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Fat Shaming is One of Last Socially Accepted Forms of Discrimination, Behavioral Health Expert Says

While other forms of discrimination have become taboo, it’s still common to hear negative comments centered on a person’s weight, said Lindsay Roush, a behavioral health consultant at Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center.

Caregivers Must Take Care of Themselves, Behavioral Health Expert Says

Financial and emotional costs of caring for elderly parents, especially those with dementia or traumatic brain injuries, can become overwhelming for their children. That's why it's important for caregivers to make time to take care of themselves and not feel guilty about it, says a licensed clinical social worker with Memorial Behavioral Health-Counseling Associates.

Memorial Health System Recognized with Quality Award from International Hospital Federation

Memorial Health System earned one of the top excellence awards from the International Hospital Federation.

Memorial Medical Center to Host Shoulder Replacement Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about each step involved in a total shoulder replacement on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

Memorial’s Festival of Trees to be Held Nov. 18-26 on Illinois State Fairgrounds

The 28th annual Memorial’s Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 18-26 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The festival’s hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 18, Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 24-25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26; and 4-8 p.m. Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Memorial Medical Center to Host Lung Cancer Awareness Event

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala Tickets Now on Sale

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala, an elegant fundraiser scheduled before the Festival of Trees opening, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Seeks Volunteers for Holiday Event

Memorial Medical Center Foundation seeks volunteers for the 28th annual Festival of Trees, which will take place Nov. 18-26 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Memorial Medical Center Offers Free Hands-On Healthcare Program

Memorial Medical Center has launched a new program to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.

Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System received one of the top honors today in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) – the fifth quality award that the health system has received from the association in the last five years.

Memorial to Hold Free Webinar on Chemotherapy and the Brain

Memorial Medical Center will host a free webinar on how chemotherapy affects the brain on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Returns to Illinois State Fairgrounds

The Be Aware Women's Fair hosted by Memorial Medical Center will return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for its eighth annual event on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Seeks Sponsors

Limited sponsorship opportunities remain available for Memorial’s 28th annual Festival of Trees, “Skates, Sleds and Snow,” which will be held Nov. 18-26 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance to Host Conference on Patient Safety

Featuring three experts on palliative care, a seminar on patient safety, “Fundamentally Human: An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement,” will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

Memorial’s Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Program Receives Recertification from Joint Commission

Memorial Medical Center received a two-year recertification for its lung volume reduction surgery program, becoming one of only four healthcare facilities in the nation – and the only one in Illinois – to earn the achievement from the Joint Commission.

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