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 size
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.
Take time out of the
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 of
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 usually
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 cardiac
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 pay
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 virus
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 bombs
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 family
by David Modica
It began with a collision with a bike messenger in downtown Chicago more than 20 years ago. Two ruptured disks were repaired by a surgeon, and he was soon pain free. But as he aged, Bruce’s repaired disks began to weigh on his