Your Health

Welcome to the Dedication Health wellness blog. Here you will find tips for diet, exercise, or stress relief as well as current trends in the healthcare industry and technology.

Concierge Medicine Chicago

Imagine being able to reach your primary care doctor any time you want. Someone who knows your entire medical history; answers your emails, texts, and phone calls 24/7; gives you same-day appointments when you’re sick. This high level of attention and care is now accessible for individuals and families that become a member at a

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Illinois COVID-19 Vaccines for Seniors and Phase 1B+

Vaccine Appointments Available to Schedule Beginning March 4th at 8:30 a.m. for Seniors and March 7th at 4 p.m. for Residents Eligible in Phase 1B+   Beginning Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m., Illinois seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center vaccine site, which will begin to administer a limited

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4 Benefits of Concierge Medicine in 2021

We have seen an increase in concierge medicine for individuals since the epidemic started. The benefits that concierge medical practices provide their patients have become more and more evident. Since the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen that underlying conditions and long-term effects of the virus can affect our health greatly. By joining a concierge medicine

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COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Locations and Northshore COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID VACCINE SIGN-UP LOCATIONS: City of Chicago Vaccination Sites Jewel Innovative care Oak Street Health Walgreens Cook County: Lake County: NorthShore: This information is sent on behalf of Sean T. O’Grady, Chief Operating Officer and Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, Chief Medical Officer.  Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Update

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Heart Health Tips to Protect Your Heart

February is American Heart Month. Here at Dedication Health, we want to bring you accurate information, support, and heart health tips. Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for Americans regardless of gender and ethnic background. Studies have shown that the Coronavirus has lasting effects on the heart, which is why it

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COVID-19 Vaccine in Chicago

Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.  Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready

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Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

It has been over a year since the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has plagued the world around us. We have heard the stories, or maybe even seen first hand through personal experience or loved ones, the physical symptoms that this virus can cause. But what about its mental toll? Taking care of mental

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Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Most wouldn’t believe how much trouble this little butterfly-shaped gland can cause if it is not balanced. If left untreated, it can cause many physical and mental symptoms that can range from mild to debilitating. Annual checkups with your doctors and bloodwork will help detect if there is a variance

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Top 10 Healthy Habits for 2021

The new year is finally here! For many, this is the time to begin thinking about how we would like this year to look. With record coronavirus cases rising, staying healthy is at the top of everyone’s list. What does this look like coming into the new year? Are your goals focused on losing weight,

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The Average Doctor Appointment Is Far Too Short

Doctors become doctors to care for people, to listen to them, guide them toward wellness, diagnose and treat them when they are ill, and generally to be healers rooted within a community. These themes are so foundational that the hypocritic oath specifically calls out the importance of mentorship between physicians, the need to remember the

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FLU SHOTS: Flu shots will be available for patients beginning on October 1st. Please call our office to schedule an appointment to receive your annual flu shot. COVID-19 BOOSTERS: The CDC recommends a new COVID-19 booster shot that are available from Pfizer and Moderna. The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. Pfizer's is currently for everyone 12 years old and up, while Moderna's is only for adults over 18. Please call your local pharmacy to receive your booster.