Northwestern Medicine physicians, patients, survivors and caregivers participated in the 15th annual Lung Force Walk on Sunday benefiting the American Lung Association (ALA). Roughly 60 team members across the hospital system joined together to help raise, and surpass, the goal of over $5,000 to help in the fight against lung cancer and other lung diseases.
So, you’ve decided to give up coffee but you don’t want your forehead hitting the keyboard around 10 a.m. Anna Balabanova, MD, a family medicine resident at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, has some tips on how you can keep your energy level up when your morning cappuccino is out:
At 78 years old, one of Jim Motsch’s favorite activities is to play baseball with his grandson. When he started experiencing issues with his balance, simple hobbies like playing catch became difficult and unsafe.
“I had a hard time with the day-to-day activities,” said Motsch. “Getting up after gardening was a challenge, and I couldn’t keep steady when I closed my eyes to wash my face in the morning.”
Thanks to physical therapy sessions at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health and Fitness Center, Motsch is now back on the baseball field. And when he came close to a fall recently while playing baseball with his grandson at a local park, his time in physical therapy helped keep him stable.
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