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The true, ‘heart’ facts about AFib

Monday, January 15, 2018
For many people, particularly those aged 65 and older, atrial fibrillation (AFib) can lead to debilitating issues such as heart failure or stroke. Learn about this type of heart arrhythmia from John Onufer, M.D., FACC, FHRS.

Five ways to protect yourself from brain injury while playing winter sports

Monday, January 15, 2018
January is Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. Skiing, snowboarding, hockey and other winter sports can put you at risk for brain injury. Learn how to protect your head from a fall, bump or hit from neurological experts at NCH.

Eczema Q & A: How to soothe and manage dry, itchy patches of skin

Monday, January 15, 2018
Stavonnie Patterson, M.D., NCH Medical Group Board-Certified Dermatologist, explains the symptoms of eczema, various types, how it affects children and adults, and how to best treat this dry, itchy skin during the winter.

New hope for patients with IBS

Monday, January 15, 2018
The Low FODMAP Diet has been proven effective in relieving symptoms patients suffer from with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ami Behara, M.D., NCH Medical Group Board-certified Gastroenterologist, and Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, NCH's Clinical Nutrition Manager, guide patients on how to figure out if the Low FODMAP diet is right for them.

Eat smart for your heart

Monday, January 15, 2018
Meal planning and prep can help reduce your risk for heart disease. Follow these five tips to make heart-healthy food choices.

Get a personalized fitness program for a skinny price

Friday, December 15, 2017
Join the NCH Wellness Center today. The first 60 days of your membership includes a free guided wellness program customized to your specific goals valued at $695.

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.

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.

Simple test spots lung cancer early

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
For Raymond Weiand, getting a lung cancer screening at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) last April was a lifesaving decision. Having smoked for 57 years, the retired salesman heeded his doctor’s advice to have his lungs checked, and he’s glad he did.

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.
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