Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

SwedishAmerican Celebrates National Nurses Week, May 6 – 11

When you walk into a hospital or doctor’s office, one of the first people you come in contact with is a nurse. SwedishAmerican has nearly 900 nurses on staff and is celebrating all of them during National Nurses Week, May 6 – 11, a week dedicated to recognizing the valuable role nurses play in healthcare.

Starting Monday, May 7, the nursing team will kick-off a donation drive that will benefit the Rockford Rescue Mission. Nurses will be asked to bring in items each day during the week:

Solutions for Spring Allergies

If spring has you reaching for a tissue, take heart!

How to Spring Clean Your Health

Do more than just wash the windows this spring!

Take Your Health Outside

Here are 10 healthy things you can do to take advantage of these longer days.

The After School Snack Attack

Put those after-school munchies to rest!