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Wellness and prevention information from the experts at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing


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Find healing in art

Art is powerful. It can nourish the mind, body and spirit, and it can support healing. That is the inspiration behind a bimonthly Art of Healing exhibit offered by the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing. The following exhibits are at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus through the end … Continue reading


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The surprising power of gratitude

By Pauline Marie Buller, BS, NCTMB, CMLDT, CPMT, CIMT Gratitude takes practice, but we do get better at it over time. Building it into our daily routine is important because thankfulness is one of the many components of a healthy … Continue reading


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Women’s wellness: Embracing change

This article originally ran in the Fall 2014 issue of the LiveWell® Newsletter of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. If Nancy Van Sloun, MD, could get one message across to all women, it would be this: Love the … Continue reading


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Art as healing: finding hope and resilience in life’s challenges

By Nancy Cox, RN In my role as a healing coach at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – Abbott Northwestern Hospital, I like to encourage my clients to pursue their passion, in spite of or in light of their circumstances. … Continue reading


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Live well, live happy: Tips for finding happiness amid hardship

By Mary Farrell, MS, PCC This is part four in a LiveWell blog series on happiness that launched with  “Live well, live happy” in January. Being happy can feel out of reach when life presents great struggles. Though this feeling is valid, research … Continue reading


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Six tips for reducing school year stress

By Courtney Baechler, MD This is one of my favorite times of year ― cool mornings followed by hot, sunny, summer afternoons and the excitement of a new school year. While some parents feel good about this, others get anxious thinking about … Continue reading


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Common questions about acupuncture and its use in treating pain

By Michael Egan, LAc, DiplOM, MaOM, licensed acupuncturist, Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing – WestHealth How did you get into acupuncture? As an acupuncturist at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, this is a question I often get … Continue reading


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Art of Healing exhibits – Summer 2014

Art is powerful. It can nourish the mind, body and spirit, and it can support healing. That is the inspiration behind a bimonthly Art of Healing exhibit offered by the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing. The Penny George Institute will open another exhibit at … Continue reading


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The evolving field of holistic health – from alternative medicine to integrative health

Zena Kocher, an acupuncturist with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing sheds light on the evolving field of holistic medicine, or integrative health. Continue reading


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Make your summer count: A seasonal approach to boosting health and wellness

This article will run in the summer issue of the LiveWell® Newsletter of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing According to Debra Bell, MD, an integrative medicine doctor at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, taking note of seasonal … Continue reading