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

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covent Hospital: Bruce Instantly Recovers From Years of Back Pain With State-of-the-Art Procedure

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 hisRead more

 

Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group Helps Improve Wellness

by David Modica 

Like many cancer survivors, Katy knows that survivorship doesn’t end with treatment. What follows often carries its own set of difficulties. To combat these challenges head on, Katy joined the Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group, an important component of Swedish Covenant Hospital modelRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital Completes Phase 1 of Emergency Department Renovation

Swedish Covenant Hospital has completed Phase 1 of its Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and throughput of the department. The newly completed patient and staff areas are now open for use following city andRead more

 

Sharing the road: bike safety tips for Chicago cyclists and motorists

by David Modica

For many, biking is more than a hobby. It can be a source of transportation, passion or even a way of life. Most importantly, it’s downright fun. 

The good news for Windy City residents is that Chicago is ahead of the game whenRead more

 

Six Healthy Habits That You Can Adopt Right Now

From Swedish Covenant Hospital

American’s work—a lot. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some individuals spend an average of three times more hours at work than anywhere else. You can’t always change that fact, but adopting these healthy habits can go a long wayRead more

 

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designates May as “Better Speech and Hearing Month.”  Hearing, speech and language are all vital components of communication and play very important roles in both learning and teaching.  Speech pathologists and Audiologists use thisRead more

 

Boost Your Mood With Your Food

by David Modica

It’s been proven that consuming a well-balanced diet of clean, whole foods can assist you in overcoming physical and emotional fatigue. A strategically placed snack may provide you with the boost you need to get through your next set of Monday blues.  

HereRead more

 

Five Tips for Helping Your Child Learn Self-Control

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Have you felt frustrated by your child interrupting your conversations? Does your child have difficulty waiting his turn with friends? Does your child continue to touch objects in your house that you have told her not to? LearningRead more

 

Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullest™

Courtesy of Black Bear Academy

April is occupational therapy awareness month! It is important to know the meaning behind what OT’s do and how they promote your child’s daily sense of success. Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful everyday life activitiesRead more