Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Chicago Cosmetic Doctor David A. Shifrin

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How do select a great cosmetic doctor? Look at their credentials and awards.

Established in 2010, the award winning cosmetic surgery practice of David A Shifrin MD, provides the complete experience by combining excellent surgical results with personalized care.

Dr. David Shifrin specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

The nose can have a dramatic impact on our overall appearance. It is in a central position of the face, and when it is out of balance, it can create disharmony amongst other features. Nose shaping or rhinoplasty by Dr David Shifrin can have a profound effect on the appearance of the entire face. Rhinoplasty surgery utilizes techniques such as cartilage removal, nasal bone manipulation and/or tip shaping. It is designed to improve the appearance of the nose and, in some cases, to improve breathing. Dr Shifrin uses two techniques, closed and open, to modify nasal architecture.

Common Changes Include:

  • Shortening, narrowing, or straightening
  • Eliminating a prominent hump
  • Refining the tip or nostrils
  • Reducing a Wide or Bulbous Tip

Many of our patients comment on their longstanding desire to change the appearance of their nose. While there are classic descriptions of what the ideal shape and size of a nose should be, the final decision for nose shaping is uniquely tailored for each individual’s face and goals,” says Dr. Shifrin.

Whether your nose shaping goals are small or you desire a more profound change, Dr. Shifrin has the experience and skill to help you achieve your goal of a better looking, naturally balanced nose.

If you would like to learn more about the Rhinoplasty procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr Shifrin today. Alternatively you can call our office at (312) 590-3572 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Shifrin maintains multiple convenient office locations. He focuses his time at Shifrin Plastic Surgery, Downtown Chicago, on improving the aesthetic appearance of his patients through the use of state of the art skin care, botox and fillers and surgery. He prides himself on enhancing his patient’s physical attributes, blending his love of anatomy and science with his surgical expertise to artistically refine the outward beauty of his patients.

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Coffee with Chicago Cat Adoption

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Tree House Humane Society and Veterinary Clinic is heading to 7225 N. Western Ave. in West Rogers Park.

Groundbreaking on the $7 million facility could happen in April, DNAinfo reported.

Their Cat’fe, is where patrons and cat-lovers will be able to hang out with cats and drink coffee and tea drinks as well as munch on snacks, will be located in the facility’s first-floor lobby and waiting area. The space could accommodate 25-30 people a day, and it will also serve drinks to go.

 

Rae Lewis-Thornton – Diva Living with AIDS

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Educated, attractive, assertive and ambitious are just a few of the words used to describe Rae Lewis-Thornton. In 1986, during a routine blood drive visit at a Washington D.C. Red Cross, Rae received news of another word that would soon be used to describe her health and future. At the tender age of 23, Rae Lewis-Thornton was diagnosed HIV Positive.
 
Despite her present day status of having full-blown AIDS (ACQUIRED Immune-deficiency Syndrome), Rae Lewis-Thornton leads her own unending crusade to educate and challenge young and old audiences to take control of their own bodies, futures and health. Rae uses her life as an example that AIDS is a non-discriminatory disease. She challenges the most common myths and stereotypes surrounding who and how one can become infected with the HIV virus that most often results in AIDS and death. In doing this, she incorporates her own oratory skills, personal experiences and unyielding honesty to create and disseminate her critical and deadly message of her own day by day, personal destruction by AIDS.
Rae uses all forms of media to convey her message. In less than a year Rae Lewis-Thornton has made her mark in Social Media. She is the recipient of the British Academy Golden Tweet Award in Public Service for 2010 and The 2011 CBS Chicago Most Valuable Blogger in Medical, Health and Fitness. She uses Twitter effectively to continue her crusade to educate, reduce the spread of HIV, as well as to challenge stigma and shame around HIV/AIDS. She held the first HIV/AIDS Tweet-up in the US in July 2010 and is now taking her Tweet-up’s nationwide. In December 2010 Rae organized a Twitter Book Club, RLT Reads. Along with Twitter, she uses both of her Facebook pages as a daily platform to educate both on HIV/AIDS generally and her personal struggle of living and managing HIV/AIDS.
Rae Lewis Thornton’s gift is to help people get passed their pain and live a healthy balanced life. For the past 19 years she’s done that through speaking, press interviews, tv, radio, print and most recently in her blog. In January 2012 she is expanding her work by giving people the opportunity to have her expertise one on one through life coaching RLT Inspiration. The areas of life coaching are confidence, balance and relationships. RLT Inspiration will utilize her life experience and her seminary training. She received a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2003. She was licensed as minister over 12 years ago. Rae has done her PhD studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Rae graduated Manga Cum Laude graduate from Northeastern Illinois University. Rae is very proud to have received the 2011 Distinguished Alumnae Award from  her alma-mater Northeastern as well as, deliver the 2011 Commencement Address. Rae  has received  literally hundreds of awards  for her work in HIV/AIDS in the last eighteen years – and I encourage you to check out her blog DIVA LIVING WITH AIDS!

Cancer and Healthy Delicious Foods with Chef Tong

 Healthy Tastes Great!

MY PRIVATE CHEF PREPARES HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN FARE AT GILDA’S  CLUB CHICAGO

 For eight years, Chef Christopher Tong
of the upscale Chicago private gourmet dining service,

My Private Chef, has been demonstrating
to Gilda’s Club members and friends how healthy meals can offer gourmet quality
and excitement. The idea is that people living with cancer can enjoy every bite
knowing they are supporting their healthy lifestyle. The meals in this cooking
series are designed to inspire people living with cancer to eat well, serve
beautiful food and stay healthy.

Fitness Open House March 24 at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping

SUMMER and BEACH season is about 12 weeks away? Are you ready?

Was your new years resolution fitness based – and you have not followed through?
 What if I told you,
 you can have a better body in 10 weeks?

Have you heard about Farrells and wanted to check it out? Do you have a friend, family member, a co-worker or neighbor who has inquired about FXB and wants to learn more about the program?  Do  you want to ‘try’ a class?  Do  you  have questions needing answered? Grab a friend and come to open house this weekend!

 

This Sunday, March 24th from 1PM-2PM we’ll be hosting an OPEN HOUSE here at FXB.

 

Be  prepared to do
‘mini-workouts’.  We will conduct a 15 minute warm-up, then a bags
demonstration followed by a few bands exercises.  Then, we will
transition into a question/answer period.

You will then have an opportunity to sign up for the Spring Session with a DISCOUNT!

 

Please RSVP for this event by emailing  JASON.

jasonhedden@extremebodyshaping.com

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping

821 W. Blackhawk Street

Chicago, IL  60642

www.extremebodyshaping.com

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Aaron Swartz…The Loss of a Genuis

 So sad… 

As an eighth-grader in Winnetka, Illinois, Aaron Swartz showed signs of
the computer wizardry that would lead to his Internet activism and
development of software used by websites worldwide.

But the
Highland Park native who had attended North Shore Country Day School in
Winnetka and as a 13-year-old had created an online public encyclopedia
for a school competition got into trouble as an adult.

He faced trial in April on federal charges that he had illegally
downloaded millions of journal articles from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology with the intention of posting them to a file-sharing
site.

The prospect of the trial was too much for him, his family
said. Swartz, 26, committed suicide inside his New York apartment,
authorities said Saturday.

In a statement sent through a
spokesman, his family said Swartz hanged himself the day before out of
worry that he faced more than 30 years in federal prison.

“Aaron’s
insatiable curiosity, creativity, and brilliance; his reflexive empathy
and capacity for selfless, boundless love; his refusal to accept
injustice as inevitable — these gifts made the world, and our lives, far
brighter,” the statement in part read.

Along with developing an
early version of rich site summary, or RSS, technology, Swartz is
credited with co-founding the popular Reddit website that allows users
to vote for their favorite news stories of the day.

In a talk in 2007, Mr. Swartz described having had suicidal thoughts
during a low period in his career. He also wrote about his struggle with
depression, distinguishing it from sadness.

“Go outside and get
some fresh air or cuddle with a loved one and you don’t feel any better,
only more upset at being unable to feel the joy that everyone else
seems to feel. Everything gets colored by the sadness.”


If you are someone you know is experiencing suicical ideation, call the
National Suicide Prevention hotline at  1-800-273-8255, the national
GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743), or The Trevor Project, an organization specifically focused on LGBT people, at 866-488-7386.

Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping Summer Deals for Chicago

We have been talking about Farrell’s for months now!  WE LOVE IT! 

and GILT CITY  just announced an awesome special for  Farrells eXtreme Body Shaping Summer Classes! 

I am told there are still some  spots left.
 MENTION THIS SITE, INSIDE CHICAGO,
and you could even get a further  25% off discount,
 on certain time slots.

This 10 week class  WILL set your metabolism on fire! And melt inches off your body.  GUARANTEED to change your body!

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CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION:
(312) 624-9794
 ask for Jason and mention us!

Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping
821 W. Blackhawk        Off Halsted,    
S. of North Ave.

Farrells eXtreme Bodyshaping Chicago


You have a gym membership?

How is that working out for you?

Are you stuck in rut, doing the same routine? or making excuses not to go?

Maybe you have  hit a plateau?

Maybe it’s time shake your body up!

What if you had a schedule and had to go!  6 times a weeks for 10 weeks!

I guarantee you would see results!

I discovered Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping this Winter.  I  joined the first 10 week session to officially launch in Chicago, in January.

I am  in Week 7, and  have seen great results, and plan to continue on with the program this Spring. I have seen my body fat drop and my  muscle mass grow. But everyone has different goals.

OPEN REGISTRATION IS STARTING NOW for the next Session which Begins in April

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is a results based fitness program for
participants of any age, lifestyle, sex or athletic ability
. The program
was developed by Lance Farrell — a long-time taekwondo competitor and
teacher — specifically to combat obesity and to help people develop
healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening
and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training
into a course for regular people who aren’t interested in sparring or
contact drills.

In 45 minutes a day, six days a week, (yes!  6 days  a week!)   Farrell’s can help you make
real changes in your fitness and overall health. Results are typical
with the Farrell’s program. In 10 weeks with Farrell’s, you will see the
eXtreme changes you expect out of your fitness and nutrition
commitments.

The local owner and instructor Jason does an awesome job. He first went through the Farrell’s program in Iowa. Went on to become an instructor, then moved to Chicago last year to open this location.

The Farrell’s program combines four essential elements needed to make eXtreme changes in your bodyshape:

“Our mission is simple:

We want to inspire you to live your life with power and purpose.


What others are saying on Yelp!

“FXB hands down has been the most successful, motivating, and super fun
program I have ever done in my journey to health and wellness.  I joined
with my cousin who heard of the program from her home town and friends
that had done it.  In fact one of her friends was the $1000 winner!  She
knew already that this program worked and I was excited to try it.  For
only 45 minutes, 6 days a week I get to escape the grind of life and do
something just for me. ”

“Jason, our coach, is the best!  He
explains all the moves, techniques, and proper form extremely well and
ensures that you are doing it right.  He is a super motivator and pushes
you when you need to be pushed.  He gets to know each and every one of
us and is always available to answer questions and stay connected to
ensure you are following the program to level 10. “


If you show up to class and follow the plan, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!
Guaranteed – or your money back.

Don’t miss the next session of classes – and get a banging beach body NOW!

FARRELL’S eXtreme Body Shaping

Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping
821 W. Blackhawk        Off Halsted,     S. of North Ave.

 312-624-9794
JOIN FXB.com

Farrell’s Extreme BodyShaping Center Comes to Chicago’s Lincoln Park

Chicago’s newest fitness center is  under construction and nearing completion!

 Farrell’s  Extreme Bodyshaping!
 821 W. Blackhawk Street.
(North & Clybourn)
Chicago’s most talked about,
newest bodyshaping center!

The gym will feature a large classroom area covered with inch thick martial arts mats and some serious duct work to keep the air moving when it’s full of kicking and punching students.

 The first 10 week session will begin January 21st, and they are 
accepting enrollments on  NOW in the lobby of the Blackhawk on
Halsted building.  The lobby entrance is directly South of REI on
Halsted.  Structured parking is available at the back of the building for parking convenience.

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is a results based fitness program for
participants of any age, lifestyle, sex or athletic ability
. The program
was developed by Lance Farrell — a long-time taekwondo competitor and
teacher — specifically to combat obesity and to help people develop
healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening
and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training
into a course for regular people who aren’t interested in sparring or
contact drills.

In 45 minutes a day, six days a week, Farrell’s can help you make
real changes in your fitness and overall health. Results are typical
with the Farrell’s program. In 10 weeks with Farrell’s, you will see the
eXtreme changes you expect out of your fitness and nutrition
commitments.

The Farrell’s program combines four essential elements needed to make eXtreme changes in your bodyshape:

I JUST SIGNED UP FOR THIS – AND I AM SO EXCITED.

The last few years, my body has gotten out of shape and it really needs a kick start.

At each and every Farrell’s workout facility, we offer you a supportive environment to reach your fitness goals, while challenging participants to live Life at LEVEL 10.
The philosophies Mr. Farrell valued most from his TaeKwonDo background —
discipline, self-control and respect — are also the fundamental pillars
of the eXtreme Bodyshaping program.

“Our mission is simple: We want to inspire you to live your life with power and purpose.


We are in business to help our members transform their lives —we have
helped over 30,000 people (and counting!), and we are ready to help you
too!

FARRELL’S EXTREME BODY SHAPING

Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates Offers Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Nearly two out of every three Americans is overweight or obese. 

Dr. Julie Roth, an Internal Medicine and Nutrition specialist at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates (CLSMA), the largest private medical practice on Northwestern University’s medical campus in downtown Chicago, offers ten tips to avoid weight gain over the holiday season the healthy way:
 

1) Keep a food log or diary
.  Studies show that people who log their foods lose twice as much weight.

2) Be realistic.  A goal of 0.5-2 pounds weight loss/week is realistic.  Weight loss happens over time.

3) Think of food as fuel.  When choosing foods choose healthier options because it will help from a calorie and an overall health standpoint. Healthier choices will also help avoid sugar highs/lows which may impact concentration.

4) Drink lots of water.  Thirst is often confused with hunger with hunger and extra calories are often consumed when water would suffice.

5) Get enough sleep.  Fatigue can be confused with hunger.  Sleep is essential to improve a variety of other health issues as well.  Holidays are definitely a time when the candle gets burned at both ends.

6) Address stress levels.  Emotional eating leads to the consumption of excess calories.  When cravings/emotions hit try spending 20-30 minutes focusing on a non-food item until the craving/emotion passes.

7) Plan ahead for success.  Healthy choices and weight loss don’t “just happen.”  Plan meals three days in advance.  “Know before you go” regarding options when dining out.  Look at menus in advance and make a plan.

8) Practice moderation.  Try to limit indulgences try to where enjoyment still exists but guilt doesn’t.  In other words, the first few bits are an indulgence with little guilt.  After that, the guilt (and calories) pile up and enjoyment doesn’t.

9) Be seasonal when choosing.  If struggling with choices at a party or in a buffet line, first take a “lay of the land.”  Next, choose things which are seasonal and only available now.  You can be sure to  find a chocolate chip cookie next time.

10) Log your festivities.  Keep track of holiday parties on a calendar.  You’ll soon realize that Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day isn’t all one big party – only certain days.  Also, keep track of your eating on your food logs; it will help keep you on track.

 

Located directly across from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates (CLSMA) is a comprehensive group of medical professionals offering healthcare services combined with compassionate high quality care. With 48 board-certified specialty and general internal medicine physicians, all trained in accredited residency programs, CLSMA offers over 20 diverse health specialties to accommodate a large variety of healthcare needs.

Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates believes in developing and maintaining a strong physician-patient relationship and sustaining continuity of care. Patients of the practice agree that the physicians are extremely helpful in addressing a multitude of medical and non-medical issues, are expert at listening and responding to patient needs, and are highly accessible. While each doctor has an established group of patients, the practice welcomes and continues to accept new patients.  

The medical offices of CLSMA are located at 676 North St. Clair, Suites 2300 and 2000, Chicago, Illinois. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information on any doctor or specialty at CLSMA, visit www.clsma.com or call 312-926-6000 to schedule an appointment.