Critical Questions to Ask Your Pain SpecialistKnow What to Ask

Critical Questions to Ask Your Pain Specialist

The following questions and answers were provided by John V. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, medical director at the Illinois Pain Institute…

Critical Questions: GERDKnow What to Ask

Critical Questions: GERD

The following questions and answers were provided by Mitchell Bernsen, MD, managing partner at Illinois Gastroenterology Group, a member of…

Critical Questions: Prostate CancerKnow What to Ask

Critical Questions: Prostate Cancer

The following questions and answers were provided by Rajat Malhotra, MD, Medical Oncology/Hematology at Illinois Cancer Specialists in Arlington Heights.…

The Danger of a RoutineFitness

The Danger of a Routine

The Danger of a Routine By Anthony Bonazzo When it comes to fitness, you often hear, “Well, it’s better to be…

Health MasteryHealth Mastery

Health Mastery

Pain: A Love Message from the Body of You By Kathleen Aharoni Dear Self: I would like to address your…

Funny Bone

Originally published in the Fall 2015 print edition.

Doctor’s OrdersThe Doctor's Orders

Doctor’s Orders

What Patients Should Know By Dr. Gena Vennikandam When was the last time you visited the doctor? In more scenarios than…

Feeding Your HeartCardiology

Feeding Your Heart

Changing gears on cholesterol guidelines By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN Cardiovascular disease still tops the charts among chronic diseases in…

On-Screen DoctorsAccess to Care

On-Screen Doctors

Telemedicine delivers remote healthcare on demand By Karen Grimaldos Pamela Ziegler doesn’t have time to get sick. That’s why when…

Girding up to treat GERDGastroenterology

Girding up to treat GERD

By Nancy Maes You have a big steak and a glass or two of wine for dinner, and the next…

End-of-Life Care:  The Conversation That Can’t WaitAging

End-of-Life Care: The Conversation That Can’t Wait

By Heidi Lading Kiec Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is…

To The PointAlternative Medicine

To The Point

Acupuncture eases chemo-related pain, fatigue and nausea A component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been well researched in Western…

Rebuilding ManOrthopedics

Rebuilding Man

Ankle replacements give patients more viability By Brett Dworski It’s been over 40 years since Dan Chesman, a former ROTC Naval…

New Treatments in Prostate CareMen's Health

New Treatments in Prostate Care

By Tom Mullaney It seems inconceivable that a small, walnut-sized gland lying just below the bladder could be the vicious…

Taking Control of Your Birth ControlWomen's Health

Taking Control of Your Birth Control

Having reproductive choices doesn’t always mean having control over your body Last fall, I asked my healthcare provider to switch…

Pain-Fighting RecipesRecipes

Pain-Fighting Recipes

By Jeannette Hurt Fresh Tuna Burgers with Mango Salsa These zesty tuna burgers not only awaken your taste buds with…

Growing  PainsPediatrics

Growing Pains

Teenage girls are prime targets for ligament injuries By Nancy Maes Julissa Campos was playing soccer at Chicago’s Holy Trinity…

The Illusion of ConnectionTechnology

The Illusion of Connection

Looking at youth culture with 10 years of social media effects By Tone Stockenström In barely a decade, social media…

Concussions: Coaches, Players, Physicians Realize Hard-Hitting LessonsFeatures

Concussions: Coaches, Players, Physicians Realize Hard-Hitting Lessons

By Laura Drucker It wasn’t headaches that made Arija Inveiss think she might have a concussion. It wasn’t dizziness or sensitivity…

The Fat TruthNutrition

The Fat Truth

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Fat is on the radar again. It’s gone from being banished in the ’90s in…

3D Printing: A model for a better futureFeatures

3D Printing: A model for a better future

Pictured above: Students use the models to practice performing complicated minimally invasive procedures to repair rare birth defects. Photo courtesy…

Where Does It Hurt?Features

Where Does It Hurt?

Untreated or mistreated chronic pain can lead to the pangs of depression By Morgan Lord When Bill Lipscomb, 60, was in…

This Is Not Your Grandparents’ Back SurgeryFeatures

This Is Not Your Grandparents’ Back Surgery

By Heidi Lading Kiec Some of you may recall a grandparent or elderly neighbor constantly stooped over and in pain…

Alternatives to HurtingFeatures

Alternatives to Hurting

Hypnosis and reflexology gain footing for pain control By Nancy Maes Pictured above: Sarah Preusker, Board-Certified Reflexologist.  Photo by JC Paz Photography  …

Reefer to the RescueFeatures

Reefer to the Rescue

Medical cannabis presents new treatment options for pain management Medical marijuana advocates are not just blowing smoke. Medical cannabis, now…

Above & Beyond: Action for Healthy Kids Makes Schools Healthier PlacesCharities

Above & Beyond: Action for Healthy Kids Makes Schools Healthier Places

By Megy Karydes Children spend 1,000 hours a year and consume as many as half their calories at school, making…

Above & Beyond: Heartland Alliance Provides Housing, Healthcare Options to Help End PovertyCharities

Above & Beyond: Heartland Alliance Provides Housing, Healthcare Options to Help End Poverty

By Megy Karydes The cycle is familiar to many living in poverty. Charles was trying to land on his feet…

Clarity PillBusiness of Healthcare

Clarity Pill

Seeing Through the Cost of Your Drugs By Megy Karydes Like many families, mine is one that requires a daily…

How Baby Boomers Are Killing the Pain—and MoreFeatures

How Baby Boomers Are Killing the Pain—and More

Pictured above: Daniel H. Angres, MD. Photo by James Foster By Kate Silver When Daniel H. Angres, 66, reads the headlines…