Skilled Nursing Hero: Apsara RosarioUncategorized

Skilled Nursing Hero: Apsara Rosario

Alden Terrace of McHenry Apsara Rosario, assistant director of nursing at Alden Terrace of McHenry, which provides short-term rehab and skilled…

Patient Hero: Paul RichardUncategorized

Patient Hero: Paul Richard

Advocate Trinity Hospital  Paul Richard had such a hard time breathing in April that he felt like he had an elephant…

Emergency Room Hero: Scott Samlan, MDUncategorized

Emergency Room Hero: Scott Samlan, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital “I deal with gunshots every day, trauma, and crazy stuff, and this is the only thing that…

Research Hero: Richard Novak, MDUncategorized

Research Hero: Richard Novak, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago Covid-19 is not the first pandemic go-around for Richard Novak, MD. For more than 30…

Nurse Heroes: Linda Michna, RN, and the Old DollsUncategorized

Nurse Heroes: Linda Michna, RN, and the Old Dolls

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Three decades ago, a group of nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital became known as the Old Dolls,…

Testing Hero: Greg Bowman, RNUncategorized

Testing Hero: Greg Bowman, RN

Rush University Medical Center In the early days of the pandemic, Covid-19 testing was sparse in Chicago. When Rush University…

Mask Hero: Evelyn Figueroa, MDUncategorized

Mask Hero: Evelyn Figueroa, MD

Figueroa Wu Family Foundation  The day Illinois’ stay-at-home order was announced, Evelyn Figueroa, MD, a family physician and professor of clinical…

Home Care Hero: BreAnna KruyerUncategorized

Home Care Hero: BreAnna Kruyer

Right at Home For many residents of long-term care facilities, the coronavirus pandemic has increased their loneliness, anxiety, and fear.…

Public Health Hero: Allison Arwady, MD, MPHUncategorized

Public Health Hero: Allison Arwady, MD, MPH

Chicago Department of Public Health Armed with a straightforward attitude and reams of data, Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, answers the…

Food Hero: Kellie O’ConnellUncategorized

Food Hero: Kellie O’Connell

Lakeview Pantry When the stay-at-home order went into effect, Lakeview Pantry realized its services would be needed more than ever,…

Infectious Disease Hero: Emily Landon, MDUncategorized

Infectious Disease Hero: Emily Landon, MD

UChicago Medicine  Emily Landon, MD, executive medical director of infection prevention and control at UChicago Medicine, started out as a voice…

State Hero: Ngozi Ezike, MDUncategorized

State Hero: Ngozi Ezike, MD

Illinois Department of Public Health  From early on, Ngozi Ezike, MD, seemed destined to be a doctor. Her father, an immigrant…

Community Hero: Pastor Chris HarrisUncategorized

Community Hero: Pastor Chris Harris

Bright Star Community Outreach  When Covid-19 first appeared in Chicago, Pastor Chris Harris suspected it would hit his community on the South Side hard.…

Paramedic Hero: Norah PowerUncategorized

Paramedic Hero: Norah Power

ATI Ambulance  Norah Power has worked in various emergency medical services (EMS) roles — from leadership to education — for…

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for AnxietyAffiliate

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Anxiety

One-third of Americans will experience prolonged anxiety at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental…