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Why Checkups Matter You’ve heard the excuses.  “I’m too busy.”  “I’m perfectly healthy.”  “I can tough it out.”  Women live longer than men by six to eight years worldwide. In the U.S., men have...
Article by: Northwestern Medicine How Lyle Beat Lymphoma  Lyle had never had a headache in his 66 years of life. But as he was getting ready to retire from his occupation as a steel mill worker after 46 years, he...
World Mental Health Day was celebrated on Thursday, October 10, 2019. This day was created to make more people aware of mental health concerns worldwide. This day also encourages people to become more concerned with mental health issues and the effects it has on people. As...
When a patient’s birthday party is canceled due to her hospitalization, staff members step in to help her family make the day special. Florence Nay was looking forward to her 100th birthday party on March 24 at her residence, Grand Victorian of Sycamore, but when she was admitted to Northwestern...
Mental Illness: Why Do We Feel Alone in Our Struggle? – http://ow.ly/zDSw6 Loneliness and What To Do About Loneliness – http://ow.ly/zDSFZ Mental Illness: The …Issue With Feeling Unlovable – http://ow.ly/zDSNV <img class="img" style="left: 0px;" src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p403x403/10421285_10152328396997615_7105898376432826951_n.jpg?oh=25c98f6db7599c4665b6c69dc7f507f4&oe=544F9E33&__gda__=1413445669_bbf366ff74e3d7ebe7faee7f4edbdcac" alt="Photo: Is your life filled with loneliness and feeling unloved? Comment below. ------ Mental...
Northern Rehab and Braden Counseling Center have partnered together to create a new chronic pain support group in the DeKalb/Sycamore area. Living Well With Pain Support Group will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Braden Counseling Center, 2600 DeKalb...
Regional Medical Group orthopaedic physicians Brian M. Babka, MD and Jerome Kolavo, MD will begin seeing patients in DeKalb soon. Both doctors will be practicing in the Medical Office Building at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. Brian M. Babka, MD is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.  Dr. Babka...
This story was shared today by the DeKalb County (IL) Health Department. To read the entire, much longer article with photos go to CNN: ("Anti-vaxers' adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world") " Nerius remembers the scariest part of his bout with measles. "He contracted the disease in...
June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time dedicated to reducing stigma, raising awareness and connecting those in need of help to the proper resources available. PTSD occurs when the body’s natural reaction to a threatening situation is changed or damaged so that they feel stressed or frightened even when...
KishHealth System is urging area residents to evaluate their individual insurance plans, checking to see that their preferred hospital and physician(s) will remain in-network providers in 2016. Major changes were made by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), dropping its broadest plan offered on the Health Insurance...
Brad Copple, (pictured) president of Kishwaukee and Valley West Hospitals, visited Mrs. Holder’s fourth grade class at North Grove Elementary, Sycamore, this week. The students had created a diorama of a winter scene and donated it to Kishwaukee Hospital. The students chose the attribute of fairness for the diorama,...
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center welcomes Hematologist and Medical Oncologist Faisal Saghir, MD. Dr. Saghir’s clinical interests include the treatment of breast and lung cancers and hematological disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. “I believe in...