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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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Jan 24

Treating Ankle Arthritis

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker: Michael Bowen, podiatrist

Don't let the pain and stiffness of ankle arthritis keep you from enjoying life to the fullest; come learn about treatment options.

Feb 21

Culture of a Woman's Heart

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Join women's heart experts at Rush for an informative program that will outline your individual risk factors based on your ethnicity and explain how to be proactive about your heart health. The group is together for an initial discussion, and then separate into breakout sessions based on ethnicity. At the event, you'll also have the chance to learn more about WomenHeart, an organization dedicated to early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of heart disease.

Director of the Rush Heart Center for Women, Annabelle Volgman, MD, will provide welcoming remarks. Speakers will include cardiologists Ewa Dembowski, MD, and Karolina Marinescu, MD, as well as a panel of experts from Rush.

Feb 28

The Powers of Balance

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn how your inner ear, or your vestibular system, contributes to your balance and what a physical therapist can do to keep you steady on your feet.

Speaker: Carrie Landsman, PT, physical therapist

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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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