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Wrigley Field Turns Pink—Advocate Health Care & the Chicago Cubs partnered together to turn the bleachers pink at Wrigley Field in order to promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer survivors were honored by including them in notable game ceremonies.
AdvocateLive: Stroke Awareness—Know the facts.
Interventional Neuroradiologist Thomas Grobelny, MD, offers expert advice on stroke, stroke prevention, brain aneurysms and much more.
Two Types of Stroke Know the Symptoms—There are two primary types of stroke--ischemic and hemorrhagic--each with its own signs and symptoms. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Neurologist Timothy Mikesell, DO, and Neurosciences Clinical Coordinator Minna Masor, MSN, Ed., RN, CCRN, explain why it's important to know the signs and when to call 911.
Happy Mother's Day from Advocate Condell—We asked a bunch of kids from Advocate Condell's Day Center what makes their mothers so special.
Unique Heart Procedure Inspiring to "Grey's Anatomy"—A unique procedure that was performed successfully about 10 years ago by physicians at Advocate Children's Hospital to save the life of a newborn with a rare combination of congenital heart defects inspires a storyline in an episode of ABC-TV's "Grey's Anatomy." That newborn today is a healthy, rambunctious young boy.
Multiple Sclerosis Part 2 Treatments—Part 2 of our two-part series, this time Dr. Katsamakis, MD, neurologist, talks about symptoms people may have with MS and treatments that are now available for patients with MS.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out part 1 of the series titled, Causes.
Multiple Sclerosis Part 1 Causes—What is Multiple Sclerosis and its causes? Listen as George Katsamakis, MD, neurologist, as he talks about the possible causes of Multiple Sclerosis, how it affects people, and when it might be necessary to see a neurologist.
Interested in learning more? Please join us for Part 2: Treatments
Migraines vs Headaches—Are you someone that suffers from migraines or headaches? What signifies a migraine and how is that different from a migraine? Listen as Andrew Gordon, MD, neurologist, talks about the similarities and differences in migraines and headaches and ways you can help avoid both.
The Aging Brain—Listen as Andrew Gordon, MD, neurologist, talks about ways you can keep your brain young and healthy.
Advocate South Suburban Hospital's Read the Label: Hidden Carbs—Registered dietitian and diabetes educator, Gwendolyn Franklin, RD, CDE from Advocate South Suburban Hospital's Diabetes Wellness Center discusses the carbohydrate/sugar content of some common beverages. She emphasizes reading nutritional labels to make healthy drink choices.
For more information, please visit www.advocatehealth.com/ssub/diabetes
How To Play Hockey Safely—Learn three easy ways to stay safe while playing hockey from Alex Gordon, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His tips include play heads up hockey, skate under control and stay hydrated.
Child Life Specialists Music Video—The child life specialist team at Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn created their own lyrics and music video to go along with the popular Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis song, "Thrift Shop."
The music video describes all the way that child life specialists interact with patients and families to make a hospital stay more comfortable.
Think It's a Stroke? Call 911—Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke each year. Eddie Markul, EMS medical director, and Lisa Wax, BSN, RN, CEN, EMS manager, with the Chicago North EMS Region and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, explain the importance of acting FAST when someone has a stroke and why you should always call 911 rather than driving someone with stroke symptoms to the hospital.
Young Heart Runs Free-—On Dec. 18, 2012, Dan Cavanaugh had a heart attack. At only 32 years of age, he was one of an increasing number of heart patients being seen at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. After successfully graduating from the medical center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Dan ran the Shamrock Shuffle on Apr. 7, 2013, with members of his care team, including Dr. Peter Stecy, his cardiologist; Dr. Justin Maroney, cardiac fellow; and Seth Teske, RN, one of his cardiac rehabilitation nurses. Dan and Seth are in training to run the Chicago Marathon in October 2013.
Young Heart Runs Free—On Dec. 18, 2012, Dan Cavanaugh had a heart attack. At only 32 years of age, he was one of an increasing number of heart patients being seen at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. After successfully graduating from the medical center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Dan ran the Shamrock Shuffle on Apr. 7, 2013, with members of his care team, including Dr. Peter Stecy, his cardiologist; Dr. Justin Maroney, cardiac fellow; and Seth Teske, RN, one of his cardiac rehabilitation nurses. Dan and Seth are in training to run the Chicago Marathon in October 2013.
Allergy top three Dr Radtke—Michael Radtke, M.D. talks about allergies, testing, medications, and allergy shots as well as over-the-counter options. Dr. Michael Radtke practices at Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora, IL. He is board-certified in Allergy/Immunology and treats adults and children.
Learning to Manage Diabetes in Children—Diabetes in children is trending upwards. However, a diagnosis of diabetes in your child does not have to be alarming. It's all a matter of working with your child to manage the disease.
A Visit with a Lactation Consultant—Listen while a Good Shepherd Hospital's Lactation Consultant Lynda Swearingen talk about what new moms can expect when they first begin breast feeding their new baby.
Volunteers reach 1 million hours donated—Volunteers are a vital part of the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital community. In 2012, the volunteers donated more than 1 million hours since the hospital's construction began in the 1970's. For more information on volunteering, please visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam/volunteers.
AdvocateLive: Nutrition Boost—If you are looking to start living your best life NOW, nutrition expert, Jaclyn Sprague, RD, shares some important health tips to help get you started. Find out how many hidden calories are inside some of your favorite foods. Also, learn what you can do to boost your metabolism and much more.
What to Expect from Your Colonoscopy—If you're scared of getting your colonoscopy, you're not alone. Many people put off this important screening test due to their fear of the unknown. But Andrew Albert, MD, gastroenterologist at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, takes us through a colonoscopy step by step, explaining why it's not that scary after all, and how it can actually save your life.
Poison Prevention—Accidental poisoning are very common. Learn more about how to safe guard against it and what to do if it happens to you or someone else.
Is It Time For a Toddler Bed?—When is the best time to transition your child to a toddler bed? Join Advocate Medical Group pediatrician, Aaron Traeger as he shares some common sleep training practices
Colon Cancer Signs and Symptoms—Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in the U.S. Joaquin Estrada, MD, colon and rectal surgeon at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, explains the symptoms to watch for and when to see your doctor, as well as why it's important to have routine screening colonoscopies.
NICHE Program benefits older patients at Advocate South Suburban Hospital—Committing to meeting the specialized needs of older adults, Advocate South Suburban Hospital has been designated a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program.
Bonnie Blevins, RN, MS, CNS, APN, the hospital's NICHE coordinator explains how the NICHE nursing care models can help hospitals like Advocate South Suburban Hospital to improve their care to better meet the needs of their hospitalized older adult patients.
NICHE models have been implemented and tested at hospitals across the country and have been shown to be effective in improving clinical care and outcomes for patients over the age of 65 during and following hospital admission.
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