NorthShore University HealthSystem Chats NorthShore Physician Chats.Copyright 2016 NorthShore University HealthSystemAlways Be Prepared: First Aid & Injury Prevention with Dr. Brigham Temple<p>Once the weather is nice, people often feel more adventurous and are ready to plan outdoor activities like playing sports, setting off fireworks and swimming. It’s not hard to imagine why summertime shows an increase in injuries. When burns, scrapes, broken bones and more are all potential results of your activities, not only is it important to learn about injury prevention, but it’s also best to be ready for anything. Join <a title="Brigham Temple, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Brigham Temple</a>, Director of Emergency Preparedness within the department of <a title="Emergency Medicine" href="/link/1462c717f6944d93837e4212bc72ba1d.aspx" target="_top">Emergency Medicine</a> for a chat on safety preparation; submit your questions about first aid, easy ways to prevent injury during your favorite activities and what you should do in an emergency situation.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/5db73d4d7d5e45ebada6e92b490a2ca2.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, July 07, 2016Going for Your Goals: Advice for Athletes with Dr. Carrie Jaworski<p>Whether you’re looking to adopt a new workout regimen or prepare for the next big marathon, it’s important to set fitness goals along the way. It’s not uncommon to run into injuries, feelings of frustration or a change in motivation. If you’re looking for strategies for shaping and improving your workouts, staying in the right mindset and more, join our chat with <a href="">Carrie Jaworski, MD,</a>&nbsp;<span>Directory of Primary Care&nbsp;</span><a href="">Sports Medicine</a>&nbsp;<span>at NorthShore</span>. She will take your questions and provide tips for staying positive and productive during your physical activities, preventing injuries and targeting your workouts for your goals.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/fa2b87af2b2f4ae28db4548b1d3cbde7.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, July 26, 2016Start an A+ School Year with Allergy Education with Dr. Rachel Story<p>The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, but many parents who have children with indoor and/or outdoor allergies also have to think about the potential risks and precautions that come with these conditions. Join <a title="Rachel Story, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Rachel Story</a>, NorthShore <a title="Allergy" href="/link/d8ba5cd45eb74b4ea9978e8071324123.aspx" target="_top">Allergist</a>, for a chat on preparing your children for dealing with their allergies. This includes tips for educating your children about possible symptoms and using their medication, meal prep, dealing with outdoor allergies during playtime and how you can make sure that your child’s school is safe and equipped to handle their allergies.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/307a1d589e044ae991a53d6dc5b86cb0.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, August 11, 2016One Mother’s Perspective: Perinatal Depression with Chris Beer<p>Experiencing changes in emotions is not unusual for soon-to-be mothers during pregnancy, but for some, the negative feelings and depression continue afterwards. Perinatal depression affects approximately 1 in 7 pregnant women, and many feel unable to relate to those around them and find support. Mother of two Chris Beer knew this exact situation, and found support through the&nbsp;<a title="NorthShore Perinatal Depression Program" href="/link/5e7e7b153041442f8149942971b5311b.aspx" target="_top">NorthShore Perinatal Depression Program</a>. Now, she will be taking your questions and sharing her story about her experience with perinatal depression and overcoming the condition.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/f34570334f41406b811beaeb17d2e830.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, June 27, 2016The Health of Your Bones: Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis with Dr. George Kannankeril<p>It’s normal to experience more aches and pains as you age, but for those diagnosed with osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bone tissue, the risk of more serious complications is much greater. With more than 10 million Americans diagnosed with osteoporosis and another 18 million at risk of developing it, it is incredibly important to start the discussion about what you can do to ensure the health of your bones, and for those who have been diagnosed, to learn about the best treatment options. <a title="George Kannankeril, MD" href="" target="_top">George Kannankeril, MD</a>, Physical Medicine &amp; Rehabilitation specialist within the <a title="NorthShore Arthritis Center" href="/link/f175d358ed254a5e9e58e688da7719c1.aspx" target="_top">NorthShore Arthritis Center</a>,&nbsp;will be taking questions on preventing osteoporosis at all stages of life, and providing insight on the latest diagnostic measures and therapies available.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/9951d4768e5844ba906cb9f7c1d5065a.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, May 26, 2016Summertime Awareness: Protecting Your Skin and Recognizing Damage with Dr. Sheryl Hoyer<p>When summer arrives, many of you will likely head to the beach, plan a visit to a location full of sunshine or think of getting a tan. While fun is on your mind, it’s important to also think about the safety of your skin. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can result in rashes, blisters and freckles, some of which may be symptoms of a more serious condition like skin cancer. Before you head off to start your summer, join <a title="Sheryl Hoyer, MD" href="" target="_top">Sheryl Hoyer, MD</a>, NorthShore <a title="Dermatology" href="/link/9f6c4f3214f34d91956411dd3a3ac6ae.aspx" target="_top">Dermatologist</a>, for a chat on summer skin care. We’ll be taking your questions and providing expert tips on what you need to do to properly protect and nourish your skin, common things to avoid and detecting changes to your skin and the conditions associated with them.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/f964664f30bd4fa2a8024fea0e9c0d72.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, June 09, 2016