Access to Care

In a shifting healthcare landscape, where do you find the best and most practical care? And how in the world…

Going for Seconds

Complex medical issues may require more input than your doctor can provide. By Patrick Kenney We tend to think of…

Their Kind of Town

National medical institutions are coming to Chicago By Patrick Kenney The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides world-class healthcare, just…

Have a Heart

When the heart fails, it’s time to consider a transplant By Terri Yablonsky Stat Glenn Bovard didn’t realize he’d had…

What’s the Score

-A response from our editor In the Spring 2011 issue of Chicago Health, we printed a story called, “Heartful,” which discussed the…

Worth the Risk

Cancer trials come with uncertain outcomes that can lead to innovations By Eve Becker When patients are diagnosed with cancer,…

It’s Not About STDs. It’s About Fighting Cancer.

How immunizing young girls—and boys—against the human papillomavirus can save lives. By Patrick Kenney Odds are you’ve contracted, are carrying,…

Skin Cancer Weapons

Dermatologists have a useful arsenal against skin cancer By Karen Schwartz Whether you’re lying out on one of Chicago’s beaches…

Undercover Skin Care

By Karen Schwartz Three Chicago-area dermatologists have some important tips for Chicagoans who are spending time out in the sun…

Spider VeinsIn The Know

Spider Veins

By Megy Karydes Can you get spider veins from crossing your legs? Or wearing high heels? Are they genetic? Well,…

Multiple Choice

Breakthrough technologies broaden options for hip and knee replacement hopefuls By Alex Lubischer It had been months since Cheryl Risicato,…

Triathlon Recovery

A lifetime runner gets a second chance with a total knee replacement By Alex Lubischer Fear of immobility caused William…

The Surgery Diet

Bariatric surgery is not a permanent fix to obesity, but there are newfound benefits By Terri Yablonsky Stat Weight-loss surgery can…

Caught In The Web

Video game and Internet addictions can damage lives By Eve Becker It’s a sign of our wired times; it seems…

For the Love of Lipitor

Lipitor’s hold on the cholesterol drug market keeps you from saving money, but not much By Patrick Kenney According to…

Allergic Food Groups

Caring for a child with food allergies requires knowledge and avoidance of parental diagnosis By Megy Karydes Chicago mother Lourdes Craelius isn’t…

A Crash Course in Celiac Disease and Children

By Eve Becker In children, the symptoms are many and varied: chronic diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, abdominal bloating, fatigue, growth…

The Great Debate

Opinions keep changing on when mammograms should be administered By Nancy Maes Television personality Giuliana Rancic, 37, a Chicagoan, shone…

Health Mastery

HPV and Males: Moms and Dads, Let’s Talk By Kathleen Aharoni Before my son left for his freshman year at…