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  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...
Laughter is one of the best antidotes to stress, pain, and conflict.  It reduces stress hormones, boosts your immunity and a good hearty laugh will relieve physical tension and leave your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes later.  The best thing of all is that it’s a priceless...
Social anxiety disorder also known as social phobia, is the most common anxiety disorder.  It is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, with a lifetime prevalence of 12%.    It is characterized by intense fear in social situations, causing considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life....
Wellness Begins Here   Heartsaver AED/CPR The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course teaches lay rescuers when to phone 9-1-1, how to give CPR, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and how to provide relief from choking. This course covers adult and child CPR and AED, and infant CPR. A...
Do you experience a certain “accident” while sneezing, laughing, or exercising? If you do, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans—men and women, young and old--are affected by either bladder or bowel control issues. And most of the people who are affected simply accept these problems and don’t realize that they...
Today is…..National Alcohol Screening Day  Alcohol may help you cope in the short term, but over time this strategy may backfire.   Take an anonymous screening here on the BGC website to assess your alcohol use.  Just click on the Online Mental Health Screening Button to the right here. Held annually on...
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...
KishHealth System Physician Group is hosting a sports physical special event at their office in Genoa, 599 Pearson Drive. This event will be held on Thursday, July 30 from 4 to 6 pm. This is a fun event for the whole family. The family health fair includes same day,...
Wellness Begins Here Blood Pressure Clinic A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Monday, 9 - 11 am, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 12700 US Highway 34, Plano, or 10:30 am – 12:30...
National Rural Health Day, celebrated on Thursday, November 16, is an opportunity to highlight the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers to address those challenges. For over 70 years, Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital has provided emergency care and...
On November 18, 2016, Adient, formerly Johnson Controls, in Sycamore, generously donated $1,425, to the KishHealth Foundation, part of Northwestern Medicine, to benefit cancer programs. Proceeds were raised for the company’s annual donation with several company-wide efforts including bake sales, raffles, and luncheons. For more information visit kishfoundation.org and...
Click on the link below to see all the winners and photos from the 2013 Ben Gordon Center Dodgeball Charity Tournament.  Thanks to all the teams, participants, volunteers, refs/NIU ROTC and sponsors :  Kish Health System, B95, LePrint Express, Foster & Buick, Mason Properties, Crum Halsted, NB & T,...