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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.

Anti-Aging Lotions: Do They Work?

Speaker: Lady Dy, MD, dermatologist

Can anti-aging lotions really keep your skin from wrinkling and sagging? Find out from a dermatologist at Rush Oak Park Hospital what works and what doesn't when it comes to caring for your skin as you age.

My Aching Joints!

Speaker: Katherine Finn, DO, rheumatologist

Does the act of writing a check hurt more than just your bank account? Do you experience joint aches and pains throughout the day during everyday activities, such as gardening or taking a walk? These could be signs of osteoarthritis. Learn about osteoarthritis from a rheumatologist at Rush. Dr. Finn will also answer questions about rheumatoid arthritis.

Men's Lunch With the Experts: Urologic Health

Speakers: Shahid Ekbal, MD; Narendra Khare, MD; Leslie Deane, MBBS, FRCSC; Katherine Marchese, ANP

Your urologic health can be the source of many health issues. The physicians from the Department of Urology at Rush will talk about the latest treatment options for your urologic health and be available to answer your questions. Educational resources will also be offered. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend. Boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required.

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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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