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,…

Home Grown: Growing Cartilage for Knee RepairIn The Know

Home Grown: Growing Cartilage for Knee Repair

Increased innovation in growing cartilage is slowly changing knee repair By Brett Dworski Our knees are undoubtedly the most important…

Care Quandary: Quality Rating Systems Can Help You Make the Best DecisionsAging

Care Quandary: Quality Rating Systems Can Help You Make the Best Decisions

By Nancy Maes When your aging parent or loved one starts forgetting to take medications, lets unopened bills pile up, becomes…

Defending Yourself Against Ovarian Cancer, The Silent KillerFamily Health

Defending Yourself Against Ovarian Cancer, The Silent Killer

By Kate Silver When Angelina Jolie Pitt had a double mastectomy in 2013 to prevent breast cancer, Chicagoan Carolyn Kirschner,…

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!ENT

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

The social and cognitive importance of hearing well By Heidi Lading KiecOur hearing, they say, is the first thing to…

Young and TransgenderFeatures

Young and Transgender

Supporting youth to be their true selves You think of Caitlyn Jenner in a white corset on the cover of…

Go with Your GutFeatures

Go with Your Gut

The bacteria within us can affect everything from food allergies to autoimmune disease Within us, there is a world of…

Mobile Care Chicago: Hitting the Road for Health Charities

Mobile Care Chicago: Hitting the Road for Health 

Photo above: Courtesy of Mobile Care Chicago By Megy Karydes Healthcare in a van? Many low-income children and families in Chicago…