From “Polar Vortex” to “Pollen Vortex”

Editor’s note: The following article is part of a partnership between Chambanamoms.com and Christie Clinic to help create a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.   By Amber Oberheim, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Christie Clinic Congratulations residents of central Illinois! We finally made it through the “Polar Vortex” and one of the worst winters that we … [Read more...]

Ask the Doctor: Which Contraceptive Option is Best for You?

Editor’s note: The following article is part of a partnership between Chambanamoms.com and Christie Clinic to help create a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.   By Dr. Susan Cooper-Morphew, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christie Clinic There are so many choices of contraception from which to choose. The key to picking the right form of contraception for … [Read more...]

Christie Clinic Dances to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Prevention

by Dr. Tamara Helfer, OB/GYN, Christie Clinic Dear mothers and sisters, Breast cancer is a disease we can do more today to help prevent. Our diet can be modified, screening tests performed and knowledge of our family heredity known. Hereditary: In this area it is beneficial if you have risks factors we cannot change to obtain the appropriate screening test and be … [Read more...]

Ask the Doctor: What Is Asthma?

Editor’s note: The following article is part of a partnership between Chambanamoms and Christie Clinic to help create a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. By Dr. Kaushik Patel, Pulmonary Medicine, Christie Clinic By definition, asthma is “a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results … [Read more...]

Ask the Doctor: Chronic Pelvic Pain and Incontinence

Editor’s note: The following article is part of a partnership between Chambanamoms and Christie Clinic to help create a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. By Kristi Gresch, PT, DPT, and Rachel Gonsalves, PT, MSPT Do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or during exercise?  Do you have pain that takes away from your enjoyment of intimacy? Chronic pelvic pain … [Read more...]