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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.

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With heart disease being the leading cause of the death in the United States, doctors are working harder than ever to provide education, treatments and lifestyle advice to steer their patients towards a better future. Heart Disease Awareness Month is the perfect time to get educated on how to improve your heart health. Join us in a chat with Justin Levisay, MD, Cardiologist at NorthShore, who will be taking questions and providing expert knowledge on preventing heart disease, recognizing the symptoms and making healthier choices for your heart every day.

Interested in participating? Request a reminder.

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Childhood and adolescence are such important times; full of growth, learning opportunities and social activities. However; dealing with the stress and anxiety that often appear during these times can be very difficult, and many children and their parents don’t know how to approach these subjects. We’re here to help. Rebecca Nelson, PhD, Developmental Psychologist within the department of Pediatrics, will be discussing how you can recognize stress and anxiety in your children, ways to better manage these conditions and who you can talk to in order to get more help.

Interested in participating? Request a reminder.

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Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer amongst men and women. Fortunately, more and more people are getting screened, allowing their doctors to catch symptoms and treat the disease earlier. If you’re apprehensive about getting a colonoscopy or unsure of how you may be able to prevent cancer, join the discussion with Laura Bianchi, MD, Gastroenterologist at NorthShore. She’ll be providing helpful information and answering questions about screening and ways you can reduce your risk for colon cancer.

Interested in participating? Request a reminder.

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Dealing with dry skin isn’t uncommon, but when the issue is recurrent and the patches more apparent, you may be dealing with psoriasis. Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have this most common chronic auto immune disease, which has several subtypes, and is commonly recognized by reddened skin covered with white scales (plaque psoriasis). While there is no cure, dermatologists like Stephanie Mehlis, MD, can help you find the best treatment options for managing your symptoms. She will be taking your questions on diagnosing and treating psoriasis, as well as discussing the latest therapies and studies in the works.

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