Classes and wellness events for you

Facts About Common Neurological Disorders

A neurological disorder is a disease or injury to the human central nervous system. The nervous system is a complex system that regulates and coordinates the body’s basic functions and activities, including movement and memory. Please join Dr. Arkadiy Konyukhov with the Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, as he discusses facts about the most common neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Tuesday, October 17
7:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center
Free

Registration is required. Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day)

Bring a guest and celebrate Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day). BRA Day focuses on education, access and support for women who are undergoing or have completed treatment. The event will include physician speakers on the topics of Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy, Surgical Management of Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts. It will also feature activities such as make-up tricks, pampering and relaxation techniques, an opportunity to ask experts and fellow survivors your questions, and prizes. (PS – Wear your pink and be sure to stop by our photo booth!)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Edward Hospital Education Center, 3rd Floor
801 S. Washington Street, Naperville
RSVP to 630-527-6363 by October 11

Registration is required for all programs and events. Visit www.eehealth.org/classes-events or call 630-527-6363.

Protecting your lungs

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Every breath you take can impact your lung health and knowing how to protect them is vital.

Join us as Phillip Cozzi, MD and Vivek Dave, MD talk about how to protect your lungs, signs and symptoms that need medical attention, and the benefits of low-dose CT lung screening for early detection of lung cancer.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Hospital, Lower Level

Registration is required. Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Interpreting your blood test results

CBC, metabolic panel, lipoprotein panel and thyroid function are all fairly common tests ordered by physicians to help assess health and risk for disease. To the layperson, the terms can be overwhelming and confusing. Please join Veronica Broton, DO, with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital, to learn more and help you to decipher what it all means.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital Conference Room

Registration is required. Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Caregiving, nutrition and cancer

Cancer and the side effects of treatment can make maintaining good nutrition a challenge. As a caregiver, how you prepare meals and what you serve may depend on where your loved one is in their treatment process; nourishing yourself may feel like an afterthought. All of this can feel overwhelming. Come together with other caregivers during National Caregiver Month to discuss practical ways to manage nutrition without adding strain or tension to your relationship.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Elmhurst Hospital, Lower Level

Registration is required. Register online or call 630-527-6363.

American Diabetes Association - Caregiver Program: Diabetes 101

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00am-3:00pm
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
$15

A course in basic diabetes management for grandparents, neighbors, teachers, nurses, babysitters, child care workers and others who care for a child with diabetes. This program includes special break out sessions, an overview of pumps, syringes, pens, insulin, carbohydrate counting, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, glucagon, glucose monitoring and hands-on opportunities. 

Register today: www.diabetes.org/caregiverprogram
For more information, contact Sean Wilson: swilson@diabetes.org or 312 346-1805 x6572

Colon health: Crohn's, colitis and IBS 

Everyone experiences occasional bouts of abdominal pain, bloating and GI Upset. For some, it is chronic and debilitating. Please join Sushama Gundlapalli, MD, gastroenterologist with Suburban Gastroenterology, Ltd., and on the medical staff at Edward Hospital, who will speak about colon health and help you understand the common diseases of the colon, including Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital Conference Room

Registration is required. Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Evening Conversation

Please attend our Healthy Driven Evening Conversations with Edward-Elmhurst Health physicians and staff as they present current trends in healthcare and important hot topics in the community.

Edward Hospital, Education Center Auditorium, 7:00 pm, Free

Colon Health: Crohn’s, colitis and IBS
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Everyone experiences occasional bouts of abdominal pain, bloating and GI Upset. For some, it is chronic and debilitating. Please join Sushama Gundlapalli, MD, gastroenterologist with Suburban Gastroenterology, Ltd., and on the medical staff at Edward Hospital, who will speak about colon health and help you understand the common diseases of the colon, including Crohn’s, colitis and IBS.

Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center, 7:00 pm, Free

Facts About Common Neurological Disorders
Tuesday, October 17
A neurological disorder is a disease or injury to the human central nervous system. The nervous system is a complex system that regulates and coordinates the body’s basic functions and activities, including movement and memory. Please join Dr. Arkadiy Konyukhov with the Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, as he discusses facts about the most common neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Protecting Your Lungs
Tuesday, November 7
The human lungs have a built-in defense mechanism to help keep germs and debris at bay but there are still plenty of harmful toxins in your home and in the environment that can affect your lungs.  Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Every breath you take can impact your lung health and knowing how to protect them is vital. Please join Dr. Phillip Cozzi, with Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic, and Dr. Vivek Dave with Elmhurst Radiologists, S.C., both on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, as they speak about how to protect your lungs, signs and symptoms that need medical attention, and discussion about the benefits of low-dose CT lung screening for early detection of lung cancer.

Registration is required for all programs and events. Visit www.EEHealth.org/classes-events or call 630 527-6363

 

Smoking Cessation

Integrative Medicine Smoking Cessation (Hypnosis & One-on-One Counseling)

On-going 4 week program
Wednesdays 9 am – 12 pm; 5 pm – 6 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
$195

Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms. Hypnosis and acupuncture are great resources to help you succeed. During hypnosis for smoking cessation, a patient is often asked to imagine unpleasant outcomes from smoking, which can help later when the desire to smoke occurs. Acupuncture can help stop jitters, curb cravings, lessen irritability and restlessness, increase relaxation and detoxify the body. The Integrative Medicine Clinic, located at Elmhurst Hospital, offers a four-week smoking cessation program by hypnosis, counseling and acupuncture (if you wish). The program can give you the support you need to kick the habit for good. Learn more and call 331-221-6135 to register (sessions available by appointment, at your convenience).

Lifestyle Under Construction

12 week session begins September 5. 
Edward Heart Hospital Main Floor Conference Room
This medically-supervised, 12-week program will help you trim your waist and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Each week you'll get advice from a cardiac nurse, dietitian, exercise physiologist and a clinical psychologist. The program meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 630-527-2825 to register or for more information.

Lunch and Learn

Bring your lunch, enjoy a complimentary beverage card and listen to Edward-Elmhurst physicians and staff present a variety of interesting Healthy Driven topics.

Edward Heart Hospital, Lobby Conference Room, 801 S. Washington, Naperville, Noon-1:00 pm

Interpreting Your Blood Test Results
Wednesday, November 8
CBC, metabolic panel,  lipoprotein panel and thyroid function are all fairly common tests ordered by physicians to help assess health and risk for disease. To the layperson, the terms can be overwhelming and confusing. Please join Veronica Broton, DO, with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital, to learn more and help you to decipher what it all means.

Winter Blues Busters
Wednesday, December 13
Winter’s arrival brings shortened days, overcast skies and colder temperatures. For many, it also brings fatigue, changes in appetite and depression that, at the very least, slow us down and in the worst cases can be debilitating. Join Amish Doshi, MD, physician with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital, to learn about the steps you can take to minimize the impact of Winter Blues on your mood and your life.

Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center, Lower Level, 155 E. Brush Hill Rd, Noon-1:00 pm

Building Stronger Bones
November 2
Bones can become weaker with age, but the good news is that you’re never too old or too young to improve your bone health. Please join, Dr. Priya Jimmy, with Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, as she talks about the common bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteopenia and what you can do to strengthen your bones.

Registration is required for all programs and events.
Online registration
Register here (enter keyword "Lunch and Learn") or call 630-527-6363 to register.

 

 

ProActive Kids

Register Now for the Fall Session: September 18 – November 10
Two Locations: Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Center in Woodridge or Lombard Commons 
To learn more/enroll, call 630-681-1558 or visit ProActive Kids.

Children's Resources

Program Kits for Kids

Cost: Free
Edward-Elmhurst Health has program kits for your children’s group. You teach the class, we provide the syllabus and materials. The following topics are available:

  • Bicycle Safety (Preschool, grade school)
  • First Aid and Safety (Preschool, grade school)
  • Germs Make Me Sick (Preschool, grade school)
  • Taking Care When Home Alone (Ages 9-12)

Call 331-221-6762 for more information or to schedule your kit.

Wellness House

All workshops offered at no cost, but registration is required. To register, please call 630-527-6363.
Wellness House offers ongoing programs that help you cope with a cancer diagnosis and live life to its fullest. Whether you want to connect socially with others or gain knowledge about living with cancer, Wellness House offers several programs for you and your family members.

Caregiving, Nutrition and Cancer
Thursday, November 9, 2:00 –3:30 p.m.
Magnolia Room, lower level Arboretum, East Entrance, Green Parking
Cancer and the side effects of treatment can make maintaining good nutrition a challenge. As a caregiver, how you prepare meals and what you serve may depend on where your loved one is in their treatment process; nourishing yourself may feel like an afterthought. All of this can feel overwhelming. Come together with other caregivers during National Caregiver Month to discuss practical ways to manage nutrition without adding strain or tension to your relationship. This workshop is offered for people directly impacted by cancer—diagnosed individuals and their loved ones. 

Getting Through The Stress Of The Holidays
Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 –11:00 a.m. 
Elmhurst Cancer Center Conference Room
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can have a huge emotional impact on patients, families and caregivers. Increased feelings of anxiety and depression are common responses to a cancer experience, and can be difficult to manage. Many people experience these feelings even more acutely during the holidays. Join us as we share effective tips and strategies to identify and cope with these feelings. This workshop is offered for people directly impacted by cancer—diagnosed individuals and their loved ones. 

Ornament Making
Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Cancer Center Infusion Area
Join the festivities as we craft handmade holiday ornaments. Make one to bring home and one to decorate the hospital. All materials provided. This workshop is offered for people directly impacted by cancer—diagnosed individuals and their loved ones.