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What Your Smile Says About Your Health The next time you forget to floss, remember: What’s good for your gums is good for your heart. Gum disease increases the risk of heart attack by 49%. People with gum disease, or periodontal disease,...
DeKalb County Health Department’s (DCHD) Director of Health Protection Greg Maurice, encourages all residents to take a few precautions to help protect family and friends while enjoying Fourth of July food favorites by following four simple steps – clean, separate, cook and chill. 1. CLEAN: Always wash hands and surfaces often before preparing food and...
Wellness Begins Here Blood Pressure Clinic – Kishwaukee Hospital A Kish Hospital community wellness health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Monday, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Call...
Experience how music can bring cultures together at the seventh annual benefit concert, Transformation Through Rhythm. The event, presented at 2 pm on Sunday, April 8, at the DeKalb High School Auditorium, benefits Northwestern Medicine Hospice DeKalb’s Music Therapy Program and its sister hospice, Knysna Sedgefield Hospice, in South...
Kishwaukee and Valley West Hospitals were both named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission in early November. Kish and Valley West Hospitals are two of 1,099 hospitals in the United States that earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and...
For some people, migraines are triggered by stress, certain foods, lack of sleep, hormones, allergies and changes in the weather. “There are many triggers,” explains Subhash K. Patel, MD, neurologist at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. “If you’ve had migraines for a long time, you may understand your...
Wellness Begins Here KishHealth System wants to be a partner in your healthcare. We offer health education, fitness and nutrition instruction, and chronic disease management coaching. You trust us to care for you when you’re sick, but let us also provide the resources and tools to help keep you well. Most...
Grief Group which meets Monday evenings 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. at Ben Gordon Center at 12 Health Services Drive. This is a group for any individual that has experienced the loss of a loved one, family member, or friend, no matter the how long ago the loss was, as...
Kim Perri (left), grants and development associate from KishHealth System Foundation, part of Northwestern Medicine received a $500 donation from Dorothy Lockard (right) and her company Dorothy’s Diamonds Travelers guided bus tours, to benefit the Kishwaukee Hospital Cardiac Rehabbers Fund, dedicated to her friend Alberta Dequin. For more information...
  Baby, it’s cold outside. Like really, really cold. So cold that weathermen around the country are throwing hot liquids into the air and watching it snow. Since winter brings unpleasant weather, many people find themselves stuck indoors, bored, agitated and resorting to activities like watching local news. This year, beat the...
The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary honored former hospital employee, Jana Kingston, 21-year veteran, by awarding a special one-time $2,000 scholarship to a hospital employee who is studying to further her education in the healthcare field. The recipient, Jaclyn Zielke, has worked in the healthcare field for 20 years and...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to welcome Maddie Hiltz as our new Massage Therapist. Maddie graduated from Kishwaukee Community College with her Certificate in Massage Therapy in 2011. In 2012, she passed the National Certification in Therapeutic Massage exam and became a licensed Massage Therapist. Maddie specializes...