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Play it safe this summer

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
NCH Immediate Care Centers’ Larry Wellendorf, M.D., and Aakar Shah, D.O., offer “tried and true” tips to protect you and your family from head to toe this summer. 

Q and A: Advances in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Neeraj R. Desai, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FCCP, a board-certified interventional pulmonologist, answers questions about leading-edge diagnostic tools and treatment for lung cancer at Northwest Community Healthcare.

You’re never too young for a stroke

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
For Erin Gianaras and Emily Beck, the signs they were experiencing something terrifying were there. But could they really have a stroke in their 20s? Erin and Emily their share stories and recount how Northwest Community Healthcare helped.

New knees keep dad, mom and daughter moving

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When knee issues threatened to slow down Mike and Diane Schmalz and their oldest daughter, they each turned to Phillip Ludkowski, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Northwest Community Healthcare.

Seven tips for healthy grilling

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Fire up your grill! Follow these tips from NCH nutrition expert Lindsay Sawyer Lim, RDN, LDN, M.B.A., M.P.H, to grill healthy and get creative with the meals you cook outdoor.

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.
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