Spotlight on Swedish Covenant Hospital

Dr. Benuck Talks About His Practice, His Patients and His Favorite Classical Composer

We sat down with Dr. Benuck, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, to learn his about his patient philosophy and interests. 

My medical practice

My main interest is hip and knee replacements.Read more

 

Bertha Finds Healing for Chronic Wound at Swedish Covenant Hospital

By Bill Ligas

In 2013, Bertha noticed a wound on her leg that wouldn’t heal. It continued to grow despite visiting many doctors and trying various treatments ranging from raw honey to medicated patches. The open sore continued to grow until it eventually became the sizeRead more

 

Heart Healthy Tips

Experts from Swedish Covenant Hospital and Galter LifeCenter share healthy heart tips they follow

We asked our board-certified doctors, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Watch the video above and read below to see what they said.
https://youtu.be/bDAFFzhhFmo

Take time out of theRead more

 

Blood Pressure Guidelines Have Changed

Is it Time for You to Get Active?
by Kristin Goddard, Galter LifeCenter

New guidelines recently lowered the range for what is considered high blood pressure (hypertension). Under these new standards, almost half of Americans will be diagnosed with hypertension. Under previous guidelines, 32 percent ofRead more

 

Family Fun Activities for Over the Holiday Vacation

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

Have a family game night

Chances are many of your family's favorite board and card games reinforce social and academic skills such as attention, inhibition, turn taking, theory of mind, counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usuallyRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital Launches Heart Rescue Project to Bring CPR/AED Training to the Community

by Bill Ligas

Swedish Covenant Hospital is launching an ambitious program to help save lives by bringing free CPR/AED training to the community.

“We recognized a critical opportunity to help save lives by empowering our community with tools to respond with confidence in an emergency cardiacRead more

 

Halloween is approaching which for children, means lots of candy and sweet treats!

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As we approach this holiday filled with lots of preferred food and snack options, it feels appropriate to address the concerns that parents often share about their children and their eating. As parents, it is our responsibility to payRead more

 

Flu Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

From Swedish Covenant Hospital

Prevention is always the best option in protecting yourself from all forms of illness, and influenza is no different. Flu season typically begins in October or November and can last as late as May. Preparing for the increase in exposure to the virusRead more

 

Very Important Pooches: Different categories of working dogs and their purposes

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Dogs have been trained for decades to serve our society in ways that could otherwise never have been imagined had it not been for the extraordinary bond we share with them. Whether they are sniffing out bombsRead more

 

Meet Paula Basta, Executive Director of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center

by Peter von Buol

Since first opening its doors in 1979, the city of Chicago’s Northeast (Levy) Senior Center, 2019 W. Lawrence Ave., has been a vital asset for Chicago’s senior citizens. The center, one of six regional centers operated by the city’s department of familyRead more