Bugs That Just Say NoFeatures

Bugs That Just Say No

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading steadily By Laura Drucker Antibiotics have dramatically changed human health, effectively treating once-menacing infections. Unfortunately, in many instances,…

Drug Prices In FlightFeatures

Drug Prices In Flight

Cost of prescription drug$$$ The skyrocketing price of prescription drugs has been the subject of presidential debates and the scorn…

Needles in the CornfieldsFeatures

Needles in the Cornfields

Heroin deaths are rising as state-funded treatment falls in Illinois By Kate Silver Nick Gore is sick. It’s like the…

A Medication VacationFeatures

A Medication Vacation

Should you leave room in the suitcase for your child’s ADHD meds? By Katie MorellIt wasn’t until her son Francisco turned…

The Need For Addiction MedicineFeatures

The Need For Addiction Medicine

By Nancy Maes At age 13, Michael* started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. “A lot of my friends who were…

In BriefBriefs

In Brief

Don’t Just Stand There; Move! We’ve long known that sitting all day is bad for our health. But since most…

Years of good blood sugar control helps diabetic heartsDiabetes

Years of good blood sugar control helps diabetic hearts

Source: University of Michigan Day in and day out, for years on end, millions of people with diabetes prick their…

Getting By: Private Patient Advocates Help Navigate CareAccess to Care

Getting By: Private Patient Advocates Help Navigate Care

Private patient advocates act as personal assistants, navigating care By Rhonda Alexander “Healthcare is complicated,” says Dan Polk, MD, neonatal…

The Future of Medicine Is Spelled Y-O-UIn The Know

The Future of Medicine Is Spelled Y-O-U

Photo above: Mark Dunnenberger, PharmD. Courtesy of Jonathan Hillenbrand, Media Production and Photography, NorthShore University HealthSystem Genetic testing drives decision-making in…

The Science of Sciatica PainIn The Know

The Science of Sciatica Pain

By Laura Drucker A few years ago, I suffered from a herniated disc. The pain in my lower back was horrible,…