A massive heart attack unites basketball players for a common cause
For the past 30 years, a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher has championed a well-known mentoring program on the city's south side.
What is kombucha?
Many people say it relieves a variety of health problems. Here's what you need to know.
What is the link between degenerative brain disease and contact sports?
NFL player autopsies could help answer this question.
Here's how to shake that stubborn belly fat
You know carrying excess abdominal weight poses health risks, but what can you do about it?
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Hate running? Try these cardio alternatives
Give these exercises a try during your next workout.
What is UV radiation?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Learn more here.
Strawberry banana oatmeal waffles
Healthy strawberry banana oatmeal greek yogurt waffles packed with fiber & protein. Freezer-friendly & delicious when toasted.
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Sustainability at Advocate Health Care
Is this diet the key to weight loss?
Researchers claim to have the skinny on shedding those extra pounds.
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Infographic: 6 tips to overcome binge eating
How to manage your hunger when stressed, upset or dealing with biological abnormalities.
How to raise your self-esteem
Do you have low self-esteem? An expert offers practical everyday advice to improve your regard and respect for yourself.
A Father's Journey
Oak Brook resident Dr. Moeen Saleem enlists his teen son Safwan to join him on a medical mission to aid Syrian refugees in Lebanon. PH...
Here's why your mouth tingles after eating fresh produce
Does the feeling cause you to avoid raw fruits and vegetables?
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Today, National Cancer Survivors Day, is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an opportunity to raise...
7 summer habits to practice year round
Fall is fast approaching, but that doesn't mean you have to drop all your summer routines. Tips to keep summer alive.
Featured Recipe: Fruity nutty spinach
A salad that provides a host of health benefits.
The healing powers of honey
Find out how when it comes to certain health benefits, nectar truly is the bee's knees.
Surviving cancer: The path of positivity
One breast cancer survivor shares her journey on her road to recovery for National Cancer Survivorship Day.
Simple tips to keep your kids safe on the playground
More than 200,000 children are brought to the ER each year for jungle gym injuries.
Surgery complication keeps NBA coach from playoffs
An ongoing back issue has bothered Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr since 2015.
Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
If you've been missing out on the good things in life because of a wound that will not heal, consider a visit or a call to the Advocate BroMenn Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
At the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, an expert team of specially trained physicians and support staff is available to address your problem wounds. They understand that there are many factors that may be delaying or preventing the healing of your wounds.
With this in mind, the wound care team performs a complete history and physical exam which allows them to develop an individualized treatment plan unique to each patient's needs. The Center's medical director is Marcia Hauter, MD. Marlito Favila, MD , and Caroline Halperin, DO , also care…
Giving back helps family keep daughter’s memory alive
I’ll never forget November 15, 2005 – a day that forever changed our lives. We welcomed our third beautiful daughter, Natalie Anne, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. Unbeknownst to us, Natalie showed complications at birth and was diagnosed with hypo-plastic right heart syndrome later that evening
Fortunately, we were in the right place at the right time: Advocate Children’s Heart Institute, where the best team of doctors and nurses cared for Natalie and helped us through every hospital stay, surgery, procedure and medicine. Among the physicians who treated her were Dr. Tarek Husayni, a pediatric cardiologist, and Dr. Michel Ilbawi, a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon
During many of our stays at Advocate Children’s…
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Here's why your dairy-free diet may be dangerous
Swearing off the food group altogether may pose serious health risks.
Can a milkshake help you lose weight?
A new study suggests thick milkshakes can help you shed pounds by relying on “phantom fullness.”
How to enjoy fireworks
Check out these common summer injuries and how you can prevent them.
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In summer 2015, I stumbled into a diagnosis of celiac disease almost by accident. I had been struggling with bloating for a long time and could not figure out the reason. While doing research on the internet, I discovered that bloating was a potential symptom of celiac disease. This raised a red flag for me because I had already been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis which was, like celiac, an autoimmune condition. I knew that where there is one autoimmune disease, often there can be another
I approached my endocrinologist about doing a test just to rule it out. I had the celiac bloodwork done and the tests revealed probable celiac disease. We followed up with an endoscopy/biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis. This came as quite a surprise! Although I had been experiencing the…
Infographic: Safety tips for Memorial Day
Travel, food and outdoor advice from an expert physician so you can make the most of your holiday weekend.
Living with gratitude
A wife, mother and teacher shares unforgettable lessons she's learned from her cancer journey.
10 things that worsen your seasonal allergies
Common items can cause misery when allergy levels are high.
Featured Recipe: French toast sandwiches
Cook on a griddle until golden and enjoy!
Do you underestimate your child's drowning risk?
More than one-third of adults would allow their kids to be unsupervised while swimming.
Today is the start of a transformation.
Advocate Health Care is transforming care to empower you to live your best life. At Advocate, tomorrow starts today.
Fox Valley Marathon Registration
Race Flex Option: Choosing the "Any Race, Race Flex Option" when you register for the Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon Races guarantees you a spot on race day in either the Full, Half or "Fall Final 20" - you wait and choose your race at packet pickup. We ensure your race specific medal, bib and timing chip are there for you and will adjust your registration entry in our database prior to race morning. Simply put, the "Any Race, Race Flex Option" is Race Assurance. Learn more .
6 tips to grilling healthy meals
Is your summer barbeque safe? A dietitian warns of the dangers of cooking outdoors and offers ideas for more nutritious options.
Heart attack victim reunites with Countryside firefighters, team that saved his life
David Senescu says "I wouldn't be here" without the efforts of his fellow firefighters.
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Using Math to Make Records Happen
WBBM's Rick Gregg speaks with Advocate Health Care Sports Medicine Director Dr. Philip Skiba about an upcoming attempt at running a marathon in under two hours.
Can drinking red wine burn fat?
Elements in the dark-colored grapes found in some wines could boost metabolism and improve liver function.
fresh or frozen produce?
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, many people believe fresh is best. But is that true?
Losing to win, running to inspire
Read how these Chicago twins lost 300 pounds - and learn about their next big challenge.
BQ.2 Marathon Races
Qualify for Boston 2018
Take the best shot at 2018 Boston with an experienced race team whose goal is to do everything possible to get you and 300 other runners to the 2018 starting line in Hopkinton. MarathonGuide.com currently lists 7 marathons on the weekend of 9/9-9/10. Only 2 of them – Last Chance BQ.2 – Chicagoland and Last Chance BQ.2 – Grand Rapids are designed and focused solely to help runners get to the 2017 Boston starting line in Hopkinton MA. With that focus, it should be no surprise that they were ranked as the qualifiers with the highest percentage of finishers in 2015, (over 50% for BQ.2 Chicagoland).
Could changing your meal schedule lead to weight loss?
Will adjusting when you eat help you burn more fat and lose weight?
Here's why your jealousy may change as you age
Where does this emotion come from, and how do you prevent it?
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Featured Recipe: Skillet zucchini with chopped tomatoes
A fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes. Try it tonight!
Featured Recipe: Blender bean dip
Process the beans and spices in a blender, then refrigerate until ready to serve with baked corn chips.
"He was meant to be my child"
Trey Figatner has had seven surgeries to repair a cleft lip and palate. At age 17, for the very first time, this teen likes what he sees in the mirror.