Healthy Connections December
Why We Avoid the Flu Shot
Each year thousands of people are hospitalized from influenza and its complications. Mary Nguyen, M.D., a family medicine doctor with Rush-Copley explains common flu myths and facts in this issue.
Test Your Flu I.Q.
Use this interactive quiz from the Centers of Disease Control to test your flu knowledge.
Fit Club for Tweens and Teens
Kids ages 11 to 15 now have an innovative, educational and challenging program just for them. Fit Club at Rush-Copley Healthplex includes teen friendly group exercise classes, open swim hours and a variety of activities. Fit Club focuses on cardio, agility, strength and endurance and is perfect for sports conditioning or a great workout designed to motivate and promote an active lifestyle.
Identifying Osteoporosis Early
Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bone,” is a disease characterized by low bone mass and bone strength. Bones become thinner, weaker and are more prone to fractures. Suneetha Vysetti, M.D., an Endocrinologist with Rush-Copley, discusses early warning signs in this issue.
Foods to Eat When You’re Sick
Try these recipes to help you heal when you feel under the weather this winter.