Cancer Survivor Donates Scarves to SCH Breast Cancer Patients

A local breast cancer survivor is sharing a message of hope by donating scarves to support SCH patients as they go through chemo treatments. Chicago teacher Mary Luisa recently visited SCH’s Integrated Cancer Center to deliver the colorful scarves and share her story of encouragementRead more

 

Galter LifeCenter offers simple swim tips for a safe summer

Swimming is one of summer’s most enjoyable activities, but according to Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, there were 40 Lake Michigan drownings in 2017 alone. To help you and your family achieve a fun-filled summer free from preventable accidents, follow these simple swimming safety tips:Read more

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covenant Hospital: Marie Beats Cancer, Then Helps Promote Life-Saving Screenings

Marie has long worn bright red lipstick and it’s become her business trademark and calling card. Now as a cancer survivor, this practice has evolved from a fashion statement to an important message to her family, friends and followers—she “will still wear red” to helpRead more

 

New Medicare Cards are Coming for Medicare Members

To help prevent identity theft, new Medicare cards will be mailed to beneficiaries across the nation between now and April 2019, with Illinois members expected to begin receiving their cards in June.

The new cards won’t include Social Security numbers, instead each person will getRead more

 

Spotlight on Swedish: Gordon Closes the Book on Severe Back Pain With Life-Changing Treatment

By Bill Ligas

A serious, painful back injury left Gordon, an active 79-year-old sci-fi author, relying on a cane. While initial treatment at the Swedish Covenant Hospital Pain Clinic was helpful, he knew that to fully relieve his pain for the long term, he needed the expert adviceRead more

 

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