For nearly a century, MacNeal has been providing quality healthcare to the Berwyn community and its surrounding area. Families continue to trust us with the care of their loved ones because of the strong relationships we've built with them over the years. And as our community grows, MacNeal consistently expands our scope of care to keep every generation of your family growing strong.
Today, the MacNeal Health Network serves the healthcare needs of more than one million people in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Along with MacNeal Hospital, a 427-bed fully accredited teaching hospital, our network is comprised of ten primary care centers, a resource library, a school for at-risk children and many other programs. Nearly 90% of our 400 physicians are board-certified, and many speak Spanish. This breadth of service at MacNeal ensures that you and your family receive the level of care you deserve, year after year.
For help in finding a quality physician for your family, to schedule an appointment, or to speak directly with a nurse, call our Physician Referral Service and Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-MACNEAL today.
Both the cold and the flu (influenza) are viral upper respiratory infections. There are over 200 different viruses known to be responsible for the common cold, whereas there are two main types of influenza virus. Click here to read up on the basics of cold and flu:
Is it a cold? Or is it the flu? And what do you do?
Before you attempt to treat your condition, step back, consider your symptoms, and figure out if you have a cold, a flu, or both.
Echinacea: nature's cold fighter?
Many people who become interested in herbs and natural remedies began with an introduction to echinacea, an herbal remedy commonly used for treating colds. Does it really work?
How to wash your hands properly
Believe it or not, one of the best, not to mention easiest, ways to avoid a cold is to wash your hands frequently, especially after time spent in highly-trafficked public spaces.
Besides a shot: other ways to fight the flu
Aside from receiving the vaccine, there are several other steps you can take to reduce your risk of contracting the flu. For example, learn how antiviral medications can both prevent and treat the flu.
But what if you end up with the flu? You may need to take prescription antiviral medicines if you are at high-risk for complications.
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