Diabetes: Take Steps to Protect Your Feet

Diabetes: Take Steps to Protect Your Feet

Diabetes is a disease caused by the body’s inability to create enough insulin, prompting high blood sugar. A subsequent result of high blood sugar, neuropathy, can lead to dangerous foot problems. If you’re diabetic, take these steps to protect your feet. Diabetic Neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy...

Emergency Care
Healthy Aging
Thanksgiving Emergency Preparedness

Plan For It: Thanksgiving Emergency Checklist

Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends and reflect on all you’re thankful for. However, it’s also one of the busiest times for emergency departments. Use this checklist to limit your risk of the most common Thanksgiving emergencies, and rest assured that there’s a CHI St...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Healthy Holiday Eating

Season’s Eatings: How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

You always hear about how Americans tend to pack on weight during the holiday season, and—let’s face it—it’s easy to hide a few extra pounds beneath an oversized holiday sweater. But just because there are parties left and right doesn’t mean you should leave your health goals out in the cold. Here...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
Cold Weather Running

6 Ways to Switch up Your Running in Winter

The temperature is dropping, but that doesn’t mean you have to switch to running indoors on a treadmill. While you’ll need to change your running habits, the winter can be an exhilarating time to exercise outdoors. Embrace the cooler weather and follow these six tips for getting the most out of...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Plan for it - Seizures

Plan For It: Seizure Response Guide

If you’re around someone who has a seizure, it can be confusing to know what to do. While there are many types of seizures, basic seizure first aid helps ensure the safety of whoever is suffering. Remember: life happens. Plan for it. What are Seizures? A seizure occurs when one or more areas of...

Emergency Care

Pregnancy Pains? Here's How to Deal With Common Discomforts

While pregnant, your body is constantly changing, which can result in some less-than-comfortable side effects. The good news is there are ways to reduce these disturbances in your everyday life. We’re sharing ways to handle three of the most common pregnancy discomforts so you can truly enjoy this...

Women's Health

4 Signs You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is making sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. To do so, you eat a well-balanced diet and maybe even take a multivitamin every day. However, there’s a chance you might be lacking vitamin D, as diet alone is...

General Health & Wellness
Bone & Joint Health
Healthy Aging
Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Preventing Winter Illnesses

Winter is a joyous time filled with family traditions, time off from school, and warm sweaters. However, winter is also the season for colds, cases of flu, and other respiratory illnesses. Keep yourself and your children healthy and happy this winter with a few simple actions. Supercharge Your Diet...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness

COPD Emergencies

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis emphysema asthma. An estimated 24 million Americans are affected by COPD, but half of those people are not aware that they have it. If you experience increased breathlessness, coughing, wheezing, and...

Emergency Care
Lung Care

Are You at Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

According to the CDC, there are about 20,000 emergency room visits for carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States every year. Carbon monoxide is incredibly dangerous and nearly impossible for a human to detect, so how can you protect yourself? Learn how you can keep your family safe and what to...

Emergency Care