Beyond ChemoCancer

Beyond Chemo

Immunotherapy treatments rev up immune system to fight cancer Six years ago Henry Kawell, then 72, heard news that rerouted his life: He…

Don’t Forget About Alzheimer’sFeatures

Don’t Forget About Alzheimer’s

There’s no cure, but researchers are hoping to prevent the most common type of dementia By David I. Himmel Traffic…

Could It Be Crohn’s?Gastroenterology

Could It Be Crohn’s?

Young people with the disease often go undiagnosed Imagine jolting awake from a deep sleep with a horrible pain in…

Self-Paying Your Way to Better HealthcareOp-Ed

Self-Paying Your Way to Better Healthcare

Even with the Affordable Care Act, millions are still uninsured, and health insurance rates continue to climb for millions more.…

Dental TourismBusiness of Healthcare

Dental Tourism

Getting a root canal in Mexico slashed my expenses—and I got a vacation out of it When my Chicago-area dentist…

Why Memory Care MattersFeatures

Why Memory Care Matters

Alzheimer’s care facilities support residents as well as families The story about Alzheimer’s disease, a powerful degenerative malady that shrinks…

An Aspirin a Day May Keep Heart Attacks and Strokes AwayBriefs

An Aspirin a Day May Keep Heart Attacks and Strokes Away

Aspirin is like the Swiss army knife of medications—it can relieve pain, fever and inflammation and can also help prevent…

Recovering from StrokeFeatures

Recovering from Stroke

High-intensity therapy helps patients rebound By Tom Mullaney Stroke is a silent killer, striking with little warning. The fifth leading…

Floating Toward MindfulnessMental Health

Floating Toward Mindfulness

Finding tranquility in a salt water tank Photo courtesy of Float Sixty By Laura Drucker Mindfulness. The practice of living…

Eating for Brain HealthRecipes

Eating for Brain Health

By Jeannette Hurt Eating well is important for your brain, not just your body. And tops among brain food is…