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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.


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May 23

Love Your Heart, Help Your Brain

10:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Rebecca Zobel, RN, stroke educator
Learn about the connection between heart health and brain health, and ways to prevent stroke.

Jun 8

Managing Prediabetes and Diabetes

10:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Donna Sajic, RN, diabetes educator

Get the latest information on prevention, detection and management of diabetes.

Jun 13

Lotions and Potions: What Really Helps Skin?

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Speaker: Sheetal Mehta, MD, dermatologist

Learn the best ways to protect your skin and keep it looking its best. We'll discuss what to look for in sunscreens and anti-wrinkle creams and how to identify worrisome moles. Please note: Due to the popularity of this topic, this will be an evening class from 7 to 8 p.m. not a daytime class as noted in the Discover newsletter.

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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.

WomenHeart Support Network

Join the WomenHeart Support Network at Rush Oak Park Hospital. WomenHeart is a national organization dedicated to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.

The group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Debra Davidson or Janice Henry at (847) 644-7579 or

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