Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, July 26 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, Women's Health Center-5140 N. California Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size to 10 participants and will be practicing social distancing during the program.

In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 
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Smoking Cessation Program

Price: $150.00

Occurs: Tuesday, July 07 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anderson Pavilion, 2751 W. Winona St. - 1st Floor, Leadership Room

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size to 10 participants and will be practicing social distancing during the program. In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 

There are eight weekly sessions, taking place on Tuesdays from July 7 through August 25, from 6 - 7 p.m.

Smoking Cessation Program

Facilitated by Carol Southard, RN, MSN, this program includes a comprehensive support group combined with individualized interventions. The curriculum outlines a strategy to quit smoking and offers techniques and materials designed to establish a cessation plan for each participant. The program is highly structured and offers a systematic approach to quitting, utilizing a logical progression from awareness of the tobacco habit to actual behavioral change.

This program is partially funded by the Swedish Hospital Foundation

How Does The Program Work

The Tobacco Cessation Program provides groundwork for the quit date and thereafter emphasizes the maintenance of non-smoking behavior, which is the most important part of any cessation effort. A multitude of educational materials is distributed at each session. Throughout the program, participants are given assignments to increase awareness of their tobacco habit, assess their own motivation to quit, learn cessation techniques and accomplish behavioral changes that lead to quitting and preventing relapses. Participants assist each other throughout the program with group discussion, support and problem solving. The program facilitator provides referrals to health care providers for general health care or specialists for specific needs as appropriate.   Follow-up phone calls are made to all clients at regular intervals by the program facilitator. Relapse prevention is provided to all clients as needed via the support group network.

Smoking Cessation Medications

Information about nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) is presented as part of the program. 

What is Covered During the Sessions

  • A step-by-step plan on how to quit
  • Self-control techniques
  • Relaxation methods
  • Nutrition and exercise guidelines
  • Stress management strategies
  • Group support
  • Follow-up phone calls at 3 and 12-month intervals
  • Prescriptions and referrals as appropriate

Cost

The cost of the 8-week Smoking Cessation Program is $150. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the instructor, Carol Southard, at 312-613-6286. 

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Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, June 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, Women's Health Center-5140 N. California Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size to 10 participants and will be practicing social distancing during the program.

In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 
Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, July 19 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium - 2751 W. Winona St.

Phone: 773-878-6888

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Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, June 14 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion (5140 N. California Ave.), Women's Health Center (4th Floor)

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size to 10 participants and will be practicing social distancing during the program.

In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 
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Heart Disease Screening

Price: $50.00

Occurs: Thursday, November 19 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Proceed to the 4th floor, Heart and Lung Center.

Phone: 773-878-6888, ext. 3

Heart Disease Screening

Know your risk! There are several tests that can help identify your risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease screenings offered by Swedish Hospital take place in the Heart and Lung Center. 

How Long is the Screening and What Does it Include?

The screening takes approximately 15 minutes and includes:
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Diabetes screening
  • Cholesterol screening

What Should I Wear for the Screening?

Please wear a loose-fitting shirt for the EKG test. Diabetes and cholesterol screenings require a blood test; do not eat or drink for 12 hours prior to your appointment (water is OK). 

What is the Cost?

The cost for this screening is $50 (a $120 value). 

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Heart Disease Screening

Price: $50.00

Occurs: Thursday, August 27 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Proceed to the 4th floor, Heart and Lung Center.

Phone: 773-878-6888, ext. 3

Heart Disease Screening

Know your risk! There are several tests that can help identify your risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease screenings offered by Swedish Hospital take place in the Heart and Lung Center. 

How Long is the Screening and What Does it Include?

The screening takes approximately 15 minutes and includes:
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Diabetes screening
  • Cholesterol screening

What Should I Wear for the Screening?

Please wear a loose-fitting shirt for the EKG test. Diabetes and cholesterol screenings require a blood test; do not eat or drink for 12 hours prior to your appointment (water is OK). 

What is the Cost?

The cost for this screening is $50 (a $120 value). 

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, December 08 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, November 10 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, October 13 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, September 08 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, August 11 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, July 14 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

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Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Tuesday, June 09 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Titus Johnson Room, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Meet the Midwives

Free

Occurs: Wednesday, October 28 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Swedish Hospital, Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium, 2751 W. Winona Ave., 1st Floor
 
Meet the Midwives

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, July 21 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Swedish Hospital, Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium, 2751 W. Winona Ave., 1st Floor
 
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Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Saturday, June 13 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 4th Floor Women's Health Resource Center (5140 N. California)

Phone: 773-878-6888

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 15 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 17 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 20 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, September 15 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, August 18 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, July 21 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Stroke Club

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, June 16 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Galter LifeCenter Rehabilitation, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.

Please use Rehab Services Entrance.

Phone: 773-878-8200, ext. 6876

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 01 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 03 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 06 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, September 01 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, August 04 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, July 07 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes-Online Webinar Format

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, June 02 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Webinar link will be provided

Phone: 773-878-6888

Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 08 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor

To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 10 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor

To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 13 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor

To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, September 08 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor

To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, August 11 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor

To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, July 14 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor

To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
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Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Saturday, June 27 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Thursday, June 18 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, June 09 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Register Today!
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Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Sunday, June 07 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you had a stroke
If You Had a Stroke, Would You Know?

Katie Lord, stroke program coordinator at Swedish Covenant Health, will discuss the unusual ways that strokes present themselves, common warning signs, when to act and what to do.

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Joint Protection

Whether your joints are generally healthy or you have occasional aches and pains, it is important to know how to protect them.

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Inflammation and Your Diet

Syeda Farid, a registered dietitian at Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Chef Fresh of Peterson Garden Project’s Fearless Food Kitchen, will share their top 10 list of foods that reduce inflammation and promote joint health.

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Spices
Spices that Improve Your Health

From seasonal allergies to memory maintenance, modern science is disclosing the many positive effects of spices and herbs as a weapon against a variety of illnesses.

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Diabetes Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction

Being overweight causes diabetes, right? Wrong. A registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator and a primary care physician will break down common misconceptions about diabetes and offer healthy lifestyle tips.

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Heart Disease Screening

Sign up for a 15-minute screening in our Heart and Lung Center, which includes an EKG, diabetes and cholesterol screening, and more.

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New Moms Group

Connect with other new moms in a comfortable setting, facilitated by midwives, psychologists, lactation consultants and other experts. Babies welcome!

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Migraines & Headaches

Ever wonder what causes a headache? Why do some people get migraines? Join Dr. Baljinder Bathla, a pain management physician at Swedish Covenant Hospital and Chicago Sports and Spine, as he discusses triggers, treatment, relief options and more.

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Let’s Go Red for Women!

Learn about how to administer "hands-only" Bystander CPR at this fun heart-healthy event featuring interactive demonstrations for stress relief along with wine, cheese and chocolate tastings!

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Artery Cleansing Foods

Join Swedish Covenant Medical Group electrophysiologist Dr. Kamran Aslam as he reveals his top 10 recommended foods for heart health. Then experience a cooking demo with Chef Fresh of Peterson Garden Project's Fearless Food Kitchen.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of MSI
PT Continuing Education Course: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment (MSI)

Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, will present the concepts and principles of the movement system syndromes and their relationship to mechanical musculoskeletal pain. 14 contact hours.

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Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

Michelle Peters, a registered nurse from Swedish Covenant Hospital and IRONMAN triathlete with insulin-dependent diabetes discusses the challenges of diabetes management during the holidays.

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Heart Arrhythmias

The symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia vary, so it can be difficult to tell the difference between something normal and something potentially life-threatening.

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Men's Prostate Screening

Physicians will conduct free prostate cancer screenings, which include a digital rectal examination and PSA blood test—a $249 value!

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A Night of Beauty: Inside & Out

Pamper yourself! Experience an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and beauty treatments with Swedish Skin Institute Dermatologist Dr. Emily Rubenstein.

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Men's Wellness Night

Experts from Galter LifeCenter will demonstrate effective fitness exercises, and Dr. Steven Koopman, a urologist at Swedish Covenant Hospital, will discuss the latest advancements in prostate cancer treatment and prevention.

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Eating the Rainbow: Sunshine Foods

Most Chicagoans, regardless of age, are vitamin D deficient. This can affect bone strength, mood and energy levels. A registered dietitian will discuss foods and recipes that are rich in vitamin D to get you through the low sunshine months.

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Discipline Strategies for the Pre-K Years

Join Pediatrician Dr. Andy Sagan as he discusses proactive strategies and resources for disciplining your toddler including dealing with picky eating habits, tantrums, timeouts and more.

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Tea Talk: Post-Partum You

Nurse-Midwifery Director Amy Graf and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Annie Ryan will discuss what to expect from your mind, body and baby post-delivery. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Ladies Room
Straight Talk: The Ladies Room

Dr. Shameem Abbasy, a urogynecologist with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, will discuss the latest advancements in incontinence treatments, pelvic exercises and more.

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Do you have a Primary Care Physician?

Studies show regular check-ups are one of the best ways to ensure your good health. Sign up today with one of our primary care physicians and get on the road to feeling better and staying that way!

Choose wellness

Treat yourself to a healthier lifestyle. Studies show that working out even a few times a week can improve your health and reduce the likelihood of contracting minor ailments. 
Join Galter LifeCenter and choose a healthier you!