10 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Slide 1: Focus on eating nutrient-rich foods These days, more foods are processed or ultra processed, which leaves them with fewer nutrients. For a diet rich in nutrients, eat the rainbow. Colorful foods provide more nutrients and phytochemicals that help prevent chronic disease and maintain energy balance. Slide 2: Eat more fruits and vegetables   … Continued

Ask These Seven Questions to Learn Your Family’s History of Heart Disease

Here’s an interesting fact: If 50% of your family has heart disease before age 50, you are at a 50% higher risk of having heart disease. Heart disease is broad and includes many conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. There are several factors that can increase your risk … Continued

CPR and an AED Saved My Life

The evening of Friday, October 14, 2022 started with a paddle tennis match that ended in a way neither Steve Farber, 56, or Jon Gault, 51, could have predicted. Instead of battling it out on opposite sides of the court, they ended up both fighting for the same thing: to save Steve’s life after sudden … Continued

Helping Our Communities Manage Diabetes

Edward-Elmhurst Health was noticing discrepancies within communities, so they worked to create patient dashboards to help decrease the discrepancy gap. Dashboards are a way of collecting all of the information we have about our patients and turning them into insights. We are excited health equity dashboard because it allows us to understand the diversity of … Continued

12 Social Determinants of Health

Most of us understand there are medical and lifestyle factors that influence our healthcare. But did you know social determinants also play a role? Social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence your ability to access healthcare services. The goal is to achieve health equity where all individuals have equal access to the … Continued

Helping More People Access Breast Cancer Screenings

Preventive screenings help catch breast cancer during its earliest and most treatable stages. But there are many underserved communities with people who are in need of screenings and care. NorthShore University HealthSystem is making it a priority to help its community access the care they need with the help of a partnership between our breast … Continued

The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare

Today’s world is more globalized with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures intersecting within our communities. This makes it necessary for us to reexamine the types of healthcare services we offer, how they’re delivered and how we can make people feel welcome and able to access care that fits their needs. Research shows clear … Continued

Tips to Stay Healthy and Stress-Free During the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly! For many, the holiday season is time for cheer and celebrating with loved ones. But it can also be a time of extra stress, pressure and items on the to-do list. Add regular or increased work assignments and the season’s social engagements, and there simply aren’t enough hours in … Continued

Coping With Holiday Grief and Depression

For many people, the holiday season is far from the most wonderful time of the year. If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, it can serve as a reminder that someone is missing. If you’re battling depression or another behavioral health condition, the holidays can lead to extra stress, worry and anxiety. Although … Continued

13 Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating

The average American gains one pound during the holiday season. It may not sound like much, but people tend to keep the weight they gain over the holidays. Over the years, this accumulated weight may eventually affect your health. The good news is that with a bit of planning and strategizing, there are ways to … Continued