Family summer travel tips

By Jennifer Gibson, Pysd,

Boys in the car using a touchpadAs school ends and summer begins, many families are planning their travel time. Part of travel planning for families involves preparing for problem situations with kids ahead of time.  Because kids tend to act out when they need attention or direction, focusingRead more


Working out saved Brian’s life: Literally

By: Megy Karydes/Swedish Covenant Hospital

Brian Smolicek has Galter LifeCenter to thank for saving his life. That’s not a euphemism. It was the quick thinking of the team at Chicago’s only medical fitness center that helped the 52-year-old when he blacked out as he was preparingRead more


Five reasons you’re not exercising

By: Swedish Covenant Hospital

Besides diet, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to help protect your heart. Most people know that regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce their risk of heartRead more


Healing Spices

by Megy Karydes for Galter LifeCenter and Swedish Covenant Hospital

herbsandspicesMany people who reach for their spice cabinet while cooking are seeking to add flavor to their dishes. However, they may not realize the health benefits of including certain spices in their daily diet. Study afterRead more


Setting a higher standard for women’s wellness

New women-only health care center provides mammography, mental health, dermatology, nutrition and other services.

The new Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital provides women on Chicago’s north side with access to a variety of important health care services in a stunning, state-of-the-art center.Read more


Prescription to Exercise

Prescription to exercise Galter LifeCenter’s Fundamental Fitness program makes doctor’s orders easy to follow

When physicians at Swedish Covenant Hospital are looking for a way to help their patients improve overall health, they can prescribe something other than medication: Fundamental Fitness at Galter LifeCenter.

Fundamental FitnessRead more