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Recent You Articles

Thanks to kids, no cigs and dogs, Bill Brown is ‘feeling 100 percent better’

Thursday, June 15, 2017
NCH's Courage to Stay Tobacco-Free Support Group and Animal-Assisted Therapy Program helped cancer patient Bill Brown on his road to recovery and improved health.

Opa! Get ready to go Greek on the grill

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
You simply can't go wrong with this delicious and divine meal of lemon oregano chicken, herbed red potatoes, garlic and spinach dip, cucumber-tomato salad and grilled toasted pita.

Prostate Q & A: Nutrition advice, warning signs and what to expect after surgery

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In time for Men’s Health Month, David Guthman, M.D., a board-certified urologist with NCH Medical Group, discusses prostate supplements, BPH and prostate cancer surgery.

How to lose 100 pounds: The right way to your weight loss

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Trent Will worked hard with Donna Klosowski, a trainer at Northwest Community Healthcare’s Wellness Center, to lose 100 pounds in a year. Practical dietary tips and a balanced exercise program helped him take back his health.

Seasonal allergy sufferers beware!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sarah Peterson, M.D., a board-certified allergist-immunologist with NCH Medical Group, tells allergy sufferers to be wary of certain times of day when pollen and mold counts are at their peak. 

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.
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