Barrington’s Abby Gage joins Advocate Health Care & Chicago Bulls to #PinkOut United Center, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

 Barrington resident and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital breast cancer survivor, Abby Gage, joined dozens of other Illinois breast cancer survivors, fighters and family members to help #PinkOut for Breast Cancer Awareness at the United Center Monday. This is the fourth consecutive year that Advocate and the Bulls have honored those affected by breast cancer, a disease that approximately one in ... Read more...

Barrington Health: Patient Breast-Cancer-Free After New 3-in-One Surgery

 Collaboration of three physicians means a happy and healthy woman back to her active lifestyle. “You have breast cancer.” Four words no one wants to hear. “When the doctor first told me, I was so overwhelmed and not processing the words at all,” explained breast cancer survivor Darlene McGurn, 63, wife, mother, personal trainer and Barrington resident. “It was the ... Read more...

I Love You Man: ‘Bromances’ May Be Good for Men’s Health

 Bromances can have a positive effect on men’s health, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Berkley found that close but nonsexual friendships between two men, known as “bromances”, have similar health benefits as romantic relationships, especially when it comes to dealing with stress. The study observed male rats kept in the same cage and found ... Read more...

Four Leap Day Babies Born at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

 Adorable newborns leapt all over Advocate hospitals, including Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, on February 29. A total of four happy babies were born on Leap Day in the Barrington hospital’s birthing center. More than 23,000 babies are born each year across Advocate Health Care, but the February 29th newcomers across the system and the four at Good Shepherd Hospital command ... Read more...

Barrington Health: Negative thoughts toward aging can affect your health, cognition

 We all grow old, but our mood can affect our quality of life in our senior years, according to a recent study. Research from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging at Trinity College in Dublin revealed that older adults with negative thoughts toward aging have slower walking speed and decreased cognitive abilities, compared to older adults with an optimistic viewpoint. ... Read more...

Barrington Health: New Study Highlights Downside of Working from Home

 Telecommuting, also known as working from home, may create a lonely environment for the people who work in the office, according to a recent study. Many businesses offer telecommuting as a work-life bonus, allowing employees to spend time with their loved ones and have more control of their schedules. Working from home also saves companies money and allows them to employ people ... Read more...

Barrington Health: Oprah Winfrey Taps into the Emotional Side of Weight Loss

 Oprah Winfrey is the influential face of a new Weight Watchers program that encourages a more active lifestyle rather than focusing on weight loss alone. A part owner of Weight Watchers, the media mogul is using her famous personal connection with people to promote the weight loss company’s “Beyond the Scale” initiative. She’s also participating in the program. “Staying fit ... Read more...

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2016

 Proud parents Taryn and Kyle Eckert from Carpentersville, Illinois welcomed their second child, a baby boy, at 6:31 a.m. on January 1 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20.5 inches long, Jaxson Lee Eckert joins his older brother Evan who will be three years old next month. The delivering physician was obstetrician Dr. ... Read more...

313. Barrington Health: Friendships Lead to Longer, More Fulfilled Lives

 A study from Brigham Young University suggests adding social relationships to the “short list” of factors that predict a person’s odds of living or dying. BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith reported that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve the odds of survival by 50 percent. Researchers analyzed data from 148 previously published studies that measured frequency of ... Read more...

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