid pain and injury caused by poor mechanics, awkward posture, overexertion and repetitive motion. Dino Bolos, PT, an NCH Physical Therapist who helps patients with back pain, says practicing good body mechanics, including keeping a neutral spine (when all three curves of the spine are in good alignment) is essential to preventing injury. 

How to eat for your feet

Friday, July 13, 2018
While blood sugar is of great concern for patients with diabetes, foot health is something that needs boosted awareness, according to Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Certified Diabetes Educator Melissa Ptak, R.N., MSN. 

What to expect in your second trimester – a four-part series

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The second trimester, which begins around week 12 or 13 and goes through week 28, is considered the “honeymoon” period, according to Sarah Shook, D.O., an OB/GYN who delivers at NCH.

New American Cancer Society guidelines for colonoscopy screening

Thursday, June 14, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, the most notable change being the recommendation for the average risk patient to start screening at age 45 instead of age 50.

Don’t wait to schedule school and sports physicals

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Summer may have just kicked off, but the time to call the physician to schedule your child’s school physical and sports physical is now. 

Best nutrition for mom and baby

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare Clinical Dietitian Rosemary Mueller gives best eating recommendations for mom and baby.

Bigger and better to serve you: NCH Rehabilitation Care Unit opens in July

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The NCH Rehabilitation Care Unit has expanded from 17 to 33 private patient rooms with an additional state-of-the art therapy gym and dining area. The Rehabilitation Care Unit Team helps ease the transition home for patients following an inpatient hospital stay who still require close medical oversight and would benefit from goal-oriented personalized therapy.

What to expect in your first trimester – a four-part series

Monday, June 11, 2018
Lorraine S. Novas, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist who delivers at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has the answers to questions about the first trimester, which runs from the first missed period through the end of the 11th week.

NCH Day Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art cataract removal for better vision

Friday, June 8, 2018
Smajo Osmanovic, M.D., Ph.D., who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery, answers important questions about cataracts and explains how undergoing cataract surgery at the NCH Day Surgery Center can help you to see clearer.

Happy mom, happy ‘birth’ day to baby

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Kate Karas describes her patient experience at Northwest Community Hospital where she delivered a baby boy in March.

More than a pap smear: Why women over 50 still need an annual gynecologic exam

Friday, May 18, 2018
We asked Womancare at NCH’s Obstetrician and Gynecologist Randall Kahan, M.D. why it’s still important for women over 50 to schedule an annual gynecologic exam, and how WomanCare at NCH can help.

Can you multi-task better than your liver?

Friday, May 18, 2018

A multi-functional organ, the liver often is taken for granted by people who don’t understand its importance until they experience some form of liver disease. We talked to a specialist to gain a better understanding of why the liver is so important and the diagnostic technology now available at NCH.

Bunions, a real pain in the toe

Friday, May 18, 2018
Bunions, a protruding deformity on the big toe, can cause pain and suffering, but surgery can help.

How opioids and alcohol affect seniors

Friday, May 18, 2018
A significant percentage of seniors struggle with alcohol or prescription medication use, according to Shalu Gugnani, M.D., Medical Director of Addiction Services at Northwest Community Healthcare.

Spring cleaning for your fridge...and you!

Friday, May 18, 2018
If you’re motivated to freshen up your home this spring, why not your eating habits? Your fridge is a good place to start. The benefits are improved nutrition and perhaps a few pounds lost in time for summer fun.

Medical Director joins Behavioral Health at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)

Friday, May 18, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome Uzoma Okoli, M.D., who will be the new Medical Director of Behavioral Health at 901 W. Kirchhoff Road.

The joys and struggles of weight loss: Mary and Robby’s fitness journey

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Robby Heimann grew up playing multiple sports. Over time, he gained weight which made it difficult to even participate in recreational games. Robby set out to make a change by eating healthy and exercising. He now uses his weight loss triumphs and tribulations to help others make a change.

Healthy eating means carbohydrate awareness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
April is National Defeat Diabetes Month, and we’re springing into healthy eating habits and focusing on managing diet with better awareness about carbohydrates.
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