It’s that time of year….

It’s that time of year again; time to protect yourself and your loved ones. It is flu shot season, and our practice recommends a flu shot if you: have contact with other people, particularly school aged children or the elderly, travel for work or pleasure, have a chronic medical condition, or prefer not to to […]

The big switch….

Now that our practice has “gone live” with an electronic medical record, I have had time to reflect on the difference between our practice, North Shore Primary Care, other primary care practices, and other businesses. The reason for this particular reflection? Once computers enter into the practice environment, it is easy for patient care to […]

Why Am I Packing on Pounds?

The Professional Hypochondriac recently spoke with Dr. Shana Weiss, an internist in private practice in Vernon Hills with specialty training in bariatric medicine. Previously, she was part of the team at NorthShore University Health System’s Center for Weight Management. TPH: When do women most commonly gain weight? Dr. Weiss: I usually see it around age […]

Way to Reach Fitness Goals

By Susan J. White
NorthShore University HealthSystem

With warmer weather finally making an appearance and thoughts of bathing suits and shorts not far behind, many people are motivated to try and get in shape and lose weight. For individuals who are just starting out, whether they are de-conditioned from taking the winter off or have never had a consistent exercise regimen, it […]