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Chicago Marathon training tips for the ‘final stretch’

Friday, September 1, 2017
Find out how you should be training in the final weeks leading up to the Chicago Marathon. Benjamin Hasan, M.D., Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, discusses training tips for the Chicago Marathon, including miles per week, soreness, injury risk and more.

‘Minimalistic’ running shoes may help marathoners run ‘free’ of injury

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Looking for the right long-distance running shoe? Jessica Knight, D.P.M., AACFAS, Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon with Northwest Community Healthcare Medical Group, recommends “minimalistic,” or “free,” style running shoes to help feet function optimally and decrease stress on the body. See her tips for properly running in minimalistic shoes.

Five things pregnant women need to know about epidurals

Friday, August 18, 2017
Kevin Chen, M.D., Chief, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Northwest Community Hospital, shares what you need to know about epidurals.

Sisters-in-law strive to prevent premature labor, giving birth to healthy babies 11 days apart

Friday, August 18, 2017
Sisters-in-law Katie and Lydia Nadal supported each other through signs of premature labor and an early pregnancy scare to deliver two healthy babies at Northwest Community Hospital, just 11 days apart.

Five ways to avoid opioid addiction

Friday, August 18, 2017
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic. Learn from Shalu Gugnani, M.D., Behavioral Health Services Medical Director and Addictionologist at Northwest Community Healthcare, what you can do to prevent addiction to prescription opioids.

How to pack mighty tasty and healthy lunches for your kids

Friday, August 18, 2017
Registered Dietitians Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, and Dipti Shah, M.S., RDN, LDN, help you pack the perfect lunch to fuel your children’s growth and development, and help them perform better in school.

Experiencing neck pain? You could have ‘text neck’

Thursday, August 17, 2017
On your cell phone throughout the day? Chances are you have an achy “text neck.” Learn from our ergonomic expert, Anita Stehmeier, P.T., how to prevent or remedy text neck.

Acupuncture Q & A: Safe treatment for pain, anxiety, GI issues and more

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Curious about acupuncture? Joanna Johnston, R.N., a Board-Certified Acupuncturist at NCH Wellness Center, answers several questions about the ancient, alternative treatment used to treat numerous ailments.

Discover advanced gynecologic cancer treatment close to home

Monday, July 17, 2017
Watch a video highlighting Northwest Community Healthcare’s Gynecologic Oncology Program, led by Rebecca Brooks, M.D. and Diane Yamada, M.D. Drs. Brooks and Yamada are experts in treating gynecologic cancers and offer patients comprehensive risk assessments and prevention programs.

Life-changing moments inspire Emergency Department physicians and nurses to give their all

Monday, July 17, 2017
Every day, the physicians, nurses and staff of the award-winning Emergency Department at Northwest Community Hospital help patients overcome life-threatening trauma. Three team members share personal, inspirational experiences.

Five steps to fight inflammation with a healthy diet

Monday, July 17, 2017
Lori Mager, M.B.A., RDN, LDN, CDE, Clinical Nutrition Manager at NCH, recommends ways to implement an all-around healthy diet to help prevent age-related diseases, improve overall health and reduce inflammation.

Hot fun in the summertime can hurt your skin

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Protect your skin and reduce your risk of skin cancer by following these simple precautions.

Tips to keep your kids safe at the pool and beach this summer

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Before your kids dive, belly flop or even wade in water, they need to learn how to swim. Follow these valuable tips from NCH Wellness Center Aquatics Coordinator Katherine Daum to protect your family from drowning.

Ryan’s Story – Acid Reflux Patient Story

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ryan Gustafson, acid reflux patient, 33, shares his story of undergoing a Nissen fundoplication procedure at Northwest Community Healthcare.

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. 
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