Pondering: When Cancers are Unexpressed or Stage 0Health Mastery

Pondering: When Cancers are Unexpressed or Stage 0

Question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it fall, has it made a sound? Question:…

Life After CancerColumns

Life After Cancer

By David Himmel Above photo: Abigail Mendoza. Photo by Angela Garbot It’s been almost three years since I was diagnosed…

Funny Bone

Originally published in the Spring 2017 print edition

Myth or Fact?Briefs

Myth or Fact?

We asked leading Chicago doctors to weigh in on these common health conceptions Myth or Fact? Don’t go outside without…

Customized CoachingFitness

Customized Coaching

Personalized wellness plans target health and fitness By Megy Karydes Often, a doctor will dole out a recommendation to eat right and…

Cancer-Fighting MushroomsRecipes

Cancer-Fighting Mushrooms

Mushrooms. They add a burst of umami flavor, a gourmet touch and meaty weight to dishes, and they also pack…

Necessary RestAging

Necessary Rest

Respite care eases the burdens on caregivers Caring for an aging parent can be physically and mentally demanding, an around-the-clock responsibility.…

Making Sense of SleepSleeping Disorders

Making Sense of Sleep

Restless nights can ruin your days. A sleep study may be able to help Rick Bonow feels like a new man.…

Gut ReliefNutrition

Gut Relief

Low-FODMAP diet may help those with stomach ills Let’s face it, when your gut is not happy, neither are you.…

Wearable MedicineTechnology

Wearable Medicine

New devices tackle heart disease and diabetes Above photo: CardioMEMS pulmonary artery sensor. Courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc. A new era in medicine…