Heinen’s Wellness Fair Helps Shoppers Seeking a Healthy Start to 2017

Heinen’s Wellness Fair Helps Shoppers Seeking a Healthy Start to 2017

 Well, that’s a wrap for January. A new month begins tomorrow and, if you want to keep those healthy new year resolutions on track, you can always count on Heinen’s Wellness Department as a year-round resource! Heinen’s hosted their annual store-wide Wellness Fair this month. We enjoyed trying wonderful products and learning new ideas for a healthy start to the new year. Local health-minded businesses joined … Read more…

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2017!

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2017!

 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital finally got their first baby of the new year! Proud parents Tracy and Jack Covarrubias from Crystal Lake, IL welcomed their first child, Ava Lori, a baby girl at 10:08 a.m. on January 2nd. Ava Lori, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 19.5 inches long, was delivered by cesarean section. The delivering physician was obstetrician Dr. Kathleen Salus. Welcome to the … Read more…

Good Shepherd Hospital Plans Chicago Bears Honor for Barrington Teen Who Saved Father’s Life

Good Shepherd Hospital Plans Chicago Bears Honor for Barrington Teen Who Saved Father’s Life

 Advocate Health Care and Good Shepherd Hospital invited Barrington father Tom Gould and his 16-year-old son Brendan to to help unfurl the “Bear Down” flag during the Chicago Bears pregame ceremonies at Soldier Field Sunday. This past February Brendan saved Tom’s life by calling 911 and immediately performing CPR when his dad collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. The Bears victory and Chicago’s first snow … Read more…

Barrington Health: El Salvador Teens Receive Life-Changing Heart Surgery at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington Health: El Salvador Teens Receive Life-Changing Heart Surgery at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

 Something to be thankful for? Twice a year, Chicagoland cardiologists change the lives of Latin American teenagers forever. Through a charity program, Healing the Children, young men and women from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Jamaica have traveled for the first time out of their home countries to receive life-changing procedures at the Advocate Heart Institute at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Two teenagers recently became the charity program’s 29th and … Read more…

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

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 eight women develop during their … Read more…

Get Pampered at Girls’ Night Out with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Get Pampered at Girls’ Night Out with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

 All are welcome to join Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Advocate Sherman Hospital during Girls’ Night Out, a fun and social event celebrating women’s health. Bring your mom, daughter, grandma, sister and girlfriends to enjoy pampering services and tips from physicians on how to live your healthiest life – at every stage of life. Girls’ Night Out is happening at Boulder Ridge Country Club, 350 … Read more…

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Leading the Way with New Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Leading the Way with New Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery

 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital continues to lead the way in breast cancer treatment by offering an innovative new procedure called Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery, which helps surgeons treat cancer while preserving the natural appearance of the breast. Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced surgical approach to lumpectomy and mastectomy where cancerous tissue is removed through a single incision made in an inconspicuous … Read more…

“Silver & Gold Friendship Gala” to Support Robotic Surgery at Good Shepherd Hospital

“Silver & Gold Friendship Gala” to Support Robotic Surgery at Good Shepherd Hospital

 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is hosting a “Silver and Gold Friendship Gala” in October to support a new state-of-the-art surgical robotic system and complete the hospital’s expansion and modernization project. The gala is coming on on Saturday, October 8 from 6pm to midnight at the Arlington Park International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Event co-chairs, Barbara and Paul Hills, say the … Read more…

Drive for a Cause with Motor Werks BMW to Benefit Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Drive for a Cause with Motor Werks BMW to Benefit Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

 The folks at Motor Werks BMW are going the extra mile to help out Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. From August 23rd through September 3 they will be donating $1 for every mile that one of the vehicles is driven from their lot at 1475 S. Barrington Road.* All of the money raised will go directly to the Advocate Charitable Foundation at Good Shepherd Hospital to … Read more…

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

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 strangest feeling and the hardest … Read more…

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

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 that mild stresses made them … Read more…

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

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. “The way we think about, … Read more…

Local Businesses Share Tips for Healthy Living During Heinen’s Grocery Wellness Fair

Local Businesses Share Tips for Healthy Living During Heinen’s Grocery Wellness Fair

 We picked up some great ideas for a healthy start to the new year thanks to the store-wide Wellness Fair Heinen’s Grocery hosted on Saturday. Local health-minded businesses and food vendors were there to share their knowledge for a renewed focus on healthy foods, products and overall wellness in 2016. When it comes to healthy eating, a representative from I Heart Keenwah of Ravenswood shared … Read more…

Barrington Health: New Study Highlights Downside of Working from Home

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 who live far from the … Read more…

Heinen’s Grocery to Host Store-wide Wellness Fair Saturday, January 16

Heinen’s Grocery to Host Store-wide Wellness Fair Saturday, January 16

 Heinen’s Grocery, our go-to local resource for the freshest foods, is hosting a store-wide Wellness Fair from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, January 16th. Local health-minded businesses and food vendors will be there to share their knowledge for a renewed focus on healthy foods, products and overall wellness in 2016. Local wellness and health-minded businesses like Diegnan Family Chiropractic, GymGuyz, The Blissfull Kitchen, Natural … Read more…