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You’re not alone if you believe digestive issues are better left unspoken. But this can lead to suffering in silence when a quick trip to your doctor’s office might clear up symptoms. This month, find out why you need to get a colonoscopy and how getting one could save your life. You’ll also learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease – otherwise known as GERD – and get tips to improve your digestive health.
Colonoscopy: What to Expect Before, During and After
By Priya Bedi-Mudhar
There are some of the most common misconceptions about a colonoscopy. The truth is that it’s a safe, minimally invasive procedure that significantly reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Windy City Live: Heart Health
Dr. Michelle Meziere and Wendy Murphy from Edward-Elmhurst Health appeared on a recent episode of Windy City Live on ABC7 to answer common questions about heart attacks.
Five Cardiac Risk Factors You Need to Know
People tend to think if they're feeling good, they must be in good health. But the truth is, you can feel great and still be at a higher risk for heart disease.
Six Successful Diet Strategies
If you’ve ever considered dieting, you know just how confusing it can be with all the conflicting advice. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated.
Take Control of Back Pain
Back pain can affect everything from simple self-care, to your job, to how you interact with your family and friends. When your back is compromised, so is your life.
Is it Time for a Joint Replacement?
If you find yourself unable to perform simple tasks after trying more conservative treatments, it may be time to consider a joint replacement.
Tips to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy
A healthy pregnancy starts even before you get pregnant. Start by making an appointment with your doctor for a full exam, blood work and lab evaluation.