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The Runner's Soul Soul to host Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm well known Ultramarathoner and author, Dean Karnazes will be at The Runner’s Soul, 5 South La Grange … Read more ›

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Team Northwestern Medicine® Largest Volunteer Group in Chicago Cares History

For the third consecutive year, Northwestern Medicine® displayed its strong commitment to the community by sending the largest team of volunteers to participate in the … Read more ›

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Osteoporosis is a Health Threat to Women and Men, Young and Old

While women are disproportionately affected by osteoporosis, growing evidence suggests that all adults need to take proactive measures for prevention. Northwestern Medicine® experts say it’s … Read more ›

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Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Named National Leaders in Patient Safety

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital have been named among the nation's safest hospitals for patients by The Leapfrog Group. The non-profit organization … Read more ›

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Loyola Spin Relay Raises $15,000 For Cancer Survivors

The Loyola Center for Fitness raised $15,000 through the Spin Relay earlier this year. Proceeds benefit Loyola University Health System’s Survivor Care, a wellness program … Read more ›

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Humboldt Park Residents Adopt Healthy Habits and Gain “A Taste of Wellness”

Julia Sanders had suffered from elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure for many years. But during a recent appointment with her doctor, the former nurse … Read more ›

A new mother and her one-day-old baby girl in one of the private special care nursery rooms at the Family Birthing Center at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s Family Birthing Center Achieves Extended Capabilities

More than one in 10 babies born worldwide are born prematurely, says the first ever country-by-country report, Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on … Read more ›

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The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Chicago Magazine Present the 12th Annual Summer Lovin’ Event

Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital will introduce the magazine’s most eligible singles for 2012 at the 12th annual Summer Lovin’ … Read more ›

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Make Safety a Priority as Temperatures Begin to Rise

CHICAGO-With Memorial Day unofficially marking the start of summer, the season’s beautiful weather will draw many Chicagoans outside to parks, beaches, and patios. While summer … Read more ›

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, seen here last October, is sponsoring a bill that cuts health care for the poor. (E. Jason Wambsgans / October 27, 2011)

Health care cuts gain steam in Illinois House

House lawmakers today pushed forward with deep cuts in the state’s health-care system for the poor, a plan that the fate of the state’s overall budget … Read more ›