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Cuban delegation, UIC work toward better women’s health in Englewood

Cuban delegation, UIC work toward better women’s health in Englewood

Four physicians from Cuba are working in Chicago to improve maternal health and birth outcomes in Englewood. Through a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, the physicians have… Read more »

Planned Parenthood of Illinois Marks Transgender Awareness Week

Planned Parenthood of Illinois Marks Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week is dedicated to educating people about the transgender community and raising awareness of the issues facing transgender and gender nonconforming people. Planned Parenthood of Illinois is taking… Read more »

Tried and True Tips for Beating Holiday Weight Gain

Tried and True Tips for Beating Holiday Weight Gain

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 60 percent of adult women in the country are considered overweight. While this is something to be concerned with… Read more »

Don’t Stress During the Holiday Season

Don’t Stress During the Holiday Season

Let’s face it – the holidays are tough on digestion. The stress of the season, combined with too much running around plus travel, not to mention over-indulgence in food and… Read more »

National Prematurity Awareness Month: Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths

National Prematurity Awareness Month: Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths

By Dr. Kwame Foucher, medical director, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois, and Debra Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for families… Read more »

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

Need another reason to keep your weight under control? Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your… Read more »

CDPH States Teen Birthrate Hits New Historic Low

CDPH States Teen Birthrate Hits New Historic Low

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced teen births have reached a new historic low in Chicago. In 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, there… Read more »

Antibiotics – You Don’t Always Need Them

Antibiotics – You Don’t Always Need Them

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, 2017, to help decrease the misuse of antibiotics and protect people from the dangers of… Read more »

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s educational program Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics will take place at 11a.m., on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Chicago Public Library –… Read more »

Pérdida de la Memoria, Demencia y Alzheimer’s: Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber

Pérdida de la Memoria, Demencia y Alzheimer’s: Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber

El programa educativo de Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s Pérdida de la Memoria, Demencia y Alzheimer’s: Lo Básico se ofrecerá a las 11 a.m. el sábado, 18 de noviembre del 2017… Read more »