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 percentRead more

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Nursing Home Named Performing Nursing Home

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Nursing Home was recently named on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performing Nursing Homes. The facility is one of only five in Chicago to make the prestigious list.  U.S. News & World Report released its 2017-18  Best Nursing HomesRead 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 emergencyRead 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 toRead 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 onRead 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 HospitalRead 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

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.  Read more

Heart Healthy Tips

From Swedish Covenant Hospital Swedish Covenant Hospital continues our commitment of promoting heart health to patients and the community. We asked some of our board-certified physicians, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Here’s what they shared Take time out for yourself. Read more

Acupuncture and the Cold and Flu Season

by Bridget Schrank Cold and flu season is officially upon us as we enter into the winter months. As we all know too well, having a cold or flu can deplete our energy reserves resulting in a disruption in our daily routines. Too often weRead more