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Everything you wanted to know about eggs and were afraid to ask

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Eggs can be the focal point of the Easter season for children and a nutritious delight for adults.

In the pink after a breast cancer diagnosis

Thursday, April 13, 2017
NCH’s 3D digital breast screening technology can give doctors an edge in detecting breast cancer early.

Q and A: How to keep your feet sandal-ready all year long

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Podiatric surgeon Jessica Knight, D.P.M., AACFAS, discusses what you need to know about preventing athlete’s foot and how your diet can help keep your feet healthy.

Putting out the fire of heartburn

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Michael Hardesty has put out the flames of heartburn (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD) by undergoing a 45-minute, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH).

Six smoothie tips for a healthier you

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Smoothie season is right around the corner! Get the skinny on these popular nutritious drinks.

Turns out you're never too young for colon cancer

Friday, March 10, 2017
A recent study found that new cases of colon cancer are appearing in a larger number of young adults than ever before. The good news is many colon cancers can be prevented with regular testing.

Putting the kibosh on GERD: Learn how Scott Stordahl was able to stop taking PPI meds

Friday, March 10, 2017
Scott Stordahl couldn’t remember a time when he didn’t struggle with heartburn. After undergoing the TIF procedure at NCH, the northwest suburban man is thankful those days are in the past.

Raising awareness about teen dating violence

Friday, February 10, 2017
In addition to Valentine’s cards and chocolate candies, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Did you know nearly 1.5 million high school students are physically abused by dating partners every year?

Q and A: How stress puts your heart health at risk

Friday, February 10, 2017
Cardiologist Steven Lupovitch, M.D., discusses how you can control your risks for developing heart disease.

From dashed hopes to strong finish

Thursday, February 9, 2017
David Wcislo overcame a crippling roadblock to run one more marathon and reach his goal of being a member of the elite 50 States Marathon Club.

Score one for heart-healthy eating

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
You can score big with your heart by following these healthy, yet tasty alternatives.  

Paralympic athlete aims high at Wellness Center

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Most days you can find Tom Huene at the NCH Wellness Center training for the Paralympic National Championships in hopes of defending his gold medal in the javelin throw.

Baby, it's cold outside: Warm up with some healthy chili

Friday, January 13, 2017

Find out how you can make this winter staple a healthy dish.

First and goal: Navigators support patients from diagnosis through recovery

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Jeff Jones knows firsthand the difference a patient navigator can make when the opponent you are fighting is cancer. “I feel like I have a whole football team behind me fighting this tumor,” he says.

Admissions for alcohol abuse disorders pop after New Year’s Day

Sunday, January 1, 2017
The number of people who seek admission and treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders spikes after New Year’s Day, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

A year of smiles: Patient and surgeon defy inoperable pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Despite a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Mary Olson says she has a lot to smile about after receiving care at NCH.

When visions of sugar plums threaten your food sanity

Monday, December 12, 2016

Follow these tips to help avoid tasty temptations during the holiday season.

If Santa Claus was my patient

Monday, December 12, 2016
Elizabeth Ziemann, M.D., an NCH Medical Group family practitioner, has some health tips that will help jolly old Saint Nicholas deliver gifts for years to come.

Fast, quality care defines NCH stroke team

Friday, December 9, 2016

When every second counts, NCH’s stroke team answers the call by providing award-winning care.

Don's story: A reversal of fortune

Friday, December 9, 2016
In a year which we saw the Cubs reverse the curse, Don Grossnickle credits his NCH care team for helping reverse his diagnosis of congestive heart failure.
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