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Health & Wellness

Your health and well-being are important to Rush Oak Park Hospital (ROPH). 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.
Perhaps the first thing to know about diabetes is that it isn't just one disease.
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.

Peripheral Artery Disease

Speaker: Charles Schubert, MD, vascular surgeon

Experience leg cramps while walking? Do your legs sometimes feel numb or weak? These are symptoms of a circulatory disorder called peripheral artery disease (PAD). Learn more about peripheral artery disease, including risk factors (such as diabetes) and the latest treatment options.

Knee Injuries

Speaker: Adam Yanke, MD, sports medicine specialist

Fall sports can wreak havoc on knees. Find out from a sports medicine specialist how to protect those knees and, if injured, ways to treat them so you can get back on your feet and on the field.

Demystifying Breast Imaging

Speaker: Paula Grabler, MD, breast imaging specialist

Learn more about what a doctor looks at when reviewing mammograms and participate in a discussion about the value of mammography, recent recommendations regarding breast cancer screenings and issues surrounding breast cancer racial disparities in Chicago.

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Diabetes Education/Support Group

Meets quarterly, 9 to 10 a.m.

Women Affected by Heart Disease

Second Wednesday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy and Fibromyalgia

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon.

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