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Archive | Healthy & Fit

FOX 32 Chicago’s Dr. Mona Khanna Fights Polio in India, Responds to Disasters

Raised in Arlington Heights, and a graduate of Arlington High School, Fox 32 reporter Dr. Mona Khanna was recently featured on Forbes magazine ENTERPRENEURS section with Devin Thorpe, Forbes contributor. The Forbes interview focused on her successful work in India fighting polio, and work in disaster-stricken areas. Dr. Mona Khanna travels annually on medical missions […]

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Northwest Community Healthcare’s PHO Joins Illinois Health Partners

Expansion Creates One of the Broadest Networks for HMO Patients in Illinois Northwest Community Healthcare’s (NCH) Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) has agreed to join Illinois Health Partners (IHP), effective immediately. More than 500 physicians who represent Northwest Community Health Partners, NCH’s PHO, and NCH’s Clinical Integration Program will be joining the IHP network, which will […]

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Fatal Crashes Involving Marijuana Higher: Pot Prevalence in Fatal Crashes Increased from 4.2% to 12.2%

Along with the legalization of marijuana on the rise, the increase in DUI crashes related to marijuana intoxication is also on the rise. Fatal crashes involving marijuana use tripled from 1999 to 2010, according to researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health report. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a […]

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Northwest Community Hospital Hosts Injury Prevention Fall Risk Screening Clinic

With falls reported as the leading cause of fatal injuries among older adults, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is hosting a no-charge fall risk screening clinic. NCH physical therapists will help individuals learn about their risk of falling and what they can do to keep themselves safe at home. NCH’s fall risk screening clinic is scheduled […]

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Northwest Community Hospital Announces Boyle as New Chairperson of Foundation Board, Three New Board Trustees

Longtime Arlington Heights resident and breast cancer survivor Janet E. Boyle has been appointed chair of the Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Foundation’s Board of Trustees for 2014. Three new board members also were appointed to help lead charitable fundraising efforts for NCH. An attorney by trade and a Foundation trustee since 2011, Boyle formed Janet […]

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IDPH Food Warning: Buffalo Fish Purchased at Fresh Farms in Niles Suspected in 2 “Haff Disease” Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning people who purchased buffalo fish from Fresh Farms International Market in Niles in Cook County after January 30, 2014, not to eat the fish. Health officials in Chicago and Cook County are reporting two people who consumed the fish have been seen at the hospital for […]

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HLN’s Dr Drew Pinsky: Heroin Addiction Isn’t Kicked, It’s Lifelong

HLN’s Dr. Drew and CNN’s Chris Cuomo discuss the deadly consequences of heroin addiction. Heroin addiction is the hot topic today following the death of talented actor. See movies and trailers with Philip Seymour Hoffman … Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses that people have to understand their recovery and how the addiction process and rationalization takes […]

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Caputo’s: Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market Taking Over Arlington Heights Former Dominick’s Space on Palatine Rd

The former corporate-owned Dominick’s store in Arlington Heights will soon have a new family-owned independent grocery store. Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA announced Saturday, January 25, 2014 that the grocer is taking over four former Dominick’s locations: Arlington Heights 325 East Palatine Road Anticipated opening Late March/Early April Elk Grove Village 980 Elk […]

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Extreme Cold Survival Tips for Personal Health and Protecting Property

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, you may have to cope with power failures, icy roads and short tempers. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, some people still have to venture outside to work. Even those who can hunker down inside […]

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BMJ Study: Do More People Die of Heart Attacks During Off Hours?

Mayo Clinic looked at what happens in the emergency room at different times of the day. Dr. Richard Besser reports for CBS about a study published online by the British Medical Journal that concluded that having a heart attack at night or during “off hours” is associated with a delay in the start of treatment […]

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Northwest Community Hospital Day Surgery Center Forms Collaborative Partnership With Physicians

The Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Day Surgery Center has entered into a joint venture partnership with local physicians that will provide patients with a personal and convenient alternative to high-quality outpatient surgery without leaving the NCH campus in Arlington Heights. The new venture, Northwest Community Day Surgery Center II, LLC, became effective Jan. 1 with […]

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Facebook Bans Marilyn McKenna’s Weight Loss Photo with “Fat Pants”

Apparently Facebook has banned a picture of Marilyn McKenna’s extra-large pants next to her extra fit body. Certainly that has many wondering what the big deal is. After the recent holiday season involving having to endure a flood of Facebook-related “Elf on the Shelf” pictures of the mischievous elf placed in compromising situations, the “pants […]

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