Health eNews

13th Annual Golf Tournament, September 18, 2017

On Monday, September 18, RML Specialty Hospital will host its 13th Annual RML Specialty Hospital Golf Tournament, benefiting The Patient and Family Needs Fund, at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale. Golf will be followed by dinner featuring a silent and live auction. New this year will be a concurrently run Paddle Tennis Clinic and […]

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Fight for Air Climb

Climbing for a Cause

RML supported the American Lung Association on Valentine’s Day by participating in the Fight for Air Climb in Oakbrook Terrace. Employees raised over $2,300 while climbing 31, 62, or 93 flights of stairs in support of lung health at the fundraising event. Congratulations and thank you to all RML employees who stepped up to the […]

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Dry Skin Care in Winter

During winter we like to feel toasty and warm, wrapped up in cozy sweaters or blankets, or settled in front of a fire. However, freezing temperatures, low humidity, and furnace-blasted dry air can leave our skin dry, flaky and itchy. Here are some useful tips to keep skin from getting too dry during the cold […]

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Education Simulation Lab

Education Simulation Lab Opens

RML’s Education Simulation Lab featuring Sage the Sim Man is open at RML Hinsdale. Donors, community members, physicians, former patients, and staff joined us to celebrate this technologically advanced space that will have a lasting impact on the patients and communities we serve. Simulation training will help RML meet the demands of the rapidly changing […]

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RML Chicago Opens High Acuity Unit

In complex environments like long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs), reducing medical errors while serving increasingly complex patients saves lives and reduces costs. RML continuously identifies opportunities to meet the needs of patients in this ever changing healthcare landscape. As a result, a high acuity unit opened at RML Chicago this week. This specialized, technologically advanced […]

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Alternative Pain Management Therapies

In most hospitals, pharmaceuticals are the first response to pain. RML’s rehab team is currently trialing non-pharmacological alternatives to pain management. Rehab therapists are testing a wearable device that uses electrical stimulation to trigger pain relief responses in the brain. The stimulator is worn on the upper calf, activating sensory nerves in the leg. This […]

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Insomnia and Sleep Aids

Sleep is arguably the most important part of a healthy lifestyle. A good night’s sleep can improve health, focus, creativity, memory, and mood. Sleep can help you live longer, lower overall stress, and improve the quality of life. Sleep has been shown to decrease inflammation in the body, which has been linked to heart disease, […]

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Reducing Heel Pressure Ulcers

Reducing Heel Pressure Ulcers

Hospital acquired pressure ulcers are costly to patients and organizations financially, physically, and emotionally. Heels are the second most common site with 43% of pressure ulcers developed in hospitals occurring on the heel.1 ,2 Committed to patient safety and quality outcomes, RML piloted a program aimed at preventing heel pressure ulcers. In partnership with Sage […]

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Medication Myths Busted

Medication Myth Busting: Generic Drugs

Today, nearly eight of ten prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs. The use of generic medications is expected to grow over the next few years as a number of popular drugs come off of patent through 2015. Here are some facts about generic drugs: FDA requires generic drugs to have the […]

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Winter Skin: Creams vs Ointments

Winter Skin: Creams vs. Ointments

Due to the harshness of winter, many people get dry skin and may need a cream or an ointment for relief. But what is the difference between a cream and an ointment? When is it best to use a cream or an ointment? Which one should you choose? A cream is a preparation of a […]

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Fiber Supplements: What You Should Know

Fiber: What You Should Know

Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Eating the right amount of fiber has many health benefits including treatment of constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, lowering high cholesterol, and weight loss. The best way to get fiber is naturally through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts. Eat at least […]

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Employees Provide Christmas to Area Students

RML employees shared in the spirit of the holiday season with those in need in 2014. Their generous gifts made the following possible: – 55 children and 46 adults, representing 22 families received gifts through a partnership with Anne M. Jeans Elementary School and HCS Family Services. Their gifts included wish list items and gift […]

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Expired Medication

Does your medicine cabinet need a cleaning?

With molding carrots and curdled milk it’s easy to notice when the right time is to throw away your food, but how do you know when your medication is also ready to be thrown out? Using expired medications can be seriously harmful to your health. For many, looking at the expiration date on a medication […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fall and winter months filled with holidays and family festivities should be a time of happiness and celebration. For some, this time of year signals the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that begins with a change in seasons. SAD is caused in part by a reduction in natural sunlight which […]

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National Respiratory Care Week

Celebrating Respiratory Care Week

Thank you, respiratory therapists! You are the “breath of life” at RML and we salute you during National Respiratory Care Week.  Here are some of the jobs respiratory therapists perform on a daily basis: – Maintain natural and artificial airways in patients.– Assist patients with asthma, emphysema and other lung conditions.– Maintain respiratory equipment including […]

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Over 2,500 School Supplies Donated

RML employees are committed to sending local students back to school ready to learn, armed with the supplies they need. During our annual school supply drive, employees “stuffed the bus” and collected over 2,500 items for Faraday Elementary (Chicago) and Anne M Jeans Elementary (Willowbrook). This is a record! In appreciation of employee generosity, RML […]

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Stuffing Shopping Carts for a Cause

Stuffing Shopping Carts for a Cause

RML’s staff stuffed shopping carts this summer in support of two local nonprofit organizations addressing hunger issues. Non-perishable foods and goods were collected in addition to cash donations, totaling: 227 pounds of food and $519 in Hinsdale to benefit HCS Family Services 46 pounds of food and $321 in support of Marillac Social Center in […]

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RML Top Doctors

Top Doctors

Congratulations to the RML physicians named “Top Doctors” by West Suburban Living Magazine (July – August 2014). These outstanding professionals were nominated by their peers for the distinction of being among the best in the region in their specialty. We are honored to have these physicians as members of our medical staff: Richard Bulger, MDRodica […]

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Congratulations Graduates

RML Specialty Hospital is committed to life-long learning for our staff. Cultivating knowledge creates a workforce of highly-trained professionals focused on quality care and superior clinical outcomes. We had a record number of staff who utilized RML’s Student Tuition Reimbursement Program this year to achieve their advanced degree. Congratulations to the following graduates who walked […]

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10 Years of Golf Impact

On Monday, September 22, supporters will hit the links at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale to make a difference and raise funds to support RML. The lives of 8,614 patients have been impacted since our first event nearly ten years ago. Event day activities include use of driving range, putting greens, golf cart and […]

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