• 5 Tips to Avoid a ‘Summer Bummer’
    It’s the season to get out and have some fun in the summer sun. Here are a few tips to help keep the good times rolling and help avoid illness or injury:  1. Recall this Before you hit the road for a family vacation, check to see if your vehicle has a safety recall. More […]
  • 7 Cataract Facts You Need to Know
    June is Cataract Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to get the facts about cataracts and how to treat them. But first things first. What, exactly, is a ‘cataract?’ A cataract is a cloud that forms over the normally clear lens of your eye, preventing light and images from reaching the retina. It’s often […]
  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month
    Know the signs of stroke and think F.A.S.T. What is a stroke and why is it serious?A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is stopped or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of adult deaths in the U.S. and can lead to permanent loss […]
  • Get Rid of Old Medications Safely
    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is the perfect time to clean out those medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any unused medications. Safe disposal is critical to prevent misuse, accidental poisoning in children and to help prevent the risk of contaminating the water supply if drugs are flushed or […]
  • “I want to serve in the community.” —Dr. Gadini Delisca
    Rochelle Community Hospital Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Gadini Delisca For Dr. Gadini Delisca, joining the right community was as important as practicing at the right hospital. And for Rochelle Community Hospital, we’re thrilled that he chose our team—and community.  Dr. Delisca comes to RCH via Howard University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan. A well-rounded […]
  • The Importance of Preventative Screenings
    It’s understandable in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the last few months, making an appointment to see your healthcare provider for a preventive screening probably wasn’t one of your top priorities. The thing is, preventative care is tremendously essential to maintain good health. So now that we’ve all had time to adjust to our […]
  • 5 Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter
    When the mercury drops, keep your immunity rising with a few smart, simple strategies. 1) Wash Up – Regular hand washing should be a special focus to keep viruses and bacteria at bay. Wash well (palms, between fingers, under fingernails) before eating, after using the restroom and touching contaminated surfaces like doorknobs or visiting high-risk places […]
  • 7 Secrets to Easy Meal Planning
    Trade the weeknight “what’s for dinner?” dance for an easy-to-follow meal game plan that’s guaranteed to get fresh and delicious dinners on the table for your family every night of the week. While the task may seem daunting, you really only need about 15 minutes at the beginning of the week to set a game […]
  • Get Fit By Walking!
    There’s a lot of research out on the benefits of walking. Here are just a few: Lower your “bad” cholesterol (LDL) Raise your “good” cholesterol (HDL) Lower your blood pressure Reduce your risk or manage type 2 diabetes Manage your weight Improve your mood Stay strong and fit! So what are you waiting for?! Start […]
  • Mood-Busting Foods
    Are you ready to eat your way happy? Here are a few rules to feeding a good mood! Got Dark Chocolate?Many of us run for chocolate when we are stressed or feeling down. The flavor makes us happy while we’re eating it, but it has no long-lasting effects. Not only do we get progressively less […]