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NorthShore University HealthSystem is offering a new service for the community to provide health education and open discussion with our expert physicians. Our interactive text chats will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions in real time to specialists on staff. Below you will find our upcoming chats. No registration is required - simply return to this page on the day of the chat to participate. Check back soon as we will be scheduling more conversations in the coming months.
A breast cancer diagnosis and all that comes with it is life-changing, and those who are going through it sometimes find it difficult to discuss with others. Kayla Redig, a NorthShore patient who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 24, successfully beating it and becoming an advocate, went through this very same situation. She will be taking your questions, sharing her story of survivorship and providing advice for those who are fighting their own cancer battle or are supporting a loved one.
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Difficulty breathing, chronic cough and inflammation can be attributed to a number of lung conditions, many of which can go undetected without diagnosis. These disorders can be genetic or results of unhealthy lifestyle choices like smoking. Lung health is an important part of living a long and happy life, and discovering the truth behind these symptoms is essential; Stacy Raviv, MD, NorthShore Pulmonologist will be taking questions on symptoms of common lung conditions, and providing useful information on lifestyle changes you can make to improve the health of your lungs.
As of last year, 29 million Americans, almost 10% of the population, were diagnosed with diabetes, with over 8 million people living without a diagnosis. As diagnoses are expected to increase, physicians like Liana Billings, MD, Endocrinologist at NorthShore are working to research better treatment options and ways to improve a patient’s lifestyle. She will be taking questions on diagnosing and managing diabetes, as well as new discoveries in treatment and prevention.