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Health & Wellness

The choices you make each day can have a huge effect on your health. Rush offers a wealth of resources to help you make good ones. Browse health information and tips for maintaining your health from Rush University Medical Center.

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When faced with several more weeks of sub-zero weather, it's easy to surrender to the siren song of the sofa and put off thoughts of shedding pounds until the ground thaws. But winter doesn't have to be a perennial weight trap. This year, show Jack Frost who's boss by keeping these health tips in mind.

Before you allow, or encourage, your child to become a single-sport athlete, read what Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Rush and team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, has to say about the physical and mental effects of specialization.

We know that some foods, like candy, are bad for us, and that others like spinach are good for us. But many foods not widely known for wholesomeness actually have a lot to offer, nutrient-wise.

Heart month is a great time to look at other conditions that can affect your heart health, like high blood pressure. For instance, did you know that 7 out of 10 people having their first heart attack have high blood presure? Knowing the truth about this common problem could save your life.

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Learn techniques to save a choking baby or child, basic infant and child CPR, and other safety tips.
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If you are helping someone with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, or memory loss, join us at our monthly meeting...

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Supports and empowers individuals and their families who face Alzheimer's disease early in life.
Support and promotion of healthy greiving for parents who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant death.
An educational and support group for both care-partners and patients with Parkinson's disease.
For patients under age 60 who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.