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Health & Wellness

Your health and well-being are important to Rush Oak Park Hospital. That’s why hospital staff and physicians at ROPH provide valuable resources to help you manage your health throughout your life.

Rush Oak Park Hospital promotes health and wellness in the community by utilizing a community outreach program called Healthy Motivations, which consists of health lectures, fitness classes, and support groups among many other resources.

The hospital also publishes a health newsletter called Discover Rush Oak Park Hospital three times a year.

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Health Information

Does your teen spend more time on the couch than on the court? Have you noticed your son or daughter getting a little soft around the middle? If so, then it's time for you to help your teenager get in shape.
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Someone you care about is facing cancer, and you want — very much — to support your friend. But you don't know what to say or do.
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May 4

Bladder Matters: Women's Urinary Health

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker: Katherine Marchese, APN, advanced nurse practitioner in urology

Ladies: It's not easy talking about urinary incontinence, sexual problems and urinary tract infections, but these problems affect most women at some point. Come learn how these conditions can be prevented and treated, so you can live life to its fullest.

May 12

Peripheral Artery Disease

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker: Brad Schubert, MD, vascular surgeon

Experience leg cramps while walking? Do your legs sometimes feel numb or weak? These are symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Learn more about PAD and the latest treatment options.

May 19

Living With Asthma

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker: Joyce Nowak, RRT, RCP, respiration therapist

Need strategies to help you navigate asthma this allergy season? Let us help you, so you can breathe easier.

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Diabetes Education/Support Group

Meets quarterly, 9 to 10 a.m.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

This group meets the second Saturday of every month (except August) at Rush Oak Park Hospital in the Centennial Room.

The program is an educational and support group for both care-partners and patients. More advanced patients are welcome, though the group is not exclusive to patients at other stages. This group begins with a continental breakfast at 9:30am, followed by an hour-long education series. In the last hour, patients and care-partners split into two groups to discuss separately.

Epilepsy Support Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6 to 8 p.m.

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