Up for GrabsFeatures

Up for Grabs

An adventure through the evolving science of organ transplantation By David Himmel It is late morning in early May 2014.…

Stress In ChicagoMental Health

Stress In Chicago

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has conducted a national survey on stress. In 2012, the survey charted stress levels…

Know Your PanicFeatures

Know Your Panic

Understanding how to control the way you lose it By Nancy Maes When Richard Harper’s* oldest daughter flew off to…

Supplements: Finding the Edge While Avoiding Snake OilFamily Health

Supplements: Finding the Edge While Avoiding Snake Oil

There’s no shame in wanting to look better naked. But do shortcuts exist, as the $96 billion global supplement industry…

Restless ChildrenFamily Health

Restless Children

Many kids find sleep elusive, due in part to an ADHD misdiagnosis By Nancy Maes Youngsters of all ages need…

When Everything HurtsFamily Health

When Everything Hurts

Diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia are often elusive By Nancy Maes Diagnosing this disease isn’t easy. It usually takes years, following…

It’s Winter: Take Your Workout OutsideFitness

It’s Winter: Take Your Workout Outside

Frigid Chicago winters often make us cower inside, afraid of venturing outdoors, especially for exercising. But the truth is, the…

The Food BuzzCurrent Articles

The Food Buzz

Getting the scoop on mindful eating By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Mindful eating may be called New Age, but the…

Diabesity: Giving a name to the abusive relationship between obesity and diabetesColumns

Diabesity: Giving a name to the abusive relationship between obesity and diabetes

By Dr. Gena Vennikandam Ever hear the biblical proverb, “If you find honey, eat just enough.”? These words to the wise…

Hospitals: Hazardous to Your Health?Briefs

Hospitals: Hazardous to Your Health?

One in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Want to Reduce Stress? Here’s HowCurrent Articles

Want to Reduce Stress? Here’s How

Patricia Normand, MD, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center and director of its Mindful Life Program, says that in…

Healing SpicesBriefs

Healing Spices

It may be winter, but herbs can grow in flowerpots indoors year-round. Fresh herbs not only look and smell great,…

Cure to Stress Found in Canadian WatersColumns

Cure to Stress Found in Canadian Waters

By Kathleen Aharoni Last summer, my love and I canoed the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. It was beyond…

From Routine Surgery to  Family NightmareColumns

From Routine Surgery to Family Nightmare

By Anthony Bonazzo In June 2012, my sister, Jennifer, called me from New Jersey. She told me not to worry…

Health Apps and Wearables: The Next StageCurrent Articles

Health Apps and Wearables: The Next Stage

By Tom Mullaney We live in a time of technology disruption. Airbnb has revolutionized the rental markets model. Uber and…

I Don’t Want to Be Like DerrickCurrent Articles

I Don’t Want to Be Like Derrick

We want to play like our favorite sports stars, but we don’t want to be injured like them By Laura…

An Important AdjustmentAlternative Medicine

An Important Adjustment

Physicians are slowly changing views on chiropractic back care By Karen Grimaldos As an ironman athlete and personal trainer, Lori…

Above and Beyond: Rape VictimCharities

Above and Beyond: Rape Victim

Above photo courtesy of Rape Victim Advocates Rape Victim Advocates Supports Survivors By Megy Karydes What would you do if…

Deconstructing GriefIn The Know

Deconstructing Grief

Ways to help yourself and othersBy Katie Morell Grief is a topic difficult to discuss, but it’s universally felt. Intense grief…

If I Should Die Before I WakeIn The Know

If I Should Die Before I Wake

Sleep apnea can lead to far worse things than snoring By Megy Karydes It’s been two years since Barbara Wolke, 68,…