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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 through its community wellness program  Healthy Motivations, which organizes health lectures, fitness classes and support groups as well as collaborates with local organizations to encourage healhty living.

Rush also publishes a health newsletter called Discover. Sign up to receive Discover.


Health Information

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Nov 3

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker: Bruce Orkin, MD, colorectal surgeon

Learn about the latest treatment options from a physician who specializes in caring for people with these painful conditions.

Nov 17

Healthy Holiday Eating

10:30am - 11:30am

Kathleen Duffy, RD, registered dietitian

Get tips form a dietitian at Rush Oak Park Hospital on ways to fortify your body and mind by making healthful food choices during the holidays.

Nov 22

Diagnosing and Treating Early Stage Lung Cancer

6:30pm - 7:30pm

A panel of lung health experts.

Are you at risk for lung cancer due to smoking, secondhand smoke, exposure to carcinogens (e.g. asbestos) or family history? Don't miss this informative discussion.

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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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