Health and Wellness
This is the second installment of our "Resolution Rx" series, where experts from UChicago Medicine weigh in with their best advice for successful New Year's resolutions.
School sports are a great way for kids to stay active and make new friends. But before your child puts on a uniform, a physical exam can help determine if it is safe for him or her to participate. Most states, including Illinois, require that young athletes have a sports physical before they start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. Nasreen Ansari, MD, a family medicine physician at the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park, answers parents’ questions about sports physicals.
Fitness instructors and live cooking demonstrations are just a few of the healthy benefits many people enjoy during an eight-week program to promote wellness on the South Side. South Side Fit™, in partnership with the Timothy Community Corporation (TCC) and the UChicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative, provides people with complete assessments about their health, exercise, food habits, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure and clinical testing.
Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, director of the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center, is a recipient of the 2018 Order of Lincoln Award. The Order of Lincoln, established in 1964 by Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner Jr., honors individuals whose “contributions to the betterment of humanity” have been accomplished in Illinois, and whose public service responds to what President Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.”
Researchers have developed a tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest risk for ending up in an emergency department or hospital due to severe low blood sugar.