Blog Archive

Guidelines for Vibrant Health as Chicago Life Begins to Normalize Jun 11th, 2020

Dear Beloved Patients,   I started writing this nearly two weeks ago but due to circumstances that delayed our reopening it is going out now.   It is hard to believe that 2020 is almost half over. And two and a half months of the first five were spent under most...

How to Cope with Stress Amidst a Pandemic Apr 9th, 2020

Dear CCWM Family:   The outbreak of COVID-19 is surely stressful for people. While we react to stress differently, fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. While not necessarily easy to wrap your head around it at this moment, coping...

Five Tips for Staying Sane, Healthy, Fit and Beautiful While You're Safe at Home Mar 30th, 2020

Dear Members of the CCWM Family,   Here we are, at the start of our second week of “shelter-in-place” order looking at our beautiful city’s eerily empty streets, parks and lakeshore from our homes, living our new normal in the world which will never be the same. Globally, this is the...

Now Offering Telemedicine Appointments amid COVID-19 Mar 18th, 2020

Dear members of the CCWM family:   We are writing this as the crisis surrounding the pandemic of Covid-19 is evolving in front of our eyes in hope of providing reassurance and well thought out advice that is not emotional but is science based and predicated by World Health, CDC...

International Women's Day Mar 8th, 2020

A message from Dr. Vesna Skul:   I personally feel blessed for having had so many brilliant women in my life: from the role models like my brilliant grandmothers and my recently departed Mama, mentors and dear friends who make up for the sisters I never had to my dear...

20 Health Tips for 2020 Jan 27th, 2020

As we start the New Year many people are making resolutions, only to break them within weeks.  Here are the top ten resolutions that seldom make it past the first quarter! Lose Weight and Get Fit Quit Smoking Get Out of Debt and Save Money Eat Healthier and Diet Learn...

Thanksgiving 2019 Nov 18th, 2019

Dear Friends: As the Holidays are approaching we are reflecting on over 3 decades of practicing medicine the way we believe medicine should be practiced, honoring our patients’ needs and providing ample time to discuss and solve problems or celebrate wellness.   It has been a privilege to have you as...

What is a Brain Injury? Jul 28th, 2019

A brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. 2.8 million people are treated for brain injuries in the United States each year. The most common brain injuries happen from a sports injury or a car...

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Jun 23rd, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Did you know that there are 50 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death and every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s in the United States. Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women in the US....

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week May 13th, 2019

During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. National Women’s Health Week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s...

Heart Month – Shine the Light on Women’s Health Feb 21st, 2019

We’re at the end of February, the month of the heart; specifically the beautiful women’s heart, who is more at risk for having heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain. The symptoms of a heart attack are sweating, unusual fatigue, lightheadedness or dizziness, jaw pain, upper back pain, neck &...

February is American Heart Month Feb 7th, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Several health conditions, your lifestyle, your age, and family history can increase your risk. Nearly half of American adults have at least one...

Detox Cleanse – Is Your Body Ready? Jan 24th, 2019

There have been over 80,000 toxins introduced to our environment in the last couple of decades… 800 are serious hormone disruptors. It is no wonder that healthcare professionals often suggest a detox cleanse as an important way of supporting a healthy lifestyle. With Orenda’s 10-Day Detox Cleanse, you will begin...

Winter Wellness Guide Dec 13th, 2018

With what feels like a seemingly endless cold spell ahead, ’tis the season to revisit your wellness regime. While the winter months tend to hinder our health goals, whatever those may be, through good food, fitness, sleep, and self-care choices, you can stay fighting fit for the long freeze ahead....

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 25th, 2018

We are at the end of October and as you all know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please remind your mother, sister, aunt, niece or any female friend to get a mammogram. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. One out of every eight women...

Natural Sunburn Remedies Jun 28th, 2018

Summer is finally here and that means sunburn season is here too! Despite your best intentions, you may end up with a sunburn for the better part of a week. First, there is the pain, then the itch, and finally the peeling. You can shorten your discomfort by using natural...

Thermal Receipts Could be Hazardous to Your Health Jun 23rd, 2018

Have you noticed some stores ask if you want your receipt by email? Whenever you’re out shopping and running errands; keep in mind that accepting thermal receipts could be hazardous to your health. Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS) are both linked to thermal receipts. What is Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and What that Means for You Mar 26th, 2018

This is what we know and Colorectal cancer. It is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. Sometimes,...

5 Spices that will Keep you Warm during these Cold Months Feb 13th, 2018

Spices are the delightfully aromatic plants whose warming scents are a characteristic element of the winter season. Many spices contain similar essential oils but in different proportions. These oils are released through the physical process of grinding, grating or crushing. Here are some spices to try at home. 1.) Allspice:...

TONE Networks Launches Subscription-based Video and Social Network Today Oct 25th, 2017

TONE Networks, a subscription-based video and social network for time-starved women, launched today at www.tonenetworks.com.  The first product offering of New York City-based Chart One Media, Tone Networks reinforces the growing women helping women movement by providing a supportive online community complete with access to both expert coaching and peer to peer...

Webinar: One on One with Top Experts from the Summit & Learning with Dr. Vesna Skul Oct 23rd, 2017

The Healing Hashimoto’s Summit is right around the corner so come and join us on Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm when you will have the opportunity to get a sneak peak in to some of the topics being discussed at the Summit! We then will shift...

6 Signs that Help Identify Depression Aug 31st, 2017

“There is a stigma around mental illness,” says Cvengros, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Rush University Medical Center. In Jamies Cvengros, PhD experience, people avoid talking about depression. Early Warning Signs of Depression Learning to recognize these six nonverbal signs can assist in helping people in your life who may...

We’re Moving to 100 E. Walton on June 1 May 18th, 2017

As of June 1, 2017 Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine will no longer participate in any insurance plans, including Medicare and will be moving to a new location at 100 E. Walton, Suite 400W. This will allow patients whom we were previously unable to see due to their type of insurance...

Fatigue Facts Apr 11th, 2017

Fatigue often indicates an underlying health problem. With all of life’s challenges, nearly everyone gets tired. It’s when symptoms become chronic that your health can become compromised. It often indicates an underlying health problem. The cause of being tired can be identified. Maybe you had a longer workout, or attended...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 10th, 2016

Have you noticed the pink scarves, pink socks, pink shirts, and pink coffee mugs in the department stores? It’s a reminder to examine your breasts, make a doctor appointment, and schedule your mammogram. About 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1000 men in the United States will develop breast...

Spring is Allergy Season in Chicago Mar 14th, 2016

Do you suffer from spring allergies? Do you stay indoors? Have you ever used a neti pot to help clear your breathing passages? The allergy season begins in February and can last until the early summer. Spring rain showers can cause an increase in mold and leave you feeling miserable...

High Blood Pressure Tips Feb 29th, 2016

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can trigger serious health problems, including heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and vision loss. Changes in the way you eat and live can bring down your blood pressure and help you avoid the future health problems. Watch your weight Your blood pressure rises...

Kick Off the New Year with a Free Clean Day Trial Pack Dec 15th, 2015

Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine would like to send you a FREE sample of Clean Burn Shape to try out for a day. So many of our patients love this program, we thought you would too! Simply click on this link, enter CBS-57330 in the code, and we will send you...

Holiday Diet Tips Nov 22nd, 2015

As the holidays approach, we need to be extra mindful of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Eve, we are continuously tempted to overindulge. We’ve added some holiday diet tips including healthy recipes. Food has become an integral part of the holiday season, and it’s...

Redefine Acute Care is a game-changer Aug 20th, 2015

Skincare Product for Wrinkles When you use Redefine Acute Care at night, the skincare treatment patches fit comfortably under the eye or above the lip, to quickly smooth targeted lines and wrinkles for a naturally younger-looking appearance. REDEFINE Acute Care Skincare for Expression Lines delivers hyaluronic acid and peptides that produce...

Ten Tips to Get the Most From Your Massage May 11th, 2015

1. Be as receptive and open to the massage process as possible. 2. Don’t eat just before the session. Let your body digest your meal first. 3. Be on time. If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax. 4. Take off only as much clothing...