Health Talks

Health Talks

Your Wellness. Expert Advice – Online.
Health Talks at Home is an online series of free community health programs. Respected Rush providers will share insights and tips for healthy living.

Marijuana and Vaping: Does Legal Mean Safe?

Marijuana is now legal in Illinois and sales are soaring, but experts say today’s marijuana is more potent than years ago and warn about increases in misuse and addiction. Vaping is considered by many to be a healthier alternative to cigarettes, but recent reports of illnesses and even deaths caused by vaping suggest otherwise.

Join Rush Copley Medical Group family medicine physician Maria Saavedra, MD, and emergency services trauma/pediatric quality coordinator Becky Kovack, MSN, MBA, RN, as they discuss the health risks of marijuana and vaping. Learn about marijuana and its effects on children and adults. See what vaping products look like and learn about side effects and serious impacts on the body.

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Restoring Your Health and Fitness

Staying active is more important now than ever for our physical and mental well-being. However, how you exercise (or your lack thereof) may increase your risk of common orthopedic injuries that can negatively impact your overall health – shoulder pain, sprains, torn ligaments, and even broken bones just to name a few. Join Arif Saleem, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, as he discusses safe ways to maintain your health and fitness while enjoying summer activities

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Get a Good Night's Sleep: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies and Solutions

Salman Sheikh, MD, discusses the most common sleep problems as well as solutions. Find out more about sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and shift workers disorders.

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