The Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center is dedicated to supporting the health education needs of the community. An annual benefit funds the Resource Center as well as the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars.

Located at Highland Park Hospital, the Resource Center is a private place to obtain information when making healthcare decisions.

Visitors are welcome to stop by to browse our collection and enjoy our relaxing environment between appointments or during other idle time in the hospital.

Our personal, confidential assistance is available free of charge to help you find the health information you need. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to request services, call the
Resource Center Coordinator at 847.480.2727 or email
mrwresource@northshore.org
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In the Spotlight.....

UV Safety Tips:

  • Avoid high times. The sun’s highest and strongest times are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you can, stay inside during those hours as much as possible.
  • Wear long, lightweight clothing. Darker, dry clothes best protect against UV rays. Tightly woven material will help more than loose material. Sun protective clothing is the best option and can be purchased at most outdoor retailers or online.

  • Invest in hats. If you can, go with wide brimmed. This provides protection against the sun on your face, ears, neck and potentially your shoulders.

  • Hang out in the shade. The cool shade acts as another defense against the sun. Be aware that the sun’s rays still can get to you in the shade, so sunscreen is still advised.

  • Research your sunscreen. Use SPF 30 or higher and reapply often. If you experience allergic reactions to sunscreen, talk to your dermatologist about other protective options.

  • Not just a sun thing. Just because the sun isn’t out, doesn’t mean the UV rays aren’t. On hazy days and in wintertime, UV rays are still ever present – it’s important to wear SPF year-round.

  • Watch your medications. Some medications make your skin more susceptible to sunburn. Talk with your physician or dermatologist about what medications you are taking to see if there is this possibility of increased sun sensitivity.


Did you know......

NorthShore University HealthSystem offers numerous clinical trials for different types of cancers. Please call the Kellogg Cancer Care Center at 847.570.2110 for more information.