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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays—Mary Carroll, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator at Advocate Condell Medical Center, offers tips on eating healthy and keeping weight off during the holidays.
A New Heart for Her Birthday—Dr. Geetha Bhat discusses how an Advanced Heart Failure patient receives the best birthday present ever, a new heart!!
Better Images, Less Radiation and a Calming Environment—Advocate Christ Medical Center's new Outpatient Pavilion will house some of the Chicago region's most advanced imaging technology when the facility opens in March 2014. Enhanced images will mean quicker diagnosis for patients. Just as importantly, patients will enjoy a calming environment that helps reduce anxiety. In fact, Christ Medical Center is one of the few institutions in the country offering a Caring Suite for MRI imaging.
Advocate Christ Medical Center - Outpatient Pavillion - Time Lapse Video—Advocate Christ Medical Center time lapse video of the construction of the New Outpatient Pavillion
Why choose Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital—As DuPage County's only hospital named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics for the past three years and the only Level One Trauma Center in the county, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital offers the highest quality of care to all patients.
AdvocateLive What you need to know about celiac disease and a gluten-free diet.—Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez, MD, and Registered Dietician Carrie Ek, RD, LDN, of Advocate Children's Hospital, answer questions about celiac disease and how to live a gluten-free lifestyle.
What You Should Know About Adult Day Care—Peg Schuetz, Manager at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Adult Day Care program, discusses what you need to know about adult day care. November is National Family Caregivers month.
Condell receives two heart awards—Advocate Condell Medical Center was named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and was also given a "3-Star" (highest) quality rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Heart Technology for Legs—Physicians at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. are now using drug-coated stents to treat peripheral vascular disease (blocked arteries in the legs) and prevent formation of scar tissue. These stents are similar to ones that have been used effectively for years in the treatment of blocked heart arteries.
Heartburn a Possible Cancer Risk—What may seem like simple heartburn could eventually prove life-threatening if left untreated. That's why physicians at Advocate Christ Medical Center are now offering a relatively quick outpatient procedure that applies radiofrequency energy to the lining of the esophagus to destroy pre-cancerous cells caused by chronic and severe heartburn.
Sowing Seeds of Hope for Cancer Patients—Cancer patients and former patients gather with family members, staff of the Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care and representatives of the community to plant tulip bulbs as part of a special annual ceremony. The flowers that sprout from the bulbs in the spring signifiy hope and survival and serve as a reminder to the public to advantage themselves of regular cancer screenings.
Tips for a Safe Halloween—Kids from Advocate Condell's Day Center share some important tips for a safe and happy Halloween.
Advocate Condell Radiation Oncology Groundbreaking—Advocate Condell broke ground on a renovation and expansion of its Radiation Oncology and cancer resource center.
Breast Health 101 from Dr Nancy Whereatt—Dr. Nancy Whereatt, Breast Surgeon at Dreyer Medical Clinic, discusses all things breast health including screenings, what to do if you see something that looks funny, and her personal journey from general surgery to a sole focus on breast care.
South Asian couple battles with heart disease—Heart disease affect South Asian women 50% more often than non-South Asian women. After not paying attention to their health, this couple both had to have bi-pass surgery. They are putting their health first now by eating right and exercising. You can be at risk and not even know it - get screened early for heart disease. Contact the South Asian Cardiovascular Center at 847.723.SACC (7222).
Young South Asian man's battle with heart disease—32 year old South Asian man has a heart attack with his 4 month old son in the car. Prior to the incident, he had no idea he had heart disease. The team at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital saved his life and helped him during his recovery. You can be at risk and not even know it - get screened early for heart disease. Contact the South Asian Cardiovascular Center at 847.723.SACC (7222).
DivvyBikeHelmet—With the popularity of Divvy Bikes booming in Chicago, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center clinicians remind you to bring your helmet when you ride!
Sleep Training—Spend a few minutes with pediatrician, Aaron Traeger with Advocate Medical Group to learn a few tips on how to sleep train your infant. While not for everyone if this is something you are thinking about trying with your new baby, he provides simple and easy ways to help your child become an independent sleeper.
Grateful family gives back to Condell Medical Center—Strong ties to the community, a positive patient experience and a desire to give back led the Nemmers family to make a charitable contribution to Advocate Condell Medical Center. http://www.advocatehealth.com/giving
Halloween Safety—Dr. Andrea Kane with Advocate Medical Group gives some quick and simple Halloween safety tips.
AdvocateLive: Pink Edition—Advocate Health Care breast surgeons, Dr. Heidi Memmel and Dr. Gale England, along with a special VIP cancer survivor, answer questions "Live" about breast health and much more.
Breast Health A Journey—Advocate Medical Group breast surgeon Gale England, MD, explains how women can take control of their breast health and discusses her treatment philosophy.
Advocate News Fall 2013—The fall 2013 edition of Advocate News features spotlights from across the Advocate Health Care system. Go behind-the-scenes of an Advocate safety huddle, get a glimpse of what's cooking inside the kitchen of a large Chicago area hospital and meet an Iron Woman who shares her remarkable story of survival.
Concussion Prevention for Student Athletes—Dr. Jonathan Citow, Neurosurgeon with Advocate Condell Medical Center's Orthopedic & Spine Institute, offers insight into identifying and treating sports-related concussions.
5 Tips to Keep your Student Athlete Healthy—Dr. Mark Neault, Orthopedic Surgeon with Advocate Condell Medical Center, offers 5 crucial tips to help make sure your young athlete stays healthy.
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