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Kids in ClassroomHealth Talks

Health Talks is a series of free community health programs on a variety of topics designed to help empower you to improve your well being. Respected Rush experts will share insights and tips for healthy living. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required.

ABCs of Health

Parents – a balanced diet, physical activity and sufficient sleep play an important role in helping your kids perform well in school. However, you can do more to make sure they start the school year off right and are healthy and ready to learn. Join Parul Bhatt, MD, board-certified pediatrician with Rush Copley Medical Group, as she discusses tips on how to help your children develop a lifetime of healthy habits for their physical, academic and emotional well-being.

Topics will include:
• The importance of immunizations in preventing serious diseases and severe illnesses
• How to manage media and set reasonable screen time habits
• Personal safety tips every child should know

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
6:30 p.m. Registration
7 to 8 p.m. Program

Rush Copley Healthplex, Studio 2
1900 Ogden Ave., Aurora

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to attend an activity during the program on Court C. Program attendees will be entered to win a three-month family membership to Rush Copley Healthplex.

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Coming Soon

Watch for these other Health Talks programs coming in 2019.

Cracking the Teen Code — Parents, learn survival skills for prepping your teens for a healthy adulthood.
Preparing teens for adulthood brings many challenges for parents. Among these obstacles is helping teens to start managing their own health and wellness. While most teenagers feel invincible, the decisions made in the teen years about alcohol, drugs, healthy eating, fitness, sex and smoking/vaping can have long-term consequences. Join family medicine physician Sean Kennedy, MD, along with midwife Jennifer Baxter, APRN, CNM, MSN, and emergency services Trauma/Pediatric Quality Coordinator Rebecca Kovack, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, to learn how to help your teen become more invested in their own health and understand the potential outcomes of choices they make now.

Wednesday, September 25
6:30 p.m. Registration
7 to 8 p.m. Program
Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging, 4355 Montgomery Road, Naperville

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November
Digestive Health During the Holidays — Make sure your health is on the nice list. Get practical advice on managing your digestive health issues to help keep you feeling jolly during the holidays.